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Old 06-03-2014, 04:29 PM   #43
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I've towed our 16' Scamp (~2500#) with my rev-happy '75 Mazda Rotary Pickup. It makes about 120hp. Tongue weight is accounted for with air shocks and I just keep the speed under 65 on the highway.

I see no reason a new Beatle can't haul a small camper. The old ones? Well I think they had enough trouble staying cool on their own so I wouldn't want to add more weight to the situation. However, where there's a will, there's a way!












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Old 06-03-2014, 05:05 PM   #44
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Perhaps, unlike for your Mazda P/U, there is a published towing limit for the new Beetles, as far as can be found it appears to be "0" i.e. Do Not Tow, and that's a good reason to not tow.

Unless one happens to be an engineer for the specific make, WAG's don't really help the situation and have the potential to create problems for owners.

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Old 06-04-2014, 11:57 AM   #45
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There is always the belt and suspender crowd that will explain to you that you can't do something........ even though it is already been done.

For those of you that are towing with the modern Vw's my hat comes off to you.

Many folks get hung up the obstacles....

while others thrive on developing solutions. It is the later, the folks with the creative minds that interest me.
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Old 06-04-2014, 12:13 PM   #46
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For the 237th time, even 10 people doing the wrong thing doesn't make it any closer to being the right thing to do.

And yes, for many, common sense and safety are never an obstacle, because they all think that they are smarter than every one else in the world. And they don't have the right to put others at risk with their own brand of experimentation, done only for their own personal (self?) gratification.

I will take my hat off to them only when they pass by me in a hearse, on their way to that big campground in the sky. Then they will know what thinking inside a box is all about.
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:22 PM   #47
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i will take my hat off to them only when they pass by me in a hearse, on their way to that big campground in the sky. Then they will know what thinking inside a box is all about.
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Old 06-04-2014, 02:58 PM   #48
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"Don't worry, be happy" you say.....

It's hard to do either when one has the memory of a beautiful teenage girl dying in his arms because her father was another of those cowboys that think that they are smarter than everyone else in the world.

He "knew better" that those Firestone tires were still safe to use, and his daughter paid the price. When a tire failed, the resultant accident killed his daughter and badly disfigured two other teens.

Her last words to me: "Mommy, it hurts"..... Some things you are never allowed to forget.
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Old 06-04-2014, 05:00 PM   #49
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Interesting comparison...and in its way apt. Changing the VW Bug did NOT result in sustaining a market for that particular car. So VW more or less abandoned that market in favor of another.

Scamp on the other hand has never lost sight of its original and still thriving market- this due in no small part to its fidelity to the original design.
VW lost sight and abandoned that market? Really?

Keep in mind Francesca that VW Germany made the original Bug from 1938 to 2003!!! by 2003 the people/market had abandoned the VW Bug. Think most people would suggest thats a pretty good run that VW had on the original Bug .... hopefully Scamp will do so well....

VW even today continues to make an updated version of the Bug....
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There is always the belt and suspender crowd that will explain to you that you can't do something........ even though it is already been done.

For those of you that are towing with the modern Vw's my hat comes off to you.

Many folks get hung up the obstacles....

while others thrive on developing solutions. It is the later, the folks with the creative minds that interest me.


The belt-and-suspender crowd uses those articles of support to hitch up their pants and do the work while the "creative minds" sit around prattling about the same old thing over...and over...and over...usually in the vaguest of terms, but always with an air of conviction. About what is usually unclear, even to them.
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Old 06-04-2014, 07:56 PM   #51
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All I can say for those that are towing with VERY MARGINAL tugs when it comes to towing an overweight trailer (of any brand), let me know the roads you're taking so I can TOTALLY AVOID!
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Been waiting for someone to say that, I'd like to be some where else too.
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It is the creative mind that moves the world forward, not that they always succeed but they dare to try. Ask John Galt.

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Old 06-12-2014, 06:42 AM   #56
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Yep, but when the "creative" professional (?) truck driver that lives in GA, and works in NJ for Wal-Mart, "creative" commuting plan didn't succeed, the results weren't so pretty were they?

Being creative, while putting others at risk for nothing more than personal recreational purposes, is not a path to moving the world forward.
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