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  Topic: Solar 2017
singler3360

Replies: 22
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jan 13, 2018 11:06 am   Subject: Re: Solar 2017
Does anyone have experience with the super flexible panels featured in the Unlimited Flex kits?

http://www.unlimited-solar.com/unlimited-solar-200-watt-rv-marine-flexible-solar-panel-kit-mppt-premi ...
  Topic: Propex under fridge
singler3360

Replies: 103
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 10, 2016 10:53 pm   Subject: Re: Propex under fridge

Then going from the lip of the front of the fridge back appears to be 8.5"

I drilled a pilot hole at 8 1/8" and it came out almost perfectly.
  Topic: Junkyard Pop Top Shocks
singler3360

Replies: 13
Views: 2502

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 14, 2015 10:22 pm   Subject: Junkyard Pop Top Shocks
Doesn't the barrel of the strut need to be mounted above the piston side? In the pics posted, both installs look upside down. I read recently that it has something to do with how the piston gets lubr ...
  Topic: Rear Shower Mod - Spotted in Classifieds
singler3360

Replies: 4
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jul 11, 2015 8:52 am   Subject: Rear Shower Mod - Spotted in Classifieds
This exact unit came on our new Aliner A-frame trailer. I bet it's available at Camping World and the like. I wonder how they hooked up the hot water.
  Topic: fridge replacement projects - post here
singler3360

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jun 14, 2015 3:46 pm   Subject: fridge replacement projects - post here
Very nice workmanship! Very Happy

I agree about the freezer in the TF. The number of times we've enjoyed a Haagen Daz bar pulled from the freezer compartment pales in comparison to the extra space it wou ...
  Topic: Really? Seriously is anyone actually buying at these prices
singler3360

Replies: 340
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Jun 05, 2015 9:26 pm   Subject: Really? Seriously is anyone actually buying at these prices
We just sold our '91 TDI Westy with newly installed AHU with a few upgrades and extras for $32,900. It is in great shape except for the original paint. I had it listed in the classifieds for $35k for ...
  Topic: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
singler3360

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue May 26, 2015 5:05 pm   Subject: The Portland Oregon Area is Happening!
Hey All,
It looks like we will be parting from our beloved Westy this Saturday. My wife's MS simply won't let her hang with the manual transmission on long trips any longer. The new owner is flying ...
  Topic: A Long Summer ending with a Westy trip for 6!
singler3360

Replies: 32
Views: 2368

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon May 25, 2015 9:28 am   Subject: A Long Summer ending with a Westy trip for 6!
^^^^ x2

Just for the dreaded footwear clutter alone Laughing Besides, some report better MPG with a trailer.
  Topic: For sale etiquette
singler3360

Replies: 12
Views: 1145

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 16, 2015 9:25 pm   Subject: For sale etiquette

The only etiquette here is to not post in the forum that you have a Van for sale.
You can be clever though and ask a question about "how to advertise my Van" and then we all click on your ...
  Topic: For sale etiquette
singler3360

Replies: 12
Views: 1145

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 16, 2015 12:14 pm   Subject: For sale etiquette
Sorry that you have to sell your van, I remember meeting you at Half-Moon Bay campground a couple of years ago, and oogling over some of the updates you had made to it.

Whoever buys it will be a ...
  Topic: For sale etiquette
singler3360

Replies: 12
Views: 1145

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 16, 2015 10:21 am   Subject: For sale etiquette
Is it considered poor etiquette to post a van for sale ad in The Samba classifieds and Craigslist and also on EBay? We've been underwhelmed at the number of inquiries so far and want to increase the ...
  Topic: how to buy a Vanagon
singler3360

Replies: 21
Views: 1560

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun May 10, 2015 8:05 am   Subject: how to buy a Vanagon
Your question is too general to get much of a response. Do you mean where to look, what to look for, how to evaluate or maybe what is a fair price?

The GoWesty site has a good overview article in t ...
  Topic: Give Me One Good Reason to Stay
singler3360

Replies: 104
Views: 6241

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat May 09, 2015 8:10 am   Subject: Give Me One Good Reason to Stay


It's a matter of perspective and points of reference. If you have the money (that is to say, the line of credit) and you have a Westy chassis in nice condition already... you're almost getting a n ...
  Topic: Give Me One Good Reason to Stay
singler3360

Replies: 104
Views: 6241

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri May 08, 2015 10:01 pm   Subject: Give Me One Good Reason to Stay
This is only our third summer with our van and I cannot t imagine not having it. Our daughter, 2 1/2, demands (as only a 2 year old can do) that we pay in the bus every night. It's great!! I drove ...
  Topic: Why did you get stranded?
singler3360

Replies: 80
Views: 7288

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:15 pm   Subject: Why did you get stranded?
Water pump one time, alternator two other times. Not stranded, but had a split in a spark plug wire that kept me from starting in front of the house. Wouldn't have seen the split it hadn't been for ni ...
  Topic: Most popular engine conversions in Europe
singler3360

Replies: 12
Views: 1298

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Apr 17, 2015 10:08 pm   Subject: Most popular engine conversions in Europe
It seems every vehicle I saw in Europe last summer was a turbo diesel for very good reason, cost/km. As for the tax on driving your vehicle into major metropolitan areas, I wouldn't want to take my va ...
  Topic: Another TDI Vanagon discussion...
singler3360

Replies: 199
Views: 17624

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 12:42 pm   Subject: Another TDI Vanagon discussion...
I pulled this rig to Alaska and return last summer with no problems. EGTs were never an issue. I have a McNally EGT gauge set-up. I run 70 mph on the expressway with camper. It has a Stage 1 Malon ...
  Topic: Another TDI Vanagon discussion...
singler3360

Replies: 199
Views: 17624

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:56 am   Subject: Another TDI Vanagon discussion...
I have the 1.6NA in my van, so just getting onto the interstate would be an improvement. Sorry to hear about your wife and having to part with your van. Shouldn't be hard to find it a new home. I'll k ...
  Topic: Another TDI Vanagon discussion...
singler3360

Replies: 199
Views: 17624

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:35 am   Subject: Another TDI Vanagon discussion...
Yes, lot's of discussion on here and the Yahoo forum about regearing, tire size, chipping and other mods. Driving according to EGT is very important. While driving within acceptable limits of RPM and ...
  Topic: 2WD Peloquin Installation - Add Locker / No Locker - Poll
singler3360

Replies: 35
Views: 5920

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Apr 11, 2015 10:17 am   Subject: 2WD Peloquin Installation - Add Locker / No Locker - Poll
I tried to make a slow, tight turn in what turned out to be soft, deep sand and got bogged down. With the Peloquin, both rear wheels started to bury pretty much equally, much like I would have expecte ...
 
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