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Old 01-22-2011, 11:49 PM   #1
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Talking Towing with a VW Beetle

This story ought to add a little fuel to the fire:

Couple catches travel bug in a Love Bug | bug, couple, behind - YumaSun

Again, European vehicles.

I am NOT reccommending this be done by US citizens!
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Old 01-23-2011, 08:15 AM   #2
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Wow..... what a journey they made. Really Cool.
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Old 01-23-2011, 09:38 AM   #3
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Wow..... what a journey they made. Really Cool.
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Yeah, too bad they didn't include a pic with the trailer.
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My VW Towing Story

We were tent camping and driving a VW Thing through Greece when we came upon a very slow camper going up hill. We passed the camper and found that it was being pulled by a WWII VW Kubelwagen (The precursor to the Thing).

I have also seen many VW Beatles with bumper hitched. My friend towed a 2 wheel Helite with his Beatle.
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Yeah, too bad they didn't include a pic with the trailer.
if you google "images" with their names you will see the trailer and the bug is squatting somewhat.
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Yeah, too bad they didn't include a pic with the trailer.
You sure can see the trailer and detailed maps of where they've been.... Just click on Donna's link and in the first paragraph there a link that says "Traveling the world in a replica of Herbie the Love Bug" and it will show you seven pictures or you could just click on the link i copied from there.
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In Austria at the start of Domi and Zainab's world tour in September 2009.: Life Photo : YumaSun
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if you google "images" with their names you will see the trailer and the bug is squatting somewhat.
Thanks... I was able to find the pics. Cute trailer! Looks to be about the size of a 13 foot FGRV, maybe a little bigger.
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My question is where did someone so young get the money to take such a trip.
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Good ? who knows? rich uncle,lottery,got hit in the head with space junk then sued NASA.
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My question is where did someone so young get the money to take such a trip.
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My question is where did someone so young get the money to take such a trip.
It is very common for young people in Europe to spend a year abroad. They save up money and may also receive money from their parents. It seems a bit odd on this side of the pond, but it is a very common thing for Europeans to do.
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Checked out the link and it looks bad for steering, in need of hitch help at the least. Not looking safe for sure.
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"They're so charmed by the Southwest that they want to move to the region. They'll put their names in the lottery for a “green card,” Hocher said.

But first they need to return to Austria for new passports before resuming their world tour.

“There's no more room in our passports,” Staubmann said. “And it's time to see the family again.”

They will return to Vienna in mid-March and hope to continue traveling in the spring of 2012. They plan to visit Africa, South America and more of Europe.

This Herbie will remain in the U.S. with friends, as Hocher has another replica at home."

So, maybe money's not much of an issue?

Now about this? We saw this video a couple of years back.

YouTube - 1974 Volkswagen Beetle & Camper - road test
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It is very common for young people in Europe to spend a year abroad. They save up money and may also receive money from their parents. ..................
And speaking more than one language helps as well.
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