Bike Rack Recommendations for a 1989 Volkswagen Vanagon

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What bike racks do you have for use on a VW Vanagon 1989. For 2 bikes only, front or preferably back mounted. thanks!

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For your 1989 Volkswagen Vanagon you could go with a trunk mounted bike rack like the Hollywood Racks Express part # HRE2 that has been confirmed as a fit. This is a great option for ease of installation and price point, but doesn't include security. If you want to deter theft, I recommend adding # TH533 to secure the rack to the vehicle and then a cable lock like # e98891 to secure your bikes to the rack.

If you already have a trailer hitch, you may want to consider a hitch mounted bike rack which will not touch any painted surfaces of your vehicle. The most popular bike rack we carry that has been confirmed to fit this vehicle is the Swagman XTC2 Bike Rack part # S64670. This rack has a ton of positive reviews from our customers who have tried it. Check out the review video I attached for more info. This rack also would require a lock like # e98891 but the connection to the hitch receiver is a large benefit for many vehicles.

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