A liitle while ago I e-mailed Westfalia regarding the provision of an anchoring point for the breakaway cable as we have an Alltrack on order with a factory fitted towbar.
This matter was resolved,but today I unexpectedly received further e-mail which I quote below :-
Have you now received your new Passat?
How did you find the towing set up?
I have come across another issue that may affect use of your AL-KO 3004. In the attached photos you can see 50 mm vertical clearance, from centre of ball to top of socket (IMG_0208), where AL-KO want 60 mm (Fig 2 of attached pdf).
There is no solution for this known, however I have a VW dealership investigating the issue presently.
Please let me know if you have encountered any issues yourself.
I have attached the photos and .pdf that are referred to :-
IMG_0198.jpg 165.94KB 18 downloads
IMG_0208.jpg 135.76KB 18 downloads
AKS-3004-handbook.pdf 1.46MB 38 downloads
I find it hard to believe that Westfalia/VW have produced a set up that is not compatible with the hitch that is most common in use.
Has anyone suffered any problems with this tow bar and restricted clearance as described.
Edited by Tandem Man, 14 May 2014 - 06:50 pm.