Hello! Log in or Register   |  Help  |  Donate  |  Buy Shirts  See all banner ads | Advertise on TheSamba.com  
TheSamba.com
 
Epic Vanlife Video in 2WD Westy
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
nohabusguy
Samba Member


Joined: May 22, 2004
Posts: 55
Location: New York
nohabusguy is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:03 pm    Post subject: Epic Vanlife Video in 2WD Westy Reply with quote

I've been following Chad and his YouTube channel for some time, and watched his subscribers grow. This is a really long video (but not as long as it took him to clear a trail with his ax and saw in a foot of snow), but its one of his best so far.


Link

_________________
1967 Double Cab
1967 21 Window Deluxe Bus
1989 Westy Syncro (Subaru 2.5, dreaming of installing a NAHT)
1990 Doka Syncro (WBX 2.1)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Russpauly
Samba Member


Joined: January 13, 2019
Posts: 111
Location: San Diego
Russpauly is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 7:40 pm    Post subject: Re: Epic Vanlife Video in 2WD Westy Reply with quote

Love the guys videos. Been a subscriber as well and watch them when they pop up.
_________________
1988 Wolfsburg Edition - TinTop
2.1L Watercooled
The Space man Van
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
WestyWanter
Samba Member


Joined: February 15, 2017
Posts: 358
Location: San Diego
WestyWanter is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 9:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Epic Vanlife Video in 2WD Westy Reply with quote

Just don't take a shot every time he says "vanlife" if you want to watch the entire video!
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Zeitgeist 13
Samba Member


Joined: March 05, 2009
Posts: 10504
Location: Port Manteau
Zeitgeist 13 is offline 

PostPosted: Wed Jan 29, 2020 10:57 pm    Post subject: Re: Epic Vanlife Video in 2WD Westy Reply with quote

There's a lot of potential for that dude to make a combination Blair Witch Project and Game of Thrones: North of the Wall version of this episode.
_________________
Casey--
Volkswagens powered by Volkswagen
'89 Bluestar ALH w/12mm Waldo pump, PP764 and GT2052
'01 Weekender VR6 -->2.5 TDI?
Oly Bulli
'87 300TD OM606 7mm Myna pump and HX30
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
ledogboy
Samba Member


Joined: September 19, 2005
Posts: 446
Location: San Francisco
ledogboy is online now 

PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:00 am    Post subject: Re: Epic Vanlife Video in 2WD Westy Reply with quote

WestyWanter wrote:
Just don't take a shot every time he says "vanlife" if you want to watch the entire video!


Ha!
_________________
1986 Westy Weekender
Now a full camper
1.8t CCW Quattro Syncro
Some people call him Maurice...
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
AZ Landshaper
Samba Member


Joined: February 08, 2009
Posts: 1612
Location: The Old Pueblo
AZ Landshaper is offline 

PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:01 am    Post subject: Re: Epic Vanlife Video in 2WD Westy Reply with quote

Thats the 5th time this month Ive seen one of those round fire pots. Those are the new craze.
_________________
Had I known I was getting into all this I would have just saddled me up a big white goose. -------------------------------------------------------
85 Weekender w/ EJ22
Previously
64, 71, 72, 73, 76, 81, 84, 85 & 87 Campmobiles and Westfalias
and a 67 bug.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
dabaron
Samba Member


Joined: June 21, 2018
Posts: 1453
Location: Philly, yo.
dabaron is offline 

PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 6:29 am    Post subject: Re: Epic Vanlife Video in 2WD Westy Reply with quote

i watched this over the weekend getting psyched for my 91 Westy. the first tree was no biggie and "fun" but the next tree fall was rough. watching him chop away while his Hi-Lift jack remained secured to his front bumper left me shaking my head.

he could have used the Hi-Lift as a come along and saved himself a few hours of work. work smarter not harder. of course i wasn't there and only saw part of the layout of the fall, but i think it would have helped him bust thru it much faster.

Chad is a great motivator and yes, he says "vanlife" a bit too much, but his enthusiasm and love of his Vanagon, as well as the high production value, are what make his videos great.

not a Hi-Lift but the same principle at work:


Link



adding a block and tackle would increase the mechanical advantage and reduce the human effort required. if i were heading up a forest service road in the winter, carrying a block and tackle in addition to the saw and ax is a smart idea.


Link

_________________
1990 Vanagon GL
1991 Vanagon GL Camper
Seems like the Venn diagram of "poorly maintained Vanagons" and "unreliable Vanagons" is a circle.
-Paulbeard
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
dsdunbar
Samba Member


Joined: December 19, 2014
Posts: 547
Location: Crozet VA
dsdunbar is offline 

PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:53 am    Post subject: Re: Epic Vanlife Video in 2WD Westy Reply with quote

...super off topic question....but the overhead drone shots while driving.... how is that done? Does the drone have a setting to travel at a certain speed looking down...

I've watched his vids before too and like them, I am always impressed with the outside the van footage and wonder how he captures it (goes up ahead and records as he comes back upon it...etc). Someone enlighten me to the camera wizardry (please)
_________________
'89 2WD Westy "Grey Goose" - Manual 4spd
Crozet VA
Vanaru EJ25, Peloquin
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
elizer Premium Member
Samba Member


Joined: May 02, 2016
Posts: 1062
Location: VA
elizer is offline 

PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 7:57 am    Post subject: Re: Epic Vanlife Video in 2WD Westy Reply with quote

There is a follow me setting on the drone. Or you can have the passenger just fly it and follow you.
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
dabaron
Samba Member


Joined: June 21, 2018
Posts: 1453
Location: Philly, yo.
dabaron is offline 

PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:33 am    Post subject: Re: Epic Vanlife Video in 2WD Westy Reply with quote

dsdunbar wrote:
Someone enlighten me to the camera wizardry (please)


if you are alone and have a few cameras, you can walk ahead and place them for the sequence shots. if you have one camera it gets time consuming but the editing is easier.

as for the drone. yes, good drones have a follow feature and can have auto pan/zoom ranges. i want to get a drone to realize a few video sequences for filming trains that previously required a helicopter (way beyond my budget). i was once a Radio/Television/Film major. i'd rather spend my time wrenching on the Vanagon, not editing shaky video.
_________________
1990 Vanagon GL
1991 Vanagon GL Camper
Seems like the Venn diagram of "poorly maintained Vanagons" and "unreliable Vanagons" is a circle.
-Paulbeard
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Syncro Jael
Samba Member


Joined: December 19, 2013
Posts: 2147
Location: Utah
Syncro Jael is offline 

PostPosted: Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:30 pm    Post subject: Re: Epic Vanlife Video in 2WD Westy Reply with quote

Chad does a wonderful job capturing video and stitching it all together for one of his productions. I know how much time is invested in these.

For those of us that enjoy getting out with our vans, we can relate to much of what he does.

Keep on Camping Chad!

Cheers.
_________________
1987 Syncro Westfalia Hightop - NAHT
Subaru EJ25 Forged Frankenmotor, Triple Knob.
Jael = (Mountain Goat)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
J Charlton Premium Member
Samba Member


Joined: August 24, 2007
Posts: 1483
Location: The True North Strong and Free
J Charlton is offline 

PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 4:56 pm    Post subject: Re: Epic Vanlife Video in 2WD Westy Reply with quote

Last summer when I was briefly incapacitated my wife wanted to clear some brush etc around our house. I didn't want her using my 16" Stihl beast so we got her a 40v 12" bar electric chain saw. I'm really impressed. A good 30min+ run time on 1 battery and it handles everything. It would have made short work out of the trees he cleared on that video. If I were boondocking it as he was, I'd be carrying the little electric and a spare battery. There's also an 80v version. I'm grudgingly a fan even though it doesn't have the joyous sound of a gasser.
_________________
NAHT hightop availability Nov.4 2020 -
Distribution plan 2020: Springfield Mass 3 tops (1 available) Staunton Va 5(3available), Florida4(2 available), Colorado 12 (6 available), Grand Junction Co. (2 - 0 available) SLC 4 (4 available), Bend Oregon - for Oregon, California- (7 - 5 available), Kennewick Wa (5 available)
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Visit poster's website Gallery Classifieds Feedback
sjbartnik
Samba Member


Joined: September 01, 2011
Posts: 5299
Location: Brooklyn
sjbartnik is offline 

PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Epic Vanlife Video in 2WD Westy Reply with quote

AZ Landshaper wrote:
Thats the 5th time this month Ive seen one of those round fire pots. Those are the new craze.


It's a great fire pit, I have one on my terrace. Solo Stove. Has a lot of ventilation at the base for air to come in and then it's dual walled so some of the air that comes in the bottom goes through the wall and comes out those holes visible inside at the top. Seems to help with a really nice hot burning smoke-free fire once you get it going. Seems to always burn the wood completely down.

The video is great but I'd be so annoyed constantly having to back up to retrieve my camera. Laughing
_________________
1965 Volkswagen 1500 Variant S
2000 Kawasaki W650
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
cek347
Samba Member


Joined: July 05, 2005
Posts: 210
Location: Lansdale, PA
cek347 is offline 

PostPosted: Mon Feb 10, 2020 5:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Epic Vanlife Video in 2WD Westy Reply with quote

His last video he explains how he films everything. Including the drone and all the walking back and forth.


Link

_________________
'86 Vanagon Wolfsburg Edition- tiico
'85.5 Porsche 944
'04 GX 470
'17 Prius Prime
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Send e-mail Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Royb
Samba Member


Joined: May 24, 2008
Posts: 212
Location: Sierra Foothills
Royb is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 7:59 am    Post subject: Re: Epic Vanlife Video in 2WD Westy Reply with quote

A tow chain is a pretty handy tool in the woods to move trees too. My experience cutting them out is there often is another and another coming up. Iíll take a hike to make sure itís worth it.
_________________
1991 Westy
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
SCM
Samba Member


Joined: January 26, 2011
Posts: 2496
Location: Bozeman MT
SCM is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:31 am    Post subject: Re: Epic Vanlife Video in 2WD Westy Reply with quote

J Charlton wrote:
40v 12" bar electric chain saw. I'm really impressed.


That's good to know. I've been considering one for trail maintenance and perhaps some off-season tidying up at my local ski hill. Wink
_________________
'91 Westfalia GL Automatic (GTA "Turbo" Rebuild w/Peloquin) and 2.3L GoWesty Engine
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
vanagonjr
Samba Member


Joined: October 07, 2010
Posts: 2797
Location: Dartmouth, Mass.
vanagonjr is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:15 am    Post subject: Re: Epic Vanlife Video in 2WD Westy Reply with quote

J Charlton wrote:
I'd be carrying the little electric and a spare battery. There's also an 80v version. I'm grudgingly a fan even though it doesn't have the joyous sound of a gasser.
I was thinking electric chainsaw as soon as I saw that too. However, he enjoyed the work-out and got good exercise - good for him. I was splitting wood by hand and often use the bow saw, even though a power saw would be quicker.

Note, I always opt for the electric version when possible - I don't relish the noise at all.
I've got 2 gas chain saws and a plug-in Makita one. A gas-powered weed wacker and a cordless one. I've taken to using an inherited electric lawnmower, even though with my property, the cord maintenance is a bit of a chore.

Back to the videos - even though I am sick of the vanlife term and most related videos by this time, his production and content was highly, highly enjoyable. I'll be back for more. Thanks to the OP for posting such.

(wish they did not salt out here, so I could venture out with chains in the winter time, like he does. )
_________________
John - 86 Wolfsburg Westfalia "Weekender"
Flint reversed 1.8T W/Passat 5-Speed
LiMBO (late model bus club) www.limbobus.org
LiMBO is on Facebook too! https://www.facebook.com/groups/
FAQ thread: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=525798
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Gallery Classifieds Feedback
Russpauly
Samba Member


Joined: January 13, 2019
Posts: 111
Location: San Diego
Russpauly is offline 

PostPosted: Tue Feb 11, 2020 11:54 am    Post subject: Re: Epic Vanlife Video in 2WD Westy Reply with quote

I believe he's an active but quiet member of the Samba as well. Wish he'd pop in and say hi one of these days.

I like how his van sits with the wheels and tires and it's making me more and more want to go with the same setup for my 2WD.
_________________
1988 Wolfsburg Edition - TinTop
2.1L Watercooled
The Space man Van
Back to top
View user's profile Send private message Visit poster's website 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 of 1

 
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