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  Topic: Solar wiring on a tintop
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 11:21 pm   Subject: Solar wiring on a tintop
I've got an 89 Syncro tintop and I'm adding two solar panels on the roof. This must be a fairly common thing to do and I've looked around but haven't found any info on how to get the wiring from the ...
  Topic: 2020 Year in review - upgrades, trips, 2021 plans
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Dec 25, 2020 12:18 pm   Subject: Re: 2020 Year in review - upgrades, trips, 2021 plans
2020: Bought Syncro on 23 August. First trip was driving home from New York to Tennessee.
Second trip Tennessee -> Arkansas -> Oklahoma -> Texas -> New Mexico ->
Colorado -> W ...
  Topic: Vanagon row T-shirt interest -- Update: Now available!
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2020 11:46 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagon row T shirt interest, respond if you would order
XXL in black and/or red.

It has been almost ten years since the last run of Vanagon row T shirts. If there is enough interest Everett may sanction another batch. Please respond to the poll with you ...
  Topic: Poll: Long drive, did you make it? 1,000+ miles
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Sep 10, 2020 9:19 pm   Subject: Re: Poll: Long drive, did you make it? 1,000+ miles
My wife and I drove a rented minivan from home (Knoxville, TN) to Saranac Lake, NY to purchase and drive home a 89 Syncro tintop. Made without any
major problems. I knew that the gas guage didn't w ...
  Topic: Powerflex suspension bushings
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 9:19 am   Subject: Re: Powerflex suspension bushings
In an effort to provide the best quality, easiest to use/install parts that I know if, I have recently made the commitment to become a stocking dealer for Powerflex bushings. Since the upper control a ...
  Topic: LED Light Bar Craze | Form or Function?
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 8:17 pm   Subject: Re: LED Light Bar Craze | Form or Function?
It's just the light bar with 15-70-15 Flood/Spot/Flood goes beyond the ditches. Personally, I like the look of the Hella 500's I had on there originally, but the light bar is literally a night and da ...
  Topic: Vanagon Cruise Control - fix or replace?
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 23, 2017 7:58 pm   Subject: Re: Vanagon Cruise Control - fix or replace?
I also have a Rostra unit and am unimpressed. Has anyone here ever tried to install a factory CC in a non CC equipped van?
  Topic: Brake Issue
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jan 21, 2017 11:57 am   Subject: Re: Brake Issue
What TK said.
  Topic: To invert or not to invert?
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sun Jan 08, 2017 12:29 pm   Subject: Re: To invert or not to invert?
Happy Vangon new year all!

So, my question to you all; what do you use your inverted for? Those without, is it high on your wish/to do list?

Mark, of the inverted

I'm a special case (aren' ...
  Topic: Locating the sun for solar charging while camping
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Feb 04, 2015 4:05 pm   Subject: Locating the sun for solar charging while camping
Navigational Apps NEED cellular connections to determine location thus planetary locations.

No Cell Service...... No App......


Not true depending on the phone. My phone speaks GPS and navig ...
  Topic: Customizing the Quick-N-Easy rack
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Mon Jan 19, 2015 9:08 pm   Subject: Customizing the Quick-N-Easy rack
I use 2X4s...
  Topic: LED Tail Light Bulbs
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Jan 10, 2015 11:09 am   Subject: LED Tail Light Bulbs
Terry - I agree somewhat but the state of the art with LEDs is changing and I read this thread to see if there were new developments of interest.
  Topic: Vintage Air latest digital Gen IV installed
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Fri Oct 18, 2013 1:00 pm   Subject: Vintage Air latest digital Gen IV installed
Here are a few pictures of our latest version of Vintage Air front AC system. You can see the Stereo is in stock location but set out about an inch.

Center console helps complete it all.


Did ...
  Topic: Tin top cabin sound insulation project
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Replies: 33
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Wed Oct 16, 2013 9:09 am   Subject: Re: Tin top cabin sound insulation project
In order to achieve this tight fit and to reduce the chances of wasting such an expensive product, many patterns were created

I am thinking of copying your work on my van since I currently have th ...
  Topic: In Dash A/C
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Sat Sep 21, 2013 6:51 pm   Subject: In Dash A/C
Of course everything depends on money but I'd be interested in option 'B".
  Topic: How much electricity is actually used?
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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 9:40 pm   Subject: How much electricity is actually used?
Here's the real killer. Many people discharge their batteries to death via over optimistic guesses at how much power you can pull out of them.

You need to determine your true needs and balance tha ...
  Topic: How much electricity is actually used?
uther

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:23 pm   Subject: How much electricity is actually used?
Kill a watt

http://www.amazon.com/P3-International-P4400-Electricity-Monitor/dp/B00009MDBU

Plug the appliance into a Kill a watt, get a reading over a certain amount of time, then do some math, ...
  Topic: How much electricity is actually used?
uther

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 7:05 pm   Subject: How much electricity is actually used?
http://www.ebay.com/itm/BATTERY-MONITOR-DC-LCD-DIGITAL-PANEL-COMBO-AMP-VOLT-WATT-AMPERE-HOUR-METER-/231017244006#vi-content

Or something similar....

This is WAYYY out of my league. What I know ...
  Topic: How much electricity is actually used?
uther

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PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:10 pm   Subject: How much electricity is actually used?
The device itself should list power consumption on it, either in watts or amps. There must be a label somewhere. You could also look up the device online; I did that for a small coffee maker before ...
  Topic: How much electricity is actually used?
uther

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Views: 1201

PostForum: Vanagon   Posted: Tue Aug 20, 2013 5:35 pm   Subject: How much electricity is actually used?
I have a couple of medical devices I need to run from battery power while my wife and I camp. We have been staying only in places with power but would like to stop doing so. How can I determine the ...
 
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