Anyone have a VW Bug?

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Anyone have a VW Bug?

Post by BOAT » Tue May 19, 2020 12:40 pm

I know I'll get popped for this.

Anyone got a VW Bug or Baja Bug they wanna sell me? I'm gonna use it to tow 'boat'.

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Re: Anyone have a VW Bug?

Post by Hamin' X » Tue May 19, 2020 12:55 pm

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Re: Anyone have a VW Bug?

Post by BOAT » Tue May 19, 2020 1:10 pm

Whaaat? Something is wrong - it looks too long.

Oh well, :( how much you want for it?

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Post by Hamin' X » Tue May 19, 2020 2:06 pm

Sorry, not mine to sell. I took that picture in front of Joe's Oyster Bar in Mazatlan, Mexico.
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Re: Anyone have a VW Bug?

Post by Jimmyt » Tue May 19, 2020 2:37 pm

BOAT wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 12:40 pm
I know I'll get popped for this.

Anyone got a VW Bug or Baja Bug they wanna sell me? I'm gonna use it to tow 'boat'.
Hope you aren't planning to go far or fast... :D
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Re: Anyone have a VW Bug?

Post by BOAT » Tue May 19, 2020 2:40 pm

Jimmyt wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 2:37 pm
BOAT wrote:
Tue May 19, 2020 12:40 pm
I know I'll get popped for this.

Anyone got a VW Bug or Baja Bug they wanna sell me? I'm gonna use it to tow 'boat'.
Hope you aren't planning to go far or fast... :D
Oh yeah, I'm gonna launch the boat in Mexico right on the beach sand and I gotta go 75 on the freeway towing the boat to get there fast because I only have the weekend.

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Re: Anyone have a VW Bug?

Post by Jimmyt » Tue May 19, 2020 5:15 pm

I suspect cabin fever. You need to go sailing before you do something rash... :o
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Re: Anyone have a VW Bug?

Post by Russ » Thu May 21, 2020 6:23 am

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Re: Anyone have a VW Bug?

Post by Banner_IV » Thu May 21, 2020 4:12 pm

You might be better towing the Beetle with Boat!

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Re: Anyone have a VW Bug?

Post by WinSome » Tue Jun 23, 2020 4:35 pm

Get your VW and modify the trailer to fifth wheel. This method will assist with launching your Mac.

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Re: Anyone have a VW Bug?

Post by BOAT » Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:23 am

I have a bumper hitch that clamps onto the bumper so I'm good on the hitch. I figure by using the beetle bug I will save a lot on gas when towing the boat.

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Re: Anyone have a VW Bug?

Post by Tomfoolery » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:13 am

BOAT wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:23 am
I have a bumper hitch that clamps onto the bumper so I'm good on the hitch.
Ah, you musta got that from U-Haul, back in the day. One of those scary-looking chained-on bumper hitches. :o
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Re: Anyone have a VW Bug?

Post by BOAT » Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:32 am

Tomfoolery wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:13 am
BOAT wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:23 am
I have a bumper hitch that clamps onto the bumper so I'm good on the hitch.
Ah, you musta got that from U-Haul, back in the day. One of those scary-looking chained-on bumper hitches. :o
Yup :) that's the one! 8) I figure I can hook it up to the bumper on an old 65 beetle bug and haul the boat to Mexico and launch on the sand in San Felipe and spend hardly no money on gas! :P right!? :)

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Re: Anyone have a VW Bug?

Post by Tomfoolery » Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:40 am

BOAT wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:32 am
Tomfoolery wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:13 am
BOAT wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 6:23 am
I have a bumper hitch that clamps onto the bumper so I'm good on the hitch.
Ah, you musta got that from U-Haul, back in the day. One of those scary-looking chained-on bumper hitches. :o
Yup :) that's the one! 8) I figure I can hook it up to the bumper on an old 65 beetle bug and haul the boat to Mexico and launch on the sand in San Felipe and spend hardly no money on gas! :P right!? :)
I think you should go for it! 8)

And report back here on how it all went. :wink:

If you make it back here. :evil:
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Re: Anyone have a VW Bug?

Post by BOAT » Wed Jun 24, 2020 11:11 am

Tomfoolery wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 10:40 am
BOAT wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:32 am
Tomfoolery wrote:
Wed Jun 24, 2020 7:13 am


Ah, you musta got that from U-Haul, back in the day. One of those scary-looking chained-on bumper hitches. :o
Yup :) that's the one! 8) I figure I can hook it up to the bumper on an old 65 beetle bug and haul the boat to Mexico and launch on the sand in San Felipe and spend hardly no money on gas! :P right!? :)
I think you should go for it! 8)

And report back here on how it all went. :wink:

If you make it back here. :evil:
Well, I'm tryin'! I still need to find the beetle bug! I can't attempt it if i don't have the car!

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