Is 1219-1 specifically for the sedan or will it fit a wagon? Thanks
asked by: Chris S
The item you selected, Roadmaster XL Base Plate Kit, part # 1219-1, will fit all models of the 1996 Volkswagen Passat. It should work well on your 1996 Passat TDI Wagon.
In addition to a base plate kit, you will also need a tow bar, safety cables, vehicle wiring or lights, and a supplemental braking system to flat tow your Passat
I would recommend the RoadMaster Falcon All Terrain Tow Bar, part # RM-522. The Falcon Tow Bar is a non-binding tow bar which makes hooking up and disconnecting your vehicle easier.
Roadmaster 68 Inch Coiled Safety Cables, part # RM-643, would work well to keep your vehicle attached to your RV in the event that your tow bar were to become disconnected from your hitch.
I would recommend the Magnetic Towing Light Kit, part # C-ATL20A if you are not planning on towing the Passat on a regular basis. Part # C-ATL20A plugs into an existing 4-way connector on the RV. If you plan to tow your vehicle often, I would recommend the Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit, part # RM-154. The 96 Passat should have a 3-wire system, so the # RM-154 Kit will utilize the red lights for stop, turn, and tail.
Most states require that you use a supplemental braking system when flat-towing a vehicle. I would recommend the Roadmaster Even Brake Portable Proportional Braking System, part # RM-9400. The Even Brake System will help you slow down and reduce the wear on the brakes of your motor home.
Before flat-towing your Passat, you will want to consult the vehicles owners manual or your Volkswagen dealership for specific steps to take before towing. Some vehicles must be equipped with a transmission lube pump, axle disconnect, or free-wheeling hubs before they can be towed.
I have linked instructions and a video review of the RoadMaster Falcon All Terrain Tow Bar, part # RM-522, as well as a video showing the installation of the Roadmaster Universal Hy-Power Diode Wiring Kit, part # RM-154, on a different vehicle to give you an idea of what is involved during installation.
expert reply by: Reno H
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Bypasses Vehicle Wiring
Removable Tail Light Kit
Splices into Vehicle Wiring
Tail Light Mount
Hitch Mount Style
Stores on RV
64 Inch Long
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Removable Draw Bars
Hitch Pin Attachment