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Towing recommendations (200 20v Avant)

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:36 am 
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I have a 200 20v avant, and am moving across country from MN to CO. I have a trailer hitch on the car, though I'm fairly new to the world of towing.

I've considered renting a uhaul and towing the car behind it, but am also considering trying to cram everything in to a small-ish trailer on the 200.

What sizes can I get away with? what weights? I'm just moving an apartment, the heaviest things will be a love seat and a full size mattress/box spring. Otherwise boxes of clothing/dishes and other every day stuff.

If anybody has towed before w/a 200, let me know what I'm in for. If it's more wise to tow the audi, I can go that route as well. Thanks

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 12:46 am 
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Also, if it matters. I've got a lehmann chip, upgraded wg spring, new-ish suspension, new brakes, and a good clutch.

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 2:12 am 
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Link to video

Can't really speak on towing,but this video seemed fitting.


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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 7:28 am 
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done a some t44 towing...

i knows it a v8 towing a 200...but that just means you can tow alot
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you can get a big uhaul and do this... everything inside
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 11, 2012 11:48 am 
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Drew,

I recently asked a similar question about my 200 20v avant as I'm doing the same cross country thing next month (CT to WA). Except initially I asked about towing my other car, but now it seems one will be shipped and the 200 will tow a uhaul trailer. The limiting factor as far as what you can tow is your tow bar. The U.S. tow bars are rated up to 2500 lbs while the European ones are rated up to 4500 lbs and more. See my thread as some people chimed in with some useful info about the types of towing they have done.

viewtopic.php?f=1&t=45564

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2012 11:43 pm 
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Hey thanks, there's some good info there:

I think what I've decided to do is buy a used 6x10' trailer (it'll way about 1300lb by itself) and load it up. Can probably keep it under 2.5k...

Then I can sell the trailer for a small loss when I get to Denver. Beats spending $620 at Uhaul... and DEFINITELY beats spending twice that to rent a big truck and/or haul my car.

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PostPosted: Fri Jul 20, 2012 6:57 pm 
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You should put into specifics the boxes that you need to carry .Otherwise can't be your help.

My two cents worth:find the Best spring mattress.And you sure can make it.

Measure the room of your baby and the maximun weight.And you will find out.


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