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  1. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Installed Blue Ox base plate. Towing behind RV with Blue Ox hitch. Using BrakeBuddy braking system. Took it out for a test tow. Transmission in neutral. Key in ignition switch to keep steering from locking. Went about 30 miles, 10 miles on limited access hwy averaging 60 MPH. Concluded the...
  2. Anything Auto
    Pretty sure this vid is of a road near me (note, the person shooting the vid is the owner of the car, so she uses the F word a couple of times):
  3. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Hello to all. I've been a long-time lurker and am finally signed up and posting. I'm in need of help/advice. I've been having many frustrating problems with my passat over the last 3 weeks. Here are the details. 2004 GLX V6, ~92k miles. Regular maintenance, already had the timing belt replaced...
  4. Volkswagen Passat TDI Discussion
    I'm looking for a light weight travel trailer (Livin Lite Quicksilver or similar) and want to add a transmission oil cooler and larger capacity pan. Has anyone done something similar or have recommendations? TIA, Sid
  5. Parts For Sale
    Very good condition, used trailer/ towing hitch assembly. Replaces bumper assembly. Once installed your Passat will be rated for 4,000 pound towing capacity. This is a class II hitch sold in europe for the Passsat. Easy install, four bolts accessible from the inside the luggage compartment...
  6. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    Done lurking now that I finally came across a question that I haven't been able to answer by searching. '04 V6 Wagon ~84k miles. I'm getting ready to move from Seattle to Chicago and am going to be pulling a small trailer--I towed the same thing out here without a problem. I'm not worried...
  7. New Member Introductions
    Any info on towing a small tent trailer with a 2005 Passat TDI wagon? Manual says up to 2000 lbs, want to know if anyone has done this, how the transmission will hold up, etc. I want to pull about a 1200 pound trailer, then add family, bikes, gear and can't forget the dog.
  8. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 2002 V6 GLX and want to know if I can pull a haul trailer. Obviously not a large one. Anyone with some experience have any advice?
  9. The Showroom
    B5.5 Towing the right way!!! With pics now lol. Pics have been fixed for all to see, not the guy with glasses though. Towing is a piece of cake with the V6, while accelerating though I do feel the extra weight. At highway speed it moves with no issue. This is my friends R6 which is for sale...
  10. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    It would seem that here is the only place on the web that I can find people who have actually towed with a B5 so I'd ask for your insight. I've got a 99 audi A4 avant 1.8 quattro. i'm also building a 95 golf track car. I want to be able to either flat tow or dolly tow the track car as it will...
  11. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    How far can a 4motion be towed on two wheels before damage is done? I had mine towed this morning, and as he was preparing to put it up on a dolly he had to move the car about 15 feet forward then backward on two wheels. For the rest of the ride all four wheels were up. Should I be worried of...
  12. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a 03 Passat stationwagon and want to know if it is practical to use a trailer and at what load capacity?
  13. Parts For Sale
    2005 Passat (Non-4motion) Wagon Trailer Hitch. $90 shipped anywhere in the 48 states. http://longisland.craigslist.org/pts/2058224993.html
  14. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I have a B5.5, V6, 5sp. Anyone ever tow anything with these cars? Experiences, thoughts? Jet skis, motorcycles, pop-up campers?:driving:
  15. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    how do i disconnect air bags, because i need to tow a project beetle 300 miles please help me find location or easiest location to dissconnect? FUSE?
  16. Volkswagen Passat B5 Discussion
    I just bought a 2002 v6 wagon without 4motion. I was wondering if it would be a bad idea to put a trailer hitch on it to pull a 16' aluminum fishing boat. The boat is quite simple with just bench seats and a tiller driven outboard motor rather than the fully decked-out boats that can be...
  17. Anything Auto
    I figured since this involves another vehicle, I'd put this here... So I have a good friend of mine who lives in DC (I live in Ohio) that is going to help me rebuild my 1990 Corrado G60. My GF and I are going to make it a little vacation over about a week but she doesn't drive. Since we are...
  18. Volkswagen Passat B6 Discussion
    Folks, I was wondering if anyone has been able to fabricate a Class II hitch for their B6 Passat Wagon 3.6 4motion? I am a CAD designer and have access to a metal fabricating shop, so I think I can pull this off on my own, but it would give me a bit more confidence to know if someone else has...
  19. B5 Garage
    Hi all, im needing to tow my car form my house to another with a better equipped shop, and am just wondering how safe a front wheel dolly would be for towing the vehicle???
  20. Anything Auto
    See what I did with the title there? :lol: ________________________________________ Disclaimer, this is a purely factual and non-blaming post documenting and detailing the events of 11-21-2009, a day that will live in infamy.... P.P.S. There is an opinion Q&A at the end.... So, without...
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