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  • ColeB
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    Rustabus
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    Does this mean that the KCW Vanagon Days are almost over?!?!??!?!?! I think Audrey’s is gonna head over to her soon as well!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    John Jones
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    Jesse found the GRILL!!!!!!   woooohooooo!!!

    Yes Rusty,,,, I think we are coming to an end.  I hope this big camper can begin being enjoyed again!!!

    ColeB
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    emilee
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    Alright people, first trip in this rig will be down to Baja in December. Were going to pick up some surf boards in San Diego, and we’ve got two-three weeks! Any and all recommendations and tips for the road trip would be appreciated. (Surfing spots, free camping, tacos, etc…)

    baywindows are the shit, fuck you.

    Rustabus
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    That’s 100% Bubba information!!!!! 🙂 🙂 🙂

    John Jones
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    I think the Vanagon has a hella short list of things to do now… 😎   It was almost ready to be driven home, but not quite…   I’d rather it leave when Franz feels it is 100%…  Other wise, it will be right back over here… 😎

    I’m glad to see Emilee planning a trip already!!!  awesome!!!  This rig is big and built!!!!  I’m ready to see a whole new set of awesome memories be made in this rig!!!!!   😎

    ColeB
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    Thanks for the awesome weekend! I always really enjoy time at KCW. Super fun. I’m glad I was able to get my hands on this rig a bit before it came home. I definitely have a better understanding of it all now! 👍🏼👍🏼 Going to be ultimate!

    Vienteunovistas
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    Alright people, first trip in this rig will be down to Baja in December. Were going to pick up some surf boards in San Diego, and we’ve got two-three weeks! Any and all recommendations and tips for the road trip would be appreciated. (Surfing spots, free camping, tacos, etc…)

    Ah, the Baja surf trip?   It’s been a solid 15 years since my last surf adventure in Baja/ferry to mainland and south. I’m not sure what your surfing ability is but central Baja has some solid winter surf. There are some solid point breaks .

    punta canoas- high cliffs offer solid wind protection so keep the peaks glassy longer I to the day

    punta maria- long wrapping right point needs some serious westerly swell but when combined with winter      offshore winds you can get some solid barrels.

    el Cardon and punta lobos –  sandy bottom  smallest waves on list but the dunes offer great protection so allows for cleaner waves in afternoon winds (probably best beginner spot on list)

     

    punta santa rosalillita solid little fishing town great surf. When I was there they discussed building breakwaters and building marinas. Not sure if they completed the project or what it did to surf

     

    camping in baja-

    There at no private beaches in Mexico!!!   You can can drive out to any of them and camp. There are hotels and developments that will try to run you off but you can honestly pick any road drive to the water set up camp and enjoy……..

    bring a fishing rod eat out of the ocean

    a big enough cooler to grab supplies from town so you can do multiple days chilling at the beach.

    ballenas aka whales are a cheap way to drink beers after a long session.

    the sun can get you in Baja if you have a big enough tent to shade the ride great. Other places you find palappas already built bring hammocks. Siestas are key to beat the afternoon sun. If you have other questions I can pull my journals out of storage…. enjoy the trip.  Just writing this brings back some solid memories of the winter I spent chasing waves.

     

    Andym
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    Nice recovery!! Just like JJ says, it’s all how you handle the situation. All that stress and headache wasn’t worth it, you fixed it and back in action.

    Do something

    Franz
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    Installing the ARB compressor today. I cleaned it up into a self contained unit, and laid it sideways to fit under the cabinet to the left of the engine. Toggle switch mounted on the left. DSCF0113

    Then found that it didn’t turn on. Tested everything found, the relay and switches were all good. Power and ground to the motor. I decided to pull the cover to check the brushes. Found a resistor-thingy not allowing continuity to the brush. I think you ordered this Cole. Can you get a warranty replacement coming?

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    BBWB
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    Does that meter say ouch?

    I'm at the age where "fuck off", "fuck you", and "fuck it" answer most questions.

    ColeB
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    I will call in the morning and see what the options are. Got it from go westy, they’re usually cool about this kind of stuff. I’ll let you know what they say

    John Jones
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    damnnabit!!!!!  this darn Vanagon won’t just give it up…… 😎  Come on honey.. we love you… we want you, we appreciate you, Will you just do your job hun!!!!!!!  😎   and be, The ULTIMATE Vanagon… 😎  Franz is ready to set you free…..   😎  😎

    ColeB
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    Hahaha really is putting up a fight! It has just fallen in love with all the attention Franz gives it 👍🏼

    Franz
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    Everything I touch breaks.

    Lately, I can’t do anything right.

    Broke my shower valve at home this morning too.

    Willy
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    Different than the typical view out the dirty shop door.

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    tlambert
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    Who would have ever thought there would be one Vanagon in the KCW compound…….but 3???!!!!! Hahahaha.

    ColeB
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    Is there a part number on the oil filter? I am reading up on some ee20 forums and I am seeing a part number of 15208AA110. Going to try and buy up a bunch of oil filters out of Europe. Stock up

    Franz
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    Yep, the engine has the same number on the oil filter.

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