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Old 10-04-2009, 09:42 AM   #15
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Hi Sean,

I was asking what the manufacturer's (VW) rated towing capacity is for your bus. At one point in time I really wanted a Vanagon, but I had thought they weren't an option (because I had in my mind - perhaps erroneously - that the tow rating was 1,000 lbs).

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Old 10-05-2009, 01:35 AM   #16
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First off, congrats on that screaming deal you got on that Scamp. Second, as a VW hobbiest, I gotta say that was pretty ambitious to tow. It's not completely out of it ability, but it is at the upper limit. By the way, I really love the pictures of your Vanagon and your scamp together on the highway. To answer Raya's question, here is some info I found on Vanagon towing capacities. I couldn't find any info on the 1.9l or 2.1l opposing 4 cylinder vs. the inline 4 that Sean has. If I had to guess, I'd say it was good for a few hundred more. Also, these figures are for the water cooled motors, not the air cooled ones.

Maximum braked trailer weight - 900kg (2,000 lb)
Maximum unbraked trailer weight - 600kg (1,320 lb)
Maximum tongue weight - 75kg (165 lb)
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Old 10-05-2009, 02:14 AM   #17
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Hi Sean,

I was asking what the manufacturer's (VW) rated towing capacity is for your bus. At one point in time I really wanted a Vanagon, but I had thought they weren't an option (because I had in my mind - perhaps erroneously - that the tow rating was 1,000 lbs).

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i don't know what the stock van tow rating was. i do know that the factory tow package was only rated at 1000 lbs with 150 lbs tongue.
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Old 10-06-2009, 01:26 PM   #18
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Just drive safely and keep in mind that you should avoid HUGE hills/mountains and high speeds. On nice rolling terrain, a steady 55 mph. should be OK. Also, don't expect to stop too fast. Always plan ahead and drive defensively. Those VW vans aren't known for agility, but they are really fun to drive on a camping trip! If you hear the engine pulling too hard, slow down and corner carefully. You should have many happy miles ahead of you. (Also, you'll probably never go down to a 13' because it's so nice to have the extra room in the trailer.)

Here's a picture of our 16' UHaul VT with our TV, a 2003 VW Eurovan.


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Old 11-04-2009, 01:20 PM   #19
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Man, you "stold"that trailer. I'd be watching in my rear view mirror for the local sheriff!!
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