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Marty Vandermolen
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  • Monterey, CA
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Solid Weather Forecast for your trips
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A while back I was hunting around and found a good weather forecast site.  Solid forecast with great detail out about 7 days.   If you have been looking for a good forecast tool, check it out.…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by William A. Urban Sep 25, 2015.


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Marty Vandermolen commented on westywoman's event TrainSpotting 7-2016: Northern California
"I closed it out I think. Picked up site 2 from Thursday night until Sunday morning. I will be pitching a tent, or just popping the cot out under the stars. I'm a single.  But set the reservation for the max 6 people and two vehicles, if…"
Mar 8, 2016
Marty Vandermolen is attending westywoman's event

TrainSpotting 7-2016: Northern California at Twain, CA off Highway 70 near Quincy

June 3, 2016 to June 5, 2016
All sites have been reserved as of March 8, 2016. Please look at the comment wall to see who might be willing to share their site. For information on the Hallsted campground, the recreation.gov link is below:Hallsted CampgroundThe Historic Feather River Railroad route runs on the opposite side of the river from the campground. Trains climb and descend the grade at all hours-you…See More
Mar 8, 2016
Marty Vandermolen replied to allan Nicholls's discussion Where can I find a VW camper for sale in Canada , and club
"Check out The Samba website.  lots of folks from all over, big classified section: http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/ Also have had good luck searching the various Craig's List postings,  I picked up a nice 1970 VW Singlecab…"
Mar 6, 2016
Marty Vandermolen replied to regis101's discussion Outdoor cooking methods. in the group Camper Cookery
"As you expand into heated cooking, do some research and work with people who are familiar with cast iron.  Once you start cooking with it you will find a wide selection of easy one pot options, and well seasoned and cared for cast iron is a…"
Dec 25, 2015
Marty Vandermolen joined Joe's group

Camper Cookery

Recipes, ideas and suggestions.
Dec 25, 2015
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Dec 14, 2015
Marty Vandermolen posted a status
"Hit Coastal Redwood Rally today. Beautiful waves. Jade on the beach for the taking. Warm sunshine, peaceful surroundings, great company."
Dec 12, 2015
Marty Vandermolen commented on Jamez's event Coastal Redwood Rally
"I had planned to come in early Friday as was going to have to duck out at oh dark 30 Sunday am.  Work is going to keep me from making Friday until about mid-night.  So, the revised plan is that I will be down early Saturday and stick…"
Dec 8, 2015
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Dec 3, 2015
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Oct 31, 2015
Marty Vandermolen commented on Tré Taylor's blog post VW Mechanic Northern CA HELP!
"You might check in with Bugformance.  They have a San Jose and a Sacramento location. I had them build me up an 1835 shortblock that I finished up and installed.  Prior to that had three "mechanic failures" in a row with fewer…"
Oct 31, 2015
Marty Vandermolen replied to William A. Urban's discussion How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive
"Great book.   Any revision is a must especially for fairly new "Air-heads".   I have been wrenching on air-cooleds for some 35 plus years now and still now and again dig into John's tome.  Easy explanations that make…"
Oct 9, 2015
Marty Vandermolen replied to Stacy & Maria's discussion Can't Upload Profile Pic
"Just updated my Windows to version 10.  Remembered that I had an issue with the Upload for a profile pic, and tried again.  Worked easy.  For those of you who have Windows 7, the answer appears to be....take advantage of the free…"
Oct 9, 2015
Marty Vandermolen replied to Debi Cournale's discussion Need to have rust removed from side panel.
"Don't know where you are specifically, but, most high schools and community colleges have shop classes, and if you are not in too much of a hurry, one of the locals might be looking for a project to teach and train on.  Call the school and…"
Oct 3, 2015
Marty Vandermolen is attending Big Blue's Driver's event

Bus City 2016 - the Eighth Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA at Schoolhouse Canyon Campground

May 20, 2016 at 6pm to May 22, 2016 at 7pm
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS RESERVATIONS FOR THIS EVENT.Let me explain that further - the campground is closed to the general public until Memorial Day. But Ranger Chris opens the campground Friday morning JUST FOR US. It's secret! It's special. Don't ruin it. If you call, the answering message will say it's not open until memorial day. If you show up the Wednesday or Thursday before, they will not be open. Please do not call the campground or show up before Friday. We've been doing this for 6…See More
Oct 3, 2015
Marty Vandermolen commented on Jamez's event Coastal Redwood Rally
"Hope you all don't mind an unknown "gate crasher".  I run a 1970 singlecab and am working on a '73 bus.  Expect I will bring the singlecab down.  I missed out on the VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods when my…"
Sep 29, 2015

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Describe your bus/van (if you do not have one, describe your dream bus/van)
1970VW Single Cab Dropgate with Homemade Shadecloth tilt. Work in progress on a 1973 White/blue 7 passenger.

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All Dressed Up for Bus City in the Redwoods

Dang, it.

1971 Single Cab loaded and ready to go up and meet all the folks for the weekend.

Turned the key and the warning light (Gen and Oil) came on , heard the fuel pump kick, and nothing.  No Starter bump, cycled the key off and immediately tried again...same result.

Turned the key back off...and realized the warning lights and electric fuel pump were still on.

Dang it.

Afraid I am going to miss the weekend, busy tearing down the steering…


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