Universal Carrier for Swing-Away Arm [Vanagon]

Works With:1980-1991

Requires some hand & power tools and minimal mechanical knowledge.

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This is the GoWesty universal carrier attachment for our bumper-mounted swing-away system. This carrier is made of light-weight, powdercoated, thin wall 2" x 2" steel tubing. This material would not be strong enough if it were just bolted at the base, so we incorporated a lockable tensioning latch system at the top that makes for a remarkably sturdy multi-use provision for carrying just about anything!

We call this a "universal" carrier because you can do lots of different things with it:

Kit includes:

  • 2" x 2" powdercoated square tube carrier bar
  • Lockable upper latch
  • Stainless steel mounting hardware
  • Detailed installation instructions

Notes: Does not include the bumper mounted swing-away system. The top latch won't fit on a Westfalia high top without modifications to the latch.

Our swing-aways have a maximum safe load limit of 180 lbs. When using the tray, this weight is not to exceed 24" in height and be kept within the confines of the tray horizontally and centered within the tray. If using the universal carrier, 35 of these pounds may be shifted to the upper portion of the arm (the 180 lb. total limit still applies).

Universal Carrier for Swing-Away Arm [Vanagon] Wrench Rating

Handy — Requires some hand & power tools and minimal mechanical knowledge.

All Wrench Ratings

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.

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