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beershark PCGB Member
2019/07/24 17:22:15 (permalink)

What does "towbar preparation" mean?

We are in the market thinking of changing our Cayenne Turbo for a newer Cayenne or a Macan diesel.  We need a towbar for a small trailer.
I know on the Cayenne the twobar is electric, is this the same on early Macans?  Seen some advertised with "Towbar preparation" - have asked the local Porsche dealer what this actually means but he didnt know and hasnt come back to me.
Any info and advice appreciated.

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    Re: What does "towbar preparation" mean? 2019/07/24 18:09:30 (permalink)
    I think it means the wiring etc is in place. I swapped my Cayenne SE Hybrid last year for a Macan GTS and had an electrically operated tow ball fitted as part of the deal. Works exactly like the Cayenne one did.
    It tows well too, a twin axle car trailer with my 1964 Volvo P1800 rally car on.
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    AndrewT PCGB Member
    Re: What does "towbar preparation" mean? 2019/07/24 18:24:00 (permalink)
    When I bought a Q3 the “tow bar preparation” included additional wiring as mentioned above as well as an uprated cooling system - that’s what I was led to believe anyway.

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    pwebb PCGB Member
    Re: What does "towbar preparation" mean? 2019/08/22 16:35:47 (permalink)
    Not all Cayennes had electrically operated towbars, some were removeable, and a very neat fitment but a bit of a pain if regularly swapped around. The electric one is much better though an expensive option. Retrofitting is really expensive. 

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