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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 7:45 am    Post subject: Re: Vanagons in the Wilderness Thread Reply with quote

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Kam -

Tell us about the "non-Wasserstopper" top covers, please...probably something you sewed yourself...??? Smile

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 20, 2020 1:47 am    Post subject: Re: Vanagons in the Wilderness Thread Reply with quote

Annual trip to Cobscook Bay, Maine

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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 8:18 pm    Post subject: Re: Vanagons in the Wilderness Thread Reply with quote

West Dolores River, CO
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Big Bear Creek,Telluride, CO
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Clear Creek, south of Leadville, CO
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Blanca Peak, CO
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Sleeping with cattle somewhere in NM (ended up not raining)
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 7:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Vanagons in the Wilderness Thread Reply with quote

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My wife and I bought our van in Florida in 1998. It stayed stock for ten years.


This is SE Oregon. July 2020. It was hot. And spectacular.

In winter '99 we spent several months driving around the country, deciding where to move to. We ended up in Portland OR, and enjoyed our Westy for a bunch of years out here.

In 2008, we sold it (needing a new head and a transaxle rebuild) for a great price, to a friend, who absolutely pimped it out. Subaru power, solar array, bumper package, suspension upgrade, TF49 fridge (ice cream in the desert is a thing!) etc etc etc.

Here, I would really need the 4x4 and rear locker, had it rained recently... but it's SE Oregon. In July. I think we're safe.

Two months ago, we bought this camper back from him (also at a great price!) So we are the second AND the fourth owners of this van. Originally be-monikered Stanley; now Diego.

Enjoy these shots of our Vanagain.


Thatís a great story deaddrift. Thanks for sharing. Weíve been to that playa and it has to be one of my favorite places in SE Oregon.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 3:14 pm    Post subject: Re: Vanagons in the Wilderness Thread Reply with quote

My wife and I bought our van in Florida in 1998. It stayed stock for ten years.


This is SE Oregon. July 2020. It was hot. And spectacular.

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In winter '99 we spent several months driving around the country, deciding where to move to. We ended up in Portland OR, and enjoyed our Westy for a bunch of years out here.

In 2008, we sold it (needing a new head and a transaxle rebuild) for a great price, to a friend, who absolutely pimped it out. Subaru power, solar array, bumper package, suspension upgrade, TF49 fridge (ice cream in the desert is a thing!) etc etc etc.



Here, I would really need the 4x4 and rear locker, had it rained recently... but it's SE Oregon. In July. I think we're safe.

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Two months ago, we bought this camper back from him (also at a great price!) So we are the second AND the fourth owners of this van. Originally be-monikered Stanley; now Diego.

Enjoy these shots of our Vanagain.
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PostPosted: Wed Aug 19, 2020 2:48 pm    Post subject: Re: Vanagons in the Wilderness Thread Reply with quote

One more. This is our favorite BLM camping in El Dorado National Forest in Northern California


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 16, 2020 4:08 pm    Post subject: Re: Vanagons in the Wilderness Thread Reply with quote

4Gears4Tires wrote:
Very nice pictures and bikes! Where do you keep your bikes when you're sleeping?


Thanks!

We often camp in places where itís safe to just leave the bikes leaning against a tree. Otherwise we put them on the bike rack and put a couple locks on them if we think itís warranted. I like to think thieves donít hang out in the woods- but we have good insurance on the bikes, just in case.
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 9:19 pm    Post subject: Re: Vanagons in the Wilderness Thread Reply with quote

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Interesting slider window, aftermarket I assume? Can you open the bottom portion?

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similkameen river BC


yeah the lower half slides open. Its great. bug screen, good ventilation while driving and especially camping. not sure who made the window, it was installed by my parents when they bought the van in 87
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Vanagons in the Wilderness Thread Reply with quote

Interesting slider window, aftermarket I assume? Can you open the bottom portion?

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 7:33 pm    Post subject: Re: Vanagons in the Wilderness Thread Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 4:02 pm    Post subject: Re: Vanagons in the Wilderness Thread Reply with quote

Very nice pictures and bikes! Where do you keep your bikes when you're sleeping?
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 14, 2020 3:03 pm    Post subject: Re: Vanagons in the Wilderness Thread Reply with quote

Went for a MTB ride then attempted to find camping along a creek. Turns out one needs to go FAR away from the normal spots to find camping these days but this worked out great since the valley bottom got shaded so soon and we were treated to great aplenglow and no 4-wheeler noise.

The stargazing was also mind blowing but I had lost my camera at that point.

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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 6:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Vanagons in the Wilderness Thread Reply with quote

^^^ Be careful tonight just in case it lives up to its name.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 09, 2020 9:57 am    Post subject: Re: Vanagons in the Wilderness Thread Reply with quote

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Murderers Creek, Eastern Oregon

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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 2:49 pm    Post subject: Re: Vanagons in the Wilderness Thread Reply with quote

camping finally, its been a long road.
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 1:39 pm    Post subject: Re: Vanagons in the Wilderness Thread Reply with quote

Fair enough, I added the pic to the Vanagons by the sea, lake and river thread - mods, feel free to remove my above post so we have a clean theme separation between both threads.


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I think some water pictures are needed to balance all these forest pictures Smile


Forest pics in the Wilderness thread?
Does this mean pnwkayaker doesn't know there's a Vanagons by the sea, lake and river thread thread?
It's 30 pages long.
It's only 1/3 of the Wilderness thread, but 30 pages is lots of nice Van pics to get you out there!

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pnwkayaker wrote:
I think some water pictures are needed to balance all these forest pictures Smile


Forest pics in the Wilderness thread?
Does this mean pnwkayaker doesn't know there's a Vanagons by the sea, lake and river thread thread?
It's 30 pages long.
It's only 1/3 of the Wilderness thread, but 30 pages is lots of nice Van pics to get you out there!
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PostPosted: Sat Aug 01, 2020 9:18 am    Post subject: Re: Vanagons in the Wilderness Thread Reply with quote

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I think some water pictures are needed to balance all these forest pictures Smile

Westport, WA (July 2020)

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Oh, that's nice!
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