As of January 1st, 2012, we have changed the way we build our rear bumpers. Previously, we offered two bumpers: one with a 2" hitch and one without. Now we only offer ONE plate steel rear bumper that is designed to accept a bolt-in hitch at the time of purchase, or anytime down the road when your needs change or your budget allows.
If you purchased a plate steel rear bumper from us after January 1st, 2012, and would 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, which is found in the related products section below.
NOTE: The GoWesty trailer hitches we offer for Bus and Vanagon are the same size as a standard Class III hitch (2”), and accept any accessory or towing insert that fits into a standard Class III hitch. We manufacture them this way to increase versatility. However, this hitch is NOT capable of standard Class III loading in terms of tongue weight or towing capacity. Do not load this hitch at the tow ball more than 200 lbs., and factor 10 lbs. less per inch outward from where the tow ball would normally sit—for using the hitch to carry bikes or a basket, for example. 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.