Trailer hitch

Linus Toy linust at
Wed Jul 24 01:49:01 EDT 2002

At 01:23 AM 7/24/2002 -0400, Brett Dikeman wrote:
>At 8:20 PM -0700 7/23/02, Derek Pulvino wrote:
>>Thinking about picking up a Hobie Cat and wondering what people have done
>>for trailer hitches for the 200's.
>Avant or sedan?  I believe the avant is more difficult...I remember
>watching either Glen or Peter take a grinder to their avant to make
>the hitch fit.
>Da'Lan has a reputation among listers for getting things right re
>selection for Audis, and a quality product.  Our old 5000 sported a
>Da'Lan hitch within 2 weeks of being delivered, and gave plenty of
>good service.


Since you're in the Seattle area, Alex Neckas or Pete Kunzler a call--they
both have 2" receiver-style hitches installed on their 200q20v.  Alex
successfully used his to tow his 4kcstq race car on a trailer.  Both
hitches were custom installations, with Alex's a more involved design to
support a weigh distributing ball mount.

While I've seen a couple cars with the D'Lan hitch, and they do look like
nice hitches, beware what you want to do with the with most
current Class II hitches, it uses a 1-1/4" receiver tube.  If all you want
to do is tow a Hobie, should be no problem--the 1-1/4" hitch does fine in
tow mode.  If you want to add accessories--bike carrier, etc. these usually
need a 2" receiver tube.

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