[Vwdiesel] Towing boat with 85 Jetta+1

Doyt W. Echelberger doyt at buckeye-express.com
Sun Oct 26 11:10:29 PDT 2008

Afterthought....Should have mentioned that in Europe, people towing other 
vehicles are cautioned to provide trailer brakes on units that weigh more 
than half that of the tow vehicle. You are pushing that limit if you use 
the Jetta. If you tow with the Westy, you could get away without trailer 
brakes, and could carry the outboard motor on your cargo floor. In any 
case, you could move the outboard to a position in front of the trailer 
wheels, so as to more safely locate that major weight.

I towed a Swedish trailer over the Alps three times, using a VW 411, and 
pulled trailers all over the USA and Canada, and suggest that you make your 
decisions on the side of caution and safety. Anything can and frequently 
does happen out there, and you don't want to discover a problem during an 
emergency. Good luck.

76 Westy
85 Jetta TD 

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