I'm looking for a vehicle to flat-tow behind my diesel pusher. Any ideas? Would like to have something that will also get me good gas mileage. Is there anyone that has a VW Jetta diesel that flat tows?
We tow a 2002 4 door 4x4 automatic Chevy Tracker and it has been a great toad. gets around 25 miles per gallon when driving and really gets great milage when being towed :laugh: . All I have to do is transmission in park, 4 wheel drive in neutral, emergency brake off, key one notch back from on and go. Do have to stop every 200 miles and run engine for several minutes and not recommended to tow over 55mph. Don't think the VW can be towed 4 down without modifacations. You can check with Remco and see if they have the mods for a Jetta. Also motorhome magazine list vehicles that are towable 4 down. Do a search on Remco and Motorhome magazine.
Just for what it is worth; almost Any vehicle can be flat towed with the addition of a REMCO lube pump. They have basically made it so that almost any vehicle can be flat towed. The installation of a lube pump is quick easy an simple with the information that comes from Remco. If you have a vehicle that you would like to tow, or have one in mind that you would like to tow and it is not on the list of 4 down tow-able, contact Remco, they more than likely can help you out.
I'm researching the same topic, and I emailed Remco. They replied that all manual transmission VWs can be flat towed without modification. We have an '02 diesel Jetta 5-speed. It gets 45 mpg, and only weighs 3200 lbs. I'd rather have our '04 Honda Pilot at our destination, but it weighs 4400lbs. We'll be towing with an E450 6.8L V-10 equipped Class C for now. I may just suck it up and rig the Honda since we'll want to tow it when we go full time in about 4 years (will be using DP then.) The VW also has almost no ground clearance which could be a problem. Sure wish it didn't cost over 2K to get this thing set up! :angry: