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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 6:27 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

gonewesty4good wrote:
Agreed, this is the "spotters on the ferry thread" recently Laughing


Local vans are captive on the ferries.
They can't escape, easy pickin's and they'll sit there for 20 minutes or so.
Unlike other spotting where you have to scramble for your phone.
Probably just a leisurely decision...."uhhh well......another successful crossing.......nothing happening out here.........why not post another pic for my van people?"

I think there's another Ferry capt too who's a Vanagon nut (another Syncro Westy), I met him at Marymoor Van GTG.

So thanks Capt. Adventureneverends !
Great to what vans are in the area ! Applause
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 02, 2020 9:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

pnwkayaker wrote:
Don't know if it's the light (or the shadows), but man, this van is beautiful!


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That one does look pretty special.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:26 am    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

Ferry Porsche everywhere.... Very Happy
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 1:29 am    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

Is it me or does the Pacific Northwest (including Canada) have the highest concentration of Vanagons per person?

There is a lot of them in Southern California, but there is more people over here so not as often seen.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

Yes we do... I just had an old coworker that I ran into at a local restaurant get excited and show pictures of his friends syncro tristar. So including mine and a random one rolling through hood river oregon... I know of four hens tooth in just Wa and Or. unsure how many vanagons are really around anymore though... Sprinter Van's are a Vanagons vampire...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:00 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

Interstellar Overdrive wrote:
Is it me or does the Pacific Northwest (including Canada) have the highest concentration of Vanagons per person?

There is a lot of them in Southern California, but there is more people over here so not as often seen.


I can go for a walk in my Seattle neighborhood and come back with photos of five - seven easily, if I'm feeling energetic I can walk up the hill and find another five. These are just the ones living on the street. VanAlert told me there's another one two blocks away. And I don't even live in Ballard (Seattle) which seems to have even more. Nacho from Drive Nacho Drive, came back from a few years traveling around the planet and moved to Ballard.

The Norwegian heritage here calls for a lot of self punishment. Very Happy

Here's Nacho nearby...
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:06 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

Unsure what ferry I need to ride... it's a goal ... usually travel from the Hood River 'area's to Spokane... may have to take a big detour to get spotted... honestly my favorite posts on this forum.... call it window shopping
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:11 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

self punishment..... you win! It all
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 10:13 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

I've seen the Vashon ferry in these photos. Once I mentioned that I hoped to get caught on the Whidbey (Clinton) ferry and was told I was too far north.

These ferry stalkers can be elusive.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 03, 2020 11:38 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

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I can go for a walk in my Seattle neighborhood and come back with photos of five

Could come back with one or two, but not five in my neighborhood. This one has the same paint scheme as Nacho, with a bonus. Spotted in Oakland.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 12:02 am    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

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jimf909 wrote:
I can go for a walk in my Seattle neighborhood and come back with photos of five

Could come back with one or two, but not five in my neighborhood.


I need to do this to keep myself honest, but...the Weekender three houses down, the Syncro tin-top 3 blocks away, the Blue Westy camper three blocks away, the White Westy a bit farther in the other direction. The white Westy camper with the Bianchi bike on the Fiamma rack full-timer on Beach drive and the apparently partnered Grey Westy full-timer with bikes on a Fiamma rack also on Beach drive or sometimes on Alki (Yes, we do have a population of full-timers on the streets parked in front of the million dollar homes. But these are the fancy full timers, VWs, Sprinters, etc. The earthy full-timers are relegated to Harbor Ave. It's all part of the Seattle crazy.). So that's a start. Do Eurovans count? The dude across the street has one of those.

Actually, I don't recommend mono-cultures. Its not a good environment to raise kids or to keep your mind spinning.
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 04, 2020 1:26 am    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

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Interstellar Overdrive wrote:
Is it me or does the Pacific Northwest (including Canada) have the highest concentration of Vanagons per person?

There is a lot of them in Southern California, but there is more people over here so not as often seen.


I can go for a walk in my Seattle neighborhood and come back with photos of five - seven easily, if I'm feeling energetic I can walk up the hill and find another five. These are just the ones living on the street. VanAlert told me there's another one two blocks away. And I don't even live in Ballard (Seattle) which seems to have even more. Nacho from Drive Nacho Drive, came back from a few years traveling around the planet and moved to Ballard.

The Norwegian heritage here calls for a lot of self punishment. Very Happy

Here's Nacho nearby...
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Oh man the famous Drive Nacho Drive van is in the PNW, I loved following their adventure so many years ago, what are they up to now?

Iím also pretty sure the Living the Van Life guy from Youtube is from Washington? Correct me if Iím wrong.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2020 12:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

On the way to our house out near Reading we pass a repair shop in Center Valley.
This suddenly appeared!
The paper in the back window is Pennsylvania temporary registration.

If it is a native East Coast Van, it looks to be in amazing condition!

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PostPosted: Sun Mar 08, 2020 10:26 am    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

Finishing up a dog walk at the river this morning we spotted this one in the parking lot. I had a better-lit photo but accidentally deleted it. Nice '89.
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 14, 2020 9:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

Saw this gal cruising in Garden Grove, CA with her adventure wagon. Couldn't take anymore pictures since I was driving.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 15, 2020 3:20 pm    Post subject: Re: Have you SEEN ONE on the road lately? Spotters thread Reply with quote

djkeev wrote:
On the way to our house out near Reading we pass a repair shop in Center Valley.
This suddenly appeared!
The paper in the back window is Pennsylvania temporary registration.

If it is a native East Coast Van, it looks to be in amazing condition!

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I couldn't stop but this same shop had a Tangerine Beetle parked outside next to a dark blue metallic Vanagon Camper.

For the love of god I'm hoping they didn't paint this really nice OG Van that tacky metallic!
I'm hoping its a different unit!
Maybe the next trip by will reveal all.

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