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VW MKVII-Mk7 Golf family including Golf Wagon (~ 2015 +) Discussions area for the Mk7 (2015+) Golf and Golf Wagon TDIs based on the MQB (Modularer Querbaukasten) platform.

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Old June 8th, 2018, 08:32   #76
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What did that set you back? You just show up and toss them a part number and they order it?

Thanks, I'm guessing as long as it locks it good to go. I just installed a westfaila hitch on our Alltrack (engagement/locking of the tow ball is very smooth and reassuring), it'd be nice to have the option for a 2" standard adapter.
Asked for a model X hitch adapter
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Old June 8th, 2018, 09:58   #77
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$50-$100? or the $500 people have been asking for on ebay?
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Old June 8th, 2018, 12:17   #78
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$50-$100? or the $500 people have been asking for on ebay?
Cost me high 100 of Canadian coin if I remember correctly.

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Old June 27th, 2018, 17:57   #79
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nice, i need to call the local dealer to see if they are as kind selling the part. Did they ask for a VIN or anything?
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Old June 28th, 2018, 11:13   #81
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nice, i need to call the local dealer to see if they are as kind selling the part. Did they ask for a VIN or anything?
Yep, I used a friend Tesla VIN. Said I lost his hitch adapter when I used his car. Paid with my credit card and picked it up same day.
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Old June 28th, 2018, 12:09   #82
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Yep, I used a friend Tesla VIN. Said I lost his hitch adapter when I used his car. Paid with my credit card and picked it up same day.



how much was it ?



I got a friend of a friend that was going to order me one..
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Old June 29th, 2018, 06:22   #83
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Yep, I used a friend Tesla VIN. Said I lost his hitch adapter when I used his car. Paid with my credit card and picked it up same day.
Aww crap I gotta get better friends!

Any chance you would be willing to order another? I'd be willing to toss you 150-170 CAD.
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Old June 30th, 2018, 22:27   #84
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Keep in mind that these same cars with similar engines are rated to tow 1500 kg in Europe with proper hitch, brakes, and training. It's just this side of the pond where we've have become so litigious that everyone is afraid of over stepping the recommended use.
Speaking of, what do you folk's insurance companies have to say about towing over the recommended limit? I once inquired about my 02 Golf (stated tow limit is 1,000 lbs) and they strongly recommended not exceeding that value i.e. you may well not be covered if you cause an accident.

I did not buy a travel trailer because of that - the one I wanted weighed about 1,200 lbs dry and that was about the lightest one could buy at the time (other than a "bed in a box").

I also seem to recall instances of people getting pulled off the road at BC check-stops (in mountain locations) for towing over.
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Old July 1st, 2018, 00:13   #85
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Having logged many hours in BC mountains, I can say that this has never happened to me. Being pulled over that is.

We have crossed the border over a dozen times as well and logged many hours on the US highways. Nothing other than the looks of amazement come our way.

I think this comes down to common sense and not exceeding what appears to be manageable abilities of the rig. Avoid those 1 1/4” hitches that have a low capacity. These might set off a red flag!

When we insured our trailer, there was no questions asked about how it was going to be used. We thought that was strange because we were expecting the third degree. The fact that our trailer has brakes makes the discussion very simple. The motor vehicle inspectors are looking for trailers over 1,400 kgs without brakes however ours is 900 kgs with brakes. There is no need to register the weight class or capacity of the car when dealing with these light trailers.

We took the concept of stopping one step further and put big brakes on the car. We wanted to be able to stop before moving on to the power which is also just as important. Then we added power to move the rig up our hills in BC. We also wanted to make sure that the rig would work well in heavy traffic.

Then we looked at the structure and made sure that we had a hitch that was strong enough to keep the trailer attached to the car. We made sure that the wheels, and tires and suspension were capable of handling the extra load.

I know this is a thread about 2015 wagons but the same principles apply.

Keep in mind that the 2001 Toyota Corolla has a published tow capacity of 1,500 lbs. and it is one third the car compared with to our TDI’s. VW just couldn’t figure it out in time for printing the manuals. At least that what my manual says.

Our next trip will be 1,000 kms from BC to Wash and back. I am looking forward to it
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Old July 5th, 2018, 18:45   #86
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Aww crap I gotta get better friends!

Any chance you would be willing to order another? I'd be willing to toss you 150-170 CAD.
They seem to have trouble to keep those in stock, I bought the last one.
From what i have seen, you can give them any tesla serial number and it would work.
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Old July 6th, 2018, 05:12   #87
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Ill see what I can do with a random VIN, thanks for the advice.
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Old July 7th, 2018, 16:24   #88
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Installed the airlift kit today, no need to remove the spring, some electric wiring lube and some swear and it was in!
https://youtu.be/_XyW-mNnyNk



So now I have a GSW W/ Tow package... They should sell it like that.

Hitched it with camper, but didn't have the time to drive it around. It lifed the rear a good inch. Perfect.

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Old July 10th, 2018, 14:39   #89
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First Bosal hitch with sway control ball
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Old July 11th, 2018, 06:09   #90
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Sway control bar? that's a giant No No with the bosal/westy style hitch. She's just not up to the task.

You're just asking for trouble.

Granted you prob won't be pushing the limits as this guy but you are fair warned.

https://teslamotorsclub.com/tmc/thre...osening.92343/

On a side note, I'm working on the wife that we need this boat, figure it's about 12-1500lbs and towable by the Alltrack.

https://nh.craigslist.org/boa/d/2009...593879287.html
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