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    VW Beetle towing a camper

    The design allows for a full 360-degrees of rotation, so it becomes the easiest camper to park - ever!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56XL0TysIn0

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    Quote Originally Posted by chiph View Post
    The design allows for a full 360-degrees of rotation, so it becomes the easiest camper to park - ever!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=56XL0TysIn0

    Chip H.
    That's pretty cool!

    I'll tell you, though - as the owner of several old Beetles - I bet the roof (super thin-gauge metal) would be subject to some distortion. And if that trailer weighs even 500 pounds, with two people in the Beetle, the poor little car would have trouble maintaining 60 mph, all out.

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    That camper really makes the Beetle sit down low!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Eric View Post
    ....the roof (super thin-gauge metal) would be subject to some distortion.
    Just like on a pickup/fifth wheel rig, the trailer hitch attaches to a sturdy crossbar,
    which in turn attaches not to the inner fenders,
    but to the rain gutters, which may be the stiffest part of a Bug.
    Last edited by MikeHalloran; 03-17-2010 at 08:24 PM.

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