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Old 04-19-2012, 12:11 AM   #15
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I have never owned a Dodge...the truck in the photo is a 1996 Ford XL 250 with a 5.8. And a draw tite tow package, along with a tekonsha brake control.
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:27 AM   #16
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Sorry AIR:

I meant my question for JM in post 13.

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Old 04-19-2012, 05:30 AM   #17
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Is your "new" tv, the 07 Dodge in your profile?

Tnx Lyle
No, still got the Dodge...wouldn't part with my Cummings. New TV is replacing another vehicle and will tow the AS when we're fairly close to home and wife needs to do some running around on her own. Getting a ML350 Bluetec...Andy gave me some great advice.
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Old 04-19-2012, 02:19 PM   #18
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Andy's email?

Would anyone mind either posting Andy's email here or meesaging it to me? I have a similar question for him I would like get his input on.

Oh and I believe he is spot on in your case.

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Old 04-19-2012, 03:48 PM   #19
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Old 04-19-2012, 04:47 PM   #20
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Ya I have been there, I emailed the info email address and didn't hear anything. My question is pretty technical and would like Andy to consider if possible. I just see comments like this but can never find an email for the man!
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Old 04-19-2012, 06:08 PM   #21
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Ya I have been there, I emailed the info email address and didn't hear anything. My question is pretty technical and would like Andy to consider if possible. I just see comments like this but can never find an email for the man!
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Old 04-19-2012, 08:41 PM   #22
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Old 04-19-2012, 09:13 PM   #23
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Andrew, I can send you an address for Andy too - but why don't you just post your question here so that we can all learn from the answer?


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Andrew, I can send you an address for Andy too - but why don't you just post your question here so that we can all learn from the answer?


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Hey Sergei,

I will definitely share the insights I gain from the conversation with everyone here, but it may turn into me purchasing services from them etc. Also most people would probably scoff at what I am asking!

I have a 2000 Jetta TDI and wanted to know if they have ever set it up as a tow rig. I have seen the 2006 TDI used quite extensively, but I haven't seen the MK4 used. I love my TDI, however in stock form it couldn't tow my trailer, but I wouldn't mind upgrading it a bit!! It gets a little more tricky as I have a long yet relatively light 50's Cruiser. If I ever get it set up or shot down I will definatly let the forum know about it!

PS - I don't know if you have seen Sergei, but it was directly because of your setup that I did the LG Art Cool and have been loving it! Thanks for sharing!
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I have a 2000 Jetta TDI and wanted to know if they have ever set it up as a tow rig.
LOL yep, you definitely don't want to ask that question on any towing forum!

Contact Andy T. -- I'm quite certain you guys will have plenty to talk about.
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LOL yep, you definitely don't want to ask that question on any towing forum!
Exactly!
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Hi Andrew,

I'll bet Andy can do it. I've seen pictures of a Beetle pulling a vintage Airstream in Germany and he has done several small car set ups, among them a MINI Cooper and a PT Cruiser.

You also have the advantage of diesel.

No, I didn't know that you had installed the Art Cool Split System AC/Heating but I remember now that you made contact when I was down your way, Alabama I think, the winter before last.

Glad you like it. Where did you put the compressor?

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Well- I went over to another automotive place at the advice of the trialer place people...the fellow there said all I needed was a lower stinger hitch and ball...he said get a heavy duty, and that I should not have any problem pulling the AS with this truck. I started to stress to him about the weight distribution, and just putting the trailer down on the ball makes the trucks' front end rise up.
So today I did this...I went to the farm supply place and the heaveist stinger hitch they had for about thirty bucks. Then while standing in line another mechanic was standing behind me and I asked him if he knew much about hitches...sooo later at his shop he showed me a link to these....Roadmaster Active suspension.
These looked like- well something like another leaf spring, but you mounted it right on top of your original leaf springs. He said that these, once installed would distribute the weight of the rear to the front and also keep it from bottoming out. About 350.00 and another 150.00 to install them. (I have connections
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