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    I went to a show last weekend - the Auckland VW Owners Club annual Spring Jamboree.

    Got second place in "Watercooled - Other"

    In all honesty, I think there were only about 6 cars in the class, and the winner was an immaculate Passat R36 wagon, clean, shiney, polished and amazing... mine was unwashed, un-vacuumed, kids crap and car seats still inplace etc I think it got the prize based purely on being weird

    Not so cool:

    I think I broke it...
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    R32 Towran





    "Aquired" this caravan that I towed home. It was locked and still full of gear too, so fairly heavy. I like this style - the top pops up to creat headroom, but it's lower wind resistance when towing, although it is 2.3 metres wide (over 7'6").

    It's brakes didn't work either, so the R32ran's 4 wheel ventilated discs (312mm/310mm) helped.

    The torque of the R32 really shows itself while towing, 320 NM right through the mid rev range... plus you can keep revving if you want to be silly

    Found a nice Spanish "Cometa" air rifle in there too!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NZDubNurd View Post
    R32 Towran
    Found a nice Spanish "Cometa" air rifle in there too!
    When air rifles are outlawed, only outlaws will have air rifles.

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    So this happened recently...



    Apparently my wife didn't approve of a "spare" Touran.... when she arrived home after it was delivered, she said she thought I was joking about buying it...

    Anyway - I'm going to cut it in half and make the rear into a half-car trailer It came with a towbar (That I'll have converted to a 2" receiver) AND GENUINE VW towing electrics... I think that means I can fit it to my R32ran, and the trailer stabilisation will work!!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by NZDubNurd View Post
    Apparently my wife didn't approve of a "spare" Touran.... when she arrived home after it was delivered, she said she thought I was joking about buying it...
    Always remember: When you ask the wife if it's OK to do some thing, and she says, "Do whatever the fuck you want!", you probably should not do that thing.

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    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uwe View Post
    Always remember: When you ask the wife if it's OK to do some thing, and she says, "Do whatever the fuck you want!", you probably should not do that thing.
    NOW you tell me!!!

    Her actual answer was something like "Get the garage finished first!"... so I bought the Touran, now I'll wait for the garage to be finished, then get started on the trailer conversion.... legit!

    The guys still have a little bit to do on the garage though:
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    To heck with the Touran. I want that Yanmar excavator!

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    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Uwe View Post
    I want that Yanmar excavator!
    It was only there for the day I could have "looked after it" overnight for him!

    He did do some other work while he was here though.
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    I updated the R32ran towbar from a fixed unit, to a 2" receiver that my best mate welded up for me (He's a real welder!).



    So I can fit the tongue for towing, but I'll make a bumper bar for the other "drivers" at work, trying to park.

    I've ordered a hitch mounted spare tyre carrier too, because a spare tyre doesn't fit in a 7 seat Touran.


    Fitting the tow hitch DID involve a little sacrifice:



    6 stitches, an arterial bleeder; but no tendon damage!

    FYI: don't trim the bumper with a knife... dumbass!
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    A 2" receiver makes it rather tempting to attach and/or try to tow things this vehicle really shouldn't.

    FWIW, here in the US, virtually all hitches are receiver-style. VW sells 'em for vehicles that people might want to attach things to or two things with. For a Tiguan, a vehicle that's somewhat comparable to your Touran in terms of construction and heft, the only choice is a 1-1/4" receiver. If you want a 2" receiver, you need a Touareg.

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    The engineering problems are likely insurmountable. It would be like proposing to land a rocket booster section on a barge floating in the middle of the ocean.

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