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Old 08-25-2023, 09:54 AM   #1
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Greetings from Iowa

Hello, my wife (Julie) and I (Norm) are downsizing from our recently sold 30ft Airstream and
3/4 ton truck to hopefully a 21C. Our tow vehicle is an Audi Q7.
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Old 08-25-2023, 10:03 AM   #2
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Welcome Norm and Julie.
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Old 08-25-2023, 11:02 AM   #3
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Old 08-25-2023, 02:35 PM   #4
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From your neighbor down South. Welcome!
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Old 08-25-2023, 09:59 PM   #5
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Hello and welcome. If schedule permits, put that new rig on 330 to MTown then to Clinton and across to Thomson Causeway. Fun and lots of Escapes. Looking forward to meeting you.
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Old 08-26-2023, 08:29 PM   #6
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Thanks for the offer Dave. We don’t have our rig yet (21C), it seems to be a bit of a struggle to find one. But it will happen. Either way it sounds like a good opportunity to meet new friends and learn more of Escape trailers.
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Old 08-26-2023, 10:49 PM   #7
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New trailer

Oh sorry I didnít read closely enough.
Well youíll find a trailer and maybe by spring youíll make it up to Pikes Peak
At McGregor. Youíre welcome to visit us west of Atkins anytime. Just personal message me and weíll let you know when we will be home
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Old 09-06-2023, 12:13 PM   #8
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Hello, my wife (Julie) and I (Norm) are downsizing from our recently sold 30ft Airstream and
3/4 ton truck to hopefully a 21C. Our tow vehicle is an Audi Q7.
Towing a 21C with an Audi Q7 is going to be dangerous, in my opinion. You should have at least a Ford F-150 or a RAM 1500. I was towing my 21C with my F-150 one day. On the Interstate I encountered an unexpected severe crosswind. My 21C started to fishtail. Scared the heck out of me. Fortunately, my F-150 immediately straightened the truck and trailer. I was glad I had that truck.

People say they tow with a Toyota Tacoma. I sold my 21C to a guy with a Tacoma. He drove from Las Vegas to Phoenix via the Hoover Dam. After leaving the Dam there is a long steep incline on the Interstate. The guy told me he was doing 45MPH at 5000RPM. The 21C was not loaded for camping. When I decided to buy a RAM 2500 I called him to see if he wanted to buy my F-150. He was on an airplane immediately! He and his wife are now full time RVers. He tells me buying my F-150 is the best thing he did.

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Old 09-06-2023, 02:26 PM   #9
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Towing a 21C with an Audi Q7 is going to be dangerous, in my opinion. You should have at least a Ford F-150 or a RAM 1500. I was towing my 21C with my F-150 one day. On the Interstate I encountered an unexpected severe crosswind. My 21C started to fishtail. Scared the heck out of me. Fortunately, my F-150 immediately straightened the truck and trailer. I was glad I had that truck.

That's a scary story. Were you towing with a WDH? With WDH, depending on engine (max towing 7700 pounds I think), Audi q7 should be fine. Highly recommend a WDH. Can't say enough good so far about the E2. Cheers, Paul
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Old 09-06-2023, 03:19 PM   #10
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Wishing you good luck in your search! We'll be visiting our kids in Ankeny for the month of October- staying at Griff's in Altoona. If you have questions or just want to chat send a message. Go Jaguars! (Grandson is on the football team).
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Old 09-07-2023, 11:02 AM   #11
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Hi Norm and Julie. The Audi Q7 will be a great tow vehicle. I towed with a VW Toureg TDI (2010). It towed beautifully and had lots of power.
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Old 09-08-2023, 09:27 PM   #12
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Thanks David, I feel I have done my due diligence. In fact the Audi specs out similar to a half ton truck. From payload, tow capacity, tongue weight and even brakes which are larger than my 21 GMC 3/4 ton truck, the Audi is very capable. The only downside maybe is the shorter wheel base. The reason we sold the 30ft Airstream and truck was to be more nimble, and the Audi and Escape should accomplish that. I’m confident we will be fine. Thanks again for letting Julie and I tour your C21.
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Old 09-08-2023, 10:55 PM   #13
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Q7 Should be fine

I have a 2018 19í which Iíve been towing with a 2013 Touareg TDI. No special hitch. Tows just fine. Weíve done over 10,000 Km including trips down from Alberta to S. Utah in October, driving back through Montana in a blizzard as well a up to the Yukon. Extreme cross winds can be an issue with any rig - semis frequently get blown off the road in S Alberta wind storms. If extreme winds are in the forecast we adjust our schedule. We have done legs with 80kph crosswinds with white knuckles but no incidents As long as you pay attention to the road conditions and winds, you should be fine with Q7. One really nice thing with the TDI has been how economical it is towing compared to a truck. I slow down a bit on long hills but still easily manage close 18mpg
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