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  Topic: Vanagons in the smoke
Royb

Replies: 58
Views: 2410

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 15, 2020 12:44 am   Subject: Re: Vanagons in the smoke
Does anyone else feel like driving is actually cleaning the air when itís this bad? No? Oh, uh, nevermind.

We spent Sunday indoors playing Monopoly to kill time as awfully as possible.
  Topic: Covid-19 Unexpected Time Off / You / A Vanagon
Royb

Replies: 302
Views: 18481

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:48 am   Subject: Re: Covid-19 Unexpected Time Off / You / A Vanagon
Thought I had everything fixed by midsummer, only to find the sink pump had crapped out again, so we camped for five days on the Stanislaus NF with a 3 gallon Cooler, that lasts about a day for 4 peop ...
  Topic: Ever used a truck-style grille cover in winter driving?
Royb

Replies: 37
Views: 936

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 05, 2020 12:20 am   Subject: Re: Ever used a truck-style grille cover in winter driving?
If this is for the bitter cold of the east bay, where it can get down to 50 in the winter, I wouldnít bother. It might be useful in cold country, but this sounds like a bad thermostat.
  Topic: Vanagon 100% electric with Chevy Bolt drivetrain
Royb

Replies: 353
Views: 38896

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 1:19 am   Subject: Re: Vanagon 100% electric with Chevy Bolt drivetrain
I missed this the first time around too! Really innovative and impressive! Please keep posting as you troubleshoot and improve.
  Topic: TruckFridge TF49 Install
Royb

Replies: 15
Views: 600

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 02, 2020 5:48 pm   Subject: Re: TruckFridge TF49 Install
whatís the minimum battery needed to run a Truckfridge? I have a little Odyssey 1200, with a 15 watt solar panel to top it off when camping, that I love, but would that 42 amp/hour battery be instant ...
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
Royb

Replies: 10959
Views: 1909891

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jun 03, 2020 4:26 am   Subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today?
Installed the second Gowesty LED rear side marker. They are a little protuberant and crappy but bright and shiny new.

Honestly I questioned why I didnít replace my cracked and dim originals with ...
  Topic: Epic Vanlife Video in 2WD Westy
Royb

Replies: 17
Views: 1233

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:59 am   Subject: Re: Epic Vanlife Video in 2WD Westy
A tow chain is a pretty handy tool in the woods to move trees too. My experience cutting them out is there often is another and another coming up. Iíll take a hike to make sure itís worth it.
  Topic: Spending money on upgrades to the Westy vs. Peace Vans Modern
Royb

Replies: 91
Views: 6980

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 28, 2019 10:16 am   Subject: Re: Spending money on upgrades to the Westy vs. Peace Vans Modern
There was a video by Doug Demuro about what a crappy overpriced van the Metris is....

https://youtu.be/JRhvnlQHKc0

I prefer the Sprinter. Or my Vanagon!
  Topic: Buying advice - good deal on this '85 full camper?
Royb

Replies: 39
Views: 1419

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 06, 2018 2:55 am   Subject: Re: Buying advice - good deal on this '85 full camper?
I can smell that van from here, and it ainít good.
  Topic: The Nissan Recon
Royb

Replies: 16
Views: 2106

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Sat Apr 28, 2018 12:27 am   Subject: Re: The Nissan Recon
I like these- Iíve been wondering where a small, affordable replacement for the Vanagon was- not the big, ugly $80-100k Sportsmobiles. Maybe this is it- it looks pretty nice. I wanted to like the Ho ...
  Topic: What Songs Best Describe Your Vanagon?
Royb

Replies: 101
Views: 4871

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 05, 2018 6:45 am   Subject: Re: What Songs Best Describe Your Vanagon?
Bob Marley in general, the slow ramble of Positive Vibration in particular...

https://youtu.be/MogWBEyWY8s
  Topic: School me on Solar
Royb

Replies: 33
Views: 2270

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 10:13 am   Subject: Re: School me on Solar
I have a 15 watt trickle charge solar cell and a cheapo little hokey $20 charge controller wired directly into the battery. It seems to work, itís simple, and itís cheap. Am I crazy/ doomed?

I do ...
  Topic: Rocky Mountain Westy Bumpers
Royb

Replies: 41
Views: 12270

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Mar 11, 2018 11:17 am   Subject: Re: Rocky Mountain Westy Bumpers
I think the RMW bumper looks worlds better, and it comes with a built-in hitch. If only there was a parent discount....
  Topic: 1982 Vanagon - Our loved family van
Royb

Replies: 28
Views: 1580

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Mar 08, 2018 12:26 am   Subject: Re: 1982 Vanagon - Our loved family van
A car that wonít move is not worth much. Find why it doesnít (just rusted brakes, or something worse?), fix it, then itís driveable and worth more. Then things like mileage and stained seats matter ...
  Topic: Stiffer 2WD Suspension Needed, Please Help
Royb

Replies: 85
Views: 5588

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Feb 19, 2018 12:53 am   Subject: Re: Stiffer 2WD Suspension Needed, Please Help
Ugh, I have the GoWesty lift springs with Bilsteins too. I like the lifted look, but the ride has gotten so.... wallowy that it feels unsafe after about 4 yrs. They sounded so confident about these ...
  Topic: Van Cafe to merge with Rocky Mountain Westy!
Royb

Replies: 219
Views: 23175

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jan 10, 2018 2:17 am   Subject: Re: Van Cafe to merge with Rocky Mountain Westy!
Wonderful companies and Iím glad it/ they will continue, although I did like that Van Cafe was in Santa Cruz. Good luck- Iím still trying to save up for those sweet RMW bumpers!
  Topic: Plastidip the ugly away
Royb

Replies: 23
Views: 2007

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Nov 14, 2017 2:46 am   Subject: Re: Plastidip the ugly away,
Thatís great! I would happily fill up in Morgan Hill to get some bodywork done too! That must be one of those Sunset vans- the salty air there will eat anything.
  Topic: Cheapest Vanagon Insurance
Royb

Replies: 13
Views: 786

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Nov 05, 2017 12:31 am   Subject: Re: Cheapest Vanagon Insurance
I just reviewed the CA Insurance Commissioner website for rankings and State Farm Is pretty bad! Looking into GEICO, which, despite their dumb ads, ranks pretty high.
  Topic: Looking for Vanagon guru in East Bay area California
Royb

Replies: 6
Views: 301

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:58 pm   Subject: Re: Looking for Vanagon guru in East Bay area California
Hey, this happened to me for the first time this summer! Gradual loss of power on i-80 after driving for about an hour. I pulled over, looked under the hatch, saw nothing weird, started it back up a ...
  Topic: Cheapest Vanagon Insurance
Royb

Replies: 13
Views: 786

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Oct 23, 2017 7:17 am   Subject: Re: Cheapest Vanagon Insurance
I got RV insurance thru State Farm, which works if you have a Westy and donít put a lot of mileage on it. Crazy cheap.
 
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