Originally Posted by ericwarren
...so...am i ok to tow it without it?...
here is a thread that my help some...
post #37 has a picture of the t-rex receiver, and shows the issues about HOW it attaches..
i think it's absolutely critical that the AXLES and trailer/tv be weighed to get just the right spring bar tension.
of course the good reason NOT to use w/d is that vw recommends AGAINST doing so.
and there are potential consequences in NOT following the manufacturers guidelines.
the problem is greater than NOT having w/d...the larger issue is NOT having sway control...
should u opt for a haha or the new version, sway control is total even without w/d bar tension.
devoman tows a 25 with a t-rex and has been mostly satisfied...
search his list of thread starts for several strings on this issue, here are 2...
the key, i think is to get the axle weights and tension ONLY enough to restore front axle load.
then INSPECT the receiver attachments regularly for any signs of separation or change.
there are a dozen or so threads on your v'dub and several 'former' users who have moved on to beefier stock...