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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Advice Needed: 18 year old son on West Coast Surfari Reply with quote

Update on my son's decision for his Surfari adventure.
- does not want to spend $10-12K for a reliable Westy Vanagon
- does not need to have a VW
- does not want to buy a car and spend 3-4 months testing it for issues
- has a buddy with a 1995 GMC Surf Van for $3000 that is tested
- plans to graduate in the spring, buy the GMC van, & enjoy surfing over the summer months, then attend college in the fall.

I appreciate all the advice shared in this group! Your comments/warnings/encouragements gave us plenty to consider in making this decision. In the long run it's the best for my son.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Advice Needed: 18 year old son on West Coast Surfari Reply with quote

I think he is making an excellent decision. Have fun!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 1:53 pm    Post subject: Re: Advice Needed: 18 year old son on West Coast Surfari Reply with quote

I've never seen so much planning and advice given on what I think should be an adventure. Sucks all the fun out of it. Buy a new car, make a detailed itinerary and ensure every detail is arranged. Wheee! I think I'm channeling Terry K. Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 2:24 pm    Post subject: Re: Advice Needed: 18 year old son on West Coast Surfari Reply with quote

Corwyn wrote:
I've never seen so much planning and advice given on what I think should be an adventure. Sucks all the fun out of it. Buy a new car, make a detailed itinerary and ensure every detail is arranged. Wheee! I think I'm channeling Terry K. Smile

Very Happy LOL! Its a big job but somebody has to do it! Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Advice Needed: 18 year old son on West Coast Surfari Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:52 pm    Post subject: Re: Advice Needed: 18 year old son on West Coast Surfari Reply with quote

dobryan wrote:
I think he is making an excellent decision. Have fun!

x2! Get out there and go!
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 5:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Advice Needed: 18 year old son on West Coast Surfari Reply with quote

Corwyn wrote:
I think I'm channeling Terry K. Smile

Never heard of him. Wink

Agree on less planning. Some forget what fun is, and it ain't a repeat of the precise regimentation most of us tolerate at work, and at home.

Congrats to the OP's kid. He'll have a ball.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 8:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Advice Needed: 18 year old son on West Coast Surfari Reply with quote

He won’t get any bendy yoga chick/guy but that Astro glide through life will be handy.
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PostPosted: Tue Dec 03, 2019 11:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Advice Needed: 18 year old son on West Coast Surfari Reply with quote

Abscate wrote:
He won’t get any bendy yoga chick/guy but that Astro glide through life will be handy.


Eh, the yoga kids are a dime a dozen nowadays and are looking well past Sprintagons for nesting places. An Astro may attract a bendy person with a taste for life outside the tired mainstream.
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