[Vwdiesel] Jetta Weight

Robert L. Coyle, Jr. wn5p at yahoo.com
Mon Apr 29 19:39:35 EDT 2002

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I have a dead A2 Jetta on my hands, and it died in
South Houston, some 25 miles from my VW mechanic. I've
spoken to some wrecker drivers, and they tell me that
it will cost about a hundred dollars to haul it over
there. Since I don't have a high opinion of wrecker
drivers (or wreckers), it is against my religion to
monetarily enrich them. Therefore, I'm looking at
options to get it over there myself.

One such option is renting a U-Haul to take it over
there. They have trailers specifically for this
purpose, however they want $40 for the tow dolly (tows
both front tires above the ground), and a full vehicle
trailer (you drive the entire car on it) for $50.
However, they also have a 6x12 open trailer for $25.
My thought is to place the entire vehicle on it, and
move it that way. I told them I planned to haul an
entire load of appliances, totaling over 2,000 pounds.
They said that was fine, as long as the weight didn't
exceed the total trailer capacity of 2,950 pounds. So
my question is this: how much does a 1985 Jetta 1.9 TD
automatic weigh, approximately?


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