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  Topic: General Grabber ATX2 14-inch tire question
fishgo

Replies: 10
Views: 1060

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jun 18, 2021 8:30 am   Subject: Re: General Grabber ATX2 14-inch tire question
It seems quite a few volks are running some version of Grabbers on their 14" rims. The current version has a load rating (1,520) that's less than what I've read from different sources as being ...
  Topic: Solved!: Battery warning light intermittant
fishgo

Replies: 10
Views: 314

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jun 16, 2021 7:35 am   Subject: Re: Solved!: Battery warning light intermittant
Update: New voltage regulator from FLAPS (Meyer brand?? knock-off but works) brings charging back to normal operation. I'll order a spare and keep it in my on-board storage spares kit. Thanks all f ...
  Topic: Solved!: Battery warning light intermittant
fishgo

Replies: 10
Views: 314

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:44 pm   Subject: Re: Battery warning light intermittant
Maybe this might be the problem?

Can anyone identify this brand? I just ordered a Bosch model and hope it fits in the meantime.


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  Topic: Solved!: Battery warning light intermittant
fishgo

Replies: 10
Views: 314

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:08 am   Subject: Re: Battery warning light intermittant
Can just the regulator be replaced, or is a rebuilt alternator needed?
  Topic: Solved!: Battery warning light intermittant
fishgo

Replies: 10
Views: 314

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 14, 2021 5:36 am   Subject: Solved!: Battery warning light intermittant
My battery light is beginning to light. I just completed a 4,000 mile trip and the next day the warning light was on longer than normal during start up. As I drove off (higher RPMs), it went out. A ...
  Topic: loloracks - bike rack
fishgo

Replies: 37
Views: 1120

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 25, 2021 8:51 am   Subject: Re: lolorvacks - bike rack
I've seen one on a van (not a vanagon) at The Shed, (Frederick Watershed) the local gravity trail area. Neat bike rack and certainly built sturdier than my Saris. I am considering this rack or the 1up ...
  Topic: Thinking of adding a speed control knob to sink pump. Thoughts?
fishgo

Replies: 14
Views: 231

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 12:20 pm   Subject: Re: Thinking of adding a speed control knob to sink pump. Thoughts?
I donít *think* Iíll run into any problems but thought Iíd post here before I do in-case Iím missing something. I think I heard the sureflow faucet has adjustable flow or am I making that up?

I t ...
  Topic: Thinking of adding a speed control knob to sink pump. Thoughts?
fishgo

Replies: 14
Views: 231

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2021 10:15 am   Subject: Re: Thinking of adding a speed control knob to sink pump. Thoughts?
I donít *think* Iíll run into any problems but thought Iíd post here before I do in-case Iím missing something. I think I heard the sureflow faucet has adjustable flow or am I making that up?

I t ...
  Topic: General Grabber ATX 27x8.50R14 WHEELS?
fishgo

Replies: 14
Views: 488

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Feb 11, 2021 2:54 pm   Subject: Re: General Grabber ATX 27x8.50R14 WHEELS?
I hope you'll be happy with the Grabbers. I am. Got them in summer of 2019, and have about 25K miles on them. I've been pleased with them on the stock rims.
  Topic: Any regrets from removing original Westfalia interior?
fishgo

Replies: 49
Views: 1753

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Feb 04, 2021 7:58 am   Subject: Re: Any regrets from removing original Westfalia interior?
The very best feature about a stock Westy is the fact I can roll out of bed and make coffee first thing in the morning, without going outside. BW (Before Westy), I was looking at a tear-drop camper b ...
  Topic: Starting Issue: Running out of fuel aftermath 83.5 Vanagon 1.9L
fishgo

Replies: 66
Views: 1100

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Feb 03, 2021 12:37 pm   Subject: Re: Starting Issue: Running out of fuel aftermath 83.5 Vanagon 1.9L
Your running out of fuel may have accentuated the problems that ethanol laced fuel is known to cause, both your injectors and valve stems may be sticky. I have found that adding a quart of 2-cycle oi ...
  Topic: Shifting problem in SW Florida
fishgo

Replies: 23
Views: 408

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Dec 22, 2020 9:02 am   Subject: Re: shifting problem in sw/florida
I occasionally have this problem when the two screws that hold the shifting mechanism inside the cab come loose. I don't know the technical jargon so bear with me: pull up the rubber shift boot on t ...
  Topic: What are the biggest DON'T DO THIS for a Vanagon?
fishgo

Replies: 67
Views: 3008

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2020 9:46 am   Subject: Re: What are the biggest DONT DO THIS for a Vanagon
Don't let random friends drive it without explaining the nuances of any old VW (i.e., first gear is where?) and of your particular van.

Shortened for clairty: Don't let friends drive it. Ever.
  Topic: Things your van did recently
fishgo

Replies: 1466
Views: 392880

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 3:04 pm   Subject: Re: Things your van did recently
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Drove on the beach at St. Augustine today.
  Topic: Filling the propane tank
fishgo

Replies: 31
Views: 13750

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Nov 08, 2020 11:44 am   Subject: Re: Filling the propane tank


This weekend in Charlotte I went to 2 different U-Hauls where I had gotten refills in the past and they refused to fill it. One cited "No Stamped Reinspection Date on the tank" and the ...
  Topic: fridge replacement projects - post here
fishgo

Replies: 652
Views: 251658

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:58 am   Subject: Re: fridge replacement projects - post here
More details please! How was that fridge wired? It seems 12V only, is there an option for running the fridge off 110VAC?

Using a simple off the shelf AC to DC voltage convertor, it would be simpl ...
  Topic: fridge replacement projects - post here
fishgo

Replies: 652
Views: 251658

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Nov 07, 2020 6:51 am   Subject: Re: fridge replacement projects - post here
Researched the heck out of the best option for a new fridge. Most said the Truckfridge TF49, but itís Chinese and sticks out a lot plus it only comes in black. There were new Dometics but they wouldní ...
  Topic: What did YOU do to your van today?
fishgo

Replies: 11343
Views: 1997787

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 3:48 pm   Subject: Re: What did YOU do to your van today?
What year is the van and what materials groups are those? Carpet, floor, door panels, etc. Looks sharp!
  Topic: Fork in the road
fishgo

Replies: 36
Views: 1370

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 7:56 am   Subject: Re: Fork in the road
If you've put a long trip in already, go on the 10 week vacation. Bring spares like hoses, oil, water tank water pump, etc. You'll never get a pocket of time like this again, so take it. There's to ...
  Topic: Newbie tire question - help please?
fishgo

Replies: 21
Views: 649

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Oct 24, 2020 6:50 am   Subject: Re: Newbie tire question - help please?
Finally got my 14Ē General Grabbers in from Amazon. Contacted several local tire stores who all said they couldnít get them. But disappointed as I like shopping local. Looks good. Will post a side pic ...
 
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