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Do you think we will make it?
Of course you will, you are stubborn enough!
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 30, 2020 10:41 am    Post subject: Re: USA to Australia VW Bus Travel Series Reply with quote

Gezzz, that's a lot of work. Thanks for the behind the seen look. Just maintaining an old bus is a job in of its self. How do you find time to enjoy yourselves? Anyway you videos are top notch and I've been thoroughly enjoying the series.
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PostPosted: Sun Sep 13, 2020 9:11 am    Post subject: Re: USA to Australia VW Bus Travel Series Reply with quote

Thanks glad you are enjoying the series. It is a lot of work, but it's worth it and we enjoy sharing the experience with others.

Here's a new episode for you, this one is very VW centric!


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:22 am    Post subject: Re: USA to Australia VW Bus Travel Series Reply with quote

This episode is our first ever mixed-media animation and is about a very interesting character we met in Northern Germany.

S05E08


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PostPosted: Sun Sep 27, 2020 9:20 pm    Post subject: Re: USA to Australia VW Bus Travel Series Reply with quote

That was a honey of a video. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 19, 2020 12:50 pm    Post subject: Re: USA to Australia VW Bus Travel Series Reply with quote

Fighting a fire, Kombi gremlins and a State of Emergency; quite the dramatic episode this week.

S05E10


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PostPosted: Sun Oct 25, 2020 10:28 am    Post subject: Re: USA to Australia VW Bus Travel Series Reply with quote

We got to meet up with some travelers that were in our first Kombi 8 Years ago in South America.

Nice nostalgic reunion from before I started to learn from TheSamba community.

S05E11


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 01, 2020 10:10 am    Post subject: Re: USA to Australia VW Bus Travel Series Reply with quote

I took our Kombi on the Auobahn in Germany to find out what our max speed is! Shocked


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 15, 2020 10:00 am    Post subject: Re: USA to Australia VW Bus Travel Series Reply with quote

Taking the Kombi into the Alps Mountains. (16% grade)
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PostPosted: Sun Nov 22, 2020 10:29 am    Post subject: Re: USA to Australia VW Bus Travel Series Reply with quote

This is as far as we're going to get for ....well, as far as I can see at this moment. Shocked

S05E14 Italy, Venice & Tuscany


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 06, 2020 10:38 am    Post subject: Re: USA to Australia VW Bus Travel Series Reply with quote

S05E15 This is as far as we got


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 10:46 am    Post subject: Re: USA to Australia VW Bus Travel Series Reply with quote

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Last one in a long time. Stay safe everyone and thanks for sharing the journey with us.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 2:25 pm    Post subject: Re: USA to Australia VW Bus Travel Series Reply with quote

A sad ending for sure. Merry Christmas to you both.
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PostPosted: Sun Dec 20, 2020 4:54 pm    Post subject: Re: USA to Australia VW Bus Travel Series Reply with quote

Great final episode. So stressful watching you bump start the bus across France. Hopefully you can squeeze a space to carry a spare starter on your next trip.
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 3:23 am    Post subject: Re: USA to Australia VW Bus Travel Series Reply with quote

wcfvw69 wrote:
Hopefully, you can squeeze a space to carry a spare starter on your next trip.


Would you believe the ground strap was entirely missing - Also I completely cracked open the solenoid when trying to undo the nuts and clean up the contacts. So new solenoid and ground strap and it's good to go.

There were no VW shops open en route during our drive back so it was hard to find the part. I did look. Eventually, I found a supplier of the Bosch solenoid I was looking for, guess where?????? Back in Italy where I had started from Laughing

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 21, 2020 12:55 pm    Post subject: Re: USA to Australia VW Bus Travel Series Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Thu Jan 14, 2021 1:27 am    Post subject: Re: USA to Australia VW Bus Travel Series Reply with quote

A VW starter is that hard to find in .....gulp....Europe ?

Ive bought one off the shelf in Ajo, Arizona (population 2,500) at the local grocery/general store 5 minutes before closing time.

Great series by the way. Its amazing for me to see a bus out of Quartzsite AZ, a hamlet Im well acquainted with, plying the roads of the Alps on the way to Africa and Australia. Its such a small world.
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