Can you flat tow a VW Beetle?

I have a VW Beetle that is the perfect size to take along on an RV trip, but I want to make sure that it’s okay to safely tow. Can you flat tow a VW Beetle?

Amber Reed · Updated on
Reviewed by Shannon Martin, Licensed Insurance Agent.
Flat towing a smaller auxiliary car is a popular move among RV owners, and the VW Beetle is the perfect size for a smaller day trip car!
You can flat tow a VW Beetle as long as it has a manual transmission, is placed in neutral, and is outfitted with the proper towing gear.
That being said, there are some sources who report that VW doesn’t recommend flat towing certain kinds of VW Beetle, so make sure to consult your owner’s manual and stick to the manufacturer’s advice to avoid causing costly damage to your Beetle.
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