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Old 04-18-2011, 06:05 PM   #1
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Installing Tow bar & base plates on a Jetta

Anyone had any experience installing base plates on 2001 Jetta, and setting up lights and such? Also if you did what tow bar you used or recommend. I would like a tow bar that stays with the motorhome. (2000 Winnnebago Journey 36L DP )
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Haven't installed a baseplate on a Jetta, but if it's a standard transmission, it's most likely towable. Check with the manufacturer or Remco towing.

I like Blue Ox for the towbar and baseplate.

Use diodes to set up the wiring for towing.
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We have our manual transmission 2002 Jetta TDI set up as a toad using roadmaster XL set up. We had it done by an expert in all things roadmaster, who's comment after 7 plus hours, "I earned my keep today". The estimated time by roadmaster is 6 hours, and it takes every bit of that. The bumper, most of the grill work, inner fenders, front wheels all have to be removed and that is one hard job. I would not have the lower air grills "cut" to accomodate the brackets, just remove them and store them in the trunk. The Jetta tows like a dream, can't even tell it's back there.
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