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Old 08-03-2005, 03:37 PM   #57
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More trivia than anything else

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IIRC the 1967 was also the first year with the independant rear suspension for much improved handling. Without a doubt, 1967 was the pinnacle year for VW.
Well, I do know that 1967 was Airstream's pinnacle year , but VW did not incorporate independant rear suspension on all Beetles until 1969. 1968 was the first year of the semi-automatic transaxle, and it incorporated the double CV joint rear suspension while the manual transaxles still used the swing arm design of previous years.

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Old 08-03-2005, 06:23 PM   #58
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Talking and yet more trivia:

So, keeping with the Beetle trivia:
What was the first year Beetles were offered with front disc brakes?
What was the first year Beetles were offered with Factory A/C?
What was the first year Beetles were equipped with alternators?
There is enough of this to fill a whole forum, and I am sure there is one.
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Old 08-03-2005, 07:02 PM   #59
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There is enough of this to fill a whole forum, and I am sure there is one.
There is one....www.thesamba.com
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Old 08-09-2005, 09:18 AM   #60
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We made it home last night and the beetle towed beautifully. I'm really glad we did this. It really changed the way we thought about camping. For example, while in Freeport ME, we all jumped in the VW and headed into town for some Starbucks Coffees and then on up to LL Bean for some back to school shopping. It was also nice to know we had another set of wheels if we had a mechanical issue with the motorhome.

The towbar setup worked well. I checked and rechecked everything at rest and service stop we made. The car tracked well, really never even knew it was there unless I looked in the backup camera.

A few times it did scare Suzanne as she would head back to get something from the fridge and freak out that some jack#$% was tailgating us. After a few of those, we got used to it and everything was fine.

I have to tell you, the combination of a classic VW behind a classic AS Moho nearly doubled our usual "thumbs up" and "happy honks". Had to answer a lot of questions at almost everything fuel stop. We felt like rock stars. Who knew it would be that much fun?
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Old 09-20-2005, 06:03 PM   #61
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We are going up to pick up our new tow vehicle a ' Thing on Thursday Can't wait to get it home and set up to tow, been looking for a year--lots of junk or OVERinflated prices
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Old 09-20-2005, 06:57 PM   #62
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We are going up to pick up our new tow vehicle a ' Thing on Thursday Can't wait to get it home and set up to tow, been looking for a year--lots of junk or OVERinflated prices
Things are cool, only made for a couple of years. They use many Beetle parts, and are basically modernized Kubelwagens. (this was a WWII era multipurpose vehicle, roughly analogous to our Jeep)
I have wanted one for years, just because they were different from anything else on the road. Of course, every one I have seen has likewise been either a small fortune, or beaten to death, and still a small fortune.
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Old 09-20-2005, 09:43 PM   #63
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You can stay away from the gas pumps with the Thing, and just fill up on cola . . . remember, Things go better with Coke!
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Saw a real nice THING yesterday. Redone in Yellow, really was sharp.
What a cool beach machine.
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Old 09-21-2005, 10:20 AM   #65
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As a dedicated, I thought, never will tow a toad we have been looking long and hard at a Cabby or a diesel VW pickup. I can still get my bikes in it but not have to depend on others for rides when at rallies and we want to go roaming. I have found that the weight will be OK but still trying to find if I can flat tow it and if there is a tow bar available.
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Old 12-08-2006, 02:25 PM   #66
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Chaplain,
I came across this little beauty on TheSamba.com. It may be the ultimate tow'd. Something that can hold it's own behind a Classic Moho, is light enought to tow, is great on gas and can carry four people and four bikes at the same time.

I'm on the hunt for a VW Double Cab.
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TheSamba.com is a great site for all things VW. Oh that I still had my '81 Puma.
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Update

Just noticed this thread again. Here is that Thing we talked about last year. It kind of looks like the one ALANSD talked about. We don't even know it's behind us. Ron
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Nice ride!

Saw that other thread about previous camping....seems to be a serious connection between Airstreams and VWs. As MoHo owners we can enjoy both at the same time!
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I did a double take this week when I saw a 40' pusher MOHO with a Cadillac STS "all four down." I'm posting on the Cadillac owners forum to find out what had to be done to accomplish this feat. Talk about taking it with you!
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