A vital bit of kit to carry on any long trip or just to have at home in the tool box is the Gowesty supplied rear hub nut removing tool. A couple of whacks with a heavy hammer and that troublesome rear castle nut will come undone no worries. This simple tool saves the need to carry a heavy scaffold tube around with you and a load of different other tools.
46mm axle nut removal tool for all 1963-79 Type 2 Bus and all 1980-91 Vanagon including Syncro. Designed for use with a 1/2″ breaker bar.