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  Topic: Nomadland: The Movie (starring Frances McDormand)
childofthewind

Replies: 47
Views: 2161

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Feb 20, 2021 5:59 pm   Subject: Re: Nomadland: The Movie (starring Frances McDormand)
*NEWSFLASH*

This film isn't about you, white dude bored at home wondering what to do next; it's about a middle-aged woman who just lost her husband, her town, and what follows in the wake of that t ...
  Topic: Love the one you're with, the joys of staying stock
childofthewind

Replies: 254
Views: 8814

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 9:13 am   Subject: Re: Love the one you're with, the joys of staying stock
Never mind, you missed my point.
what point was that?

please, do tell. is your point you can go 70 on the flats and become a traffic cork going up hill?

If you actually read what I said, I said ...
  Topic: Love the one you're with, the joys of staying stock
childofthewind

Replies: 254
Views: 8814

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jan 02, 2021 8:30 am   Subject: Re: Love the one you're with, the joys of staying stock
Never mind, you missed my point.
what point was that?

please, do tell. is your point you can go 70 on the flats and become a traffic cork going up hill?

If you actually read what I said, I said ...
  Topic: Love the one you're with, the joys of staying stock
childofthewind

Replies: 254
Views: 8814

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 10:21 pm   Subject: Re: Love the one you're with, the joys of staying stock
I'm a little confused on the safety issue. I can easily go 70 on the freeway, and up a (very) steep grade maybe I go down to 35.

in case you missed it:

I dont buy the speed equals safety argume ...
  Topic: Love the one you're with, the joys of staying stock
childofthewind

Replies: 254
Views: 8814

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 6:00 pm   Subject: Re: Love the one you're with, the joys of staying stock

Hmm. I've made it just fine twice to the White Mountain trailhead.
"just fine"?
I made it once "OK" with a good head of steam. It is just one 1/2 mile section.. out beyond the ...
  Topic: Love the one you're with, the joys of staying stock
childofthewind

Replies: 254
Views: 8814

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:48 pm   Subject: Re: Love the one you're with, the joys of staying stock
I'm a little confused on the safety issue. I can easily go 70 on the freeway, and up a (very) steep grade maybe I go down to 35. When did it ever become safe or normal to go 70 up a steep grade? Or mo ...
  Topic: Love the one you're with, the joys of staying stock
childofthewind

Replies: 254
Views: 8814

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:38 pm   Subject: Re: Love the one you're with, the joys of staying stock
I'm a little confused on the safety issue. I can easily go 70 on the freeway, and up a (very) steep grade maybe I go down to 35. When did it ever become safe or normal to go 70 up a steep grade? Or mo ...
  Topic: Love the one you're with, the joys of staying stock
childofthewind

Replies: 254
Views: 8814

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jan 01, 2021 5:10 pm   Subject: Re: Love the one you're with, the joys of staying stock
I'm a little confused on the safety issue. I can easily go 70 on the freeway, and up a (very) steep grade maybe I go down to 35. When did it ever become safe or normal to go 70 up a steep grade? Or mo ...
  Topic: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
childofthewind

Replies: 872
Views: 72161

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Dec 02, 2020 2:32 pm   Subject: Re: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
There are times I miss Portland, sometimes quite badly.

What I don't miss is how often my cars were broken into over the 20 years I lived there. A broken window for some change in the ashtray. Alwa ...
  Topic: Group 31 Aux Battery
childofthewind

Replies: 2
Views: 193

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 10:57 am   Subject: Re: Group 31 Aux Battery
Thanks, that was super helpful & interesting!

Think I'm going to go with this one since I need one today and they happen to have one at my local Walmart..

Everstart Maxx Lead Acid Marine &am ...
  Topic: Group 31 Aux Battery
childofthewind

Replies: 2
Views: 193

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Mar 09, 2020 8:13 am   Subject: Group 31 Aux Battery
Hey there! I am on the road and need to find a replacement for my auxiliary AGM battery that I've had since 2012.. it's finally kicked the bucket.

Size is not an issue, mine is under my bench seat. ...
  Topic: What Songs Best Describe Your Vanagon?
childofthewind

Replies: 106
Views: 5395

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Dec 12, 2019 8:30 pm   Subject: Re: What Songs Best Describe Your Vanagon?
https://youtu.be/OdHJIh7ycT4
  Topic: Vanagons and Mercury transit
childofthewind

Replies: 10
Views: 488

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 11, 2019 3:05 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagons and Mercury transit
Totes saw it from my van. SO COOL!!
  Topic: Steering Rack: New or rebuilt?
childofthewind

Replies: 15
Views: 675

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 2:59 pm   Subject: Re: Steering Rack: New or rebuilt?
Just ordered the Van Cafe new rack kit. Thanks everyone!
  Topic: Steering Rack: New or rebuilt?
childofthewind

Replies: 15
Views: 675

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 1:55 pm   Subject: Re: Steering Rack: New or rebuilt?
Thanks to both of you, exactly what I needed to hear.
  Topic: Steering Rack: New or rebuilt?
childofthewind

Replies: 15
Views: 675

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Nov 04, 2019 12:47 pm   Subject: Steering Rack: New or rebuilt?
Hi, I'll get straight to the point. Need a new steering rack. This is something I cannot do myself right now so will need to buy something online. Van Cafe/ RMW has brand new with a kit for around $54 ...
  Topic: Mice are ruining my life - Please help!
childofthewind

Replies: 57
Views: 3429

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 6:42 am   Subject: Re: Mice are ruining my life - Please help!
Hahah, thankfully NOO!! There's no micey babies running around my van!!

Blackglasspirate, you said you're living in your van. I'm pretty much doing the same. Last summer I super duper mouse-pro ...
  Topic: Mice are ruining my life - Please help!
childofthewind

Replies: 57
Views: 3429

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 16, 2019 12:08 am   Subject: Re: Mice are ruining my life - Please help!
^^ yes, I see that you do, I was talking to op. I didn't know what type of traps they're using, and my point is they might already just be in their van and not able to escape. Ask me how I know..
  Topic: Mice are ruining my life - Please help!
childofthewind

Replies: 57
Views: 3429

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 9:04 pm   Subject: Re: Mice are ruining my life - Please help!
I haven't read everyone's responses but I didn't see live traps on your list. This is what got the one mouse that got trapped inside by van, because it actually is possible to mouse proof your van. Yo ...
  Topic: Hose beginning to crack in engine compartment
childofthewind

Replies: 21
Views: 884

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 15, 2019 7:57 am   Subject: Re: Hose beginning to crack in engine compartment
Yes, old hoses fail, as well as new - especially if your (blue) cap for the expansion tank isn't functioning correctly. I just went through three, all different brands. The one that failed the most w ...
 
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