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Ludwig & Gertie's Adventures

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Describe your bus/van (if you do not have one, describe your dream bus/van)
1974 Westfalia (Ludwig), 1971 Squareback (Gertrude)-not a bus but worth a mention I think

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As some of you probably know or have realized, the AIRS list has been dead for some time. However a new site has appeared which could…Continue

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regis101 commented on whc03grady's group Montana Camping & Driving
"edit,  When I go, it's three days and two nights there with four days and three nights back.  Just wanted to be clear on that.  It's basically a sixteen hr drive.  "
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regis101 commented on whc03grady's group Montana Camping & Driving
"Cool.  Thanks for the tips.  I have the DeLorme Atlas/topo map book.  Also a western US free campground book.  Both have good info.  I recently put AllStays app on my phone.  I'll tool around on that for a look…"
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regis101 commented on whc03grady's group Montana Camping & Driving
"tap tap tap.  Is this thing on ?  Are there any volks still around ? Our daughter moved to Bozeman just about two years ago.  I've road tripped three times already to visit her and your great state.  I had been stopping for…"
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At 2:01pm on May 19, 2011, Jeremy Nix said…
Procrastination. :) I changed my gmail address as well, due to so much Spam. I was getting like 300 emails a day or something...  I wanted to scrap the blog and start from scratch anyway. I figure for now I'll just post my pics and stories on this Camper Family forum, and figure out the rest from there.
At 6:35pm on July 6, 2011, Dave Harder said…
how is the camping up in Montana this summer i always liked it over by Polson
At 9:56am on October 24, 2011, ross blake said…

well. it is titled as a 73.  but what ever.  yeah..a nice westy.  orange just like the one in your pictures.

maybe you can help me out.  i will be starting some fix up..after the first of the year.

have been trying to figure out how to drop the paneling (headliner) in the front part of the cab..to get the fiberglass passenger tray  off the roof.  also i will be redoing the tarp. have you done either of those?

pretty much everything else i am familiar with.  but yeah...i got lucky...it was a low mileage one owner van that was put up in 1975...i got it in '93.  came will all the stuff including the original tent. never up.   i've never used it to camp but put it up once just to see if it was all there..  i've had several old split windows....but  i really like this one the best.  i was threatening to rebuild the engine...but it still runs great....good even compression and doesnt burn much oil.  usual leaks though.

only mods are a weber 2 stage carb, and pertronix point eliminator.

i recently did clutch pressure plate, brakes, ball joints, tie rods, rear bearing,  and cv joints.  already have all the new rubber and stuff for when i get around to replacing the nose...due to rust under the windshield....and as i mentioned the second story tarp. the original orange plaid seats are still in good shape. man that is some tough stuff.



At 4:05pm on November 9, 2011, Dave Harder said…

Sorry you were not able to camp much  it is such an awesome place  i wound up going to northern minnesota (bemidji) on a road trip came back through the badlands and devils tower  i need to post some of those photos  may head up to your part of the country next sept i have a couple of weeks for a road trip 

At 9:00am on April 2, 2012, Robert Palmer said…

ok put in my photos..sorry I too procrastate..and spent too much time deleting my emails..like you..100's a day mostly from?????and never read. it's a cleanable old heater, gas heater..need rewireing to..

At 11:09pm on May 30, 2013, Big Blue's Driver said…
At 12:33am on May 31, 2013, andrew kacsur said…
Hey whc03grady. I'm stuck in missoula at rhe moment. Would you be able to help me today friday the 30th. Message me back in the morning if possible. Or call me my number is on my page
At 9:11am on June 17, 2013, Joel said…

Just saw your comment from 6/3;  sorry for the delayed response. Thanks for the links! That Nuts n Bolts thread looks great!

At 9:12am on August 30, 2013, The Fudds said…

Where are all the Montanans with Buses and Westys?

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Tater Tot Behind the Lens

We let E take photos whenever she wants. These are some she took during our camping trip (!) to Lost Creek State Park on Memorial Day weekend.…


Posted on September 5, 2011 at 8:02pm

Child's Cot

The other day Melissa and Tater Tot had a surprise waiting for me when I got home from work.

A real Westfalia child's cot!…

Posted on July 13, 2011 at 10:30am

Guest Photographer

Esmé was a big helper this weekend.…


Posted on May 25, 2011 at 10:55am — 1 Comment

The Year that was 2010

January - We took Gertie on the first of many trips along the Pintler Scenic Byway (MT Hwy 1).…

Posted on January 1, 2011 at 7:27pm — 2 Comments

Xmas Tree Hunt '10

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Posted on December 22, 2010 at 8:12pm


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