VW bus trailer hitch

I mentioned a few weeks ago that we picked up a trailer to help solve our space problem when traveling in the bus. Well, none of our vehicles actually have a hitch, so I picked one up. Jamie Rivers has been making these hitches for a little while now and everyone who has one has been quite happy with it. No drilling is required, as it uses the same four holes in the chassis that the bumper brackets mount to. I believe the UPS box mentioned a weight that was just under 30 pounds, and I don’t doubt it a bit. My unprofessional opinion would be that this hitch could tow a lot more than any VW bus deserves to be hauling around. I’ll post some pics of the install later, but for now, here are some shots of the hitch itself.
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A trailer to help with space

So, with four kids, space is limited.  We had talked about getting a roof rack and putting a cargo box on top.  Then we thought more about the trailer.  With the cargo box on the roof, it would need to be emptied before we could raise the pop top.  But, we also wouldn’t have to worry about extra wheels, registration, and the general issues that go along with having a trailer.  With the trailer though, we could pop the top whenever.  We could also leave the trailer behind when running around the local area.  It would also be easier for everyone to access.
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