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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 11:24 am    Post subject: Maui members? Reply with quote

Today is my last day in Maui visiting an old family friend. First time here. Now that I know what to expect a camper van would be great here. There is a lot of beach to camp on just down the road. I'd rather give a vw nut 100$ day to use their van than some hotel/motel. Searched the Hawaiian member list but none listed their location. Any Maui members interested for next time I visit?
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 1:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

There is a company that rents westys in Maui. A friend has done it. The vans are not pearls but work fine. A bit tough to find places to camp aside from a few gems. Believe the topic has been covered here before. I've rented westys on the big island on several occasions and would so it again. Again vans are weathered but that's what I want for cruising around the island anyways.
You may want to check craigs list. When I did so awhile back there was a guy renting a weekender on Maui.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 8:39 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I'm planning on moving to Maui summer of 2015. You better bet I'm bringing my Weekender!!! It's the "do everything van"… camp, surf, haul kids, groceries, whatever! Check out www.alohacampers.com for rentals.
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 19, 2014 10:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ThankYouJerry wrote:
I'm planning on moving to Maui summer of 2015. You better bet I'm bringing my Weekender!!!


Nice move, I love Maui. However, I'm not sure I would do an engine conversion before moving there, I think you were considering some options. The pace in the island is so relaxed. No rush to go anywhere.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 5:51 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ya, might be the only place that a WBX is too fast
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:21 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

My westy sports a "Maui on my mind" license plate surround
My best and oldest friends are locals there
Plus I play my ukulele everyday....
Does that count?
Plus the only music in the westy is Hawaiian
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 9:56 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

madspaniard wrote:
ThankYouJerry wrote:
I'm planning on moving to Maui summer of 2015. You better bet I'm bringing my Weekender!!!


Nice move, I love Maui. However, I'm not sure I would do an engine conversion before moving there, I think you were considering some options. The pace in the island is so relaxed. No rush to go anywhere.


Contrary to popular belief... conversions aren't just about more power. Reliability is what I'm after and more power is just a bonus. Especially on Maui where there aren't many Vanagon mechanics. Plus, I have to be realistic... most people who move to Hawaii stay less than 5 years. If that turns out to be my fate (or I want to ship the Westy back to tour the Mainland with my kids) I'll have a nice reliable (and more powerful Wink) engine to do it with.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 12:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Cool thanks. I saw a bunch of camping areas. If I go back I'll definitely rent a van. A beater would be just fine.
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:15 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aloha, I'm on Maui been here for over 30 years...musta miss me.. Smile
Laughing Laughing Laughing Please don't hate me cause I drive a eurovan Laughing Laughing Laughing
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Aloha,
Ever wonder what the weather is like on Maui? Now you can sit at your desk and watch the waves roll in or the wind/kite surfers doing there thing live.

http://www.mauiwindcam.com/
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PostPosted: Thu Feb 20, 2014 11:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

ronsmithis wrote:
Aloha, I'm on Maui been here for over 30 years...musta miss me.. Smile
Laughing Laughing Laughing Please don't hate me cause I drive a eurovan Laughing Laughing Laughing


Ron… We don't remotely "hate you because you drive a Eurovan"… we are simply overwhelmingly jealous that you've lived on Maui for 30 years!!!
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 11:05 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I did see a few nice vws. Is there a good vw resto shop on the island?
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 4:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ukekuke wrote:
My westy sports a "Maui on my mind" license plate surround
My best and oldest friends are locals there
Plus I play my ukulele everyday....
Does that count?
Plus the only music in the westy is Hawaiian


Ledward Ka'apana gives a whole new meaning to "Getting the Led out" Cool
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 22, 2014 10:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 23, 2014 8:36 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A diesel conversion makes the most sense for a Maui van.
I have sold two Syncros that have relocated to the islands.
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