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  Topic: Ball Hitch to 2" Receiver Ideas/Suggestions

Replies: 20
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:27 am   Subject: Re: Ball Hitch to 2" Receiver Ideas/Suggestions
We have a Burley hitch with 2" receiver and a Rola tray, but anything can be added to a 2" receiver.
It's a wonderful item and we heartily recommend it.
  Topic: Automatic Center Console

Replies: 16
Views: 456

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jan 16, 2020 1:32 pm   Subject: Re: Automatic Center Console
Uniwerks makes an exact replacement for the slider.
  Topic: Vanagon Parts List PDF

Replies: 11
Views: 697

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 18, 2019 12:46 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagon Parts List PDF
Gowesty also has schematics.
  Topic: How Long Have You Owned Yours?

Replies: 68
Views: 2328

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Oct 31, 2019 1:06 pm   Subject: Re: How Long Have You Owned Yours?
December 2001>
So ~18 years.
291,000 miles.
  Topic: Overheating (Subaru)

Replies: 70
Views: 2363

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Oct 23, 2019 10:16 pm   Subject: Re: Overheating (Subaru)
What about your rear heater? Is it hooked up and flowing freely?

We had a similar situation with our Vanaru conversion and the rear heater pipe was blocked. It needs to be in a loop even if the hea ...
  Topic: US Source for Rear Fiberglass Bumper Infills

Replies: 6
Views: 288

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 4:20 pm   Subject: Re: US Source for Rear Fiberglass Bumper Infills
It's in the ETKA

19 trim 2 255 807 397 - -
20 clip 8 161 807 806 - -

255 807 397 is on eBay.
https://www.bus-ok.de/T25-clip-for-cover-trim-for-the-rear-bumper-OE-Nr-1618 ...
  Topic: Replacing a Pop Top Tent in Denver

Replies: 9
Views: 405

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 15, 2019 11:53 am   Subject: Re: Replacing a Pop Top Tent in Denver
Removing the top means you can also clean the flocking much easier.
  Topic: Another star dimmed: [email protected] Autowerks in Boulder retired

Replies: 9
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed May 22, 2019 1:04 am   Subject: Re: Another star dimmed: [email protected] Autowerks in Boulder retired
He was kind enough to squeeze us in to fit a kill switch one day.

Thanks, Mark.
  Topic: Windshield washer tank and access

Replies: 27
Views: 1008

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 21, 2019 1:02 am   Subject: Re: Windshield washer tank and access
Please for the love of Wolfsburg, please show how to install one back in. I took ours out and can now not figure out how to get it back in.

88 Westy.
  Topic: Rodent repulsion: cheapest, easiest, effective, humane way to do

Replies: 57
Views: 2233

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Nov 06, 2018 11:54 pm   Subject: Re: Rodent repulsion: cheapest, easiest, effective, humane way to do
This oft-answered question comes up as regularly as Autumn.

My question is: how do these various odour-repellents (peppermint oil, dryer pads etc) last more than 5-10-14 days, even if they work?
  Topic: Small Propane Generator

Replies: 23
Views: 1764

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Nov 04, 2018 1:50 pm   Subject: Re: Small Propane Generator
Here is a propane kit for Honda generators.
https://www.amazon.com/Hutch-Mountain-Honda-EU2000i-Propane/dp/B06WV966YH/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1541364329&sr=8-5&keywords=honda+generator+pro ...
  Topic: How reliable are the automatic transmissions?

Replies: 12
Views: 344

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 25, 2018 8:01 pm   Subject: Re: How reliable are the automatic transmissions?
250,000 miles on ours before an overhaul that was cheap ($2400).
  Topic: Good hitch-mount cargo box?

Replies: 19
Views: 777

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Mar 18, 2018 2:14 pm   Subject: Re: Good hitchmount cargobox?
Stay Westy?

  Topic: M I C E ?!?!? What the Fu.......??????

Replies: 50
Views: 2403

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 30, 2018 12:21 am   Subject: Re: M I C E ?!?!? What the Fu.......??????
Made in New Zealand, used everywhere.

Kills 24 with no need to re-set.

The Goodnature A24.
  Topic: Why is my van so peppy? Not complaining just curious

Replies: 32
Views: 1405

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Nov 22, 2017 11:49 pm   Subject: Re: Why is my van so peppy? Not complaining just curious
Cooler temps result in an increased O2 content as the air is denser.

Also combustion temps are lower.

Disclaimer: not a physicist.
  Topic: Winter storage and covers

Replies: 27
Views: 2188

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 10, 2017 3:34 pm   Subject: Re: Winter storage and covers
We only come up to the US in summer, so store Wolfram the rest of the time. Find storage a reasonable distance from civilization (e.g., we are in the Seattle area and chose a storage place in Olympia) ...
  Topic: Hitch receiver for Cargo Carrier

Replies: 13
Views: 976

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 22, 2017 4:47 pm   Subject: Re: Hitch receiver for Cargo Carrier
As DJKEEV notes, Burley is the way to go. We have one and it is rock solid. Bolts to chassis rails.
  Topic: Need service in Jackson, Wyoming - recommendations?

Replies: 14
Views: 506

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Aug 03, 2017 6:27 pm   Subject: Re: need service in Jackson Wyoming - recommendations?
Our Subaru powered Westy crapped out there last year and I think...... we had it diagnosed right quick at this place.

Near parts stores and the most overpriced Mote ...
  Topic: Front Washer Reservoir Filler Tube Problem

Replies: 3
Views: 231

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 01, 2017 7:40 pm   Subject: Front Washer Reservoir Filler Tube Problem
Went to Jiffy Lube today and they filled the reservoir as usual but said fluid was leaking, you may have a cracked reservoir.

Dropped the reservoir, 3x 10mm bolts, and the filler tube popped out in ...
  Topic: Poll: Long drive, did you make it? 1,000+ miles

Replies: 668
Views: 70301

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 16, 2017 8:31 pm   Subject: Re: Poll: Long drive, did you make it? 1,000+ miles
Denver, Estes Park, over the Rockies @ 12,000, Steamboat, Vernal, UT, Provo, Bonneville, Winnemuca, Fort Rock (Karl Mullendore), Bend, Vancouver, WA, Mt St Helens, Port Angeles, Seattle, Blaine, WA, a ...
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