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

Put a hitch on the Jetta which makes moving the dolly around much easier on rough, soft or uneven surfaces. I also made a 6' pole that uses the hitch so I can load/unload my kayak a whole lot easier. Now, if we can just go somewhere.
Swampman597 04/20/20 08:39pm Dinghy Towing
RE: Florida Keys

Getting winter reservations here have been a problem which seems to get worse. Sometimes I've wondered if a small change would be helpful for the campers who live here and are still raising families and holding jobs who can't plan a year in advance. Pinellas County (St Pete, Clearwater, etc) has a beautiful CG at Ft Desoto where Pinellas County residents only can make reservations a month earlier than everyone else. If this was applied throughout the state, it would give the residents an opportunity to enjoy our campgrounds. No doubt a change like this will really piss off the snowbirds and some may start going to TX and AZ instead. However, the typical Florida family will have a chance to go camping too. Anyone have an opinion on how a change like this would help or any other ideas?
Swampman597 02/25/20 07:00am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Need a base camp RV park for touristing in NYC

Again, thank you everyone. This has been so helpful.
Swampman597 02/17/20 09:26am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Need a base camp RV park for touristing in NYC

I feel you, the last time I was in NYC, Woodstock was going on. Our ship went there for Fleet Week or something and I didn't even know about it until we were back in FL.
Swampman597 02/16/20 08:38am RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Need a base camp RV park for touristing in NYC

WOW, thank you everyone so much. This is great
Swampman597 02/15/20 05:14pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
Need a base camp RV park for touristing in NYC

We are looking for a location outside of the NYC craziness where we can park, take the toad to a commuter station and then ride into the city to see things like the Colbert Show. Any suggestions or ideas?
Swampman597 02/14/20 08:37pm RV Parks, Campgrounds and Attractions
RE: Florida to Texas

Agree with taking the ferry. It saves alot of time and driving plus its free.
Swampman597 01/26/20 04:53pm Roads and Routes
RE: Escape window falls out

On my 5th wheel, the escape window has a hole in the extension arm which allows the window to stay open. On the MH,the extension arms are shorter and don't have any holes. Anyone know why they made this change because its disappointing to not get fresh air?
Swampman597 01/19/20 11:02am Class A Motorhomes
RE: Jensen 12v TV will not permit channel scan

Using the remote, I once set the input option on the Channel settings on Air/Cable to Cable and couldn't get the channel search to work. After putting it back to Air, it all appeared. Hopefully this is all it is. Also, Jensen paper manuals are just half a page saying "they're going green" and to download the manual from their website.
Swampman597 01/04/20 09:14pm Technology Corner
RE: Can a 2017 VW Jetta manual transmission be towed?

Update: We got a tow dolly after all. With REMCO & VW both saying it wasn't flat towable, it just made sense. Its a Tow Master with surge brakes so I don't have to consider a supplemental braking system or how to keep the toad battery charged. Plus, we can change the toad without having to install a new base plate or make any changes. The universal fit straps that came with it weren't easy to setup so I got some smaller size ones from Amazon for $28 that are much easier to use. If it becomes a nuisance and we want to change the toad to something 4 down towable, selling the tow dolly will be a breeze. They don't last long on Craig's List here and sell at a premium. The dealer we got the MH from gave us a great deal on the dolly too. Just wanted to say thanks again to everyone for your thoughts.
Swampman597 12/26/19 03:03pm Dinghy Towing
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
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