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  1. 2003 Passat B5, 5sp manual, FWB - Towing Flat

    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. Towing fail

    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. Passat saga continues, 3 tows in 3 weeks, need advice.

    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. 2013 TDI Passat towing? Transmission oil cooler?

    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. Used Eurohitch towing hitch for B5 Passat $325 OBO

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    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. Upgrade Suspension Before or After Towing Roadtrip?

    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. Towing with 2002 passat sedan

    Hello! I was planning on traveling all over this summer on the road. Since I do not have a tent trailer, i was going to live out of an old horse trailer that we own. It's faily large, and would be set up with 2 bunks, a table perhaps...nothing to heavy. i was wondering if this would be safe to...
  8. Trailer towing

    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.
  9. Towing capabilities 02 glx

    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?
  10. B5.5 Towing the right way!!!

    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...
  11. heavy towing with a B5 1.8t?

    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...
  12. Towing a 4motion

    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...
  13. passat towing capability

    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?
  14. 2005 Passat Wagon Trailer Hitch

    Parts For Sale
    2005 Passat (Non-4motion) Wagon Trailer Hitch. $90 shipped anywhere in the 48 states.
  15. Towing with the Passat

    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:
  16. My passat will be towing VW BEETLE project, need disc AIRBAG sensor disconnected?

    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?
  17. towing?

    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...
  18. Towing Question: Passat towing a Corrado, or a Corrado towing a Passat?

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    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...
  19. Trailer Towing for 2007 B6 Passat Wagon 3.6 4motion

    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...
  20. towing my car

    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???