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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:03 pm    Post subject: Vanagon sleeper/trailer Reply with quote

A pal of mine made this..

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Both gates open and it has a full width bed with propex heating
or can be used as storage for ALL your camping shit Very Happy

neat huh?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ive always thought something like that would be cool. If I recall back in the day alot of folks made ones like that out of bay windows for their bays.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That is pretty cool. Do you know what he used for the axle? Straight axle with or with out trailer brakes. Curious, as I have an idea for something along similar lines, though not with a Vanagon.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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That is pretty cool. Do you know what he used for the axle? Straight axle with or with out trailer brakes. Curious, as I have an idea for something along similar lines, though not with a Vanagon.

I imagine he used the stock rear suspension. Why go to the trouble to swap anything else in?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

quite right stock rear supension
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 12:46 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Very Cool!

I found an old aircooled vanagon south of the border the other day. I'm wondering how much the would charge to cut up a couple of rusted out vanagons and make me a trailer. Although TK wouldnt approve cause they would use the cave and pave method to paint it. Laughing
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

kevtherev wrote:
quite right stock rear supension


Sorry, I was stuck in the aircooled section of my brain and was thinking swing axle. So with the independent rear, you could pull out the rear diff and axles and it would still support itself? Correct?
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

should leave to engine in back as a pusher to help up the hills, dont need a subaru after all. Turn off the pusher when not in use...
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 1:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

peaceful warrior wrote:
kevtherev wrote:
quite right stock rear supension


Sorry, I was stuck in the aircooled section of my brain and was thinking swing axle. So with the independent rear, you could pull out the rear diff and axles and it would still support itself? Correct?


Yes. No problem. Transmission and axles from trans to stub axles are not a part of the suspension.

Cool trailer. Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

denver_westy wrote:
should leave to engine in back as a pusher to help up the hills, dont need a subaru after all. Turn off the pusher when not in use...

What a great idea Very Happy
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 2:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

http://www.mrsharkey.com/pusher.htm
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 3:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Fascinating site jackbombay.. cheers
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 7:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

that rabbit pusher is great! The vanagon pusher would also be great. I remember a very big semi truck load that went from Florida to Cali that had 2 tractors, one for the front and one for the back for going up steeper grades, the rig was 90 tons, 300 ft long and had something like 29 axles.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 8:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That thing is the shiznik!
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 07, 2010 10:50 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

dudes we need the Vanagon sefl-powered pusher trailer. now.

Who will build it?

It has to have a Syncro tank so it can haul its own fuel.

Any other kinks to iron out?
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 12:43 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

blakeck2 wrote:
Ive always thought something like that would be cool. If I recall back in the day alot of folks made ones like that out of bay windows for their bays.


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Kinda like that.

In regards to the OP, that thing is AWESOME! I'd love to have one of those. It looks so cool. I'd like to see one that used the front of the vanagon, with the rear hatch mounted facing the towing car. That would look pretty strange, but pretty awesome.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Do you have any more pics? This is like "camper porn" Drool I'd really like to see what he did to the interior.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 6:18 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool, next generation will incorporate the pop up.
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 11:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

JunkYarDog wrote:
Do you have any more pics? This is like "camper porn" Drool I'd really like to see what he did to the interior.


you mean the trailer interior?

OK I'll get them
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PostPosted: Mon Mar 08, 2010 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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typical spring day in Vancouver. That hippie should get his ass back to Kits pronto.
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