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  Topic: Abandoning VW?
Sam Bateman

Replies: 67
Views: 10327

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Dec 26, 2012 5:08 pm   Subject: Abandoning VW?
Well this may be heresy but...... I've given up on Volkswagen. After owning a bus or Vanagon of some sort for 30+ years.
I've finally come to the conclusion that I have deluded myself all those years ...
  Topic: El Cheapo window screen for rainy days!
Sam Bateman

Replies: 47
Views: 17254

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2012 5:52 pm   Subject: El Cheapo window screen for rainy days!
Yeah, used my home-made gutter guard screens under my WeatherTech visors at Hatteras a couple of years ago in a right good blow. Wind and rain coming from the driver's side and it lasted all night.
G ...
  Topic: Witch Hunter Performance - Gone?
Sam Bateman

Replies: 9
Views: 1290

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 05, 2012 9:21 pm   Subject: Recommendation for "The Fuel Injector Man"
I can personally recommend "The Fuel Injector Man" for injector cleaning and service. Especially if it's a Bosch injector.

http://fuelinjectorman.com/

Dale Goble is a delight to deal w ...
  Topic: High Country Bus Festival This Weekend
Sam Bateman

Replies: 1
Views: 532

PostForum: Shows/Events/Camping/Clubs   Posted: Mon Jul 23, 2012 6:04 pm   Subject: High Country Bus Festival This Weekend
I hope to be heading down to Crumpler, NC on Wednesday morning, via the Blue Ridge Parkway from around Lynchburg, VA.
Anyone else from the Central VA area heading that way on Wednesday?

Sam Batema ...
  Topic: Newfoundland - Trip Planning
Sam Bateman

Replies: 30
Views: 3790

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Mon Jul 09, 2012 4:22 pm   Subject: Newfoundland - Trip Planning
Well wherever and whatever the reason for relocating this thread..... I do appreciate all of your input on my initial request for NL travel info.
I continue to be intrigued by the entire Province and ...
  Topic: Newfoundland - Trip Planning
Sam Bateman

Replies: 30
Views: 3790

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Thu Jul 05, 2012 10:03 am   Subject: Re: Ferries to Newfoundland
When we went 10 years ago, we were nervous about reserving a room on the ferry. Turns out, we learned that the "common folk," of which we are, just buy seats (not rooms) and camp in the com ...
  Topic: Newfoundland - Trip Planning
Sam Bateman

Replies: 30
Views: 3790

PostForum: Off Topic   Posted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 6:05 pm   Subject: Newfoundland - Trip Planning
Since I'm sitting here not able to travel at the moment (caring for elderly Parent) about all I CAN do is some planning for trips I'm hoping to take in the future.
Newfoundland is one of the places t ...
  Topic: A list of Members to Overnight or Camp at
Sam Bateman

Replies: 100
Views: 20652

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 12:48 pm   Subject: A list of Members to Overnight or Camp at
I am in Central Virginia and have an area for camping. As well as a shower, kitchen facilities, and a washer/dryer.
Hell, as long as my rental house stays un-rented, I've got a house available. It's ...
  Topic: 1986 Westfalia - Problems at highway speeds
Sam Bateman

Replies: 18
Views: 2674

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 18, 2012 9:26 am   Subject: 1986 Westfalia - Problems at highway speeds
Here is a quick update. Changed the temp II, O2 sensors, changed the distributor, rotor, plugs, wires again and it ran good for about 250 km. It sat for a week and I took it out this past weekend an ...
  Topic: Funnies
Sam Bateman

Replies: 15
Views: 3328

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jun 15, 2012 9:26 am   Subject: Funnies
Makes me think of Unca Joel and his Phriday Phunnies.
  Topic: Camping in the Outer Banks of NC
Sam Bateman

Replies: 20
Views: 6798

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 21, 2012 8:20 pm   Subject: Camping in the Outer Banks of NC
We stay at Frisco woods on the sound side. Private campground, better amenities. water, power, swimming pool, sites right on the sound front. You can cross the road and your on the ocean front. I don ...
  Topic: wear of daily driver
Sam Bateman

Replies: 99
Views: 8433

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 15, 2012 6:48 pm   Subject: A small pickup??
Debbie,

One option that I haven't seen mentioned here is a small pickup.
I'm talking an older Toyota, Nissan, Mazda - that sort of thing. A beater pickup, if you will.
It would probably get as g ...
  Topic: myrtle beach bound and my right side head light exploded
Sam Bateman

Replies: 15
Views: 1584

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun May 13, 2012 8:37 am   Subject: myrtle beach bound and my right side head light exploded
I have one in Arvonia, VA that you can get pretty cheap. If you haven't found one by the time you're heading back this way.
Arvonia is about 60 miles South of Madison on US Rt. 15.
P.M. me if you're ...
  Topic: replacing westy seats
Sam Bateman

Replies: 32
Views: 4113

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 8:04 pm   Subject: replacing westy seats
Well the deed is done. Performed the swivelectomy on my driver's seat this afternoon.
Used an extremely dangerous tool that was extremely effective. A die grinder with a 3" cut-off wheel.
Was ...
  Topic: wear of daily driver
Sam Bateman

Replies: 99
Views: 8433

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 9:22 am   Subject: wear of daily driver
I don't drive mine daily but it's not because I don't think it can handle the strain. But rather, as several folks have already commented on, increasingly the fuel economy of a daily commuter is the o ...
  Topic: Route from Buffalo to Granny Grose's
Sam Bateman

Replies: 22
Views: 3833

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 9:08 am   Subject: Route from Buffalo to Granny Grose's
I had a close encounter with a moose in Nova Scotia while on my moto some years back. By close I mean he crossed the road 100 yards in front of us at a rapid pace. That was close enough for me!
I slo ...
  Topic: Route from Buffalo to Granny Grose's
Sam Bateman

Replies: 22
Views: 3833

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 11, 2012 6:55 am   Subject: Route from Buffalo to Granny Grose's
There are some fully-grown hills in that part of PA.
Hopefully not as big as the one I encountered cutting over to Jersey Shore from Rt 15 a while back. That damn thing went on forever!

If I come ...
  Topic: replacing westy seats
Sam Bateman

Replies: 32
Views: 4113

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 10, 2012 12:21 pm   Subject: replacing westy seats
I'm with you Howesight, I consider my seats as an upgrade as well.
And I've pretty much gotten used to the slightly different mount/dismount procedure needed with the larger seats. The overall comfor ...
  Topic: On the subject of side mirrors
Sam Bateman

Replies: 32
Views: 9480

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 07, 2012 9:16 am   Subject: On the subject of side mirrors
In all the miles and years that I drove my '87 tin-top with power mirrors, I don't think I ever adjusted them. Except when I first got it and was checking out all the gadgets.
So... when I swapped th ...
  Topic: DIY headliners (lets see the pics)
Sam Bateman

Replies: 29
Views: 9604

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 03, 2012 12:30 pm   Subject: DIY headliners (lets see the pics)
Thanks.
This project is now on my rapidly expanding list.
Only hope it turns out as nice as yours!
I'm really keen on wood. Thinking of changing out the front door panels as well. I have a bit of ...
 
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