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Troch1

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2018
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242X E-Series
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Damn that's a long ass trailer tongue
I think the boat is just REALLY far back. Looks like it’s well past the bunks, but maybe just the angle of the pic? Adamncincy, ever measure the tongue weight of that setup?
 

gkallevig

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2016
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FSH
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Out with the old 2018 SQ5. In with the new AT4 diesel
That looks like QUITE the load for the SQ5, how did it handle it? How much weight is that? I'm assuming you had the 3.0 supercharged (what are they like 340 hp)?
 

JeffVans

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Yamaha
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242 Limited S E-Series
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That looks like QUITE the load for the SQ5, how did it handle it? How much weight is that? I'm assuming you had the 3.0 supercharged (what are they like 340 hp)?
Those smaller SUVs actually handle it quite well. When I bought my boat (2016 242 LSE), I had a 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee with 5.7L Hammy and factory air ride and it surprisingly towed the boat GREAT!!!
 

RobbieO

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That’s a great looking Yamamoomba!
 

Chevyguy2021

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Moomba
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2021
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Other
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That looks like QUITE the load for the SQ5, how did it handle it? How much weight is that? I'm assuming you had the 3.0 supercharged (what are they like 340 hp)?
it did amazing. We towed about 30 miles to the lake on back roads at 60mph. Air ride did a wonderful job leveling it out. It was def over max weight. It never groaned or complained and the exhaust note was epic. However, my main concern was how long would/could it do this? 1k miles, 20k miles, etc. plus we simply need a truck for other things as well. It probably weighs 6.5k or 7k loaded.
 

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Zombiezach

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Nice to hear that the X3 tows the 19ft well. We just got the hitch installed on my wife's X5. Now when I tow the camper she can tow the boat. 🙂.
Wifes got a 328d. Very tempted to pull the trigger on a 2014 x5d. Truck prices have me looking elsewhere, just hate giving up all the storage space. Could use the v10 excursion but not too comfortable towing with a 12in lifted beast!
 

2kwik4u

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AR
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it did amazing. We towed about 30 miles to the lake on back roads at 60mph. Air ride did a wonderful job leveling it out. It was def over max weight. It never groaned or complained and the exhaust note was epic. However, my main concern was how long would/could it do this? 1k miles, 20k miles, etc. plus we simply need a truck for other things as well. It probably weighs 6.5k or 7k loaded.
That's sneaking up on the max tow rating for the Q7. I've seen several threads with Q7 owners towing right up to the limit and reporting good results (not sure for how long though).

Does the SQ5 have the traditional ZF or a DSG transmission behind the 3.0T? My Q7 has the ZF with a traditional torque convertor. I can see a DSG getting worked pretty hard at the ramp with that kind of load.

At any rate the new AT4 will certainly feel like an upgrade for towing, but probably not so much in the handling/fun to drive department.
 

Chevyguy2021

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Moomba
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2021
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Other
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That's sneaking up on the max tow rating for the Q7. I've seen several threads with Q7 owners towing right up to the limit and reporting good results (not sure for how long though).

Does the SQ5 have the traditional ZF or a DSG transmission behind the 3.0T? My Q7 has the ZF with a traditional torque convertor. I can see a DSG getting worked pretty hard at the ramp with that kind of load.

At any rate the new AT4 will certainly feel like an upgrade for towing, but probably not so much in the handling/fun to drive department.
it has an 8 speed and literally never skipped a beat. Just don’t know how long it would do that for. Paid $43k for it, sold it 13k miles later and one year older for $42k
 
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