Dear all, Still working on my 'resto for the rest of us' project. Just a tidy-up, here and there. Mod cons, rustwork, fix smelly leaky engine, etc. Thankyou to the kombiclub for so much archived advice. Thankyou also to people who have offered specific advice for my enquiries. In the process, my EMPI twin muffler has meant I can no longer use the towbar I had - at least not without cutting and rewelding the towbar. That's fine, but the only reason I want a towball is... TO FIT A BIKERACK. So here's my question. What experience do people have with kombi friendly bike racks? I do like to open my engine hatch quite regularly to smell and feel and just, well, perve. So a towball option has limited merit anyway. The loss of my towball gives me an opportunity to consider other ideas. I have looked, with no success, for a fold-down version, meaning I could use the towball but just fold the rack and bikes down to check the donk. I have also tried to figure out if I could get one that is meant for hatches/station wagons, but I don't think it'll fit without mods (and it'd be nice to still use the back door anyway) http://www.bicyclestore.com.au/Thule-FreeWay-Bike-Carrier-BA968-pr-20601.html Then there's the spare tyre option - handy for kombi drives, but I wanted to avoid bikes in front out of respect for pedestrians, kangaroos and because bugs on my bike would be a drag. But this is what I might end up doing unless y'all have great ideas. http://www.bicyclestore.com.au/Allens-Deluxe-3-Bike-Carrier-Spare-Tyre-pr-21067.html Finally, the up-top option doesnt work for me at all. Who could be arsed climbing up there to get bikes down all the time? Has anyone had any luck with this, or are Kombi's and bikes incompatible? Thanks in advance, Dingo.