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    Posted: 30-May-2007 at 21:16
I finally got it installed this past weekend. Took me about 2.5 hours but if I had to do it again it would take less than two.

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It's too bad that Westfalia does sell accessories like bike racks that connect to the hitch.

No all I have to do is fingure out the electris and buy a trailer.

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  Quote Carps Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-May-2007 at 02:15
VW in Eurpoe sell Thule accessories, and Thule make tow-hitch mounted bike racks. I have one. It is superb. The only point of contact with the vehicle is the tow ball - no supports or straps or anything.

BTW, I think your car needs a wash ;-)

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  Quote coach_pilot Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-May-2007 at 02:31
Originally posted by B5crazy

It's too bad that Westfalia does sell accessories like bike racks that connect to the hitch.


Tom,
Did I misunderstood this: Why is it bad that Westfalia sells such things?

But if you need a bike rack for the hitch there are many other players in the market. One of the best in quality and reliability is the Swedish Thule company. Here ist the link to the U.S. site, in Europe there are still other models of Thule available.
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  Quote B5crazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-May-2007 at 09:54
Derek,

All of the bike rack systems I've seen attache to horizontal tow bars the Westfalia is a vertical system. That is why I was bummed. Unfortunately, I'm not sure if they even sell an adapter for a horizontal system.

BYW, I washed my car on Sunday and it looks much better.

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  Quote maybe 8 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-May-2007 at 12:53
ckeck this out - or you might already know.....
http://oempl.us/product_info.php?manufacturers_id=21&products_id=84&osCsid=0893ffaa71cd018340d495c11a3ae721
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  Quote B5crazy Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-May-2007 at 12:58
That is basically what I have installed already.
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  Quote maybe 8 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 31-May-2007 at 13:01
how does it compare in cost. same towing rating.
then what about lights/connector
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