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re: Towing with 87 4000Q

> I am considering purchasing an 87 4000Q, how realistic it would be to tow 
> 84 GTI 'race' car with it.  The GTI weights about 2200lbs.  How feasible 
> this?  Any comments would be apprecieated.

For my '87 Quantum Syncro, which has the same chassis and powertrain as the 
4000Q, towing is limited to 1500 lbs.  For 2200 lbs., I think you're into a 
Class II hitch, which you probably can't find for that car.  I had a pretty 
hard time finding a Class I hitch.  (In case you're interested, I got my 
hitch from a company called Da'lan (sp?) someplace in Massachusetts.  They 
custom-built a Class I receiver hitch for me, and I had a local body shop 
install it.  I'll look up the invoice at home and email you their phone 
number -- they'll tell you if they can make a 2200-lb. hitch for the 

- Dave Dahl  (dad@roadnet.ups.com)
- '87 VW Quantum Syncro
- '88 VW Fox GL