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  Topic: Truckfridge TF65 Install in Eurovan (Video)
kevinbassplayer

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PostForum: Eurovan   Posted: Wed Jun 09, 2021 9:41 am   Subject: Truckfridge TF65 Install in Eurovan (Video)
Just recently installed a TF65 Truckfridge in place of the Norcold. This thing smokes the Norcold, we just did our first trip with it and even brought ice cream! Here's the video of my install in a 97 ...
  Topic: Runaway idle question
kevinbassplayer

Replies: 6
Views: 830

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Aug 09, 2012 2:48 pm   Subject: Runaway idle question
Thanks guys, I'll try a few of these. Can't do much until after Burning Man, luckly I'm not taking the Westy this year (took it in 2010 and 2011).
  Topic: Runaway idle question
kevinbassplayer

Replies: 6
Views: 830

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Aug 06, 2012 2:08 pm   Subject: Runaway idle question
Hey everyone, been a while since I've been on here.... I have an 87' stock 2.1 Westy.... lately the idle will take off and climb to about 5,000+ RPM. Shutting off the ignition will "reset" ...
  Topic: Is a Van right for me?
kevinbassplayer

Replies: 47
Views: 5898

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Dec 01, 2010 1:01 pm   Subject: Is a Van right for me?
Stay away!!! If your not a seasoned mechanic. Vanagon can be a money pit if you have to take it to a shop. It's like rolling the dice. if you get one that needs a lot of work then you'll regret it. ...
  Topic: Vanagon Lingo for the Newbies
kevinbassplayer

Replies: 87
Views: 10716

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 27, 2010 10:24 am   Subject: Vanagon Lingo for the Newbies
No one got the one we all hate to hear yet:

NLA No longer available!

A few Misc:

YMMV - Your mileage may vary

IMHO - In my humble opinion

This is great, keep 'em coming!
  Topic: Taking my Westy to Burning Man
kevinbassplayer

Replies: 119
Views: 34894

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Sep 24, 2010 4:53 pm   Subject: Taking my Westy to Burning Man

Agreed, I think next time I'm going to bring enough tin foil to cover the south facing windows of Zeno and then it will be a dark and relatively cool heaven. But heaven it was.

Get a roll of Ref ...
  Topic: Taking my Westy to Burning Man
kevinbassplayer

Replies: 119
Views: 34894

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 23, 2010 1:37 pm   Subject: Taking my Westy to Burning Man
Update. Well it's been 2 1/2 weeks since we got back and I finally got around to giving the van a little post playa love since I've been on the road the last couple of weeks (not in the Westy) Man, t ...
  Topic: Taking my Westy to Burning Man
kevinbassplayer

Replies: 119
Views: 34894

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Sep 08, 2010 11:21 am   Subject: Taking my Westy to Burning Man
Well we made it back from Burning Man! I'm actually really glad I took the van, it was awesome to have a retreat. We were part of a theme camp and got in 3 days early. Right now the van is really d ...
  Topic: Taking my Westy to Burning Man
kevinbassplayer

Replies: 119
Views: 34894

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 24, 2010 11:33 am   Subject: Taking my Westy to Burning Man
Thanks everyone for chiming in... I'm actually looking forward to having my van there, and yes I do love my van, but I bought it to use it, so I'm going for it. This is my 3rd Burning Man so I know w ...
  Topic: Taking my Westy to Burning Man
kevinbassplayer

Replies: 119
Views: 34894

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Aug 21, 2010 2:16 pm   Subject: Taking my Westy to Burning Man
Hey Inlet,

The Hexayurt is super easy to build, most important thing is that the panel edges are dust free and clean. With new panels it's best to wipe the edges down with denatured alcohol to mak ...
  Topic: Taking my Westy to Burning Man
kevinbassplayer

Replies: 119
Views: 34894

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Aug 19, 2010 4:14 pm   Subject: Taking my Westy to Burning Man
Awesome, we have a Hexayurt as well, it really rocks! we have a custom door on a frame for it and it has a/c! I'll keep my eye out for you..
  Topic: Taking my Westy to Burning Man
kevinbassplayer

Replies: 119
Views: 34894

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:49 pm   Subject: Taking my Westy to Burning Man
Wow, that looks awesome! Wish I would have known about this set-up sooner. It's too late for me to change it up at this point... I'm going to set up a quonset hut type shade structure that I can par ...
  Topic: Taking my Westy to Burning Man
kevinbassplayer

Replies: 119
Views: 34894

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 17, 2010 4:37 pm   Subject: Taking my Westy to Burning Man
Just bumping this thread up... Our crew leaves for Burning Man on Thu 8/26! (we have early entry passes) and I'm still taking the van! Just did a bunch of overdue maint to get Wes ready; coolant chan ...
  Topic: Ordering/obtaining parts from South Africa
kevinbassplayer

Replies: 30
Views: 4698

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 26, 2010 2:50 pm   Subject: Ordering/obtaining parts from South Africa
have you tried your local VW dealer? I needed a part (plastic cooling pipe)that my local dealer ordered for me from South Africa, only took 4 days to get. This was about 3 1/2 years ago....
  Topic: Taking my Westy to Burning Man
kevinbassplayer

Replies: 119
Views: 34894

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:30 pm   Subject: Taking my Westy to Burning Man
Most of the Westy's I talked to and saw in VW bus camp last year (and there were A LOT) had used the blue painters tape to tape over all the window seams, air vents, front doors and rear hatch seams. ...
  Topic: Taking my Westy to Burning Man
kevinbassplayer

Replies: 119
Views: 34894

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jul 19, 2010 11:58 am   Subject: Taking my Westy to Burning Man
This will be my 3rd year going to Burning Man but the first time I will be bringing Wes, my 87' Westy. I've got some good tips from folks at VW bus camp but I'm looking for any other tips from other ...
  Topic: Shade for entire westy
kevinbassplayer

Replies: 20
Views: 6498

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jun 03, 2010 11:16 am   Subject: Shade for entire westy
Google "monkeyhut" It's a quonset hut style shade structure made out of pvc frame and tarp. You can pretty much make it any size you want. This is our basis for our Burning Man shade struc ...
  Topic: A question for Fiamma bike rack owners
kevinbassplayer

Replies: 16
Views: 2240

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 31, 2010 9:14 am   Subject: A question for Fiamma bike rack owners
I also have just one PVC sleeve but I also added the Van-cafe struts which are much stiffer than stock, with this combo I have no problem opening the hatch with 2 bikes but it is a little heavy.
  Topic: awning options...
kevinbassplayer

Replies: 66
Views: 16696

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 25, 2010 4:44 pm   Subject: awning options...
Just my 2C... I've also got the Bus Depot awning and really like it, gives quite a bit of coverage and easy to set-up.
  Topic: camp lighting
kevinbassplayer

Replies: 84
Views: 37503

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 25, 2010 9:22 am   Subject: camp lighting
Can I just take an old strand of the low voltage x-mas lights, cut the plug off and wire them to 12 V ?????

In a nutshell, no. Most low voltage lights are either set-up for 120v or 12 volt AC. I ...
 
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