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Old 02-18-2007, 04:36 PM   #1
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Volkswagen for motor home tow car

Anyone use a volkswagen as a tow car for motor home? I have a 2000 automatic and wondering what needs to be done to tow 4 down? I will appreciate information.
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Old 02-18-2007, 06:14 PM   #2
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Yes there is a couple of people here that have a VW towed behind mohos.
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Old 02-18-2007, 06:28 PM   #3
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Bob, thank you, but what needs to be done to accomplish this?
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Old 02-18-2007, 06:37 PM   #4
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First, you should check with your VW dealer and get their recommendation about flat-4 towing. Some cars, like Chevys and Jeeps can be towed by just puting the transmission in neutral. Others need a circulator pump added to the trans to keep the fluid running thru it. Others require a drive shaft or CV shaft disconnect system.

Another resource would be Remco Corp, as they make most of this equipment and would also know what will be required for your VW.
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Old 02-18-2007, 07:49 PM   #5
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Thank you, I went to Remco web site and found some good informaton. Will build knowledge from there.
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Old 02-18-2007, 07:51 PM   #6
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Yes..do check with your dealer as the new 4 motion setup in volkswagens need to be flat bedded.Like mine,It can not be towed.Then again unless you have an older or a different model that can be towed.
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Old 02-18-2007, 09:30 PM   #7
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Hey, since you are in Ozark, I need some boiled peanuts, can you hook me up? Jack's I think it was.
I have not seen VW 4 wheels down but hope it possible as we like that Touareg but my god are they proud of it.
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I'm not sure if the auto transmisson makes a difference, but we tow a '74 VW Thing with no issues. Just hook up, and go.
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Great Car (...errr THING!)

I had a '74 a few years ago. Totally buffed it out with chromed and polished engine, polished aluminum wheels, new paint and interior, top and side curtains......what a fun vehicle!!!!

Some guy came along and just had to have it, so he made me an offer that I 'couldn't refuse'. It was fun while I had it, though........................
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I had a '74 a few years ago. Totally buffed it out with chromed and polished engine, polished aluminum wheels, new paint and interior, top and side curtains......what a fun vehicle!!!!

Some guy came along and just had to have it, so he made me an offer that I 'couldn't refuse'. It was fun while I had it, though........................
It really is a lot of fun. The Thing almost gets as much attention at the campgrounds as the motorhome. I've had people yell out their car windows "wanna sell it?", and I never know which one they are talking about. Ron
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We tow a VW Jedda Diesel. We use a tow dolly and tow it with the front wheels on the dolly. The reason I use a dolly is that I can tow any one of our three vehicles without any modifications to them.

I have also learned from helping friends of mine, that I can strap a vehicle to the dolly, (which has surge brakes), and be on the road quicker than they could with a tow bar. Seems to take a long time to set up those brake buddies.
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