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That is a long trailer for a short TV. Looks like it happened in a curve.

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The consultant would determine the weights and if over would recommend denying insurance. Speaks for itself.


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Almost 29 feet of trailer with the Porsche’s short wheelbase? Dangerous from the first trip.


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Posted: 08/22/21 11:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I would be curious if he was exceeding the 55 mph speed limit.


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So, that's the worst result I imagine when folks talk about towing long trailers with short wheelbase TVs. You can obviously overcome the capabilities of any TV, but it's a LOT easier with short wheelbase SUVs IMHO.


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"the trailer was a 2019 Heartland Wilderness. The smallest of these is the M-2375BH at 28’ 9”, weighing in at 5,644 pounds with a hitch weight of 690 pounds dry. These numbers are within spec for the Cayenne depending on how the tow vehicle itself was loaded and how the trailer was loaded."

So he assumed the wrecked trailer actually was the smallest Wilderness model, took the trailer manufacturer's word about its weight, and then assumed that it wasn't loaded beyond the Porsche's rated capacity...

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Skibane wrote:

"the trailer was a 2019 Heartland Wilderness. The smallest of these is the M-2375BH at 28’ 9”, weighing in at 5,644 pounds with a hitch weight of 690 pounds dry. These numbers are within spec for the Cayenne depending on how the tow vehicle itself was loaded and how the trailer was loaded."

So he assumed the wrecked trailer actually was the smallest Wilderness model, took the trailer manufacturer's word about its weight, and then assumed that it wasn't loaded beyond the Porsche's rated capacity...


I agree, the GVWR of that model is 6900lbs. if it and the Porsche were both loaded it was likely over its rating. Sometimes the tail wags the dog.


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Posted: 08/22/21 06:04pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I personally wouldn't tow anything longer than about 22'-23' with a Cayenne. And I'd want a WD hitch with built-in sway control for a TT that long.


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You ever get a trailer trying to go faster than the tow vehicle down hill you will understand that most of these wight figures don't hold any water. Maybe tongue weight. No tongue weight it will eventually get away from you going down hill.

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