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shockwavecs
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:37 pm    Post subject: Weird hitch came with my vanagon --- how to make it compatible? Reply with quote

I bought a vanagon that came with a hitch installed.

https://www.etrailer.com/Trailer-Hitch/Volkswagen/Vanagon/1990/C11657.html?vehicleid=19906258

I'm about to weld a receiver tube to this unless someone has a suggestion on how to get this working so I can slap my bike rack on this baby...
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 2:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Weird hitch came with my vanagon --- how to make it compatible? Reply with quote

That is a fairly common vanagon hitch. If you do want to weld a box on be wary of deflection since the box tubing to the bumper mounts is pretty small.
If you have the funds and want to just be done with it look at the offerings from GoWesty http://www.gowesty.com/product-details.php?v=&id=2582
or
burley motorsports http://burleysmotorsports.com/index.php?main_page=...word=hitch
Good luck
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 15, 2016 3:01 pm    Post subject: Re: Weird hitch came with my vanagon --- how to make it compatible? Reply with quote

This might work:
http://www.hitchinstaller.com/atv-towing-and-acces...06-p-45006
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