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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.

VW stuff Wanted /
« on: May 20, 2012, 04:36:34 PM »
Roxy, if it doesn't work out with Mikes bus, my 1967 bus is available. It has seating for 6 to 7 peeps.   The paint is getting a little worn, but she is still pretty photogenic..

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