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Hello everyone!
I am a totally new to this hence why I ask this question. I own a 2020 Q7 with a tow package. It states that it’s rated for 7700lbs max capacity...obviously I don’t want to get that high and mess my car up.
-I want to make some trips with my Gallardo which I will round up and say is about 3400lbs.
-from the people that tow often, what type of trailer would you recommend and would you recommend it and maybe some things I should watch out for / buy in addition to be safe???

Thank you in advance
 

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So.... I used to own a Jeep Grand Cherokee and it had a similar tow rating. I was advised against using it to tow my car. A friend of ours had a similar Jeep. He fried his brakes and kind of trashed his vehicle. I think he was towing a boat. I think those ratings are based on short trips on flat ground.

I borrowed a Ford F-350 diesel and rented a trailer to tow my Lamborghini from Portland to Monterey. That truck worked its butt off. It struggled on hills. The gas mileage was dismal. It cost me more in gas, than it would have to cost to use a shipping company.

There was a thread ages ago about some great trailers. If they do not come up, I will try to search for them. The one I liked was a small trailer that opened out where the car door was. Kept the package small and made for simple entry and exit from the car.

A quick call to a trailer company should be able to inform you more about the Q7. Based on my very limited experience, I think it might be on the edge of what it is "safely" capable of.
 

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Hello everyone!
I am a totally new to this hence why I ask this question. I own a 2020 Q7 with a tow package. It states that it’s rated for 7700lbs max capacity...obviously I don’t want to get that high and mess my car up.
-I want to make some trips with my Gallardo which I will round up and say is about 3400lbs.
-from the people that tow often, what type of trailer would you recommend and would you recommend it and maybe some things I should watch out for / buy in addition to be safe???

Thank you in advance
Tow rating is a starting point. The trailer setup is important. Single or double axle... more importantly make sure the trailer has braking assist on it. It’s the stop and go traffic that wears out your vehicle.
 

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I tried towing my racecar with a Jeep GC with a V8 and it was a problem. The wheel base is too short and you can have the tail wagging the dog. So I put a sway control on it and that helped along with a weight distribution hitch. Still I wound up buying an F250 Diesel, it would tow like the trailer wasn't even there. As far as towing a Lamborghini? Enclosed or open trailer? Open trailer, I would be real worried about rock chips. Closed trailer, weight and length may be a problem. Using a car dolly, like they tow behind RV's, no way I would do that.
 

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so to do it right basically have to scoop a truck....prob cheaper to ship to locations
 

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so to do it right basically have to scoop a truck....prob cheaper to ship to locations
When I went to Monterey with my car a few years ago, I had lunch with a group of club members. The majority of them shipped their cars up from LA and such. The cars were all dropped off at the Monterey airport. Some flew in, some drove up in their daily drivers. Once arriving in town, they went to the airport and picked up their cars from the transporters. They would participate in events and drive the car while in town. Once things wrapped up, they would drop the car off at the airport and head home. If I take my car to Monterey again, this is defiantly what I would do.

I think most large events would have some sort of arrangement for transported vehicles. I would check to see if the event has a recommended or sponsoring transporter. Might be expensive, but most likely cheaper than buying a trailer and a new truck.

.... and I HATED pulling my car. Stressful, slow, awkward, expensive, and a logistical headache.
 
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