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    Hi,

    Have you had any further experiences/information with this? I have the TTA kit and my folding camper has a Alko stabiliser hitch fitted, we are going to be using the camper soon. Should we use the stabiliser or not?
     
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    Hi.

    Just returned from South France having towed a caravan with AlKo Stabiliser for 1700 miles. No damage to towball ring and the trailer assist worked fine.
     
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    Excellent news, thank you
     
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    I've done a couple of hundred miles only towing a caravan with an Alko stabiliser, and no problems so far. Trailer assist also worked brilliantly
    Sept 16 Q7 S line 272 - Daytona Grey, Dynamic pack with Adaptive air suspension, Technology pack - HUD , Virtual Cockpit - Audi Phone Box, 21" turbine wheels, Parking pack advanced, Pan sunroof, Black leather, Bose, Matrix LED, Advance key, Driver/Pass elec memory, Ambient lighting, Heated folding door mirrors, flat bottomed steering wheel, Electric folding towbar, Trailer assist, 4 x Quattro Puddle Lights, Thinkware F770 front and rear
     
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    Was going through this post and finally gone completely bonkers. But I see a lot of in-house expertise now. I also wanted to fit a two-bar - not for caravan or trailer but only for the bike carrier. Any suggestion. Don't like the tail like thingy sticking out of the back all the time though.

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    I'm about to order and see there's two tow bar options. I understand the 1300 pound option however I wanted to know what the 1050 option offered? Anyone have any information


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    I have the AudiQ7, fitted with Trailer Pack and so I have the assist ring.

    When connected to a caravan with a friction type stabiliser, the combination of the two is POTENTIALLY LETHAL!!!!

    I found this out "the hard way" and it was a terrifying experience!

    As mentioned in another posting (Bryn) the ring is damaged by the friction pads, in the stabiliser.

    The plastic tabs get broken and as they "can't go anywhere" - they melt onto the surface of the pads - so there is no longer any friction and therefore no stabilisation.

    We almost had a disastrous accident.

    A close passing, fast moving, large wagon set up a sway, in the composure of the van, which in a matter of seconds, rapidly escalated into violent left to right, left to right, movement and we very nearly toppled!!!

    There was no prior warning - the caravan just, suddenly, went out of control

    Very, very frightening and we were lucky to have survived it!

    When we reached the site, I examined things.

    The plastic tabs (a lot of them!) were "missing" from the assist ring and when I got down to inspect the hitch, the plastic had melted onto the pads.

    A very dangerous combination - the Trailer Assist package is NOT suitable for towing a caravan.

    Bryn - check the pads in your Alko.

    Please can you report back to this forum to let others know how you went on with Audi?


    Audi - please sort this, before there's a fatality.
     
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