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Can Stabilization Strap # 18050 for Curt Trailer Hitches be Attached to Glass Hatch on VW Beetle

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I have vw beetle 1999 with a new hitch just installed and would like to know if its safe to use a stabilizing strap 18050 since the lip on the hatch is not metal but glass? Is it safe to have the strap on the glass lip? Thanks

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I do not recommend using the hook on stabilization strap # 18050 on glass because it could end up damaging the glass on your 1999 VW New Beetle. What you could do, instead of using the hook part, is to replace it with strap # Y02623 or hook the hook part to the loop of this strap.

The Yakima strap has that padded cylinder that would be inside the vehicle. This will disperse the weight/force on the glass over a wider area.

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