[A4] Can I add a trailer hitch to my A4?

Brian White brian at bjwhite.net
Tue Jan 30 17:18:07 EST 2007

Yeah BMW does that as well.  But go to Europe and they all have towing 
capacities in the manual and factory hitches available from the dealer.

For a small trailer, it's no problem.  Just don't expect to tow a big boat or 
another car or something (outside of a tow dolly)

But a strap on hitch?  What the heck is that?!?!?

On Tue, 30 Jan 2007 12:27:49 -0800, Rocky Mullin wrote
> 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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