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Date:         Mon, 12 Oct 2009 21:36:35 -0400
Reply-To:     "Peter T. Owsianowski" <pnoceanwesty@GMAIL.COM>
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From:         "Peter T. Owsianowski" <pnoceanwesty@GMAIL.COM>
Subject:      Re: Your GoWesty do you like it?
Comments: To: Rocket J Squirrel <>
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Hey Mr. Squirrel: There was another vehicle in the mix next to us and our friends and their kids/dog slept in a tent. We had had JoesVan and everyone stayed in it or under the ShadyBoy all day. The breeze took the smoke right the other way all day, so we got the heat, no smoke. Fire was outside the Shadyboy - close enough to catch some radiant heat. Just one of those bus memories that makes you smile.

Pete '79 Westy "Aardvark" '87 Westy "Joe's Van"

On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 8:56 PM, Rocket J Squirrel <> wrote:

> Arranging 8 kids and 2 dogs and a fire under/in a Shady Boy and a van musta > took some doing. Did the van smell like smoke the rest of the year? > > -- > Mike "Rocket J Squirrel" Elliott > 84 Westfalia: Mellow Yellow ("The Electrical Banana") > 74 Westrailia: (Ladybug Trailer company, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.) > Bend, OR > KG6RCR > > > > On 10/12/2009 5:30 PM Peter T. Owsianowski wrote: > > Once in the Mannistee Nat'l Forest - 2nd day of two-tracking, it began to >> rain shorty after breakfast. 4 adults, 4 kids, 2 dogs. We sat under the >> Shadyboy in a soft rain (most of the day. Had a nice little fire that >> kept >> going in the rain, smoke going the other way. Had a nice Monopoly game, >> beers, lunch. Kids played cards in the bus, parents sat out under the >> awning. Have not been able to repeat that as our kids moved into the >> teenage years, the rain made it really difficult to keep them interested. >> >> Pete >> '79 Westy "Aardvark" >> '87 Westy "Joe's Van" >> >> >> >> On Mon, Oct 12, 2009 at 2:38 AM, Jake de Villiers < >>> wrote: >> >> Play music, read, play Scrabble, tell stories, bake bread, play euchre, >>> write a song, play chess, go for a walk, argue about >>> hockey/baseball/politics/war/premarital sex/the meaning of meaning...gee >>> Mike, I thought you were all grown-up! =) >>> >>> On Sun, Oct 11, 2009 at 9:33 PM, Rocket J Squirrel < >>>> wrote: >>> >>> Okay guys, plenty of you have provided encouraging and enlightening >>>> words >>>> in favor of camping in the rainy condition. >>>> >>>> So -- followup question: >>>> >>>> What do you find fun or satisfying to do when sitting under your van's >>>> awning in the rain? Once the novelty has passed and you're beginning to >>>> notice that it's kinda cold, damp, and gray. >>>> >>>> I gotta sell my son on the idea. >>>> >>>> -- >>>> Mike "Rocket J Squirrel" Elliott >>>> 84 Westfalia: Mellow Yellow ("The Electrical Banana") >>>> 74 Westrailia: (Ladybug Trailer company, San Juan Capistrano, Calif.) >>>> Bend, OR >>>> KG6RCR >>>> >>>> >>>> >>>> On 8/28/2009 8:59 AM RICHARD KOERNER wrote: >>>> >>>> Steve, >>>> >>>>> You wrote, "...In May, I took my camper to GoWesty to have the new >>>>> higher-compression engine put in along with a lot of other work....." >>>>> >>>>> SO...tell me about that engine! Is it the 2.3? You must have >>>>> >>>> previously >>> >>>> had (like I do) the 1.9; how do you like the new one? How much did it >>>>> >>>> cost? >>> >>>> Running higher octane like they recommend? How does it perform on long >>>>> grades? What other stuff did they "strongly recommend" with the new >>>>> >>>> engine, >>> >>>> and how much did all that cost? >>>>> >>>>> My 1.9 is running great, but at 174,000 miles on original everything >>>>> (motorwise), I've got to really start planning for the future. Subie >>>>> >>>> seems >>> >>>> too complicated and expensive, no Zetec here in Southern California, not >>>>> interested in the inline-4 route, so a "better" wasserboxer like >>>>> GoWesty >>>>> offers seems the cleanest solution. And, I would have them do the >>>>> >>>> install >>> >>>> work for me, they're only 250 miles away. >>>>> >>>>> Rich >>>>> 85 Vanagon GL >>>>> San Diego >>>>> >>>>> >>>>> >>> -- >>> Jake >>> >>> 1984 Vanagon GL >>> 1986 Westy Weekender "Dixie" >>> >>> Crescent Beach, BC >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>> >>

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