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Old 07-20-2013, 03:11 PM   #1
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Towing 1973 VW Thing

We just bought a 1973 VW Thing to pull behind our motor home. I called around to get a tow bar and they all say that they don't make the brackets for that year. I know we can tow it as I have seen many people, in the camp grounds, with the same make, year and model. A guy that was in the campground last time we were camping had one that he has towed for over 40,000 miles and he tows it on a blue ox tow bar. Can someone that has a a Thing please help me? Please tell me what I need. I have called Camping World, U Haul and 2 RV dealers.
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Hi, and welcome to iRV2! Have you tried calling Blue Ox directly? They are very helpful people. If they ever made a base plate for that vehicle then they should still have the drawings. They might be able to custom build one for you.
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Welcome to irv2. I'll move this thread to our toad and MH related towing section to reach a broader section of members to assist.
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Thank you for your response. I will do that on Monday.
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Old 07-20-2013, 03:50 PM   #5
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Blue Ox does make a baseplate for a 1973 Thing. It's listed under a Beetle.

For the information page, details, and part number, click on the link below:

Beetle (Type 1 and Thing)
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eTrailer also lists a Blue Ox base plate for the Thing. Base Plates by Blue Ox for 1973 Thing - BX3810
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