Hello! Log in or Register   |  Help  |  Donate  |  Buy Shirts  See all banner ads | Advertise on TheSamba.com  
TheSamba.com
 
Transporting Vanagon parts on road trips for gas money and fun.
Page: 1, 2  Next
Forum Index -> Vanagon Share: Facebook Twitter
Reply to topic
Print View
Quick sort: Show newest posts on top | Show oldest posts on top View previous topic :: View next topic  
Author Message
Van Geaux
Samba Member


Joined: December 31, 2017
Posts: 9
Location: WNC
Van Geaux is offline 

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:42 pm    Post subject: Transporting Vanagon parts on road trips for gas money and fun. Reply with quote

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Iím restoring an Ď85 tin top in my barn and am looking for parts all over. I see lots of good stuff in the Part it Forward thread and classifieds thatís going to the dump or unsold if someone doesnít claim it, and I can use it, but itís in the wrong part of the country. Shipping would be ridiculous for things like bench seats or a set of wheels or a transaxle. I wonder how many of us would be willing to transport parts for gas money? Needless to say weíll also get to meet more cool Vanagon people and keep more buses in good running shape.

If you will post up your location, areas you travel to, and any pending trips coming up.

Or post up if you need to get parts from point a to point b and are looking for someone to transport, and what youíll pay.

Iíll start, Iím in Boone, NC but travel to Asheville, NC and Columbia, SC frequently. Also will make it to SC and NC coast this spring and summer. I have a Mercedes wagon and a Suburban til I get the Vanagon on the road so can move largish stuff.

Also Iíd be happy to pay $100 in gas money for someone to move these wheels/ tires from member Keane in Laurel Springs NJ to me in NC.
Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.


Iím in the mountains but could drive down to mid state to meet someone coming through on a road trip. Or if you want to come to Boone Iíve got a sweet camp spot in the woods by a creek for you too.

Please share your thoughts and ideas!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
bobbyblack Premium Member
Samba Member


Joined: May 21, 2015
Posts: 2553
Location: United States, Iowa
bobbyblack is online now 

PostPosted: Thu Feb 01, 2018 8:50 pm    Post subject: Re: Transporting Vanagon parts on road trips for gas money and fun. Reply with quote

Minneapolis MN - Jackson WY - Golden CO - Minneapolis MN

Feb 11 - March 3, 2018
_________________
'87 Westy 'Flossie','83.5 Vanagon L 'ZoomBus','74 Karmann Ghia, '65 Split Deluxe 'Henry', '63 Notch
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
jimf909 Premium Member
Samba Member


Joined: April 03, 2014
Posts: 4227
Location: Seattle
jimf909 is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 12:03 am    Post subject: Re: Transporting Vanagon parts on road trips for gas money and fun. Reply with quote

^^^ Thatís quite a winter trip! I hope you post pics. Enjoy!
_________________
Current: 1990 Westy Camper - Bostig RG4, 2wd, manual trans w/Peloquin, NAHT high-top, Flash Silver, seam rust, bondo, etc., etc.

Past: 1985 Westy Camper - 1.9 wbx, 2wd, manual trans, Merian Brown, (sold after 17 years to Northwesty who converted it to a Syncro).
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Abscate Premium Member
Samba Member


Joined: October 05, 2014
Posts: 12998
Location: NYC/Upstate/ROW
Abscate is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:29 am    Post subject: Re: Transporting Vanagon parts on road trips for gas money and fun. Reply with quote

I cruise from NYC center, to Montreal north. Chicago west, PHL south, BOS north weekly. Not all points every week, but every month or so
_________________
.ssS!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Marshj
Samba Member


Joined: May 26, 2017
Posts: 252
Location: New Jersey
Marshj is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:50 am    Post subject: Re: Transporting Vanagon parts on road trips for gas money and fun. Reply with quote

I travel from NYC/North Jersey to Albany/Manchester Vermont bi weekly.

NYC North Jersey to Ann Arbor; MI every few months along 1-80 through Clevenland and just north of Pittsburgh.

For your wheels, March 24th I will be traveling to Virginia Beach.. not sure if by land or by air yet. If by land I'd be happy to transport them at least that far south. Beautiful wheels.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
MarkWard
Samba Member


Joined: February 09, 2005
Posts: 12019
Location: Palm Beach County, Florida
MarkWard is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:31 am    Post subject: Re: Transporting Vanagon parts on road trips for gas money and fun. Reply with quote

I don't recall the details and it's not vanagon specific, but there is an online registry of travelers that will transport stuff. I learned about it at a tin can tourist get together. It seemed like a good idea. There is probably an app by now. Sorry I don't remember the details.https://www.roadie.com
_________________
1982 Vanagon Camper with ALH TDI conversion.
1990 Vanagon Camper Syncro conversion.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
WestyWanter
Samba Member


Joined: February 15, 2017
Posts: 337
Location: San Diego
WestyWanter is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:55 am    Post subject: Re: Transporting Vanagon parts on road trips for gas money and fun. Reply with quote

I live in marquette mi, I travel from the top of michigan to lower MI about once every month close to OH/IN. I can also talk the otherway around the lake and hit green bay, milwaukee, chicago.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
bobbyblack Premium Member
Samba Member


Joined: May 21, 2015
Posts: 2553
Location: United States, Iowa
bobbyblack is online now 

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 7:56 am    Post subject: Re: Transporting Vanagon parts on road trips for gas money and fun. Reply with quote

jimf909 wrote:
^^^ Thatís quite a winter trip! I hope you post pics. Enjoy!



Sadly, my Vanagon won't be my Pony this time, as she is stuck on the floor behind the BlueBirdOfHappiness Cosmo van in mid SubiSwap...

Image may have been reduced in size. Click image to view fullscreen.

_________________
'87 Westy 'Flossie','83.5 Vanagon L 'ZoomBus','74 Karmann Ghia, '65 Split Deluxe 'Henry', '63 Notch
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Van Geaux
Samba Member


Joined: December 31, 2017
Posts: 9
Location: WNC
Van Geaux is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:21 am    Post subject: Re: Transporting Vanagon parts on road trips for gas money and fun. Reply with quote

Abscate wrote:
I cruise from NYC center, to Montreal north. Chicago west, PHL south, BOS north weekly. Not all points every week, but every month or so


That's gonna be useful for somebody!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Van Geaux
Samba Member


Joined: December 31, 2017
Posts: 9
Location: WNC
Van Geaux is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:28 am    Post subject: Re: Transporting Vanagon parts on road trips for gas money and fun. Reply with quote

Marshj wrote:
I travel from NYC/North Jersey to Albany/Manchester Vermont bi weekly.

NYC North Jersey to Ann Arbor; MI every few months along 1-80 through Clevenland and just north of Pittsburgh.

For your wheels, March 24th I will be traveling to Virginia Beach.. not sure if by land or by air yet. If by land I'd be happy to transport them at least that far south. Beautiful wheels.


Sweet, let me know when you know if you are driving it, I can try to line up a way to get them from VA to NC.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Van Geaux
Samba Member


Joined: December 31, 2017
Posts: 9
Location: WNC
Van Geaux is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 8:30 am    Post subject: Re: Transporting Vanagon parts on road trips for gas money and fun. Reply with quote

MarkWard wrote:
I don't recall the details and it's not vanagon specific, but there is an online registry of travelers that will transport stuff. I learned about it at a tin can tourist get together. It seemed like a good idea. There is probably an app by now. Sorry I don't remember the details.https://www.roadie.com


Gonna check this out, thanks for the tip!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
SyncroChrick
Samba Member


Joined: January 10, 2005
Posts: 1004
Location: San Francisco, CA
SyncroChrick is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:35 am    Post subject: Re: Transporting Vanagon parts on road trips for gas money and fun. Reply with quote

This is a good topic. I have some parts I am trying to send to the East Coast from San Francisco (Split Window front and side door shells)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
WestyWanter
Samba Member


Joined: February 15, 2017
Posts: 337
Location: San Diego
WestyWanter is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:45 am    Post subject: Re: Transporting Vanagon parts on road trips for gas money and fun. Reply with quote

[quote="Van Geaux"]
Marshj wrote:
I travel from NYC/North Jersey to Albany/Manchester Vermont bi weekly.

NYC North Jersey to Ann Arbor; MI every few months along 1-80 through Clevenland and just north of Pittsburgh.

For your wheels, March 24th I will be traveling to Virginia Beach.. not sure if by land or by air yet. If by land I'd be happy to transport them at least that far south. Beautiful wheels.


Sweet, let me know when you know if you are driving it, I can try to line up a way to get them from VA to NC.[/quote

Ill probably be going down to Hillsdale Mi, which is about an hour away from AA (Ann Arbor) March 3-10 for spring break if wheels could get to me then I could get them to AA.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Jeffrey Lee
Samba Member


Joined: February 04, 2014
Posts: 1248
Location: Wisconsin
Jeffrey Lee is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 10:25 am    Post subject: Re: Transporting Vanagon parts on road trips for gas money and fun. Reply with quote

Must be a way to create a custom Google Map open to multiple users, where Sambanistas can plot their planned routes and save them with a few details (dates, contact info). Then others can quickly view the map to see if one of the routes/dates works for them to send/receive their parts.

Maybe this?
https://www.makeuseof.com/tag/how-to-create-shared-collaborative-google-maps/
_________________
Camp Westfalia
Camping Tips ē Newsletter ē Cool Campervan Apparel
www.CampWestfalia.com
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Facebook Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Abscate Premium Member
Samba Member


Joined: October 05, 2014
Posts: 12998
Location: NYC/Upstate/ROW
Abscate is offline 

PostPosted: Fri Feb 02, 2018 5:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Transporting Vanagon parts on road trips for gas money and fun. Reply with quote

Probably many more are comfortable not publishing their routes to Googlestein

(1984 reference, not an ethnic slur)
_________________
.ssS!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
wtbannon
Samba Member


Joined: December 20, 2017
Posts: 5
Location: Marion, IN
wtbannon is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Transporting Vanagon parts on road trips for gas money and fun. Reply with quote

Heading from Central Indiana to Columbia, SC April 6-7, and then from Columbia back to Indiana on the 8th! Would be happy help anyone who needs it.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Classifieds Feedback
BushChicken
Samba Member


Joined: March 11, 2010
Posts: 250
Location: California
BushChicken is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 5:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Transporting Vanagon parts on road trips for gas money and fun. Reply with quote

I am looking for someone coming from SoCal up to the SLO/Morro Bay area.

Maybe someone traveling for Syncro Fest??

I need a used transmission picked up in Canoga Park and I can meet you in San Luis Obispo or thereabouts. The tranny is used and might be a bit oily but I am sure I can have the shop get it boxed up with some layers of cardboard.

Let me know if you are interested and we can talk details.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Classifieds Feedback
BushChicken
Samba Member


Joined: March 11, 2010
Posts: 250
Location: California
BushChicken is offline 

PostPosted: Mon Apr 23, 2018 9:25 am    Post subject: Re: Transporting Vanagon parts on road trips for gas money and fun. Reply with quote

Bump to see if anyone is coming up to the Central Coast from SOCal and wants to earn some gas money to transport a transmission.

Peace.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Classifieds Feedback
SBD
Samba Member


Joined: October 24, 2012
Posts: 3028
Location: SOUTH DAKOTA
SBD is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 2:28 pm    Post subject: Re: Transporting a pan Reply with quote

This is probably hoping for a miracle but figured I'd throw it out there. Is there anybody that could move an IRS pan, minus the front beam, from the Bakersfield, CA area to southeastern South Dakota? It needs to be picked up before the end of this month. I'm willing to pay something. I listed it on U-Ship. So far I've had one quote of $1600! Shocked I'll drive out there myself to get it for WAY LESS than that. Rolling Eyes Was just hoping that by some odd fluke there might be someone headed my way. Very Happy
_________________
"Just $99 down and $64 a month for 36 months buys you a brand new Volkswagen Beetle!"


mark tucker wrote:
I wouldent waste $ or thyme on building a small motor. build it big so it dosent have to work hard.remember it's only as fast as your foot alows it to be unless you build a small turd then it just stinks as it squishes up through your toes when you step on it.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
owokie
Samba Member


Joined: May 21, 2003
Posts: 320
Location: Durango, CO
owokie is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Oct 02, 2019 5:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Transporting a pan Reply with quote

SBD wrote:
So far I've had one quote of $1600! Shocked I'll drive out there myself to get it for WAY LESS than that. Rolling Eyes Was just hoping that by some odd fluke there might be someone headed my way. Very Happy


WILL YA now? Bakersfield to Sioux Falls: ~1650 miles. x2 is 3300. /15 likely mpg given a large rig or towing a trailer, 220gl of fuel @ $3/gl = $660. 3 nights in a hotel, $250. $910, ignoring 3300 miles of wear/tear on your rig. Let's pay you for those 48 hours of driving with the $690 remaining, $14/hr for your time. Mine's worth a lot more than that, YMMV.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Instagram Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Display posts from previous:   
Reply to topic    Forum Index -> Vanagon All times are Mountain Standard Time/Pacific Daylight Savings Time
Page: 1, 2  Next
Page 1 of 2

 
Jump to:  
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum

About | Help! | Advertise | Donate | Premium Membership | Privacy/Terms of Use | Contact Us | Site Map
Copyright © 1996-2020, Everett Barnes. All Rights Reserved.
Not affiliated with or sponsored by Volkswagen of America | Forum powered by phpBB