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PostPosted: Thu Mar 18, 2010 4:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone have information on this particular Westfalia side tent?
I picked this up and I'm looking for any information on it. The previous owner said it was imported from Germany and is specifically for model year 1985. Any others out there?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 7:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Anyone try this tent??

http://www.tentsontrucks.com/screen_room_suv_tent.h
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

t.y. Will I find his in that thread? I'm interested in his specifically.

dbcdad: Can you post all your info (structural et al) about your boxes in the above mentioned thread or send me a private message.

That's all I was asking. Was NOT trying to vandalize this thread. Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simba'sWestyWings wrote:
dbcdad: really really interested in front and/or rear boxes or platforms.


This thread has platform info:

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=398603&highlight=rear+platform
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 17, 2010 11:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

dbcdad: Can you tell me about your front 'tackle' box and do you also have one on the rear? I'm interested. Really do love your tent but I think its just too much for me to put up and take down alone.

I have an electric bike with an acid battery (its heavy), would I be able to carry that on a box like yours?

Everyone I realize that this thread is dedicated to a side tent, so if a new thread has to be started could you? Thanks. really really interested in front and/or rear boxes or platforms.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have seen rooms for Fiamma awnings. Pretty spendy from the manufacturer. You just need to try and find one in the US market other than the one dealer.

http://www.fiammausa.com/products/floridaRooms.asp?Fam=P01
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Rather than a side tent, has anybody made sides for an awning?
I have a nice Fiamma, and it's really nice, but sometimes sides would be nice. Maybe even a floor.

Anybody adapt the sides from a Kelty or similar shelter to an awning?

Something like this but solid vs mesh.
http://www.backcountry.com/outdoorgear/Big-Agnes-Twin-Butte-Car-Tarp-Bug-Screen/BAG0197M.html
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simba'sWestyWings wrote:
I luv it but what a lot of work! I guess if its for more than 1 or 2 people it is probably worth it tho. Beautiful. I'll be sticking to my tarp and 2 legs. pictures will follow. Razz Laughing

It is a lot of work to set up. We only use it for long term stays. Last summer we spent 2 1/2 weeks in Parc Forillon in the same campsite and really appreciated the extra space. I wouldn't bother setting it up for less than a three day stay.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 4:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Simba'sWestyWings,
It is'nt as much work as you think. It only takes about 30 minutes to set up or take down. It was real nice having it when we stayed for 2 1/2 weeks in one place. We were able to drive off and go expolore the eastern Inyo's and spend the night away from camp . I like to have options when I go to differant places.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I luv it but what a lot of work! I guess if its for more than 1 or 2 people it is probably worth it tho. Beautiful. I'll be sticking to my tarp and 2 legs. pictures will follow. Razz Laughing
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pearles,
I took an Easy-Up frame and took it apart to configure this set up. You have four corner sections that are connectected together by a straight piece bolted in the center to each leg piece. Legs are still adjustable up or down. I used the fiberglass pole system, for the roof, out of an older Easy-Up . I did make an extra pole for the center that would support the extra load if the wind is blowing or if it is rainning. I epoxied a bolt to the center plastic piece that the fiberglass poles set in so I can secure the leg for downward pressure and upward pressure. This worked great. This center pole was another easy-up corner pole. These are items that people throw away all the time. If you have the original pole set up with your tent you should not have a problem with the measurements.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dbcdad wrote:
Here's one of the inside. These are great tents. We had 45 mile per hour winds one day blowing square into it and it stayed up without a problem.I wish I would have made the pole system, four years ago, when I bought this van.

Can you give some details about your poles setup?
I have the same tent with the original poles, and while I love the tent, the original poles leave something to be desired. They are heavy, difficult to set up and do not offer adequate drainage for heavy rain. I would love to see what you have come up with.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 1:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here's one of the inside. These are great tents. We had 45 mile per hour winds one day blowing square into it and it stayed up without a problem.I wish I would have made the pole system, four years ago, when I bought this van.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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get outta the way, I cant see the tent! Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 16, 2010 11:14 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Trying to upload picture's of the Side Tent. Bare with me if they don'e work.

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 11:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PDXWesty wrote:
The Bus Depot awning rolls up the size of a small tent and fits nicely in the van. The problem I've found with the EZ Awning type tents is that they are huge and heavy. They don't fit anywhere in the van. They're too tall folded up to fit cross ways in the back of a westy. Too long to put in the rear unless the seat is folded down. The only place to put it is on top if you have a rack. They're just too big and heavy to easily take along in a Westy. The model above weighs 51 pounds.


oh she's heavy alright, it takes two of us to get it in and out of the van, and it only fits in the middle of the van sticking up a ways into the middle of the seats.

But, when we go camping, we bring everything!
With 2 young kids, our huge Thule case is full, and in the van we have 2 coolers among other things(all strapped down) and all the cabinets are full.

We don't worry about space while traveling, we unload everything when we get to our destination.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 11, 2010 10:58 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

PDXWesty wrote:
The Bus Depot awning rolls up the size of a small tent and fits nicely in the van. The problem I've found with the EZ Awning type tents is that they are huge and heavy. They don't fit anywhere in the van. They're too tall folded up to fit cross ways in the back of a westy. Too long to put in the rear unless the seat is folded down. The only place to put it is on top if you have a rack. They're just too big and heavy to easily take along in a Westy. The model above weighs 51 pounds.


Actually, if you take the 10 foot Quick Shade model out of the bag it comes in and put it in a bag without the wheels, it just fits in the roof cargo area. A couple of rubber bungees across the top and it is safe and secure (ours travelled 3800 miles up there during last summer's road trip - the image BTW is from Crater Lake!). Our shade weighs no more than 30-40 pounds as I can easily put it up top without too much effort.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Advertise your non VW items on craigslist. You'll get a better response.
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PostPosted: Tue Mar 09, 2010 4:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I ask because I don't know. Do a lot of vanagoners also pitch tents? I've seen some in pics. Does anyone know if I can advertise my like new tent, air matresses, etc... in these classifieds? I don't need them now and would like to get rid of them. Thanks for your help
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