You're super excited to add a rear swing away system to your vehicle... but which side will you install it on?
Pro: The swing away is curb-side, which means less traffic-related issues.
Pro: If you are carrying fuel, it is much easier to siphon fuel directly from the can to the tank without removing the can from the carrier.
Pro: On most Vanagons, the driver's side is already heavier, so it's nice not to add more weight.
Con: If you carry a load on the back that blocks the rear-view mirror, it is better to block the other side where a blind-spot isn't as much of an issue.
Pro: If you carry a load on the back that blocks the rear-view, it's better to block this side.
Most of us that run these swing away systems have them on both sides. If you're in the same boat, remember to keep your tray (with fuel) on the passenger side for ease of use.