Discussion Starter · #1 ·
First of all, thanks to the moderators and contributors. Here's my case: I've owned a 2012 Touareg TDI since mid-2012. I purchased the vehicle at the suggestion of an acquaintance who towed the same travel trailer as mine (2012 Evergreen Element 26'). My experience towing with the Touareg flies in the face of what the experts claim to be the ratio between trailer length and wheelbase. Using a simple Eaz-Lift weight distribution hitch, the Touareg does a fantastic job of keeping the trailer under control on the road. On top of that, I average just under 17mpg. Well, that is all about to change because my first generation TDI will have to go back to VW, who will not be able to come up with a acceptable fix. Now I'm in the market for a new tow vehicle, and I absolutely don't want a pick up. The JGC seems to be very close to the Touareg in specs, so I'm leaning in that direction. The comparative towing capacity between the Touareg and JGC is 7700 vs 7400, not much of a difference. My trailer fully loaded weighs about 6,300#. Is there anyone out there towing a similar size trailer? If so, what is your experience with regards to stability, mpg? Any advice/feedback will be appreciated.