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  Topic: South Sound/Olympia, WA area monthly meet-up
climberjohn

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 9:07 pm   Subject: Re: South Sound Olympia area monthly meet up -Wed April 25 th
Hey South Sound friends,

CJ here in Portlandia.

Come on down to my 8th annual campout at Silver Falls State park!

June 8-9-10, $10 per van per night.
Send me a Samba PM if you want to go.
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  Topic: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
climberjohn

Replies: 893
Views: 74221

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 9:03 pm   Subject: Re: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
Wowzer, does anyone read this thread anymore?
I have more spots open at my campout.
Let me know if you want to come via PM.

-CJ

Looks like fun!

Is it verboten to cross-post this to the Sea ...
  Topic: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
climberjohn

Replies: 893
Views: 74221

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 3:45 pm   Subject: Re: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
John -- if you post over on the FB "PDX Vanagons" and "Portland Vanagons" you may get a good response.

Yep. It's about time for that.

CJ
  Topic: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
climberjohn

Replies: 893
Views: 74221

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 04, 2018 3:44 pm   Subject: Re: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
Just seeing this for the first time and it sounds great! There is also a west coast regional gathering for Porsche 914's in Forest Grove that same weekend, so I guess I have the great fortune of gett ...
  Topic: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
climberjohn

Replies: 893
Views: 74221

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Apr 26, 2018 12:51 pm   Subject: Re: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
Wowzer, does anyone read this thread anymore?
I have more spots open at my campout.
Let me know if you want to come via PM.

-CJ
  Topic: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
climberjohn

Replies: 893
Views: 74221

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018 2:52 pm   Subject: Re: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
8th Annual Samba Portland Peeps VW Campout
Silver Falls State Park
Fri-Sat-Sun

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1309670.jpg

(Note - the below is mostly a copy/paste from page 35 of t ...
  Topic: Interior Panel Behind Kitchen
climberjohn

Replies: 10
Views: 992

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:34 pm   Subject: Re: Interior Panel Behind Kitchen
One other option is a sheet of 1/4" ABS plastic.
Call plastic dealers in your area to see if they carry a big enough piece. That stuff is plenty thick, impervious to moisture, easily cut with a ...
  Topic: WalMart discontinuing the Vanagon size battery - $75 alert.
climberjohn

Replies: 66
Views: 14771

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:28 pm   Subject: Re: WalMart discontinuing the Vanagon size battery - $75 alert.
SOT (slightly off-topic) comment:

A tip to those using a group 41 which is an incredibly tight fit in the battery box: Put some kind of a thin strap (I use 1/2 inch flat climbing webbing) underneat ...
  Topic: Outstanding 14" tire choice - Vredestein Comtrac- Edit :NLA
climberjohn

Replies: 78
Views: 6645

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Feb 25, 2018 1:04 pm   Subject: Re: Outstanding 14" tire choice - Vredestein Comtrac.
Doug,

This is a very helpful thread, and I value your expertise on tires.
My Nokian WR-Cs are on their last legs, so it's about time for something new.
Thanks for keeping this thread going.

- ...
  Topic: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
climberjohn

Replies: 893
Views: 74221

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jan 06, 2018 11:15 am   Subject: Re: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
Just a shout out for ClimberJohn for once against hosting the Silver Falls campout and all his efforts.

This was a tough one because of the record breaking wet spring, the chill, and someone left ...
  Topic: MUCH cheaper GoWesty solar option project
climberjohn

Replies: 10
Views: 1130

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 29, 2017 2:26 pm   Subject: Re: MUCH cheaper GoWesty solar option project
This looks like a very nice set up, thanks for posting! I bought a large folding suitcase style 100 amp set up a few years ago, but I really like how much more compact yours is.

-CJ
  Topic: Dispersed Camping near Bend?
climberjohn

Replies: 9
Views: 601

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2017 9:40 pm   Subject: Re: Dispersed Camping near Bend?
There is some nice camping in Deschutes National Forest to the SE of Bend. Arnold Ice Caves is a pretty cool spot, out in the sagebrush high desert, with some interesting sunken lava tube caves. Can b ...
  Topic: Overland Expo West 2017
climberjohn

Replies: 17
Views: 1350

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 19, 2017 8:49 pm   Subject: Re: Overland Expo West 2017
Whenever I see one of those ridiculously obese overbuilt Euro fortress on wheels so-called "overland" rigs, I always think of Drive Nacho Drive - a 2WD Westy, with pretty much stock everythi ...
  Topic: Bumper Build 2.0 and other Expedition Accessories from Canada
climberjohn

Replies: 19
Views: 3480

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Mar 08, 2017 12:09 am   Subject: Re: Bumper Build 2.0 and other Expedition Accessories from Canada
Very nice work!
Innovation like this is not easy nor cheap.
Please keep us posted of your progress.

-CJ
  Topic: The official Rocky Mountain Westy product thread, new and old
climberjohn

Replies: 51
Views: 9536

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 11:57 pm   Subject: Re: The official Rocky Mountain Westy product thread, new and old
Mike and RMW friends,

This is a great thread. We love to see your new creations, keep them coming.
The door storage trays are very nice!

-CJ
  Topic: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
climberjohn

Replies: 893
Views: 74221

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Mar 07, 2017 9:11 pm   Subject: Re: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
Hey Portland Peeps,

Anyone else want in on this Silver Falls campout before I post it to the PDX VW Facebook page?
  Topic: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
climberjohn

Replies: 893
Views: 74221

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 7:12 pm   Subject: Re: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
Head count is 2. Mr and Mrs Getset. Plus an old dog who objects to doing anything other than sleeping on the bench seat. Looking forward to it.

Cheers.

get set, thanks for the notice, you are ...
  Topic: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
climberjohn

Replies: 893
Views: 74221

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 7:21 pm   Subject: Re: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
I'll be joining you all in May 12-14. Just sent you a pm. Recently relocated back to the PNW and driving down from Oly. I grew up outside Portland, but never visited Silver Falls as a kid. Enjoyin ...
  Topic: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
climberjohn

Replies: 893
Views: 74221

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Feb 20, 2017 6:35 pm   Subject: Re: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
6th Annual Samba Portland Peeps Campout
Silver Falls State Park
Fri-Sat-Sun May 12-13-14, 2017

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1158998.jpg

(Note - the below is a copy paste from page ...
  Topic: STOLEN: White Westy, Solana Beach, San Diego *FOUND*
climberjohn

Replies: 74
Views: 6860

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jan 28, 2017 11:40 am   Subject: Re: STOLEN: White Westy, Solana Beach, San Diego - FOUND!!
SOT (Slightly Off Topic), but man, I have to ask:

Dear State Farm,
Can you please explain to me why my "proximity to the ocean" has anything to do with you canceling my renter's insuran ...
 
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