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Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 12:31 AM
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In a few months I am going to tow my baja about 2000 miles. I planned on buying a tow bar. Is there a right or wrong way to tow a vehicle like this. Does anything need to be done to the car?

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Post Post subject: Re: tips for towing
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unlock the steering wheel and no parking brake Very Happy Very Happy


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Keep it out of gear. Use safety chains. Make sure everything is tight!!!

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Post Post subject: Re: tips for towing
Posted: Thu Dec 21, 2006 06:06 AM
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1) use grade 8 bolts , flat washers , and nylox (nylon lock nut) nuts instead of the pin on the tow bar.

2) hook up a set of tow lights (magnetic cheap at walmart or harbor frieght tools)

3) safety chains

4) padlock for safety chains when you park. keeps thieves from gettin vw easily.

5) e brake off

6) car in NEUTRAL

7) unlock steering lock (may have to have key in ignition)

Cool disconnect the battery (especially if key is in ignition )

good luck Wink


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Post Post subject: Re: tips for towing
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I've seen some tie the shifter to the side to prevent it from accidentally popping in to gear.

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Post Post subject: Re: tips for towing
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Do they make the freewheeling wheel adapters for VW's?
For a lack of better discription,they look like Lazy Susans.


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i read somewhere your suppost to hook a bungee cord from the brake pedal, rap around the steering wheel and back to the brake pedal. keeps the front wheels straight...i think it was on thesamba... Wink

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1FASTHOE wrote:
i read somewhere your suppost to hook a bungee cord from the brake pedal, rap around the steering wheel and back to the brake pedal. keeps the front wheels straight...i think it was on thesamba... Wink


aint neva heard of that....towed mine from Oregon to Mesa (1100 miles+)
with the front wheels turning when I did. even freaked out a drive through chick with the car Twisted Evil

always tow it free wheelin in the front. Wink


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