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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2022 7:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Buggeee's 1966 Sportsmobile Camper by Travel Equipment Corp Reply with quote

Here's thousands of words.... In pictures. A Happy Fathers Day to All!!!!


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 20, 2022 7:42 pm    Post subject: Re: Buggeee's 1966 Sportsmobile Camper by Travel Equipment Corp Reply with quote

Nice to see all your persistence paid off! That was really quite an effort... GREAT JOB!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 8:31 am    Post subject: Re: Buggeee's 1966 Sportsmobile Camper by Travel Equipment Corp Reply with quote

hell yeah, congratulations!!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 21, 2022 11:48 am    Post subject: Re: Buggeee's 1966 Sportsmobile Camper by Travel Equipment Corp Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 22, 2022 4:32 pm    Post subject: Re: Buggeee's 1966 Sportsmobile Camper by Travel Equipment Corp Reply with quote

Looks awesome!!
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 26, 2022 1:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Buggeee's 1966 Sportsmobile Camper by Travel Equipment Corp Reply with quote

We build them to drive them! Krankenwagen is getting plenty of attention at local cruises, sunset drives, ice cream runs, grocery getting and small shows....


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 27, 2022 9:40 am    Post subject: Re: Buggeee's 1966 Sportsmobile Camper by Travel Equipment Corp Reply with quote

Great job getting your bus on the road so quickly and enjoying it.

What are your thoughts on the Maxxis Bighorn now that you have had a chance to put some miles on them?
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2022 2:30 am    Post subject: Re: Buggeee's 1966 Sportsmobile Camper by Travel Equipment Corp Reply with quote

Awesome job and now being used as it should be.
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Buggeee wrote:
We build them to drive them! Krankenwagen is getting plenty of attention at local cruises, sunset drives, ice cream runs, grocery getting and small shows....


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2022 4:04 am    Post subject: Re: Buggeee's 1966 Sportsmobile Camper by Travel Equipment Corp Reply with quote

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I guess I don't want to know what is that hairy thing on you while driving Embarassed Laughing

I really enjoy your thread and you inspired me with your tires. Keep on driving this beauty!

Thank you for sharing!
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2022 10:03 am    Post subject: Re: Buggeee's 1966 Sportsmobile Camper by Travel Equipment Corp Reply with quote

Pau wrote:

I guess I don't want to know what is that hairy thing!


Its Ok, its just my dog. He likes to climb up and look out the window. Very Happy


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Here is a random shot of the Krankenwagen framed by my buddie's 57 Chevy, he totally does not get the facination with aircooleds lol

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von_hansel wrote:

What are your thoughts on the Maxxis Bighorn now that you have had a chance to put some miles on them?


So far so good. Cool At the stock air pressures for the bus it is a very comfortable ride. There has been no rubbing at all, anywhere. They are not quiet on the highway, but not loud either. In my bus, the vehicle noise is greater than the tire noise so I don't notice them. I am very happy with the Bighorn purchase.
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PostPosted: Tue Jun 28, 2022 1:55 pm    Post subject: Re: Buggeee's 1966 Sportsmobile Camper by Travel Equipment Corp Reply with quote

I love this thread. I love that bus. Your skills are awesome. Bravo.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2022 6:31 pm    Post subject: Re: Buggeee's 1966 Sportsmobile Camper by Travel Equipment Corp Reply with quote

It's the positive motivation and knowledge shared by us all in this site, as well as among our air-cooled brethren at home, that allows us to accomplish the re-animation of these rolling incarnations of fond memories and unleash them on an unsuspecting, yet desperately needy world.

Tonight the Krankenwagen was hungry for work so I let her carry the bicycle to the park for a ride. A retired Veteran, who had been stationed in Germany, chased us down for an impromptu photo shoot and sharing of memories and well wishes before the exercise. What a great way to cap the day. Here's my own quick pics for no reason but the principle of it.

Keep on Buggin'!!!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 29, 2022 10:09 pm    Post subject: Re: Buggeee's 1966 Sportsmobile Camper by Travel Equipment Corp Reply with quote

Bus turned out sweet!! Applause
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PostPosted: Fri Jul 08, 2022 7:25 pm    Post subject: Re: Buggeee's 1966 Sportsmobile Camper by Travel Equipment Corp Reply with quote

We tried to find a cruise that wasn't where it used to be and ended up on a town square for an ice cream. Here's my friend's AMG modern German engineering marvel, framing yesteryear's German engineering practicality - as channeled through the apocalyptic Krankenwagen.

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Had better luck the next night and got a three-generation family portrait.

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PostPosted: Sat Oct 29, 2022 7:14 am    Post subject: Re: Buggeee's 1966 Sportsmobile Camper by Travel Equipment Corp Reply with quote

The whole summer was harvested cruising around the State of Ohio hitting cruises and VW shows in the Krankenwagen tribute camper. Very Happy

With a 63 mph top speed on level ground, 70 down hill and 55 climbing inclines without downshifting, this little 1600cc single port engine has kept up its end of the bargain! Next summer I will bring a brick to lay on the gas pedal and have cruise control. Laughing

I increased the distances as confidence in the build grew. The summer festivities culminated in a four hour drive, each direction, to camp at a fantastic show with the Cincinnati Ohio VW club. My buddies have been making it a point for years and I finally got to join in the fun!


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PostPosted: Sat Nov 26, 2022 9:59 pm    Post subject: Re: Buggeee's 1966 Sportsmobile Camper by Travel Equipment Corp Reply with quote

that van is so honest it brings a tear to my eye
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