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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:45 pm    Post subject: Trip Reports AND Quick Trips! Reply with quote

Trip reports are one of my favorite things about this forum, but they tend to get lost quickly in the flow.

Travel Essentials: Places to Go/Camp & Trip Reports
There is this stickied thread, but most trip reports are 5-10 years old, and I can't even quote the relevant links here because that thread is locked... If you want to add to it, just PM one of our friendly moderators...

Maybe we could post links to Trip Reports AND post Quick Trips in this thread?
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PostPosted: Wed Mar 03, 2021 11:51 pm    Post subject: Re: Trip Reports AND Quick Trips! Reply with quote

One of the last long trips I was able to take in 2020:
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Ancient Bristlecone Pine Trees Trip Report
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:08 am    Post subject: Re: Trip Reports AND Quick Trips! Reply with quote

One can also simply do a title-only search for "Trip Report":
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/search.php?searc...=titleonly

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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:11 am    Post subject: Re: Trip Reports AND Quick Trips! Reply with quote

kamzcab86 wrote:
One can also simply do a title-only search for "Trip Report":
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/search.php?searc...=titleonly

😉🍺

Yeah! Add that to the stickied thread, that is simply locked!
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:13 am    Post subject: Re: Trip Reports AND Quick Trips! Reply with quote

kamzcab86 wrote:
One can also simply do a title-only search for "Trip Report":

And I think you're missing the point.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:30 am    Post subject: Re: Trip Reports AND Quick Trips! Reply with quote

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2019 Quick Trips by mikemtnbike
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 12:44 am    Post subject: Re: Trip Reports AND Quick Trips! Reply with quote

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2021 Southern Utah Winter Trip Report
Joe - pm me if this is not OK.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 8:51 am    Post subject: Re: Trip Reports AND Quick Trips! Reply with quote

erste wrote:
Trip reports are one of my favorite things about this forum, but they tend to get lost quickly in the flow.

Travel Essentials: Places to Go/Camp & Trip Reports
There is this stickied thread, but most trip reports are 5-10 years old, and I can't even quote the relevant links here because that thread is locked... If you want to add to it, just PM one of our friendly moderators...

Maybe we could post links to Trip Reports AND post Quick Trips in this thread?


Kam and I worked on that Trip Report aggregation several years ago. It's definitely due for an update.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:05 am    Post subject: Re: Trip Reports AND Quick Trips! Reply with quote

erste wrote:
kamzcab86 wrote:
One can also simply do a title-only search for "Trip Report":

And I think you're missing the point.


No, I'm not. Before going to bed, I merely pointed out an option folks can utilize.

erste wrote:
kamzcab86 wrote:
One can also simply do a title-only search for "Trip Report":
https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/search.php?searc...=titleonly

Yeah! Add that to the stickied thread, that is simply locked!


Done.
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PostPosted: Thu Mar 04, 2021 9:13 am    Post subject: Re: Trip Reports AND Quick Trips! Reply with quote

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erste wrote:
kamzcab86 wrote:
One can also simply do a title-only search for "Trip Report":

And I think you're missing the point.


No, I'm not. Before going to bed, I merely pointed out an option folks can utilize.

You really are missing the point. That thread is LOCKED.
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PostPosted: Sun Mar 21, 2021 6:54 pm    Post subject: Re: Trip Reports AND Quick Trips! Reply with quote

shadetreemech's trip to Joshua Tree:
Trip Report - 1 Night In Joshua Tree
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goldtooth's trip to the Redwoods:
Trip Report! - The Longest Way Down.. Detours, Delays, and Determination.
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bobhill8's trip to Maryland with Manny and comin' home with Danny:
Trip Report: Manny goes to MD
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my own trip to Ft. Bragg:
Trip Report - Ft. Bragg and back with no real plan.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 5:21 am    Post subject: Re: Trip Reports AND Quick Trips! Reply with quote

Athens, GA to Rochester, NY for Spring Break with my youngest; 2200 Miles+ over 8 days. The Vanagon did not miss a beat. I put in a VanCafe aluminum expansion tank before leaving and had zero flickers of the coolant sensor light. Also installed a Blazecut prior for added insurance. Only had to shift into 3rd once on a steep grade on the way home. Average speed was 65, but it wanted to go faster. I have yet to figure mileage. Burned no oil, but marked our territory in my dad and in my brother's driveways.

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On a hillside north of Naples, NY.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:51 am    Post subject: Re: Trip Reports AND Quick Trips! Reply with quote

erste wrote:
kamzcab86 wrote:
erste wrote:
kamzcab86 wrote:
One can also simply do a title-only search for "Trip Report":

And I think you're missing the point.


No, I'm not. Before going to bed, I merely pointed out an option folks can utilize.

You really are missing the point. That thread is LOCKED.


Ok, Lets review.

The thread with the links is locked.

The location links, where you post your trip report are NOT locked, and the directions are posted up top

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Clicking the links below in this index post will take you to the desired section, but will open in a new tab/window. You may also simply scroll down to the desired post/section.


She is very good at her job, despite her penchanct for attaching things to the front of her Van Bus
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 7:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Trip Reports AND Quick Trips! Reply with quote

Jim Bear wrote:
Athens, GA to Rochester, NY for Spring Break with my youngest; 2200 Miles+ over 8 days.

Nice trip! Thatís a lot of miles in a week.
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PostPosted: Mon Apr 12, 2021 8:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Trip Reports AND Quick Trips! Reply with quote

Abscate wrote:
Ok, Lets review.

no puns? Iím so surprised!

I started this thread to try to add something to the forum. Yeah, thereís an old thread thatís stickied and locked and out of date. Nobody cares to update it. The only people that can add to it are the moderators, so just message them and ask, which I think is ridiculous in a discussion forum.

Basically told to ďuse the searchĒ

The point is that Iíd rather not use the search, but have some dialogue. To keep this place more active, and not just active around technical discussions. Might not fit this crowd, and thatís ok.
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 6:50 am    Post subject: Re: Trip Reports AND Quick Trips! Reply with quote

erste,

Good idea.

I follow The Samba to see what other folks are doing and where they're going. I study The Samba to expand my knowledge base and ability to keep my Van going so I can go on Road Trips. I'm more than happy to share the Road Trip part. With that in mind, here's a link to my first extended Road Trip in the Van up PCH and across to 395 in California in 2019:

https://www.thesamba.com/vw/forum/viewtopic.php?t=725793&highlight=

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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:10 am    Post subject: Re: Trip Reports AND Quick Trips! Reply with quote

I dig this thread. It's easily updated and keeps the good stuff in the forefront.

In the midst of an insanely frustrating hesitation issue, trip reports are currently keeping me from the brink of pushing my van off the nearest cliff. So please, for Pigpen's sake, let's continue to work this thread!
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PostPosted: Tue Apr 13, 2021 7:50 am    Post subject: Re: Trip Reports AND Quick Trips! Reply with quote

I went on a trip this past weekend, first multi-nighter since I blew my knee out completely last November. Can't hike, can't paddleboard, can't ride my bike when it's moving (all yet), but...I camped. I cooked delicious food. I rode my bike in a stationary trainer and did my physical therapy exercises with the best view possible. I hung out with a group of vaccinated friends with not much of a care in the world. I paddled a sit on top kayak around a cove and cracked a lot of people up with my walrus method of getting in and out of it. I may or may not have had many adult beverages. It was awesome.

I was too relaxed to take any pictures but here's one my wife took of our super-old dog on the lakeshore immediately below our campsite.

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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 9:34 am    Post subject: Re: Trip Reports AND Quick Trips! Reply with quote

My van went on its maiden voyage this past weekend, and I recorded some footage of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZR1-4mhllE

Feel free to ignore the youtube-y title and the oil pressure light.
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 28, 2021 10:03 am    Post subject: Re: Trip Reports AND Quick Trips! Reply with quote

joyfulpursuit wrote:
My van went on its maiden voyage this past weekend, and I recorded some footage of it.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hZR1-4mhllE

Feel free to ignore the youtube-y title and the oil pressure light.


that oil pressure light was worrying me Smile nice relaxing adventure, i love Olympic, and it's so empty compared to other NP.
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