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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:18 am    Post subject: Towing weight for 1962 Volkswagen beetle Reply with quote

i have a 1962 beetle i'm wanting to use to tow a future "tiny house" and i know the dry weight of the house is 7000 lbs. is there something special i need to install on beetle to make it alright to tow it?
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:43 am    Post subject: Re: Towing weight for 1962 Volkswagen beetle Reply with quote

Absolutly no way a Bug can tow 7000 Lbs. 1/2 ton pick-up would be straining to pull it. You need a 3/4 ton pickup to pull that much weight.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 11:46 am    Post subject: Re: Towing weight for 1962 Volkswagen beetle Reply with quote

You are doing a pre April 1st joke aren't you?

I have towed a fiberglass dune buggy (Mini-T) with a Baja Bug and it was a load to pull, gets really goofy when hit with a side wind or you get into a wear track in the pavement. The bug has no decent wheel base for towing, even the new bugs are not rated by VW for towing.

That exceed even the max load of my 92 Dakota with a V8 by at least a ton.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 1:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Towing weight for 1962 Volkswagen beetle Reply with quote

Deweyoop2 wrote:
i have a 1962 beetle i'm wanting to use to tow a future "tiny house" and i know the dry weight of the house is 7000 lbs. is there something special i need to install on beetle to make it alright to tow it?


Is this a joke ?

If not - you need a “ magic wand “ ......
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 3:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Towing weight for 1962 Volkswagen beetle Reply with quote

Oh no by all means do tow it with the VW...its the stopping you would probably have an issue.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:29 pm    Post subject: Re: Towing weight for 1962 Volkswagen beetle Reply with quote

Tow a Tiny House?
No problem:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SpwH9WeVEfU
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 4:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Towing weight for 1962 Volkswagen beetle Reply with quote

Sell the tiny house, sell the beetle, buy a kick ass bus.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 6:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Towing weight for 1962 Volkswagen beetle Reply with quote

Deweyoop2 wrote:
is there something special i need to install on beetle to make it alright to tow it?

A truck.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:22 pm    Post subject: Re: Towing weight for 1962 Volkswagen beetle Reply with quote

You could tow one of those tiny pop up camper tent trailers for motorcycles.

My Dad made a small utility trailer tent back in the day to pull behind his bug while taking the boys out troop camping. He hauled all the gear in it then made a put together pole frame and canvas to convert it to a little one man trailer tent.

He still has the frame of it. He used the wheels and axle from a 34 Ford. I should get it and make something cool out of it to pull behind my hippy bug.
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PostPosted: Mon Jan 29, 2018 8:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Towing weight for 1962 Volkswagen beetle Reply with quote

Tow 7000#... now that's funny.
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:06 am    Post subject: Re: Towing weight for 1962 Volkswagen beetle Reply with quote

7,000lbs!!! LOFL! No, just no.

I bought one of these to pull with my 2012 Kawasaki Voyager 1700, it weighs 380lbs. I pull it with my Subaru Forester as well and I plan on pulling it with my ‘65 Bug. Not lying, I often had to check behind me to make sure it was still there while pulling it behind the Subaru.

It is really small folded up and when opened up there is plenty of room inside, it has room for a queen air mattress too. Takes about 5 minutes or so to set up and about 10 minutes to close up.

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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 5:49 am    Post subject: Re: Towing weight for 1962 Volkswagen beetle Reply with quote

Hey guys bing a little tuff aren’t we here’s a picture of my Baja and my 4000lb pet rock.Had her all the way from Pa. to N.C.and back you probably say way a pet rock on a trailer because she has grown to big to fit in the car anymore.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 8:53 am    Post subject: Re: Towing weight for 1962 Volkswagen beetle Reply with quote

LOL. You're just encouraging him.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 9:37 am    Post subject: Re: Towing weight for 1962 Volkswagen beetle Reply with quote

Booky wrote:
Hey guys bing a little tuff aren’t we here’s a picture of my Baja and my 4000lb pet rock.Had her all the way from Pa. to N.C.and back you probably say way a pet rock on a trailer because she has grown to big to fit in the car anymore.
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Looks pretty savage too, with that big chain collar. But she's a good girl, isn't she? Who's a good girl? She's a good girl.
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:21 am    Post subject: Re: Towing weight for 1962 Volkswagen beetle Reply with quote

Just curious - why would anybody tow a rock from PA to NC and back?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 10:58 am    Post subject: Re: Towing weight for 1962 Volkswagen beetle Reply with quote

bigdog1962 wrote:
Just curious - why would anybody tow a rock from PA to NC and back?


Because it's only rock & roll, but I like it, like it, yes I do!!!
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:27 am    Post subject: Re: Towing weight for 1962 Volkswagen beetle Reply with quote

The inability of some people to recognize humor/sarcasm/trolling can be just as hilarious as the original joke. Laughing
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 31, 2018 11:29 am    Post subject: Re: Towing weight for 1962 Volkswagen beetle Reply with quote

Zeen wrote:
The inability of some people to recognize humor/sarcasm/trolling can be just as hilarious as the original joke. Laughing

So then we're done....
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