Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
 
Old 05-23-2013, 10:52 AM   #1
Member
 
Skyl330's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 71
Into VW territory

Spent last week camping in the van. Started at Clear Lake ca, then down to the Redwoods north of Santa Cruz. Then to Sunset Beach south of Santa Cruz.

To my surprise we did not see a single SMB out in our travels, however, did see probably the highest concentration of westfalias I've ever seen in Santa Cruz. They were everywhere. Just reminded us of why we love our van so much.
Size advantage.



Snapped this pic while cooking up breakfast thought it was a cool perspective.
Attached Thumbnails
ImageUploadedByTapatalk1369327589.290329.jpg   ImageUploadedByTapatalk1369327666.903596.jpg   ImageUploadedByTapatalk1369327781.819065.jpg  
__________________

Skyl330 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2013, 01:23 PM   #2
Senior Member
 
SteveInLA's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: Woodland Hills, CA
Posts: 351
Garage
Re: Into VW territory

I drove and camped in Pepe, our 1978 Westy, for many years before I got a Sportsmobile and we attracted a fair amount of attention.



I was not prepared for the onslaught of gawkers and curiosity hounds that seem to descend on me every time I park the van in a new spot. Although Westys in nice condition are remarkable, there are just so many of them in California. Not so with Sportsmobiles. Plus, comparing a Sportsmobile to a Westy is like comparing apples and oranges, or more accurately, apples and watermelons.

Steve in L.A.
__________________

__________________
2010 Red EB50 V10, Quadvan 4WD (El Guapo Rojo)
1978 VW Westfalia Champagne Edition (Pepe - gone, but not forgotten)
SteveInLA is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2013, 03:01 PM   #3
Member
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Posts: 49
Re: Into VW territory

Yes, Santa Cruz is the world capitol of VW vans, and public pot smoking, have not been able to go anywhere lately without the kids complaining about it....
__________________
2010 E350 RB 6.0 Diesel
SMB 4x4 PH
jima is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-23-2013, 03:46 PM   #4
Senior Member
 
Spenard's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Anchorage, AK
Posts: 204
Re: Into VW territory

....kids complaining? Maybe its a clue you need to buy better weed
__________________
Spenard
1991 VW Westy (N8IV) aka Vanna, of Ashland, OR
2012 Sprinter RB SMB PT (ALCES2) aka Moose, chill'n in Anchorage, AK
Spenard is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-26-2013, 04:09 PM   #5
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Renton, Wa
Posts: 199
Re: Into VW territory

Haha you guys are crackin me up!
flying to Anchorage next friday to get my 'new' smb that is currently camping with my bro's westy right now!
pretty excited for the trip!
BUFFALO is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-27-2013, 10:29 AM   #6
Member
 
Skyl330's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Posts: 71
Into VW territory

Quote:
Originally Posted by BUFFALO
Haha you guys are crackin me up!
flying to Anchorage next friday to get my 'new' smb that is currently camping with my bro's westy right now!
pretty excited for the trip!
Congrats! You driving it to the lower 48?
Skyl330 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2013, 11:08 AM   #7
Senior Member
 
86Scotty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Location: TN
Posts: 6,465
Re: Into VW territory

Camped last weekend with a buddy who has a perfectly restored 69 Westy. Found a perfect spot too, but 15 miles of rough gravel in for us both in 2WDs. Even so, we'll be back.

__________________
98 Silver E350 V10 home build
Rusty the Rusty 95 SMB (sold)
Tryptovan the blue CCV van (sold)
Vans flip flops
86Scotty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2013, 12:23 PM   #8
Site Team
 
rionapo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: Santa Fe, NM
Posts: 784
Garage
Into VW territory

Puts some perspective on things.


-------
Fresno's 1st 2012 Ford van.

RB E350 6.8L V-10 4WD w/Front Air Lockers
PH Top, Kyocera solar with Zamp portable unit

(If we'd bought the winch, we'd make a fortune pulling cars out of the snow.)
__________________

The Doghouse: 2012 RB E350 6.8L V-10 4WD
Modified RB 30 w/Front Lockers. PH Top, Kyocera solar and Zamp portable unit
Sire: The Turtle Shell, 1991 Chevy K250 V8 with Lance Squire 11 3/4 cabover
Dam: VannieGone, 1987 VW Westphalia
(If we'd bought the winch, we'd make a fortune pulling cars out of the snow.)
rionapo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2013, 05:46 PM   #9
Site Team
 
Ford_6L_E350's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Washington - Ridgefield
Posts: 4,725
Re: Into VW territory

I'm driving across the country, from CA through NV, UT, CO and I've seen 3 SMB's and about 20 VW Westfalias and 5 VW Eurovan conversions.

Where are all the SMBs???

Mike
__________________
SOLD04 EB350 Custom Floorplan
6.0 PSD 4.10 Posi
Salem Kroger coil spring 4wd
SMB Trailer w/AT Air Suspension
Alaska to Key West, Labrador and more
130685 miles 16.65 mpg average

Prostate cancer survivor. viewtopic.php?f=8&t=11099
2015 VW GTI
Leaving CA for WA
Ford_6L_E350 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-02-2013, 07:42 PM   #10
Site Team
 
daveb's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Turlock Ca
Posts: 9,392
Garage
Re: Into VW territory

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ford_6L_E350
I'm driving across the country, from CA through NV, UT, CO and I've seen 3 SMB's and about 20 VW Westfalias and 5 VW Eurovan conversions.

Where are all the SMBs???

Mike
I just got mine out of the shop
__________________

__________________
2006 Ford 6.0PSD EB-50/E-PH SMB 4X4 Rock Crawler Trailer

Sportsmobile 4X4 Adventures..........On and off road adventures
daveb is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.3

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 12:41 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.