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Old March 28th, 2008, 12:55   #1
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I finished my trailer setup and bought the trailer. I used etrailer.com for the hitch and modulite and the instructions here for wiring it up.

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I wired in a plug for the modiite as well. Now, when not towing, this plug is easily tucked away inside the flap for the tailight panel. Modulite box and trailer plug tail can be stored away. Looks nice and should be no problem towing. The roofline of the trailer is slightly higher than the car, but not by much. I am hoping economy will still be good with this.

I found the trailer on craigslist. Great shape for 8 years old. Great price too!

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Old March 28th, 2008, 13:34   #2
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looks good!



does it stick out, with-out the ball or bar in, so as to get you in the shin if not carefull?
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Old March 28th, 2008, 13:55   #3
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The receiver does not stick out beyond the bumper. I think you would have to try hard to get this one in the shin. It does stick out a bit, but still under the bumper and low.
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Old March 28th, 2008, 21:57   #4
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Looks great! That is a nice setup.

Maybe if you run with your sunroof open to full tilt, it will shoot the air
over the top of the trailer.
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Old March 28th, 2008, 22:09   #5
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I'll be adding a hitch one of these days. I still love my truck too much to part with it just yet.

Trailer looks great, though they coulda made the door a little taller. What do you plan on hauling with it?
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Old March 28th, 2008, 22:54   #6
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Bringing home a new piece of furniture or equipment, taking the mower in, trips (luggage trailer) and other small odd jobs. We go on cruises alot. I have a wife and four daughters. Two cars and a trailer full of clothes and beauty products. My garmet bag and shaving kit in the trunk.
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Old March 29th, 2008, 07:02   #7
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Light, nice looking trailer!

Ready to make a haul to Houston for Syn yet?
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Old March 29th, 2008, 09:33   #8
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I have a wife and four daughters. Two cars and a trailer full of clothes and beauty products.

Goodness!!! I don't remember you telling me that!!! If you get a pet, make sure it's a boy!!!!!!
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Old March 29th, 2008, 14:10   #9
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Had two German shepherds, one each.
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Old March 29th, 2008, 18:13   #10
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The setup looks great. Taking a wild guess,,,, say,, around 28-30mpg on the highway @ a 65MPH cruise. Best of luck.
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Old March 29th, 2008, 18:22   #11
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He'll probably get more than that if he goes easy on the accel.

Good stuff, I have had my hitch here for a bit, but contemplating a new clutch before towing with it.
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Old April 4th, 2008, 16:15   #12
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Any suggestions, pictures for a 2005 Passat TDI Wagon?
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Additional note I looked at JC Whitney and their magazine recommends the same Class I hitch for both my Passat and my 2001 Jetta TDI GLS. I want to put a Hitch on both cars.

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Old April 4th, 2008, 22:46   #14
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I just put on the same hitch and modlite (modlite not done yet). I bought them through etrailer also. I was missing a bolt and the large nut.
Have you thought about cutting the plastic trim(the one removed) to put it back on?

I am picking up a flat 5x8 trailer that tilts. I have a older John Deere garden tractor I want to be able to trailer. Along with the same stuff you listed.

BTW the hiddenhitch isn't so hidden...
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Old April 4th, 2008, 23:49   #15
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I was missing the spacers for the exhuast standoff. Got some of my own. I have thought of making a cut in the panel and replacing it. May do that soon. It isn'r hidden, but it will work.
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