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Event/Show/Campout news and reviews / Re: West River Westies 2021
« on: June 16, 2021, 07:42:33 AM »

On Thu, Jun 10, 2021 at 1:35 PM Eric Caron <> wrote:

Here is the update.

June West River Westies Update with great news!

Date: July 9, 10, 11, 2021

2021 Event sponsored by:
Dennis VW Service, Dennis Haynes <>
Greenvest,  (Todd Walker)
Go Westy,
Van Alert,

Date: July 9, 10, 11, 2021

Your hosts and support  people are looking forward to seeing you soon at West River Westies!

We have some great news to share:

Sometimes bathroom news is very exciting.  This is one of those times.

Bald Mountain Campground is opening up the two bathrooms with showers just for our event.  They have been closed due to COVID concerns.  This means the convenience of the showers and sinks will be available as usual.

Two special requests from the campground owners concerning the bathrooms:
There are two bathroom buildings and they clean them regularly.   When one is being cleaned please do not enter and use the facility around the person cleaning.  Please wait until cleaning is done OR use the other bathroom. There will always be an open facility.

Second request is to use the porta-potty whenever possible as we are a large group and this helps keep the facilities functioning well and available for those that need the flush toilets.

So a big thank you to Bald Mountain Campground for opening the facilities just  for us.

Arrival: Please remember to stop in at the office to register for the nights you are staying.  If for some reason they are not there please return to register later.  They are usually there but sometimes are out doing facility care. 

Bathrooms will be available prior to the usual Friday start so those of us that plan to arrive early will be able to use the facilities. Participants that come early, and stay longer, can use the group site and have the group rate.   

The West River Westies welcome tent and sign in area will be set up by Friday morning or earlier. Please stop in to sign in and get your welcome packet, nice free items, and event information.

More good news:
   This year the entire group areas are only being used by the West River Westies event.  In recent past years we were a bit closer than usual due to the Fifth Wheel group.  But, we have the full space to enjoy.

Below Iím answering some commonly asked questions I missed in the previous update

Can I bring my dog?
Yes, We are so lucky that our pets are welcome to camp with us.  However, If you have a dog that is aggressive donít bring it.  Dogs are to be kept on leash or in your van area.  This is important as we need to keep our dogs from engaging with the other campers.

Raffle items:

Please Please bring your VW Bus, VW related, and camping related items to donate to the raffle. The participants make the raffle so extra special.
This year we have some significant sponsors for the event who have donated large items for the raffle. There will be some incredibly nice  items from Busware, Dennis VW Service, Greenvest, Go Westy, Vanagain, and Van Alert.  Please be sure to thank them and support them! Proceeds will again be donated to Grace Cottage Hospital.

COVID thoughts:

We strongly encourage all participants to be vaccinated.  We also know that VW bus folks are very respectful of each other so please be thoughtful about your health and othersí.  Our activities are mainly outside and have room to spread out.  If not vaccinated please have a mask available for any close encounters.
   Also, we appreciate that folks can choose to wear masks for any reason and that is a good thing.  And there are certainly some creative VW bus masks out there.
Those that are vaccinated are not required to wear masks, but it is recommended in densely populated spaces.

Canadian visitors:
We are sad that the border is still closed.  We have received many emails from our northern friends wishing they could attend.  So keep them in your thoughts and letís look forward to welcoming them back next year.

Contact info:
Bald Mountain Campground
1760 State Forest Road
Townshend VT, 05353
Phone: (802) 365 7510

Contact me if you have any questions. We look forward to seeing you soon.
Eric Caron

Event/Show/Campout news and reviews / West River Westies 2021
« on: January 31, 2021, 12:35:33 PM »
Dear West River Westies Community,

   Time to start dreaming and planning for summer!

  Bald Mountain Campground plans to host West River Westies July 9, 10, and 11, 2021.  The only possible hitch  would be if Vermont guidelines change and we are restricted from gathering.

   This annual VW bus community gathering is the favorite, and beloved event by many all over the east coast and beyond. Gathering at Bald Mountain Campground in Townshend, VT has been the summer highlight for many in our community and we are incredibly happy to be planning it again.

   We anticipate  that many people will have been able to receive vaccines by this time.

   The campground may not have open bathrooms and showers, depending on conditions.  If this is the case, extra porta-potties will be available.

   So, consider bringing your portable sun shower.  Then again the river is near by.

We will stay in touch with the folks at Bald Mountain Campground.  As there are updates we will post by email and in the Facebook group.

We will plan some of the usual activities such as the raffle of VW items, but the pot luck is likely to be different due to COVID considerations.

More information and details will be sent as they come in and as we get closer to the event.
We are so looking forward to gathering with old and new VW bus friends.

Please share this update with those that would like to join us

Folks can email me directly to be put on list to receive email updates.

Eric Caron

Here are your current ever growing WRW Board of Directors
Eric Caron CEO (Current Event Organizer)
CO- CEO Heidi Fischer
Director of Social Media, Tom Buese
Director of Philanthropic Programs, Jen Werb,
Artistic Director, Trish Gordon
Master of Ceremonies, Jimmy D.
Director of Mischief, Art Haytko
Director of Photographic and media archiving, Paula Haytko

Vanagon concerns / Re: Winterizing Vanagon With No Garage
« on: January 17, 2021, 09:20:44 AM »
Other than a cover or portable shelter, I have no other suggestions. My kombi it parked inside so its just gets a coat of dust.  My RV sits outside all year long, every spring I have to give it a good wash from the tree sap, but other than that, its good.  We have a few neighborhood cats, so mice haven't seem to be a problem for my vehicles.

We haven't made a TTT directory in quite a long time.  At least 10 years.  With NEATO now basically part of LiMBO - Us Kombi owners were pretty much LiMBO members anyway- and the internet, we didn't feel it needed to continue.  :'(

Vanagon concerns / bed liner as paint
« on: March 28, 2016, 08:02:00 PM »
Anyone ever put roll on bed liner on the body of their vehicle? Not just a van, any car.  I'm toying with the idea of painting my work vanagon with a roll on bed liner. I'm not too concerned about looks.

VW stuff Available / 97 Jetta 2.0L manual trans for parts.
« on: February 08, 2015, 05:36:12 PM »
Parting out a 97 Black Jetta GL. Hard t-bone/pole hit on right side. Runs and moves. Engine runs great. Manual transmission shift good and is quiet. Only issue it will pop out of reverse if not held in. I also have a spare trans if needed. Come hear it run and take what you need. If you want to the whole car, we can do that too. EVERYTHING IS CHEAP. MAKE OFFERS. I'd rather not send the car to the salvage yard if someone needs some parts. Cheaper from me than them. Some interior parts available. Pics available if needed.

Where do you like to go Camping? / Re: West River Westies XI
« on: July 10, 2014, 05:23:53 PM »
West River Westies is just over a week away!  Hope to see you there.

Event/Show/Campout news and reviews / r
« on: January 08, 2014, 04:42:13 PM »
That's about right. The last couple of years the 4th of July has been I the middle of the week. So its messed with the month. Usually about the 3rd weekend in July

VW stuff Wanted /
« on: August 14, 2013, 02:27:38 PM »
I should be available then. My 67 bus fits 6 comfortably.

Vanagon concerns /
« on: November 05, 2012, 09:01:47 PM »
I agree with Jon, the pertronix and the Fuel Injection are two different systems.  Now, the fuel injection does get a signal from the coil for RPM reference. Perhaps that might be a problem.  But I know a few people with fuel injected buses and Vanagons run Pertronix without issue.

Bay window concerns /
« on: September 30, 2012, 08:20:01 AM »
Push rod tube seals are easier to replace on the pancake motor than a upright beetle engine, but it will take some time.

Basically, the valve train will have to come off and then you remove the spring that holds the push rod tubes in place.  Then you pull out the tubes replace the orings and then reinstall.  

I like to pull the pushrods out and then stick them in a piece of cardboard to keep them in order so you can put them back in the same hole they came out of.  Reinstalling the hold down spring can be tricky too.

Event/Show/Campout news and reviews /
« on: July 11, 2012, 07:49:30 PM »
packing the camper.. loading the tubes.. weather looks like it will cooperate... We're almost ready!!

VW stuff Available /
« on: July 11, 2012, 07:37:58 PM »
where are you??

Vanagon concerns /
« on: May 31, 2012, 10:25:38 PM »
The axle shaft seals are part of the diff, which is separate from the automatic part of the trans.. It has 80-90W gear oil in it.  Where the Automatic takes Dextron/Mercon.

CV joints are pretty maintenance free. I'm not sure when  VW recommends they be repacked.  They mainly need to be repacked when the boot gets torn.  Prolly not a bad idea to repack them if your taking them out.  You can get away with adding some grease if the grease is smooth and creamy.  If the grease is thick and dry then you'll probably need to take them apart and clean them and then repack.

Bay window concerns /
« on: May 31, 2012, 10:07:01 PM »
How wide are the rims..  My Eurovan had 15 inch rims on it and I think, it had a 195 70 15 loaded rated tire.  I forget the exact size. I have a set in the garage, I'll check it and get the exact specs. But I think the rims are like 5.5 inches wide.  Some of those EMPI rims are only 4 or 4.5 inches.  Might be too narrow.

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