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Old 28 July 2009, 04:35   #1
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This Volkswagen can pull 14 tonnes...so it should be ok with your rib!

Hi,

Ok, I better start by saying that this video is not going to show you a rib being towed by this vehicle (A Volkswagen Tiguan) but if you are looking into getting a new car, and want to realistically see if a car has enough 'torque and grunt' to pull your heavy rib and diving equipment etc, up a slipway with ease, then have a look at this video showing this car hauling 14 tonnes up a hill!!!

I think you might be amazed!!!

http://tinyurl.com/VWTiguan



Hope you enjoy it....maybe even vote if you like it!!

Ps...checked with JK if it was ok to post this first....got the thumbs up...nice man!
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Old 28 July 2009, 05:18   #2
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Hi,

Ok, I better start by saying that this video is not going to show you a rib being towed by this vehicle (A Volkswagen Tiguan) but if you are looking into getting a new car, and want to realistically see if a car has enough 'torque and grunt' to pull your heavy rib and diving equipment etc, up a slipway with ease, then have a look at this video showing this car hauling 14 tonnes up a hill!!!

I think you might be amazed!!!

http://tinyurl.com/VWTiguan



Hope you enjoy it....maybe even vote if you like it!!

Ps...checked with JK if it was ok to post this first....got the thumbs up...nice man!
Shame it can only pull 1.6 ton max on the road

http://www.volkswagen.co.uk/#/new/ti...ngines/towing/
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Old 28 July 2009, 06:31   #3
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Shame it can only pull 1.6 ton max on the road

http://www.volkswagen.co.uk/#/new/ti...ngines/towing/
Legally!!!!

We were on the road!!! (almost certainly illegally!!!)

It was fun to do though!!!

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Old 28 July 2009, 07:18   #4
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in the second video i wouldent have thought that lot would weight 14 tons
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Hi,

but if you are looking into getting a new car, and want to realistically see if a car has enough 'torque and grunt' to pull your heavy rib and diving equipment etc, up a slipway with ease...
Great on slipways then, but you get nicked on the way home

No vote!

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edit: What flippin hill? You work for the Dutch Mountain Rescue or what? I've seen lads pull half that with their teeth!
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Hi,

Ok, I better start by saying that this video is not going to show you a rib being towed by this vehicle (A Volkswagen Tiguan) but if you are looking into getting a new car, and want to realistically see if a car has enough 'torque and grunt' to pull your heavy rib and diving equipment etc, up a slipway with ease, then have a look at this video showing this car hauling 14 tonnes up a hill!!!

I think you might be amazed!!!

http://tinyurl.com/VWTiguan



Hope you enjoy it....maybe even vote if you like it!!

Ps...checked with JK if it was ok to post this first....got the thumbs up...nice man!


Sorry mate but this video show a man pulling a far far bigger lorry - with his teeth!!!

A tad more impressive..............





Freelander pulling a lorry on wet grass.



Or a Discovery pulling a 38 tonner in the snow

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Old 28 July 2009, 09:05   #7
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Or my rattly old Mu pulling a fully laden Sprinter van up a 1 in 5 hill at tickover...
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Nah, for best towing performance you need a Renault 5:



(an oldie but a goodie)

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Or just put the Renault engine IN a caravan!!!

Another oldie..........
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What a load of Bollox.

Any car could do that.
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