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Upgrades (non TDI Engine related) The place of handling, lighting and other upgrades that do not relate to the performance or economy of the TDI engine. In other words upgrades to your TDI that don't fit into TDI Fuel Economy & TDI Engine Enhancements.Please note the Performance Disclaimer

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Old February 19th, 2019, 11:33   #3391
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I love your trailer and the things you do with it!
Thanks! I'm starting to fix up my cargo trailer. Someone decided the weak aluminum fenders made great seats and bent one.



I replaced them with heavy plastic parts by Fulton. They're quite strong, but I still don't want anyone sitting on them. The "NO STEP" stickers were ineffective (can't fix stupid), so I'll try these bird deterrents that I already have on the baby trailer...



The black fenders stand out a bit against a silver backdrop. So I painted the upper and lower trim to tie-in the black. I'll eventually apply some sort of black decals. Here's how the trailer sits now...



I also made a few minor improvements to the interior...







I'm on the verge of installing electrical and ventilation systems to make the trailer suitable as a sleeper. After that, I'll have it wrapped to match my car.
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Old February 19th, 2019, 12:00   #3392
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I replaced them with heavy plastic parts by Fulton. They're quite strong, but I still don't want anyone sitting on them. The "NO STEP" stickers were ineffective (can't fix stupid), so I'll try these bird deterrents that I already have on the baby trailer...

I think that will get the point across. Nice looking project.
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Old March 1st, 2019, 14:22   #3393
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Recommended brake controller? MK4 Golf.

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Old March 2nd, 2019, 19:07   #3394
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I'm on the verge of installing electrical and ventilation systems to make the trailer suitable as a sleeper. After that, I'll have it wrapped to match my car.
I like that interior - all of the options, either rubber floor or the E-track or the carpet. NICE!
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Old March 2nd, 2019, 19:29   #3395
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Old March 2nd, 2019, 19:44   #3396
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Old March 3rd, 2019, 05:19   #3397
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Recommended brake controller? MK4 Golf.
Any of the proportional controllers would work fine. I use the Redarc Tow-Pro Elite Trailer Brake Controller on the Touareg and Tiguan. It works very well, but the main feature I like is the installation. The main controller can be tucked away behind the dash with only a knob to mount in the dash. Redarc sells various faceplates for the knob. On the Tiguan, I removed the dash light controller (I keep it a maximum anyway). I then sourced a spare dash lite controller, gutted it and epoxied a Redarc faceplate to it. Then I just snapped it in place of the dash light and it looks like it should be there.
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Old March 3rd, 2019, 09:00   #3398
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I use a Tekonsha P3 controller which has momentum monitoring and a bunch of other things.

Mine is mounted within reach on the bottom of my dash so I can reach the adjustments on the front and the activating lever on the bottom if I need to apply the trailer brakes without touching the car brakes.

TD Donovan, That looks like a fun build. How about the weight in the end, any predictions? What are you going to pull it with?
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Old March 4th, 2019, 20:20   #3399
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Thanks,

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I like that interior - all of the options, either rubber floor or the E-track or the carpet. NICE!
I've had to make some big changes. I took the walls down to do the electrical work, but found a few leaks. I also found some shoddy workmanship on the floor. So I pulled it up. From there, I decided to work on the roof to address the leaks. The roof is stripped clean and awaiting good weather for a seal-job that'll be top notch. I hope to do the things to rehab this trailer that the manufacturers probably should do during production.

Here's how the trailer sits now:



I'll do a write-up when I've finished it all and share a link here.

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Old March 21st, 2019, 23:22   #3400
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I'm prepping (with a cargo trailer) to pull a twin axle travel trailer with my '02 Jetta. So far I have a Kerma 165 HP kit, stout clutch, coil spring air bags and a couple other mods. I can accelerate well up a 6% grade in 4th gear at 4,000 altitude (.658 5th gear, nope) with 3,800 lbs in tow. Heads turn for sure. If I could figure out how to post a photo and a video clip here, I would.
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Old March 22nd, 2019, 03:29   #3401
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I'm prepping (with a cargo trailer) to pull a twin axle travel trailer with my '02 Jetta. So far I have a Kerma 165 HP kit, stout clutch, coil spring air bags and a couple other mods. I can accelerate well up a 6% grade in 4th gear at 4,000 altitude (.658 5th gear, nope) with 3,800 lbs in tow. Heads turn for sure. If I could figure out how to post a photo and a video clip here, I would.
Subbed for this. Haha. Awesome.

I bet people will look twice when they see that engine pumping juice and boost tugging that setup

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Old March 22nd, 2019, 22:05   #3402
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How to post pics in my signature. I hope you have temp gauges.
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Old March 23rd, 2019, 08:07   #3403
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I'm prepping (with a cargo trailer) to pull a twin axle travel trailer with my '02 Jetta.

The issue that I repeatedly have when towing box boxes with the TDI is people pass the trailer and immediately move over in front of the trailer into the spot where you are. Horn seems to make it worse, swerving isnít brilliant when towing a largish trailer, so I recommend brakes.

Just something to be ready for.
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Old March 24th, 2019, 19:07   #3404
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Took the Grizzly out for ~35miles of 4x4 trails

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Old March 25th, 2019, 06:49   #3405
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I want a 4wd atv, but they're just sooo huge.

Unnecessary!

I have a small 94 Honda 200 type ii four Trax utility and it's perfect size, just wish the front wheels had some power occasionally.

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