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Old 11-30-2018, 04:07 AM
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I've got a 2017 q7 prestige with towing package, but no air suspension. I am towing a box trailer with snow machines that is well within the 7700 lbs. towing weight, but it has a pretty heavy tongue weight. Any advice on best and most affordable way to improve the sag on the rear end? Didn't know I would tow a heavy trailer when I bought it or probably would have opted for air suspension.

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Old 12-09-2018, 05:36 AM
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Without major upgrades to your rear end - I'd go with a weight distribution hitch.

My Honda Odyssey was in a similar spot with a camper & it worked great without any issues. It also took the stress off the rear shocks when pulling the trailer.
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I looked into this when towing my travel trailer with my Q7. The manual specifically says not to use a weight distribution hitch with the factory hitch receiver. I ended up buying a scale to check the tongue weight of my trailer - it was still disconcerting how much it sagged, but at least I knew I was within spec (which is about 770 lbs max).
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Good to know - thanks
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