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  Topic: Broken down in North Vancouver
redcanoe

Replies: 5
Views: 570

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 10:19 pm   Subject: Broken down in North Vancouver
Thanks folks, Van Wonder is closest to my folks place where I'm stranded.

On my way back to Victoria after 4000kms in Washington, Oregon and CA. Van quit 150meters from the folks. Will let yo ...
  Topic: Broken down in North Vancouver
redcanoe

Replies: 5
Views: 570

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Oct 01, 2013 7:34 pm   Subject: Broken down in North Vancouver
Can someone recommend a mechanic / garage that I can get a tow to in North Vancouver ?

thanks much
  Topic: exhaust work in central oregon ?
redcanoe

Replies: 1
Views: 284

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Sep 09, 2013 4:36 pm   Subject: exhaust work in central oregon ?
I'm road tripping from Victoria BC and would like to get some exhaust and spring work done. Contemplating Van Cafe but not sure I want to drive that far.

Any suggestions ? I'm currently in the Ben ...
  Topic: I am no longer Westy owner!
redcanoe

Replies: 27
Views: 3023

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Aug 23, 2013 9:47 pm   Subject: I am no longer Westy owner!
Speedy .......

you sold what was one of the nicest looking vans in Victoria! Saw you parked in a lot in Colwood a few weeks back and took a couple of pictures.

$500/year for maintenance ? WOW ...
  Topic: 16" wheels...Now what size tire is best?
redcanoe

Replies: 25
Views: 6453

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 10:02 pm   Subject: 16" wheels...Now what size tire is best?
Hey James 93SLC. I just replaced michelin hydroedges with the WRG2s. What pressure are you running ? Mine is the full camper.
  Topic: Which type GPS System do you prefer?
redcanoe

Replies: 61
Views: 5183

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Dec 05, 2011 9:48 pm   Subject: Which type GPS System do you prefer?
I've got a 3-4 year old Garmin Nuvi 255W. Have quite liked it. Especially the fact that I can zoom out to a 3D topo map (that sold me). I like that when doing long stretches where there is no turn ...
  Topic: Victoria BC Van Club
redcanoe

Replies: 94
Views: 8767

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Nov 20, 2011 9:04 am   Subject: Victoria BC Van Club
I'll be the one driving the Subaru..... and I've got an audio visual of the Pt Renfrew loop for Simon and ab ! Popcorn ? We can sit in Simon's van and have his Propex keep us toasty.
  Topic: Victoria BC Van Club
redcanoe

Replies: 94
Views: 8767

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Nov 19, 2011 9:01 am   Subject: Victoria BC Van Club
So is it 1000 at Beaver Lk tomorrow ? Just checking.

There's always the usual place .... Simon and Alistair ? Smile)
  Topic: Victoria BC Van Club
redcanoe

Replies: 94
Views: 8767

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:33 pm   Subject: Victoria BC Van Club
May be driving the Subaru to that meetup. Storage only insurance right now and am contemplating leaving it that way for the winter.
  Topic: My Next Syncro Movie
redcanoe

Replies: 25
Views: 3130

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Nov 12, 2011 2:31 pm   Subject: My Next Syncro Movie
Did not know that you could drive on the Kettle Valley railgrade . I've done that trip on a bike and never saw a motorized vehicle. Hmmm.

Were you using a HeroCam for the vid ?

Great work !
  Topic: 14" spare with 16" wheels
redcanoe

Replies: 19
Views: 3235

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jun 17, 2011 12:37 pm   Subject: 14" spare with 16" wheels
No. no. It's a manually operated locker installed by GW 5 years ago. Just to clarify.
  Topic: 14" spare with 16" wheels
redcanoe

Replies: 19
Views: 3235

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 9:14 pm   Subject: 14" spare with 16" wheels
My bad, didn't think to post all details when asking the question.

2wd, regular differential but with a rear locker.

Buying a new set of tires this w/e after a non repairable puncture on 5 year ...
  Topic: 14" spare with 16" wheels
redcanoe

Replies: 19
Views: 3235

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:10 am   Subject: 14" spare with 16" wheels
For the record, physical measurements

14" Michelin LTX 195/75/14 OD 25" (spare)
15" Nokian WRC van 205/70/15 OD 26"
16" Hydroedge 215/60/16 OD 25.5" ...
  Topic: AT Tires to fit on 16" Gowesty Wheels?
redcanoe

Replies: 42
Views: 8821

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 7:32 pm   Subject: AT Tires to fit on 16" Gowesty Wheels?
I'm familiar with what the tire looks like, but not on the van, with the GW wheels. Looking for a side view pic if you have the mind to.

TX
  Topic: AT Tires to fit on 16" Gowesty Wheels?
redcanoe

Replies: 42
Views: 8821

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 5:01 pm   Subject: AT Tires to fit on 16" Gowesty Wheels?
Aguabonita

What size WRG2s did you put on. Pics ?

I'm thinking the same route as WRC vans aren't available in Canada.
  Topic: 14" spare with 16" wheels
redcanoe

Replies: 19
Views: 3235

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 12:50 pm   Subject: 14" spare with 16" wheels
GW 16" wheels, michelin hydroedge all round. Big brakes up front. 14" spare on a steely in the clamshell. In event of a flat anywhere round the van 14" must go on the rear because it ...
  Topic: PopTop screen replacement
redcanoe

Replies: 5
Views: 822

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun May 15, 2011 9:09 am   Subject: PopTop screen replacement
Tim

Yes I did sew a border around the screen before doing the glueing. I can't remember exactly what the material was, but certainly not pure cotton. Probably has something to do with the poor bo ...
  Topic: PopTop screen replacement
redcanoe

Replies: 5
Views: 822

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 14, 2011 9:14 pm   Subject: PopTop screen replacement
A year ago I cut out the old poptop screen and installed a homemade replacement. I used the Fanchers (sp?) method of glueing fabric to fabric using a product called SpeedSew. Worked well. Now, howe ...
  Topic: Which porta potty is best?
redcanoe

Replies: 103
Views: 19711

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 14, 2011 9:08 pm   Subject: Which porta potty is best?
For those middle of the night emergencies and the early morning get to stay in bed a bit longer once the pressure is off moments. Use the same thing as I do when tent camping. A 1 liter Nalgene bott ...
  Topic: Lock actuator question
redcanoe

Replies: 13
Views: 4241

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Apr 24, 2011 9:24 pm   Subject: Lock actuator question
I had one of the actuators apart a couple of weeks back and cleaned up the corrosion on the copper contact bar. Loosened up the springs a bit by spraying a bit of WD 40, letting it sit and then using ...
 
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