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Old 11-01-2013, 11:35 AM   #1
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Just for fun, a retro design....

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Old 11-01-2013, 12:06 PM   #2
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Wow - funny. I had a few Beetles and they had enough trouble on their own getting up in the mountains - imagine pulling this up one!
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Old 11-01-2013, 03:46 PM   #3
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I concur. I've had two Beetles and a Squareback. I towed three successively larger sailboats with the Squareback, and the last was the '17 fiberglass boat that showed me I shouldn't be doing that with that vehicle! I don't think I'd trust that roof connection, either.
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Old 11-04-2013, 01:59 PM   #4
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I had a Beetle too, not sure towing like in the video would have been a good idea. That being said, 360 degrees of maneuverability would be pretty nice, you would never have to back a trailer up again
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Old 11-04-2013, 02:06 PM   #5
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I just can't picture that as being road legal.
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Old 11-04-2013, 04:28 PM   #6
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Truly an RV classic.

Should we suggest to Reace that while he is making the moulds for the new 5.0 he should do one with a really high front and provide a hitch for the roof of a small SUV... or a New Beetle?

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... 360 degrees of maneuverability would be pretty nice, you would never have to back a trailer up again
Or, when you do back up the trailer (into a campsite or storage location), you can do it with the tug going forward, which is easier.

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I just can't picture that as being road legal.
As long as the hitch is built to SAE J684 / VESC V-5 standards, I don't see why not. On the other hand, legal and suitable (or safe, or prudent, or reliable) are not the same thing...
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Old 11-04-2013, 09:00 PM   #7
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I'm still in the rebuild stage of an old truck... actually it's a panel. I think this would be a perfect solution so I can tow my new 5er with old iron!
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