GVWR for the 2016 Macan S with [1D6] option is 5622 lbs. You have to dig for tongue weight specifications and that's 500 pounds. Pure pull weight is 2400 kg, which is roughly 5300 pounds.What's the max towing weight & tongue weight for the Macan S? You guys use a WDH (even with air suspension)? Beautiful pics btw
As frequently mentioned elsewhere, for reasons unknown, Porsche has lowered the GVWR in recent years. The 2016 S is rated at 5,622 lbs. I've used it to pull the Lance 1685 (4,482 dry, rated at 5,500) with no issues. Will be installing a WDH for that heavier load.I have the OEM Porsche hitch on my 2018 Macan GTS, and the label on it states the max trailer weight is 4410 lbs (2000 Kg), with a max tongue weight of 441 lbs (200 Kg).
Yes I've poured through those, mostly positive although I did come across one guy who said his Q5 hitch got loose after using a WDH - kind of scary. How does your Cayenne handle with the WDH? Do you get any porpoising? I'm wondering if we just feel it more with the stiffer suspension in the Porsche's. I'm currently using the EAZ-Lift at the recommendation onf CanAm RV (Also from the Airstream forum) but am contemplating the Anderson.A massive Airstream forum thread covers it very thoroughly with over 60 pages, and includes references to the Q5 platform. In the end you need to keep an eye on gross vehicle weight as well as tongue weight.
No porpoising but maybe that’s related to WDH type and adjustment? We carefully manage tongue weight by how we load the trailer. That’s “adjustable” towing a camper but not so much towing a car. The Cayenne suspension doesn’t seem nearly as stiff as the Macan. Its GVW limit of 1150 prompts us to carry heavier cargo at the rear of the trailer instead of in the a Cayenne, keeping both GVW and TW in the right range. It’s a balancing act, pun intended.Nice Setup!
Yes I've poured through those, mostly positive although I did come across one guy who said his Q5 hitch got loose after using a WDH - kind of scary. How does your Cayenne handle with the WDH? Do you get any porpoising? I'm wondering if we just feel it more with the stiffer suspension in the Porsche's. I'm currently using the EAZ-Lift at the recommendation onf CanAm RV (Also from the Airstream forum) but am contemplating the Anderson.
Power wise my Macan pulled it great, I climbed a 2000' hill, my biggest concern really is tongue weight - that and there's not a whole lot holding that hitch on the car, only 4 bolts.
That's a really nice setup. We looked at the Geo Pro as well. Which model do you have?This thread is a couple years old but curious who is still towing a Travel Trailer with a Macan and if so, what weight/tongue weight and are you using a WDH or not? How has the overall experience been? Any issues? So far only made the trip home and to one campsite, seemed to go ok so far - a little bit bouncier... but definitely had the power to get up any hill I had to climb.
Trailer dry 3200/418 loaded ~3700/450.
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Thanks we looked around a lot but really liked the value the GeoPro had and the layout. Definitely a bit smaller than yours but that murphy bed is awesome for making these extra spacious. If I had the towing capacity I'd definitely consider something a bit bigger but this is a good starter trailer for us. We too are new thanks for the tip on the TPMS fortunately ours came with it.Very nice. We looked initially at the Lance 1475 and their slightly larger versions. Then with the help of lifetime RV'er friends and a weekend visit in their 5th wheel we thought more about how we'll use it. We won't be doing long road trips. We'll drive 1-8 hours and stay in State Parks for 2-5 nights, so we opted for the Grand Design Imagine 17mke for a roomier living space, realizing towing with the Macan was no longer possible.
At the other end of the spectrum are some really cool teardrop trailers. So many options, each with trade-offs! You're slightly less long, wide, and tall with less wind resistance. I'd really like all of those characteristics. We both have the Murphy bed to provide a more compact package. Looks like you have more storage space.
Last October on I-75 in GA we watched a 5th wheel with a flat on one of its tandem axles. The driver was unaware until it came apart, tearing a chunk out of his rig. So now we've acquired a TPMS for our new rig, also based on a recommendation from our RV friend. This Tymate system is a great value at just $60. It's very compact and easy to set up. This whole RV thing is a big learning experience for us. Good luck and enjoy!