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Old 07-15-2011, 03:33 PM   #1
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Have been towing our Egg Camper with our Chrysler minivan and it does ok but we just traded our Dodge diesel for a Chevy Silverado 1500. It'll tow it easier, should get about the same MPGs, and the seats are WAY more comfortable. I can switch back & forth whenever I want to.
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Old 07-15-2011, 06:18 PM   #2
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I am with you.
My Tundra has a big bench seat and it is a lot more comfy to me than any of the much nicer and more expensive bucket seats I have towed in.
The longer the drive the better too.

You will also like having a lot more power than you need instead of it just doing the job.

Congratulations.
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Unhappy Retiring our diesel VW tow, Herbie. Hitch plate metal rip.

Herbie is having to retire due to a tear in the undercarriage where the 'hidden hitch' attaches to the bottom trunk plate. Bummer. Also a warning to any other VW folks out there towing. Check where the double bolt plate attaches from the trunk side, on the left. We can see daylight from the rip in the metal just below the bolt plate. We're blaming it on those awful Oklahoma roads he traveled going to Arkansas! I'm sure he will be happy to snooze and let the Frontier take on the challenge this year. Pullet Surprise (our little 1985 13' Scamp)will still be going strong, she just won't look half as cute without our little red VW pulling her.
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Old 07-22-2011, 05:04 AM   #4
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Herbie is having to retire due to a tear in the undercarriage where the 'hidden hitch' attaches to the bottom trunk plate.
I'm sorry to hear that. It almost makes our European laws seem worthwhile - here, you can only legally add a hitch if the vehicle manufacturer has approved the mounting points for the full tow rating.
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Old 07-22-2011, 07:43 PM   #5
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The problem is that the US hitches for most VWs don't attach to the Euro mounting points (bumper), they have you drill holes through the sheet metal where the spare tire is. There is one bolt that goes through the tow eye on the passenger side. Not a very confidence inspiring installation. I've been there.

Fortunately, my little Scion has proper mounting points for a hitch. Sorry, don't have pics of it on my iPad, though.

For those who tow with VW cars: check out Bosal and Westfalia hitches. More money, but much stronger!
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