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Old 05-07-2008, 10:07 AM   #15
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Sharon: Hubby said we just added Michelin tires, so we are good to go for a bit on our Eurovan. It sure pulls our UHaul well.

Palmer, I was supervising student teachers in Chicago in the Chrysler. I parked in a spot that was not made for my limited ability to maneuver. I tried to go down the alley a bit to do a 3-point turn in an area that turned out to be too small for the van. I got caught between a brick wall and a chain link fence, so I chose getting out via the fence as likely to do the least amount of damage. So, I drove forward, all the time listening to the scrape of the fence. Kevin was able to fix it a bit to disguise the long scrape and dent, but ultimately, we got a 2003 Eurovan (I begged.). Needless to say, Kevin does not even have to tell me not to drive it; I have not once driven it to the downtown parking garage where I work. I like it too much; I only drive it where I can drive and park with lots of room around me. I drive my New Beetle downtown.

BTW, we have 4 VWs: the 2003 Eurovan, my '98 Beetle, a '69 autostick shift Beetle, and a '68 Baywindow pickup. Someday, we hope to have the latter up and running to take to VW shows with the UHaul.

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Old 05-07-2008, 12:31 PM   #16
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Old 05-07-2008, 03:47 PM   #17
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Sharon: Hubby said we just added Michelin tires, so we are good to go for a bit on our Eurovan. It sure pulls our UHaul well.
BTW, we have 4 VWs: the 2003 Eurovan, my '98 Beetle, a '69 autostick shift Beetle, and a '68 Baywindow pickup. Someday, we hope to have the latter up and running to take to VW shows with the UHaul.

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It's good to know the Eurovan pulls the 16' well. If I ever cross paths with the right Trillium 5500 I'm moving up! I also have a "toy" in the garage that comes out when it's sunny (obviously not very often given where I live ). It's a 79.

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Old 05-07-2008, 10:04 PM   #18
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Oh, I want one! I told the hubby that my next New Beetle will be a convertible.

Here's my toy: I did a bad combination with Graphics Converter.

I had a mid-life crisis and wanted another bus. We had one when the kids were little. Then I discovered that they made a pickup. I found one on ebay that had been chopped with fenders added, really cute! When we got there, it was a rust bucket. I followed the truck watching it drip rust all the way back from OH. Then, we discovered that (Someone had removed one of the VIN number signs.) its VIN number had been reactivated back in OH. And the police would not tell us who nor pursue it.

We ended up selling it to a nice man who wanted to rebuild it with his kid (We found out about the VIN situation afterwards.

Then we bought this pickup off samba. Yes, as the guy said, it "runs." In the 3 years, we have had it, Kevin drove me up and down the driveway. The seller said we could drive it home from PA where we bought it. Its gas tank is a milk jug!

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Old 05-08-2008, 12:27 AM   #19
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Sharon, you and Cindy really struck a chord with me as I am a lifelong VW nut. I still own my first one, a 65 beetle. Before buying John and Louise's Northern Lite, we seroiusly considered getting a Westfalia, but Mailie wasn't ready to give up the toilet. I remember you telling me about your 'vert at the NOG, it looks pretty sweet. I should have mentioned to you the all VW charity cruise that was last weekend. It went from Federal Way to Snoqualmie Summit. Would have been a great day to bring her out as the weather was fantastic. There were over 400 cars. In addition to my bug, we also have a 67 squareback, a 72 Super Beetle, a 78 camper bus, and a 89 Jetta. I could talk VW all day. As far as the "new" VW minivan, it's pretty ironic that the real inventor of the minivan went to the self proclaimed inventor of the minivan to have one made. Cindy, love your single cab, do you think it would pull a Scamp 5th Wheel?
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but Mailie wasn't ready to give up the toilet.

I should have mentioned to you the all VW charity cruise that was last weekend. It went from Federal Way to Snoqualmie Summit. Would have been a great day to bring her out as the weather was fantastic. There were over 400 cars.

Hmmm, why am I envisioning Mailie right now kind of like this


OH, I wish you had told me about the cruise, I SO would have been there!!!
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We are heading to the VW Funfest in Effingham, IL in 3 weeks with the Eurovan and UHaul. Not sure if the hubby entered this in the contest. We did enter the Eurovan and our Burro that we used to have in the MOFOCO VW show year before last and won first prize in that division (the van with the trailer), a tall, tacky trophy. Great fun!

I asked the hubby this morning at breakfast if a VW pickup could handle a fifth wheel. He said that the transmission, engine, wiring, and suspension were not built to handle the weight. He speculated if you replaced the engine, beefed up the suspension and transmission, and rewired it, you might be able to use the VW pickup. Ours has a smallish Beetle engine in it that he says will not ever pull our UHaul. I have seen pix on Samba of Baywindow cherrypickers and ladder trucks, so there must be pickups some built to handle heavier loads.

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Now I *know* i am wierd.
All I could do was foucs on the the jazz.
Who the heck was that?
I gotta get the CD!

....you must be the jazz man
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Ron,
If you liked that VW animation, you should check out this 30 second video from GM for Saab's Aero X concept car. Not sure what the soundtrack is, but the spot is titled "Blackbird".
Don't miss the shot of the seal swimming below the ice, transitioning to the car driving on top...it's easy to miss.
This is one of the best pieces of advertising art that I have seen.

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If you liked that VW animation, you should check out this 30 second video from GM for Saab's Aero X concept car. Not sure what the soundtrack is, but the spot is titled "Blackbird".
Don't miss the shot of the seal swimming below the ice, transitioning to the car driving on top...it's easy to miss.
This is one of the best pieces of advertising art that I have seen.

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Now I *know* i am weird.
All I could do was focus on the the jazz.
Who the heck was that?
I gotta get the CD!
Group's called Freeworm. From Canada. Here's another video of the same tune.

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