I would think that the springs from a wagon would fit, since I believe all of the springs are interchangeable in the rear of MKIV vehicles, except the R32. Hopefully someone more knowledgeable than myself will either confirm or deny my statement.nice set up!
I tow my fourwheeler around to the trails here in MN. Haven't towed anything in the snow yet though.
anyone know if the wagon springs will fit in the beetle rear to beef the suspension up bit? are the sedan springs the same as the beetle ones? mine squats a bit with my trailer, and i'd like it not to so much unless I have a load. Had someone tell me the legal limit was 600LB towing capacity.... I was thinking well if it is ain't no body here listen to that. I pull a 1000lb load, and i've heard of 3500LB. so it's been proven otherwise.
Sorry to have missed this. It was around $1600. It's a lot, but the axle-back is made from food grade stainless steel.I love the sound of your exhaust on YouTube, how much did that cost if you don't mind me asking?
I was making good progress last fall. But my mother passed away, which drove a need to drive to CA to retrieve her cats and some of her effects. I have a road trip series that details the trip HERE. The aerodynamic disaster that I towed resulted in fuel economy that ranged from ~25 mpg all the way down to 19, depending on our speeds. HAHA! I'm about to make the trip again with this cargo trailer. I'm curious to see if it returns better fuel economy simply because of a smooth exterior.Well, I see you got the cabinet installed, but what about the slid-out? Also will there be more videos covering the cabinet, exterior finish, and of course the slid-out?
HAHA! Thanks for the views. I can relate to having the intention to go to bed early, but stay up late watching YouTube instead. Their algorithms love me!BTW, I had planned to go to bed early tonight but that went out the window as I had to watch the conversion videos!
I know when I've got particularly ridiculous junk behind and/or strapped atop my car it gets about 20 mpgOilhammer, when you towed your camper trailer with the golf, did you track fuel economy? I'm curious what the windage did to fuel economy, and if you had to tow in 4th gear.
HA! I've never heard of an RCO tune! That is mighty impressive. RCO would probably be good for me, as is too much fun to accelerate with the tunes on my cars.But the RC0 MAF delete tune in the Indigo Golf is absolutely amazing for fuel economy.
I'll get under it and look for a tag. I've got a picture of it somewhere... Let me see if I can find it.Bosal, Oris, Westfalia, and maybe Webasto all make hitches for them. Look for a tag.
The transmission will do fine towing with anything the chassis can handle. They put the same ZF 5HP19 units behind twin-turbo V6s in bigger cars!
I did a search at the PF Jones site in the UK. Check out what they have for VW Passat Sedan (Saloon) models. If you have a wagon, use the "Estate" model link.
Thanks so much! Looks like it's a Westfalia swan neck.I did a search at the PF Jones site in the UK. Check out what they have for VW Passat Sedan (Saloon) models. If you have a wagon, use the "Estate" model link.
If you can ID the hitch you have from the PF Jones site, then you can search for the proper ball unit.
ok, to make sure i understand correctly the one in the golf plugs into the taillight wires and the cigarette lighter?I've got two of them, both just generic "universal" ones that you wire in yourself
in the golf I've got one that takes a separate power feed, plumbed into the wire to the cigarette lighter back there
in the jetta I've got the one that just ties into the light wires alone
Get the one that has a separate power feed. The one in the jetta will only run LED lights, hook up to anything with incandescent bulbs and none of the lights work.
I used this Curt Powered Convertor:
oops, sorry bout that.well now I need to clear my cookies to ever use etrailer again after clicking those links
usually websites will allow you to remove the "fits this vehicle" bullshit, but they seem to have jumped on the terrible webdesign bandwagon
something like that
just go to whatever parts store suits you and grab one off the shelf that's a generic 5-wire converter with a power supply wire
ok, thanks. looks like a pretty typical set up, ill look around.I used this Curt Powered Convertor:
Then used these repair wires and connectors to connect to the Jetta's rear lights:
Last I bought this connector at my FLAPS to connect to power:
You might want to see if you can do something similar to connect to your Beetle's rear lights.
ok, lol. I'm kind of a hack at times to begin with so this should be easy .just scotchlock it into the wires, kit even comes with enough to do the job
they're interior to the car so it isn't like scotchlocks are going to fail like they do when used in the wet
you and the guy pulling the spare tire out before it hits the crusher are the only people that'll ever know you did such a "terrible hack job"