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Requires some hand & power tools and minimal mechanical knowledge.
Important: As of October 2022, we no longer build our rear plate steel bumpers to accept this add-on hitch product. All of our current production rear bumpers are fabricated with this 2" receiver hitch built in. If you purchased a plate steel rear bumper from us prior to this date, and would now like to add a 2" receiver hitch, this is the product for you.
• Industry standard 2" receiver for towing, and various accessories
• Class III size - please see Fitment & Specs tab for strength rating information
• Durable gloss black powder coat finish
• Complete hardware and installation instructions
This hitch is designed to integrate into our new plate steel rear bumpers ONLY. If you have any other bumper on your vehicle, you can add our Stand Alone" Bolt-On Hitch.
Bike Carrier: Any bike carrier is AOK to use with this hitch. However, the maximum, combined weight of whatever you put on the bike carrier decreases the further out the load is placed. So, the weight of the bikes is the limiting factor. Any two bikes weighing no more than 60# each, or any four bikes weighing no more than 30# each is AOK. And always: Place the heaviest bikes as close to the bumper as possible.
Other accessory/load carrying device: The weight you can carry decreases 5#/inch from the face of the bumper. Never use a load carrying accessory (like a tray, for example) where any part of the accessory hangs out more than 30" from the fact of the bumper, and always load it as close to the bumper as possible.
Towing: Your tow ball insert must not place the two ball any further than 10" away from the face of the bumper. Maximum 200 lbs. We do not recommend using this hitch to tow more than 1500 lbs. Please read our article on towing before towing anything behind your Vanagon.
Plug 'n' Play — Requires no or basic hand tools and no mechanical knowledge.
Handy — Requires some hand & power tools and minimal mechanical knowledge.
DIY — Requires a full tool set and broad mechanical knowledge.
Pro — Requires professional-level tools, talent and experience.