[A4] Trailer Hitch

Rocky Mullin caliban at sharon.net
Sun Feb 4 01:47:26 EST 2007

good taste!  i have an r1550gs too.

seems like that's a light load to tow.  gotta be
careful towing with a turbo, though.

On Feb 2, 2007, at 7:47 AM, Jay Welsh wrote:

> I have been running a '97 1.8T with a trailer for 3-4 years now
> I think the most I have towed is either a Suzuki DRZ400 and a KTM LC4
> 640   or  a BMW R1150GS
> I would shop online for available hitches and install one.  Just be
> aware of the weight you are towing and don't load the front too
> much.  try to keep it biased around 100 pounds on the hitch.
> I think my hitch was a Dalan and I needed to pull the bumper cover
> and drill some holes in the spare tire well to install it.
> Good luck and don't try to tow too much.  Just use some common sense.
> J
> Message: 7
> Date: Tue, 30 Jan 2007 12:27:49 -0800
> From: Rocky Mullin <caliban at sharon.net>
> Subject: Re: [A4] Can I add a trailer hitch to my A4?
> To: "Richard Hurt" <rnhurt at gmail.com>
> Cc: A4 Mailing List <a4 at audifans.com>
> Message-ID: <786E88BB-07C9-4742-82AA-76ECCDD23742 at sharon.net>
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> FWIW, the A4 in the USA is not rated to tow anything.
> putting a hitch on might be risky for warranty issues,
> but i am just guessing.  you can always use it for a
> reay bike/ski rack when you're done.
> or, call a local construction equipment rental company,
> and rent a proper pickup with a proper hitch and wiring
> and all that.  it'll likely be cheaper for a day than
> ordering, installing, and being stuck with a hitch for
> your A4.
> On Jan 30, 2007, at 12:08 PM, Richard Hurt wrote:
>> Anyone have any experience with trailer hitches on A4s?  I need a
>> temporary
>> solution to a small problem of hauling a small trailer around for a
>> day.
>> Can I get a strap on hitch for my A4?  If so, how much and will it
>> damage
>> the car (paint, bumper, etc)?
>> Thanx!
>>   Richard
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