Hello! Log in or Register   |  Help  |  Donate  |  Buy Shirts  See all banner ads | Advertise on TheSamba.com  
TheSamba.com
 
GoWesty storage box compatible rear hitch bike rack?
Forum Index -> Vanagon Share: Facebook Twitter
Reply to topic
Print View
Quick sort: Show newest posts on top | Show oldest posts on top View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
ta373
Samba Member


Joined: June 08, 2015
Posts: 45
Location: Seattle, WA
ta373 is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 10:51 am    Post subject: GoWesty storage box compatible rear hitch bike rack? Reply with quote

Does anyone know of a rear hitch mount bike rack that would be compatible with the GoWesty storage box?

We're hoping to put a storage box, and rear tire mount on the left of our van, and then a hitch mounted bike rack off the rear bumper hitch. Just concerned that the ~16" depth of the storage box might not allow us to use a hitch mounted bike rack...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
jimf909 Premium Member
Samba Member


Joined: April 03, 2014
Posts: 4000
Location: Seattle
jimf909 is offline 

PostPosted: Sun Sep 11, 2016 11:35 am    Post subject: Re: GoWesty storage box compatible rear hitch bike rack? Reply with quote

I suggest buying the bike rack you want and adding a 2" receiver extension as needed. The one below is a 14" extension although other lengths are available.

https://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B000CO8RVS/ref=mp_s...ref=plSrch

If you have the GW bumper, their swing away can also accommodate bike mounts: tire and box on the left, swing away bikes mounted vertically on the right. Having the receiver bike rack out behind the spare tire and box will extend the load out quite a bit behind the van and may interfere with the tire/box swing away.

Hope that helps.
_________________
Current: 1990 Westy Camper - Bostig RG4, 2wd, manual trans w/Peloquin, NAHT high-top, Flash Silver, seam rust, bondo, etc., etc.

Past: 1985 Westy Camper - 1.9 wbx, 2wd, manual trans, Merian Brown, (sold after 17 years to Northwesty who converted it to a Syncro).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Forum Index -> Vanagon All times are Mountain Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Savings Time
Page 1 of 1

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

About | Help! | Advertise | Donate | Premium Membership | Privacy/Terms of Use | Contact Us | Site Map
Copyright © 1996-2020, Everett Barnes. All Rights Reserved.
Not affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen of America | Forum powered by phpBB