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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 6:22 am    Post subject: Camping in the '65 Reply with quote

Camping in the '65. Early style awning recovered with Sunbrella. Last years addition of the pop top makes camping even better. Next summer I plan on having the Heilite done as well.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 7:21 am    Post subject: camp Reply with quote

great bus ! Nice camp spot
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 9:32 am    Post subject: camping in Green Gurty, Berlin Lake, North-East Ohio Reply with quote

I have been waiting to take a trip to get some photos and contribute to this thread. We went out to a local campground this week for two nights. We got a storm with three inches of rain the first night ensuring a muddy campsite for the rest of the stay. I used the duct tape windshield seal trick to keep items on my parcel shelf from floating away. The clear tube is a set of Harbor Freight solar rope lights.

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Difficult to start a fire when your fire ring looks like this... lol
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Eventually things dried up a little.

We use an old carpenters tool chest as a kitchen chuck box. All of my kitchen stuff fits neatly inside including my cook stove. It has some drawers and compartments for smaller items. The dining fly is an old canvas unit I found in a vintage camp trailer. We made the poles out of 2"x2"s with 60penny nails, the ropes are Harbor freight high visibility (allegedly glow in the dark) 5\16" nylon ropes. I would love a modern ez up but the tarp is more my style, old fashioned, over weight, and difficult....
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 11:41 am    Post subject: Rain during camping Reply with quote

I use the windshield cover when camping. It is perfect for privacy and does a great job keeping the rain out.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 23, 2014 8:59 pm    Post subject: Re: camping in Green Gurty, Berlin Lake, North-East Ohio Reply with quote

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I used the duct tape windshield seal trick to keep items on my parcel shelf from floating away.


Tip # 101.
If you HAVE TO tape your windshield use un-stretched electrical tape. It even comes in two inch wide rolls.
Why?
Because when you peel it off it will leave very little glue and it is not stronge enough to pull off paint. Unlike duct tape that will pull paint off even after a short time and if you leave it on for a few weeks, months on in hot sunny weather it will leave all the glue stuck to your bus making a mess to try and clean off.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey Fish I think you also posted up Tip#102, duct tape to remove paint. I am off to the hardware store, for a few rolls of duct tape instead of all the other methods I have tried for paint removal. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 8:59 am    Post subject: Re: Rain during camping Reply with quote

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I use the windshield cover when camping. It is perfect for privacy and does a great job keeping the rain out.
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The windshield cover is on my wish list I like the idea of screens on the front slider windows. Ultimately this winter I am going to have to bite the bullet and pull out the windshields, finally facing the rusty horrors hidden beneath my crusty seals.

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Tip # 101.
If you HAVE TO tape your windshield use un-stretched electrical tape. It even comes in two inch wide rolls.
Why?
Because when you peel it off it will leave very little glue and it is not stronge enough to pull off paint. Unlike duct tape that will pull paint off even after a short time and if you leave it on for a few weeks, months on in hot sunny weather it will leave all the glue stuck to your bus making a mess to try and clean off.


The duct tape was just what I had available, you know drivers side cup holder... the electrical tape is an awesome idea, I have never seen 2" at the store, but I will defiantly snag a roll if I find it!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 24, 2014 11:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 8:16 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Tip #103 - Use 'blue' painters tape. Seals edges great, leaves NO residue. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:08 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

kasper, what is the white thing above your campsite?
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 11:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

those pick-up camper tops are actually pretty nice. I have seen a couple at the races
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 25, 2014 12:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

to clarify, the thing in the air...
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 6:59 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Haven't posted many pics of my Westy, but since we took it out on a couple camping trips this year I figured I would share a couple. Had to take it over a couple passes, which went quite well! Can't wait to take it out more next year!

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 26, 2014 2:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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kasper, what is the white thing above your campsite?

It's the flag from the bus club I was in. Orange Empire Bus Co. (OEBC)
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 10:23 am    Post subject: Re: Rain during camping Reply with quote

kasper wrote:
I use the windshield cover when camping. It is perfect for privacy and does a great job keeping the rain out.
http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=341014


How is the fit / finish? I got the rear hatch screen from them and expected a bit better for the price. Kind of want that front setup, but may just go with front curtains... Even sent them an email afterwords they never responded to...
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 06, 2014 1:21 pm    Post subject: Re: Rain during camping Reply with quote

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kasper wrote:
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How is the fit / finish?


If they are still like they used to be they fit so perfect that the door has to be one inch from closing before you can slip over the keeper pocket. Don't ever open your front doors with it in place, either, as the geometry of the doors makes the perimeter distance too great and you will wreck the cover.
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Plenty of room for 2 in the back of a DC!
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PostPosted: Tue May 26, 2015 6:22 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Heading back to Yosemite this week and totally stoked!!

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^^ Postal Yellow Double Door? Wow!
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