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bullet Dixie
30 Apr : 07:04PM
Carol. post this over in the FORUM, under AROUND THE CAMPFIRE" Also, if U get on facebook, get on Full Moon there & post your query.
bullet CThunderdance
30 Apr : 10:58AM
Hi! My name is Carol. I am looking for a reliable and reasonably priced VW mechanic in the Savannah GA area. I have a 1971 bus that has dead AZ tags and a salvage title. I need to have it inspected in order to license it. To pass inspection it needs to have the blinkers fixed, neither works, they did in the beginning (4years ago) then, something happened and they stopped. Need to make sure the brake lights are good too. My horn needs to work and my right windshield wipers needs some minor stuff done to it. I haven't been able to drive it for almost 2 years but she runs well, just needs to get rolling again. Anyone know where I can find help? I'm use to having my bus family in Tucson around and never having her idle for long but, I don't personally know anyone on the east coast. Once I get her rolling, I hope to meet some of you folks at some of the camping trips in the future !
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15 Apr : 04:46PM
If i have to replace my fridge in the 85 Vanagon, any ideas, because that Dometic RM 182 B is no longer manufactured, and the replacements are slightly different dimensions. HELP!
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Put it in the WANTED section of the Forum.
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13 Apr : 09:05PM
Try to find someone in FMBC that is taking theirs out. Thk god I have a spare.
bullet jozonesc
13 Apr : 08:05AM
If i have to replace my fridge in the 85 Vanagon, any ideas, because that Dometic RM 182 B is no longer manufactured, and the replacements are slightly different dimensions. HELP!
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08 Apr : 09:23PM
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Early Bay tow hitch
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adoom
Tue Mar 13 2012, 03:51PM
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Maybe this is a tech question, I dunno.

But.

Has anyone tried MAKING a hitch for an early bay? I'm not looking to pull a LOT of weight, basically a single axle trailer with 2 guitar amps a drum kit and a bass amp.

Near me there's a store called "Princess Auto" which convenient sells very little auto parts, but they often have hitches, my thought was to modify one to work on the bus. OR make one from scratch. I would like a receiver hitch so that when it's not in use I won't bang my ankle on the darn thing.


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Fred
Tue Mar 13 2012, 04:00PM

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Jeremy Rock Jock makes and sells em here just for the early

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=458811

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Had too many vans to count
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Should look like this....

http://www.thesamba.com/vw/classifieds/detail.php?id=458811

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Tue Mar 13 2012, 04:23PM
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jebus, that looks stronger than anything else on my bus.

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Tue Mar 13 2012, 06:22PM

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JRJ's hitches are the bee's knees. I have one on my '68, it is awesome.

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Wed Mar 14 2012, 01:50PM

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I have one on Sunbeam. I would let it go for $120. I believe it was one of, if not the first one Jeremy made. Never hooked a trailer to it, and sadly Sunbeam doesn't get time to camp anymore. Sunbeam is getting fresh paint then she will be up for sale also.

The great thing about the hitch is that you can use stock or aftermarket exhaust and your bumper attached to mounts on the hitch and is fully adjustable. I have a small sailboat trailer that I was going to build into a mini tear-drop to match the bus.

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Fred
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Sell Sunbeam ??

Noooo-o-o-o-o-o

Take the grandchildren camping !

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Wed Mar 14 2012, 09:06PM
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That's a bargain. I had one made one for my Hawaiin Hightop and it cost me $200. I have a Jeremy hitch for my '68 panel when I finally get it on the road

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$100 in spare parts in a box is cheaper than any tow (belts, fuses, plugs, points, tape, nuts, bolts, fuel line, clamps, etc)