VW Trailer Assist

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Re: VW Trailer Assist

Postby dvenman » Fri Jan 05, 2018 11:10 am

waremark wrote:Can anyone describe what trailer assist does?

http://www.volkswagen.co.uk/technology/ ... ler-assist

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Re: VW Trailer Assist

Postby Mr Cholmondeley-Warner » Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:02 pm

I've had 10 minutes trying to reverse a trailer between some cones and have to admit to being an abject failure. I'm sure with practice I could be just about competent, but it plays havoc with your brain (mine, anyway).

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Re: VW Trailer Assist

Postby Jonquirk » Fri Jan 05, 2018 5:48 pm

It seems impossible at first but if you keep at it it will just click and you will wonder what was so difficult at the start. Short trailers, especially those that where the distance between tow hitch and axle is shorter than the wheelbase of the tow vehicle are nasty little so-and-sos; longer trailers are easier to control.

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Re: VW Trailer Assist

Postby angus » Fri Jan 05, 2018 9:21 pm

That's true. I could get a horse box roughly where I wanted it, but it's far easier to unhitch a 6' * 4' trailer and move it by hand

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Re: VW Trailer Assist

Postby skodatezzer » Sun Jan 07, 2018 12:32 am

Agree entirely with Jonquirk and Angus. Could put a boat trailer with a GP 14 dinghy and wheels at the very back anywhere I wanted, no problem. But a 6' x 4' full of camping gear would jackknife on me before I got to the h in "Oh s**t"!

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