2020 Audi Q5 / SQ5 — Owner's Manual – Page #112

Posted on 29 Nov, 2019
Model: 2020 Audi Q5 / SQ5
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Trailer
towing
Tongue
weight
The
maximum
permitted
tongue
weight
of
the
trailer
drawbar
on
the
trailer
hitch
ball
head
must
not
be
exceeded.
Having
the
tongue
weight
too
low affects
the
ve-
hicle's
handling.
For
driving
safety,
always
using
the
maximum
permitted
tongue
weight
is
recom-
mended,
but not
exceed
it.
Distributing
the
cargo
in
the
trailer
correctly
will
help
to
achieve
this
weight.
You
can
determine
the
tongue
weight
using
a
tongue
weight
scale,
a
bathroom
scale,
or
a
pub-
lic
weigh
station,
for
example.
The
permitted
tongue
weight
of
your
vehicle
can
be
found
in
the
vehicle
documentation
or
in
=>
page
393.
Load
distribution
Poor
cargo
load
and
distribution
can
negatively
impact
vehicle
handling.
Load
the
trailer
based
on
the
following
criteria
as
much
as
possible:
Store
objects
in
the
vehicle
luggage
compart-
ment,
if
possible.
The
vehicle
should always
carry
the
heaviest
possible
load
and
the
trailer
should
have
the
lightest
possible
load.
Distribute
the
load
in
the
trailer
so
that
the
heavy
objects
are
as
close
to
the
axle
as
possi-
ble.
Secure
objects
so
that
they
do
not
slide.
Utilize
the
maximum
permitted
tongue
weight
if
possible.
Tires
Set
the
tire
pressure
on
your
vehicle
for
a
“full
load”;
see
the
tire
pressure
sticker
>
page
351.
If
necessary,
also
adjust
the
tire
pressure
on
the
trailer
according
to
the
manufacturer's
specifica-
tions.
The
trailer
and
the
vehicle
should
be
equipped
with
winter
tires
when
driving
in
winter
tempera-
tures.
Outside
mirrors
If
you
cannot
see
the
traffic
behind
the
trailer
with
the
standard
exterior mirrors,
then
you
must
attach
additional
exterior mirrors.
Adjust
110
them
so
you
have
a
sufficient
visibility
behind
you.
Exterior lighting
Follow
the
legal
regulations
regarding
the
light-
ing
equipment
on
your
trailer.
Contact
an
author-
ized
Audi
dealer
or
authorized
Audi
Service
Facili-
ty
for
more
information.
Before
you
start
driving,
check
all
lighting
equip-
ment
on
the
trailer
while
it
is
hitched
to
the
vehi-
cle.
The
headlight
range
control
automatically
ad-
justs
the
light
range
of
the
headlights.
The
turn
signals
are
activated
in
trailer
mode
if
the
&
indicator
light
blinks.
If
a
turn
signal
on
the
trailer
or
on
the
vehicle
fails
while
in
trailer
mode,
the
indicator
light
will
not
blink
twice
as
fast
to
indicate
this.
Safety
chains
Make
sure
the
safety
chains
are
correctly
applied
when
pulling
a
trailer.
The
chains
should
hang
enough
so
that
the
trailer
can drive
around
curves.
However,
they
must
not
touch
the
ground.
Air
suspension
Applies
to:
vehicles
with
air
suspension
The
air
suspension must
be
at
the
standard
vehi-
cle
height before
you
adjust
the
tongue
weight
on
the
trailer
and
hitch the
trailer
>,
=>
page
148,
Lifting
and
lowering
the
vehicle.
For
vehicles
with
a
factory-installed
trailer
hitch,
the
air
suspension
trailer
mode
will
automatically
switch
on
if
you
connect
the
trailer
cable
to
the
socket.
For
vehicles
with
a
retrofitted
trailer
hitch,
you
must
switch
on
the
air
suspension
trailer
mode
manually.
Select
in
the
Infotainment
system:
MENU}
button
>
Vehicle
>
left
control
button
>
Vehicle
settings
>
Air
suspension:
trailer.
Switch
it
off
again
when
you
are
no
longer
towing
a
trail-
er.
You
can
also
switch
off
trailer
mode
manually
while
driving,
for
example,
when
using
a
bicycle
rack
system.

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