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  Topic: Official deals thread - Van/Camping items
dhaavers

Replies: 139
Views: 10021

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Today 7:12 am   Subject: Re: Official deals thread - Van/Camping items
Lightning deal on injector tester...25% off but only 5 hours left:

https://smile.amazon.com/ALLOSUN-EM276-Fuel-Injector-Tester/dp/B0126MEK3C/ref=cm_cr_arp_d_pl_foot_top?ie=UTF8

- Dave
  Topic: Where do you store your HiLift jack?
dhaavers

Replies: 40
Views: 4000

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:43 pm   Subject: Re: Where do you store your HiLift jack?
Problem with both the OG & scissor jack...in catastrophic failure mode (broken screw due to lack of
maintenance), both will drop their entire load to the ground immediately, no questions asked.. ...
  Topic: Coolant Flush Project Completed
dhaavers

Replies: 14
Views: 480

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:32 pm   Subject: Re: Coolant Flush Project Completed
^^^ x2

Cool Cool Cool

- Dave
  Topic: Things your van did recently
dhaavers

Replies: 1265
Views: 316471

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 13, 2019 9:11 pm   Subject: Re: Things your van did recently
x2 Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad Crying or Very sad

- Dave
  Topic: Trip Report--Yellowstone, Glacier, Kootenay, Jasper, and on....
dhaavers

Replies: 48
Views: 1496

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 11, 2019 7:24 am   Subject: Re: Trip Report--Yellowstone, Glacier, Kootenay, Jasper, and on....
Great report - thanks so much for posting! Cool

Important reminder:

https://i0.wp.com/thinkpozitive.com/wp-content/uploads/2014/10/Lets-Just-Go.jpg
- Dave
  Topic: Recovery kit, magnum hand winch
dhaavers

Replies: 57
Views: 20864

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 10, 2019 9:04 pm   Subject: Re: Recovery kit, magnum hand winch
...engine driven power take off winch...
FWIW (proof-of-concept, still in development):

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1896760.jpg
Specs: 90HP, 1250# Working Load Limit (2-1/2 ton with d ...
  Topic: How to make hammock mounts for your rear hatch hinges.
dhaavers

Replies: 11
Views: 552

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 11:30 am   Subject: Re: How to make hammock mounts for your rear hatch hinges.
^^^ Beautiful! Cool

FWIW, Doug...upon close inspection you may find that your "sticky" tubing ROLLS OVER
(rather than rubs across) the paint...please check it out & report back...??? ...
  Topic: Inside Cabin Temps on a Hot Day.
dhaavers

Replies: 18
Views: 693

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 09, 2019 8:00 am   Subject: Re: Inside Cabin Temps on a Hot Day.
I'd be very sad without A/C...I HATE HEAT... This is how I roll...(June 2018, Moab):

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1796791.jpg
Twisted Evil Twisted Evil Twisted Evil

- Dave
(Living just s ...
  Topic: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
dhaavers

Replies: 1351
Views: 53361

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 12:00 pm   Subject: Re: Official lazy person's stupid question thread
Paulb -

Are you sure the shift lever connection at the tranny is snug?
Only time I EVER had finicky shifting was before I discovered
this was loose (a few thousand miles after my first clutch ...
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
dhaavers

Replies: 10185
Views: 1751553

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 11:51 am   Subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today?
^^^ Still, cool...

Cool

- Dave
  Topic: 10 foot versus 8 foot awning on Westfalia - pros/cons?
dhaavers

Replies: 8
Views: 250

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 08, 2019 8:49 am   Subject: Re: 10 foot versus 8 foot awning on Westfalia - pros/cons?
I wish I had the 10-footer...the extra 2' would cover the front passenger door...our preferred (quieter) exit/entry
in sleepy-night-time mode. Dobryan's brilliant answer is an additional tarp " ...
  Topic: How do you shower in the wilds? Gain some square footage.
dhaavers

Replies: 209
Views: 65520

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jul 07, 2019 9:57 pm   Subject: Re: How do you shower in the wilds? Gain some square footage.
Uff da...

Laughing

- Dave
  Topic: How do you shower in the wilds? Gain some square footage.
dhaavers

Replies: 209
Views: 65520

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 06, 2019 9:41 pm   Subject: Re: How do you shower in the wilds? Gain some square footage.
...Dave and I run around the woods naked until we are dry, Iíll find pictures.
PS: Rarely together, AFAIK <or> unless I forgot something... Laughing Wink

- Dave
  Topic: Breather Tower troubleshoot - New Van
dhaavers

Replies: 7
Views: 240

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jul 05, 2019 8:48 am   Subject: Re: Breather Tower troubleshoot - New Van
Related thought...PLEASE say you have a new o-ring ready for this install...???

Cool

- Dave

PS: Belongs in the POS/PO thread... Laughing
  Topic: Wall of shame
dhaavers

Replies: 1538
Views: 374454

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jul 04, 2019 9:59 pm   Subject: Re: Wall of shame
NBC called & wants his van back...

https://steamuserimages-a.akamaihd.net/ugc/273966993701837155/973F7016EF8A4E1CDE4D5BB881DAF22421FF549D/
- Dave
  Topic: Prerunner vans
dhaavers

Replies: 510
Views: 230792

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:37 pm   Subject: Re: Prerunner vans
Sweet van!

OTOH, to be considered a prerunner it's way too clean...just too clean, man...

Wink

- Dave
  Topic: How do you shower in the wilds? Gain some square footage.
dhaavers

Replies: 209
Views: 65520

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:32 pm   Subject: Re: How do you shower in the wilds? Gain some square footage.
^^^ x2 ...simplify, simplify... Cool

A way to heat water? Check... (largest pan+Westy kitchen <or> camp stove)
A way to hold water? Check... (bucket+washcloth <or> 1/2 gallon plastic j ...
  Topic: Battery terminals with too much stuff on them
dhaavers

Replies: 23
Views: 890

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 03, 2019 4:18 pm   Subject: Re: Battery terminals with too much stuff on them
...I use a rubber fuel pump mount...
Brilliant! I have a few of those laying around already... Cool

https://www.busdepot.com/media/catalog/product/cache/1/image/265x/9df78eab33525d08d6e5fb8d27136e9 ...
  Topic: Westy rear seat storage latch delete modification
dhaavers

Replies: 21
Views: 638

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 02, 2019 10:34 am   Subject: Re: Westy rear seat storage latch delete modification
This reminds me, I've been meaning to create a lever to open that latch by pushing rather than pulling,
also putting the end of the lever closer to the slider door for easier operation while standin ...
  Topic: Battery terminals with too much stuff on them
dhaavers

Replies: 23
Views: 890

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jun 27, 2019 3:25 pm   Subject: Re: Battery terminals with too much stuff on them
^^^ I doubt that would fit under the battery cover... Crying or Very sad ...so I'd suggest a separate busbar:

https://images-na.ssl-images-amazon.com/images/I/41oarGHHrrL.jpg
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B075X92 ...
 
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