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Vanagon concerns / Re: Winterizing Vanagon With No Garage
« Last post by MrLiMBO 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.  :'(
I don't know if the TTT directory is still active, but it was great when it was. These days, I was looking for allegories of this directory that may still be active. There is always the Roadhaus directory but I think that one was active in the early 2000s and I don't know if it is updated. It is here: There is also the VanAlert app that seems to list owner driveways where travelers are able to to stop when driving around the country.  Does anybody know of anything else along these lines, or whether the TTT is actually still active? (I still have issue #1 of Limbo newsletter in my barns.)
Vanagon concerns / Re: Winterizing Vanagon With No Garage
« Last post by jsnewburyport on December 13, 2020, 07:57:29 AM »
I can tell you what I do but I look forward to seeing the responses you get as I also live in New England.  I could probably do better.  Up until this year I was putting it in my daughter's garage but she has moved and that was no longer an option this year.  First, I did purchase a cover for my bus (1973 Transporter) from Bus Depot. I secured it with a rope to minimize flapping against the paint and I figure even with that concern it's still better than being exposed to the elements.  My other major concern is mice entering the vehicle and chewing through the wiring.  I stuffed dryer sheets throughout the vehicle, particularly where there was wiring and I spread cayenne pepper on the ground around the wheels.  I've stored it for four winters and no mice so far.  That's all I've got.  I hope you get more ideas from other members of LIMBO.  Jerry
Vanagon concerns / Winterizing Vanagon With No Garage
« Last post by jdbs3 on September 20, 2020, 05:55:49 PM »
1990 Vanagon GL, 2nd owner

For the last 17 years, the van has never been used in Winter.  At the first sign of snow (mid to late November) it was stored in a garage until April or May.  This kept the rust on the exterior and underbody to virtually zero; the exterior is in great shape. 

Or as my mechanic noted the other day, looking at the underside of the van, "it does not look like a New England van, rather more like a California or Florida van."

But now we have moved to a house still in NE, but with no garage and a driveway that is 100 yards from the mouth of a river leading to the ocean.  Again, I will not use the van once the first snow arrives.  It will sit on a driveway covered with pavers, with a 4' fence on one side, and the house on the other side, now exposed to the elements year round.

What would folks recommend I do to minimize the effects of the weather on the van in winter? 

- Should it be parked on a trap to mitigate the effects of ground moisture effecting the underside?

- Should some added level of protection/undercoating be used to deter any rust buildup on the underside?  And if so what?

- What would be the best protection for the exterior body of the van, possible a cover for it over the winter months?  And one that would not nick the paint with constant flapping from the wind?

Any and all feedback will be appreciated. 

Where do you like to go Camping? / Bulli Summer Festival 2020
« Last post by freiluft on January 23, 2020, 09:20:18 AM »
Bulli Summer Festival
We found a perfect area directly on a beautiful Lake close to the river Rhine - the AUesee close to Wesel in Germany. This area allows 900 cars to camp right at the lake. We have live music, show & shine, a convoy as well as kids corner, parts and dealer tents. You will find everything from T1-T7, LT, Crafter. Its all about the freedom of going nice places in nice cars and share the spirit. Come and join us:
Event/Show/Campout news and reviews / EVENT 2020
« Last post by freiluft on January 23, 2020, 09:08:24 AM »
Midsummer Bulli Festival
Just in time for Midsummer-Night, the island "Fehmarn"  hosts more then 2000 Bully's directly by the sea. An Event for all Bulli-Fans and leisure lovers! We have Show & Shine, Konvoi, Live-Music, Parts, as well as Industry and Kids corner. Come and join us at:
VW stuff Wanted / Looking for mechanic near Reading PA 19605
« Last post by svskitsxx on December 27, 2019, 03:39:00 AM »
Does anyone know of a reliable Mechanic to do routine maintenance on a 1984 water-boxer w/Gowesty 2.1 gas engine. Within a 50 mile radius of Reading, PA 19605 would be nice further if necessary. Thanks for your help
VW stuff Available / 1984 Vanagon L - Westfalia For Sale
« Last post by Thille on December 23, 2019, 06:19:42 AM »
A friend of a friend offered to sell me his 1984 Westy. I already have a 1985 with a new engine swap, and donít need to take on another project.  I am new to this site, and only see this forum as a place to post ads.  I have photos, and will try to post, or will send upon request. 

The van has not been on the road for 4 years.  After significant work to make it road worthy, after the first 500 milers, it developed a coolant leak near the head, and the owner got disalusioned and parked it.  It has new rear brakes, decent tires, full set of factory mud flap.  Looks like the left rocker was replaced.  Interior is in decent shaft with some signfican wear on the drive seat cushions.  Reportedly has 230k ish miles on the clock, and has some spots of body rust and seam rust.

He is entertaining offers, and I just want to see to back in action, and not setting and deteriorating. 

Contact me via this post if you have any interest, I think this will go for short money.

Events 2019 / 2020 Events
« Last post by Thille on December 19, 2019, 06:58:02 AM »
Where can we begin the topic of events for 2020?  I am a new member and not familiar with your protocols for posts.  I want to learn about the annual events, and have an event I would like to share with the group.
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