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Old 10-23-2013, 12:10 PM   #1
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Flat towing a VW manual transmission Jetta

Hi we are relatively new to motorhomes-we have camped for years with a trailer but bought a 2004 southwind 34 gas. We already own a 2004 manual transmission jetta that we would love to flat two but vw says no to towing any vws. (we did try towing it on a dolly which is a pain) We also own a 2008 Toyota rav4 and would like to flat tow that but apparently cannot either. We have seen some posts where people were towing manual transmission vws. Anyboy out there towing a manual vw? any advice? We sure don't want to buy a new car but really want to flat tow-the dolly is a pain
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you can pull down a list from the internet that will tell you which cars can be towed and which ones cannot. I do not remember the website. but you can google it and it will pop up it is updated every year.
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For about the same amount of $$ (or even less) that you may spend for the hookups to flat tow your car - if it even can be flat-towed, you might want to look into getting a car trailer.

We tow our VW Tiguan on a flatbed car trailer. There are many benefits to towing on/in a trailer, including the ability to backup - which you can't do when flat towing or with a dolly. A day of travel …and backing up! | Our RV Journey

Plus our car trailer is still light enough to be pulled by our Tiguan for trips to the dump, the home improvement store, helping out other friends, etc.

We have a 32' National RV gasser that tows our car trailer with relative ease. Between the trailer and the VW we're under the 5,000 lb towing capacity of the RV, and for the most part, fuel mileage is the same when we're towing or not.

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As a former VW owner who couldn't tow his because they were AWD, I had the understanding that 5-speed manual VWs could be towed 4-down but not 6-speed as long as they were 2WD. Who at VW told you no? Remco doesn't have information on that car, but I'd research it further before giving up.
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I can't answer why VW says no towing, but I do know VWs. I worked for the company for 29 years in Service and Quality before I retired last summer.

Towing a manual transmission 2004 Jetta in neutral poses no risk of damage to the transmission.
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