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Towing w/5k CS Quattro
Well folks after much checking, and the helpful advice from
Hans-Juergen, and the helpfull folks at Schaumburg Audi; I finally have a
hitch. I was able to order and have installed a DALANE class 2 receiver
hitch. (part number 2572-02). It is a normal class 2 hitch except that it
has a maximum tongue weight of 200 lbs. The entire unit was installed with
a speacial wiring adapter that pulls from the battery; for $286.70. It is
not quite as hidden as I had originally hoped but after a weekend it no
longer bothers me at all.
So this weekend I pulled my boat out of storage, and towed it 120 miles
back to home. It was an absolute towing dream. The boat is a 1500 lbs 20'
speedboat, and the only thing I had to do was lighten the tongue weight to
about 80 lbs. The car road perfectly level, and with a fully loaded weight
of about 2200 lbs; it was great. I know that I'm about 700 lbs over MAX
un-breaked weight, but there were no adverse affects. So I will stop
babbling now, but thanks to those who helped and advised. Although... I
little more power would be nice.
Robert A. Dupree
PS: MPG while pulling 2200 lbs: 18-19 NOT BAD!