A camping forum for VW bus and camper owners.
Dear VW Bus Family,
I have run into a long series of bad mechanics who have left me right where I started 3 years ago. Everyone I know says to give up on my VW Bus, but I am not. I have a new/rebuilt long block, I just need someone who knows how to work on old VW's like ours and what they are doing and put it all back together.
I had 1.7 liter Porsche high performance pancake engine, and we tried to upgrade it to a 2.0 liter long block. Long sad story, but I need to tow it…Continue
Just got back from from Big Blue Drivers' Guerneville event. Had a great time in Guerneville. Thanks Big Blue for organizing the event. Schoolhouse Canyon Campground is beautiful.
Mo and I stopped by to check out Pinnacles Nat'l forest campground, and got a little more camping in, before heading home. If you haven't yet, Pinnacles is worth exploring.
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.
Afraid I am going to miss the weekend, busy tearing down the steering…Continue
Hello everyone and welcome to our blog.
Well, I already have a blog on weebly with her, so I wont bore ya all twice Feel free to visit and comment if you wish! ;) Cikan Vuz
Added by Cikan Vuz on February 20, 2014 at 9:30am — No Comments
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Runs well, stove, refrigerator, back seat turns into bed, cabinets, luggage rack, and sink (missing pump faucet). If interested . . . email firstname.lastname@example.org
Added by Regina on December 2, 2013 at 4:01pm — No Comments
hi would anyone know were I could get detailed pictures on how to put my camper front inside back together as im not quite sure many thanks binster x
Added by bin sherman on September 28, 2013 at 11:37pm — No Comments
Yesterday I put on a gangstercap over my windshield. Felt I needed do something as there is a void between the sun visors and the rear view mirror that fits a low arctic sun anyday it wants to and my eyes don't like close encounters with that much light :-)
So now I lack is eight steel (stainless, mind you) screws to secure it to each A-bar on each side of the wind shield - I shall have this mod on my rig.
Did my annual trip to Nijmegen, NL, and returned Monday…Continue
Added by Yngve Spjelkavik on July 30, 2013 at 9:08am — No Comments
Wednesday… It's a humper…
Well, we have had some actual reader comments associated with our blog. Lisa K winning the first Secret Word contest and last night it was our buddy Jeff who reaped the benefits of reading the blog and cashing in on the blog incentive to read. I wonder who will be the next individual to cash in on the freebies we are offering? Only one winner per week, but keep providing us comments besides just telling us the secret…
Added by Michael J. on June 19, 2013 at 7:00pm — No Comments
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Thanks to the organizers for this years Bus City.
We took Serena up for the event which was out first VW Event.
Had a great time and met some very cool people.
Definitely looking forward to future events.Continue
Camped at the Sea Rim State Park located in the South-East Corner of Texas near Port Arthur. Port Arthur is the site of a loat of refinery work. Sabine Pass has a history of being a valuable military asset since it is possible for boats to proceed up this river delta. It was the site of a Civil War battle that the Confederacy won. Near the memorial site are several large machines, perhaps they are drilling rigs under construction.
I stopped for barbecue at Vinces in Port Arthur…Continue
Added by Doyle Dikes on May 17, 2013 at 9:41pm — No Comments
After completing my visit in Alabama, I decided to head to Grand Isle State Park located on the southernmost road in Lousiana. Grand Isle has a storied history, today it is mostly vacation homes called "camps" built on pillars to allow the flooding to pass undernearth. Not as I imagined; no tall cypress trees with hanging moss. The frequent hurricanes keep it trimed pretty flat. The nearby Inter Coastal Waterway is the site of a lot of tug boat activity and they work all night. It was…Continue
Added by Doyle Dikes on May 17, 2013 at 9:17pm — No Comments
I planned to camp at the Jeff Busby site on the Natchez Trace but it seemed a little too barren and uninviting so I continued on and came across the Lake Choctaw federal campsite, not on the Rand McNally map, in the TOMIBGEE National Forest. More tall trees, a local secret perhaps. The camp ground host indicated that he had a nice bunch of regulars that took good care of the place.
The campsite ...…Continue
Added by Doyle Dikes on May 17, 2013 at 3:30pm — No Comments
After spending a night with relatives near Lawton Oklahoma, I proceeded to drive east on US-85. I wanted to avoid the Inter State Highways as much as possible. I stopped for the night to camp at Atalanta State Park near the North-East corner of Texas among some very tall trees. The large lake nearby was formerly called Lake Texarkana, now known as the Pat Wightman Lake. It was renamed to honor a long time East Texas congressman.…Continue
Added by Doyle Dikes on May 17, 2013 at 3:00pm — No Comments
I celebrated my 71st B'Day by embarking from Colorado Springs, Colorado on a road trip that covered much of Texas. My furthest east destination was in Alabama.
Capulin Volcano east of Raton, New Mexico.
US 64-87 leading straight ahead.…Continue
Added by Doyle Dikes on May 17, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
Head gasket on my Vanagon GL started leaking last night on my way to main, I'm stuck in a motel in Homosassa Fl(not sure about the spelling)
I'm about to get it towed to tallahassee or atlanta to have someone knowledgeable work replace the HG this is the second gasket in three weeks the shop that worked on it in holiday florida was supposed to be good, but well.
If anyone knows about any good shops further north I'll appreciate a text or an…
Added by said abdallah on May 12, 2013 at 7:11pm — No Comments