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A VW Beetle pulling a 5th wheel!!

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  • A VW Beetle pulling a 5th wheel!!

    Think I'm joking? Look how cool this is!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56XL0...eature=related


  • #2
    Re: A VW Beetle pulling a 5th wheel!!

    Pretty cool. The "trailer state of Indiana" heh.
    Crosby Sled, '69 Evinrude 33HP Ski-Twin [Restoration Thread]

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    • #3
      Re: A VW Beetle pulling a 5th wheel!!

      That was very cool to watch.

      Too bad many drivers don't follow his parting advice about showing a little courtesy.
      too much water, too little time

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      • #4
        Re: A VW Beetle pulling a 5th wheel!!

        That is downright amazing! Got 18-20mpg as well! Way cool...

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        • #5
          Re: A VW Beetle pulling a 5th wheel!!

          I wonder why someone hasn't come out with one again? With all the small cars out there it would be a great way for people to camp.
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          • #6
            Re: A VW Beetle pulling a 5th wheel!!

            WOW!! That is just eye poppingly amazing. I didn't think a VW bug could pull a gnat, forget a trailer.
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            • #7
              Re: A VW Beetle pulling a 5th wheel!!

              this was in the late 50's early 60's, just as gooseneck 5th wheels came out. they were all the basic style, some 4 point attachments for larger cars. i remember seeing a Mercury Monterrey ( i believe) towing a 5 th wheel. i seem to remember they were outlawed, due to, too many accidents, and the trailer and car jackknifing, and the trailer running over the car.
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              • #8
                Re: A VW Beetle pulling a 5th wheel!!

                I am not sure I would trust the roof that much.
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                • #9
                  Re: A VW Beetle pulling a 5th wheel!!

                  Great to watch but I would most likely not try it !!!
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                  • #10
                    Re: A VW Beetle pulling a 5th wheel!!

                    Originally posted by rbh View Post
                    I am not sure I would trust the roof that much.
                    what?? you mean the rain gutters may not be up to the task of keeping the trailer from running you over?? And I thought those rain gutters were directly attached to the frame! I'm not sure what class that hitch would be... maybe a 0.1 ?

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                    • #11
                      Re: A VW Beetle pulling a 5th wheel!!

                      I know I wouldn't trust it. Back in the Seventies, a buddy of mine owned a Beetle in the U.K. He had a roof rack that utilized the gutters for hold downs.
                      We took off to a local racetrack with a packed cooler on the rack. When we hit 70M.P.H. the rack shot off the roof and became a hood ornament on a very expensive Mercedes. The really bad part was we lost all the beer.
                      Kev.

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                      • #12
                        Re: A VW Beetle pulling a 5th wheel!!

                        That concept would be popular in England with all their compact cars. They really like camping and it seemed a tow vehicle is anything that a hitch can be mounted on.

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                        • #13
                          Re: A VW Beetle pulling a 5th wheel!!

                          Beetles don't have a frame - they have a pan. I wouldn't trust it either. I also would want to have to panic stop it with Beetle brakes.

                          Interesting idea, just not on that vehicle.



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