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To those with the Euro hitch

vw4life

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Location
New West, BC, Canada
TDI
Passat Wagon TDI
OK, here goes a long winded question. I am interested in installing a european tow hitch on my wagon. There are several options (Brink, Bosal, Witter, Westfaila etc...)

Now, I was hoping to find a hitch that was more similar to the basic allroad OEM hitch (which installs in a similar manner to the passat although it is a totally different vehicle and would certainly not fit.

PIC of allroad hitch: http://pictureposter.audiworld.com/55347/hitch_package.jpg

Now, I like the idea of the allroad style hitch because they have fabbed up these adapters so you could easily use a hitch mount bike rack such as these pics:
http://forums.audiworld.com/allroad/msgs/164442.phtml
http://pictureposter.audiworld.com/39740/hitch_adapter.jpg

OK, so for the passat the most common euro hitch to be installed in North America is the Westfalia hitch. It has a funky quick release cylindiracl tow bar.

PICS here: http://i2.photobucket.com/albums/y39/b5_leadfoot/Westfalia/05-HITCHNECK.jpg
http://www.passatworld.com/forums/showthread.php?t=209445

So, besides towing once in a while I wanted to be able to put the bikes on the back. Can anyone see a way to adapt a std, hitch bike rack to the passat westfalia hitch?
 
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