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  Topic: Recommendations on weather band (NOAA) capable media receivers?
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Nov 27, 2019 9:15 am   Subject: Re: Recommendations on weather band (NOAA) capable media receivers?
I carry a handheld "police scanner" in the camper which I have the weather frequencies programmed into. As was mentioned, we're often out of cell coverage but I have yet to find a location ...
  Topic: Thoughts on custom headliner?
sped372

Replies: 19
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Oct 28, 2019 6:06 am   Subject: Re: Thoughts on custom headliner?
I used one of those panels to replace the rear hatch "card" on our '84. I spray painted it ivory with some appliance enamel (it was a glaring institutional white) and it matches very well a ...
  Topic: Westy fresh water tank sanitizing?
sped372

Replies: 39
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2019 6:38 am   Subject: Re: Westy fresh water tank sanitizing?
I always pull the drain cap and set a small fan blowing into the top opening when we get home after a trip to dry the tank out. Obviously that doesn't do anything for the line between the pump and th ...
  Topic: Westy Water tank/pump problems
sped372

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2019 6:04 am   Subject: Re: Westy Water tank/pump problems
IIRC, the faucet pump will not work if the indicators aren't functioning. Safety feature for a low tank.. dry pump. Either your board is fried or the level sensors have a short\fault.
I do not thin ...
  Topic: DIY battery removal "tool"
sped372

Replies: 15
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:17 pm   Subject: Re: DIY battery removal "tool"
I used two spare battery terminal clamps on the posts to pull mine out the first time... I didn't want to risk gouging them up with vise grips or similar.
  Topic: What is the Water Tank CAPACITY on a 1987 Westfalia ?
sped372

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 9:58 am   Subject: Re: What is the Water Tank CAPACITY on a 1987 Westfalia ?
So, is the LED water level indicator calibrated in liters or gallons? Laughing
They're calibrated to:

Green = Full
Yellow = You've used the faucet at least once
Red = Oh crap it's nearly empty
T ...
  Topic: What is the Water Tank CAPACITY on a 1987 Westfalia ?
sped372

Replies: 11
Views: 1800

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Jul 31, 2019 5:59 am   Subject: Re: What is the Water Tank CAPACITY on a 1987 Westfalia ?
So, is the LED water level indicator calibrated in liters or gallons? Laughing
They're calibrated to:

Green = Full
Yellow = You've used the faucet at least once
Red = Oh crap it's nearly empty
  Topic: Climate control curiosity
sped372

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 30, 2019 8:20 am   Subject: Re: Climate control curiosity
Thanks again for the input. My 6" needle-nose vice grips test yielded Ok results. I'm guessing I didn't have it tight enough to close all flow, but I didn't want to damage the line w/ the teeth ...
  Topic: Dead Mouse, Interior Pull, and a Couple Mods
sped372

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jul 23, 2019 10:02 am   Subject: Re: Dead Mouse, Interior Pull, and a Couple Mods
After a few camping trips I've decided the fan does, in fact, make enough of a difference to warrant the hole I had to drill to mount the toggle switch. I still hate making irreversible changes but i ...
  Topic: First overnighter and thank you to the forum
sped372

Replies: 20
Views: 873

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 5:57 am   Subject: Re: First overnighter and thank you to the forum
Congrats. In time it will become familiar but never loses its appeal.
  Topic: Coleman Caboose trailer, anyone use one?
sped372

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Apr 10, 2019 5:50 am   Subject: Re: Coleman Caboose trailer, anyone use one?
Nice options, for sure.

We used the Coleman quite a bit last year and found the trade-offs worthwhile for now. We aren't really bringing more stuff, just keeping it out of the interior and off the ...
  Topic: Coleman Caboose trailer, anyone use one?
sped372

Replies: 29
Views: 15280

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:59 pm   Subject: Re: Coleman Caboose trailer, anyone use one?
Nice Abita sticker!
Thanks! We visited the brewery a couple weeks ago... not with the Westy unfortunately.
  Topic: Coleman Caboose trailer, anyone use one?
sped372

Replies: 29
Views: 15280

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Apr 09, 2019 1:05 pm   Subject: Re: Coleman Caboose trailer, anyone use one?
Getting ready for spring here... I just added load bars and some bike racks to the top of the caboose similar to what the OP mentioned (yes, I know, it's an old thread but still). Looking forward to ...
  Topic: Good Website/Distributor for Touch Up Paint?
sped372

Replies: 7
Views: 264

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:15 am   Subject: Re: Good Website/Distributor for Touch Up Paint?
Or check locally, we have a FLAPS here called Weaver Auto that sells matched paint a variety of ways. I'm not entirely sure where they source it from but it's typically been an overnight thing, pick ...
  Topic: Sitting on roof ... why?
sped372

Replies: 88
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:12 am   Subject: Re: Sitting on roof ... why?
I disagree, you can see the flex in that roof along the gutter/seal gap. It's the same top as the early bays, we had one, no way I would put any weight directly on it.

1973 - The first year of the ...
  Topic: Sitting on roof ... why?
sped372

Replies: 88
Views: 6032

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Mar 14, 2019 5:21 am   Subject: Re: Sitting on roof ... why?
I disagree, you can see the flex in that roof along the gutter/seal gap. It's the same top as the early bays, we had one, no way I would put any weight directly on it.
  Topic: Just for fun, any Bigfoot sightings while Vanagoning?
sped372

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2019 6:38 am   Subject: Re: Just for fun, any Bigfoot sightings while Vanagoning?
I have heard a couple trees fall on windless evenings. Isn't that supposed to be a bigfoot thing? Either way it makes the hair on your neck stand up since it's so eerie and hard to explain.
  Topic: Westy Kitchen Refurb WWYD
sped372

Replies: 28
Views: 1720

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Jan 22, 2019 6:54 am   Subject: Re: Westy Kitchen Refurb WWYD
I did a couple things this past fall while my kitchen was out. Haven't had a chance to try the fridge exhaust yet but hoping it makes a difference.

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php? ...
  Topic: 3D Printing Vanagon parts
sped372

Replies: 348
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 10:47 am   Subject: Re: 3D Printing Vanagon parts
I printed ABS since it was what was in the machine. Time will tell. I thickened the sides a bit vs. the original part but the 'snapover' action still seems good.
  Topic: 3D Printing Vanagon parts
sped372

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 7:33 am   Subject: Re: 3D Printing Vanagon parts
Not *exactly* a Vanagon part, but one of the lower clips on our Fiamma bike rack snapped and I decided to model and print it. Has been holding up well so far. Fiamma wanted $20 + $15 shipping for a ...
 
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