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Parts Needed to Flat Tow 1999 Volskwagen New Beetle


good mornin. i have a 1999 volksvagom beetle, will this set-up work for my vehicle, thank you,


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For your 1999 Volkswagen New Beetle the only base plate kit we offer is the Blue Ox part # BX3815. Since you can't use adapters with this base plate kit you would need to go with a Blue Ox tow bar like the # BX7380 which is a very popular option that comes with safety cables.

For lighting you can use the diode kit, # RM-15267, and not have to worry about cutting into the taillight housing. This will splice into your taillight wiring to allow your tow vehicle to control the taillight assemblies of the towed vehicle. This comes with a round 6-way connector that you will install on the front of your towed vehicle and enough coiled wire to go from there to the RV.

And finally, most states now require supplemental braking in the vehicle being flat towed. The easiest system to set up and use is the Blue Ox Patriot II # BRK2016, that applies the vehicle brakes in proportion to how much the tow vehicle is braking. This is the safest way to stop and it reduces wear and tear on both vehicles.

Most likely you will also need a high low adapter so that the tow bar will be level when you are flat towing. I attached a link to a page that has all of the ones we carry.

I have included a couple of helpful links to our articles on flat towing for you. Be sure to consult the vehicle owners manual for more specific information on flat towing your vehicle.

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