I have towed with just about every car I've had regardless of the manufacturer recommendations and I'll use my Jetta to tow if I have to. I cleaned out the trunk and then removed the splash shield from beneath the rear fender area. The larger trailers would work too, cutting into the mechanical margins and increasing the wear and tear on the drive train. Next up was the wiring for a trailer. The hitch includes instructions and installation hardware and requires no drilling. Rings for safety chains can be welded onto your hitch by selecting the option for Safety Chain Rings below.
Towed car to road car in seconds. Gloves are also included for receiver removal and replacement, along with a storage bag. Requires either a motorhome mounted tow bar or an adapter to utilize a car mounted tow bar. That allowed the sealant to gush into everywhere that could potentially collect dirt moisture. That was a particular concern for me directly above this brace where a portion of the factory hole was still exposed. Whether or not you get tranny temp is another thing altogether.
Here is the clearance with a full tank of fuel. Instead of just a bead of silicone on the top washer see video , I opted to really glob it on there. One end plugs into the tail light and the other plugs into the factory wiring connector. How would I get the trailer lights to work on the car? Warning: Do not exceed vehicle manufacture's recommended towing capacity. So I Gooped a test connector to the receiver tube and plugged the harness into it. I improvised by attaching an orange clamp to the drawbar: It just barely shows on the camera, but it's enough to get me lined up and within an inch of the ball: I plan to paint a horizontal line on my trailer's coupler bar that'll line up with the horizontal line on the screen when the coupler is over the ball.
Here is where I chose to mount my control module with supplied two-sided tape left tail light wiring is not long enough for many other mounting locations. That would make it an emissions excuse in my mind's eye. Here are two of the bolts. If someone does, I'd like to know their setup. I can only offer my opinions that may or may not reduce your risk.
I got my Curt hitch on the car with a stainless ball. When the ball wasn't mounted, the hitch was completely invisible. So hidden you have to know what you are looking for to see it. They are engineered for reliability, welded together with quality American steel and blasted clean for a smooth finish. . If the transmission really is that fragile, I may have to consider an early trade in. I can always ship the mattress I guess if it doesn't cost too much.
As it stands a 4x6 trailer with my stuff loaded would weigh around 1,000 pounds. The receiver is held in by six bolts. My goal was to completely conceal the wiring. Allow the vehicle a minute or two to rest prior to shutting the engine off. The car definitely has the guts for it. If I was towing with this combination, I'd want to monitor the transmission temperature and use manual mode to lessen any hard shifting.
Always use hardware supplied in the hardware kit or existing hardware specified in the Baseplate Towing Installation Instructions. Has anyone installed a hitch onto the 2. Anyway, has anyone ever towed a small trailer with the above mentioned vehicle? Here's a look at the left side wiring adapter. Here is the adapter plugged in. I am confident that my car can tow a trailer that weighs 3 times less than my car across country doing mostly highway miles.
Going to be a long trip, but I will be glad to be back home. This system requires holes to be drilled in the back of your taillight assemblies to accept the bulbs. The trailer harness enters the spare tire well like this. Hey folks I am moving back to Texas in a couple weeks and don't have too much stuff. This is a thread about the 2. See the Curt video if you don't know what I'm referring to.
Safety cables are always included in our Blue Ox tow bar packages at no additional cost. Always use hardware supplied in the hardware kit or existing hardware specified in the installation instructions. Even my motorcycle can and does tow. I would prefer to get a 5x8 to carry my queen mattress. Blue Ox Avail - 10,000lb Steel Tow Bar The Blue Ox Avail is the king of the tow bar mountain! Once an initial measurement is made, I can use tape on any rented trailer to enable pinpoint, unassisted backing and coupling anytime. Blue Ox Alpha Tow Bar Deluxe Combo Kit This fully featured Alpha tow bar combo kit includes both the diode and bulb and socket wiring configurations, a tow bar cover, baseplate locks, a receiver lock, a 7 to 6 way electrical cable, and the female connector and wiring for the tow vehicle. Thank you for any responses.