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RE: Can a 2017 VW Jetta manual transmission be towed?

Y-Guy, I agree.
Swampman597 10/30/19 01:43pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Can a 2017 VW Jetta manual transmission be towed?

Had the Jetta at the dealer last week for warranty work (replacing some sensors) and the service writer said it was no problem towing it since it was a standard transmission. Guess I've gone full circle on this question. Anyhow, going up to PA Friday and will look more into it when we get back.
Swampman597 10/29/19 03:27pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Can a 2017 VW Jetta manual transmission be towed?

Thats a really nice set-up there. We made our first trip last week to a campground (Sebastian Inlet state park) and experienced the loss of mobility without a toad. It is looking more and more that we're leaning toward a Jeep but still researching. We're going to PA the first of November, which will be the first long (over 200 miles away) trip and should give us a better idea of what we'll need. Plus, we only have to imagine the fun it'll be trying to get the back of the mh to a gas pump with a toad attached. Going from a fiver to a mh does have a learning curve. I could tow my Silverado diesel but its too heavy for the hitch and would make the V-10 a gas guzzler pulling an extra 9,000 lbs.
Swampman597 10/19/19 11:01am Dinghy Towing
RE: Can a 2017 VW Jetta manual transmission be towed?

Thanks, yes the ABS seems pretty tricky.
Swampman597 10/17/19 01:51pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Can a 2017 VW Jetta manual transmission be towed?

I have a buddy with a Razor side-by-side who is cheering on the Jeep vote. And, he wants to visit Moab too from Oregon.
Swampman597 10/13/19 08:57am Dinghy Towing
RE: Can a 2017 VW Jetta manual transmission be towed?

Yikes, its these unknowns that trouble me. I'm starting to lean toward a Jeep, mostly for the convenience. After looking at the Blue Ox video of how to install the base plate, I wondered if the base plate tips would be a turn off for a buyer who knows its been towed. Thanks, I'm still considering and the points youses bring up are valid.
Swampman597 10/12/19 05:23pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Can a 2017 VW Jetta manual transmission be towed?

Good points, thanks
Swampman597 10/12/19 04:05pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Can a 2017 VW Jetta manual transmission be towed?

Yes, there seems to be more reports against towing it versus towing it. I guess a Jeep might be in our future. Thanks
Swampman597 10/12/19 08:49am Dinghy Towing
Can a 2017 VW Jetta manual transmission be towed?

The MotorHome magazine tow guides don't list it, the owners manual is vague about towing over 30 miles but eTrailer has a Blue OX base plate installation guide & base plate for it. So, is anyone towing a 2017 Jetta with 1.4 engine and manual transmission? Does it work? Thanks
Swampman597 10/11/19 05:43pm Dinghy Towing
RE: looking for quick access bathroom advice

Thank you
Swampman597 09/16/19 12:56pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: looking for quick access bathroom advice

Thank you everyone for your thoughts and encouragement. We did it, not quite like we had envisioned though. Next week, I'll pick up our new Coachman Mirada 35BH that has a full and a half bath so no waiting. Its a little longer than I was wanting but the side and rear cameras offer good views, especially when turning. We'll see.
Swampman597 09/15/19 02:46pm RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: looking for quick access bathroom advice

Good thoughts, thanks. Anyone know where I can just get a Star Trek transporter device to transport her to the 5er and back?
Swampman597 09/05/19 11:29am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
looking for quick access bathroom advice

My DW and I made a wonderful 7 month trip in 2014 from Key West to NW Washington state. Unfortunately, when we returned she was diagnosed with cancer and has gone through more than I could endure at the Moffit Cancer center since then. The good news is she's actually getting better and stronger so we're talking about trying local (FL only) trips and see. Our truck and 5er are in great shape however she needs pretty quick access to a toilet, usually without much warning. Apologies if TMI. Since pulling over to access the bathroom in the 5er isn't always guaranteed at a moments notice, we're considering getting a Class A (gas, 30' - 34') which would provide instant access. For those of you who have faced unique concerns like these, is getting a Class A a viable option? Or, are there other solutions folks have found that worked? We've considered a low-profile porta potty in the back (crew cab) but that might require her climbing over the seat if I can't pull over. I suggested we put in a 2-way video & audio so she could ride in the 5er but that wasn't received very well. Too many comments about how easy it is for a trailer to get stuck on a railroad crossing. :-) Any thoughts? Thanks, Mike
Swampman597 09/05/19 10:57am RVing with Disabilities and General Health Issues
RE: Metal Carport Advice

These folks will do it all for you or just sell you a kit with everything you need. I built a 40' x 80' pole barn but had them build a 20' wide lean-to on one side. Great folks at https://afbpfl.com/ in Brooksville area. Good luck
Swampman597 06/23/19 01:48pm Travel Trailers
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