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  Topic: Trip Report--Four Corners 2020
jackbombay

Replies: 27
Views: 1123

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2020 9:32 am   Subject: Re: Trip Report--Four Corners 2020

Disneyfication

It's everywhere. Jackson Hole, Banff, Taos, Moab, even up in the San Juan Islands.
They all have the exact same dumb T-shirts and stickers too. "My heart belongs to ____&q ...
  Topic: Unique Project in Jersey City needs Saving; Electric Vanagon
jackbombay

Replies: 29
Views: 1280

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Dec 10, 2019 8:17 am   Subject: Re: Unique Project in Jersey City needs Saving; Electric Vanagon
the electric portion is WAY over my head!


But, until there is a battery in there you can't hurt yourself!

Wish this was closer, would be a cool project to finish off, although I'm sure t ...
  Topic: Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2019 edition
jackbombay

Replies: 52
Views: 5277

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Nov 28, 2019 5:29 pm   Subject: Re: BLACK FRIDAY 2019 edition
I'll drop $20 off a pop top lift assist kit from now till midnight tomorrow, just put a note in the paypal comments referencing the samba and I'll refund the $20.

Link in my sig for ordering Smile ...
  Topic: Montana/BC early storm warning
jackbombay

Replies: 45
Views: 1980

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 9:03 pm   Subject: Re: Montana/BC early storm warning
I saw that East Glacier was getting 80Ē. Shocked

On the montana avy instagram page they posted 4' in 8 hours in east glacier! 6" per hour, in September...
  Topic: Spending money on upgrades to the Westy vs. Peace Vans Modern
jackbombay

Replies: 91
Views: 6980

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Sep 29, 2019 12:07 pm   Subject: Re: Spending money on upgrades to the Westy vs. Peace Vans Modern
I am not even certain $70 covers it.

The base cargo Metris is about $33k

https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=518976965&zip=96161&referrer=%2Fcars-for- ...
  Topic: Montana/BC early storm warning
jackbombay

Replies: 45
Views: 1980

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 27, 2019 3:21 pm   Subject: Re: Montana/BC early storm warning
The mountains already have a solid white blanket here in south east idaho, with forecast lows around 23* F I'm sure there will be snow on the valley floor for several days... This was the one week ou ...
  Topic: Driving cross country - I have 3 route options
jackbombay

Replies: 58
Views: 2713

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 9:59 am   Subject: Re: Driving cross country - I have 3 route options

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/gallery/pix/1952639.jpg

Hopefully you have some tapes to put in that Alpine tape deck!
  Topic: Driving cross country - I have 3 route options
jackbombay

Replies: 58
Views: 2713

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:13 am   Subject: Re: Driving cross country - I have 3 route options
Sweet Vette you have there!

Currents tags on original black cali plates it seems?!? Aren't the new black cali plates 7 digits?
  Topic: Driving cross country - I have 3 route options
jackbombay

Replies: 58
Views: 2713

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 25, 2019 8:04 am   Subject: Re: Driving cross country - I have 3 route options

I'm never going to think "How far back was that sign that said "NEXT GAS 99 MILES"! Shocked Very Happy
.


Across south central Nevada there is a sign somewhere that reads " ...
  Topic: Vanagon 100% electric with Chevy Bolt drivetrain
jackbombay

Replies: 353
Views: 38929

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Aug 18, 2019 4:23 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagon 100% electric with Chevy Bolt drivetrain
Oh, by the way, I plan to do a nice road trip in september/october , so if you have some electricity to share, you could have a close look at the Vanabolt Wink
PM me if interest and if my road pa ...
  Topic: Trip Report - I'm goin' to Jackson (WY)
jackbombay

Replies: 43
Views: 2088

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 11:31 pm   Subject: Re: Trip Report - I'm goin' to Jackson (WY)
All the networks just throttled it down to nothing after the upload started. Same with my hot spot.

Cell providers in the area just don't have the bandwidth for peak summer/winter season, same th ...
  Topic: You Know #VanLife Is a THING When...
jackbombay

Replies: 109
Views: 6713

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jun 10, 2019 10:55 pm   Subject: Re: You Know Van Life Is a THING When . . .
Unfortunately we live in an era where it seems nobody does anything without consulting total strangers to think for them.

LMAO!

"I took a class, so I know how to play vanlife now.&quo ...
  Topic: 1.8T cruise control (Drive by Wire)
jackbombay

Replies: 11
Views: 487

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 11:43 pm   Subject: Re: 1.8T cruise control (Drive by Wire)
Super eager to see the solution on this - my AHU is drive-by-wire and only abject laziness and the lack of a 'how-to' thread right in front of me keeps me from having cruise control as well.

I ma ...
  Topic: Van Life vs Creeper Life
jackbombay

Replies: 44
Views: 2264

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 4:18 pm   Subject: Re: Van Life vs Creeper Life

Unfortunately it's true there is a perception that someone with money will be more morally upright,

Yep, and generally people in sprinters are not deemed "creepers".


While we as ...
  Topic: Van Life vs Creeper Life
jackbombay

Replies: 44
Views: 2264

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:31 pm   Subject: Re: Van Life vs Creeper Life
My interp of Jack's comment was "Odds of being concerned for our personal safety decreases with those of clear financial success compared to someone in a 'Free Candy' van." Very Happy


Exact ...
  Topic: Van Life vs Creeper Life
jackbombay

Replies: 44
Views: 2264

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 10:27 am   Subject: Re: Van Life vs Creeper Life

But it wasnít that long ago that Van Life meant Creeper Life. I think most people seeing someone driving a van that wasnít clearly a work van were more than a little suspicious bout what was going ...
  Topic: Bend, Oregon Stealth?
jackbombay

Replies: 40
Views: 1810

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 1:12 pm   Subject: Re: Bend, OR Stealth?
Going to head up the Bend area ... taco trucks


Are you a fan of Bend taco trucks?

Or, do you think you've exposed vegpedlr as a hypocrite who claims to not eat meat but actually does?

...
  Topic: Bend, Oregon Stealth?
jackbombay

Replies: 40
Views: 1810

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 31, 2019 8:50 am   Subject: Re: Bend, OR Stealth?

I confess i like fish more and my body tells me itís happier with it in ways thatís donít need To be shared.

Itís a crappy,crappy industry in many ways. The fast food aspect is awful.

Almos ...
  Topic: Bend, Oregon Stealth?
jackbombay

Replies: 40
Views: 1810

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 10:06 pm   Subject: Re: Bend, OR Stealth?
...donít be too quick to condemn factory farming, because its taking the pressure off of the rangeland.

99% of people are opposed to animal abuse, 99% of people are opposed to factory farming, ...
  Topic: Bend, Oregon Stealth?
jackbombay

Replies: 40
Views: 1810

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 7:40 pm   Subject: Re: Bend, OR Stealth?
except that the remaining 26% that is "grass fed" is often from wet areas (which is where cattle evolved)

Did they evolve there in the density they currently reside there?


I could ...
 
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