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Home away from Home, on wheels.

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:11 pm

So seeing as I ruined my own fun today and spillde the beans on my new ride, I figured Id share some pictures with you all.
In my VW history Ive owned 2 campers, Bernice a basketcase 69' westy... and Bunger a nice complete 84 adopted from the Rasso's. Bernice lasted all of 3 months before my safety came into play... Bunger sadly had some trans/cat issues that were beyond my availible means if I intended on restoring Reise. So he packed up and moved on. After my hunt for a hearse came up uneventful, as the car I really wanted was nowhere to be found... (a early 70's 3-way) I set out to find a NICE COMPLETE camper that needs nothing. My TS hunt led me to a current auction on Ebay, and this 77 Bay from CO. After some to-do with the shop its at, I cut a deal and met the owner half way on our difference in price. He fixed the reserve and 3 hours later I won my new camper. The van has been repaitned, has an aux. gas heater, sink, ice box, and all the screens, mattresses, and hammoks. The multidudes of pictures sent show a very nice humble bus, that Im excited to spend my summers in. I dont plan on it being a daily driver, I plan on it being a weekend get-away. I look forward to Busses by the duck, and impromptu trips to Indian Island, Pennsylvania, out east, and overnights down at cedar beach. Those of you who have campers/trailers too... I hope we get to share the summer with them.

So how bout it? Who wants to come to Colorado?

Anyone for Winterjam?

But seriously, its waiting for the shipper to come, hopefully you'll see it at Kirsch's this month.

Currently it's in CO, awaiting the shipper.
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All it needs is an awning and a side tent...

I might pick up a used stove set up for it too... buy a new LP tank and cut in a stove into the top counter... we'll see...
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Re: Home away from Home, on wheels.

Postby Tom » Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:16 pm

Congrats Mike ! Looks pretty clean.
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Re: Home away from Home, on wheels.

Postby Glenn » Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:28 pm

This one look like a keeper.
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Re: Home away from Home, on wheels.

Postby Raj » Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:32 pm

looks nice dude....... We need another green bay camper in the DVG......


Good luck!
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Re: Home away from Home, on wheels.

Postby BradleyVW » Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:44 pm

SWEET! :D
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Re: Home away from Home, on wheels.

Postby Glenn A » Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:46 pm

Can never have enough green bays around ! Good for you mike and good luck with it !
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Re: Home away from Home, on wheels.

Postby realbluefoot » Sat Jan 10, 2009 7:51 pm

Congrats Mike...I love it...thats my favorite color for those.
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Re: Home away from Home, on wheels.

Postby NicoSB » Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:04 pm

Good stuff Mike, that things super sweet man. Good luck with it!
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Re: Home away from Home, on wheels.

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:05 pm

Thanks guys! Its def gonna be a keeper. Im excited to really get away with it this summer.

Now to go pay Dario! :lol: Soon Ill have TWO hot VW's!
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Re: Home away from Home, on wheels.

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:06 pm

Thanks Nico! I dont think you guys will get much business from that one ;)
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Re: Home away from Home, on wheels.

Postby superbug » Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:09 pm

yea mike wheres my money lol lol :D ,nice i love it good luck with it ,
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Re: Home away from Home, on wheels.

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:13 pm

Ill be down there this week... wanna get pics of Reise too...
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Re: Home away from Home, on wheels.

Postby NicoSB » Sat Jan 10, 2009 8:15 pm

ObnoxiousBlue wrote:Thanks Nico! I dont think you guys will get much business from that one ;)

No prob Mike. lol Yeah.. dosent look like we will. But enjoy it man really
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Re: Home away from Home, on wheels.

Postby MrBreeze » Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:34 pm

AWESOME! We're gonna have a fleet of green bay campers! Looks like it's in excellent condition, enjoy it


btw, MY bus is gonna need some work, I want to at least get that slider replaced. If anyone comes across a late bay slider, let me know. I'd like to bring it by Dario's to get a price on it one of these days.
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Re: Home away from Home, on wheels.

Postby Glenn » Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:36 pm

Rob... give it a few weeks and i'll know where we can find one that's already pained the correct color ;)
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Re: Home away from Home, on wheels.

Postby AoT » Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:38 pm

Looks like a beauty. LOTSSS of luck. Now if it rains again in Litchfield, we'll have a place to go to stay dry!
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Re: Home away from Home, on wheels.

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:54 pm

And stay dry we will...

With a box of wine and some sandwiches!
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Re: Home away from Home, on wheels.

Postby Raj » Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:54 pm

Now Mike has his own camper to make sandwiches in. nice
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Re: Home away from Home, on wheels.

Postby Glenn » Sat Jan 10, 2009 9:58 pm

It's the "Love Shack on wheels".
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Re: Home away from Home, on wheels.

Postby Glenn A » Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:01 pm

Glenn wrote:Rob... give it a few weeks and i'll know where we can find one that's already pained the correct color ;)


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Re: Home away from Home, on wheels.

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:05 pm

D'OH No stealing my doors!
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Re: Home away from Home, on wheels.

Postby mannys66 » Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:06 pm

SUPER COOL Mike, Congratulations buddy, camping in a bus is one the greatest things of this hobby. I loved my old bay window. Congratulations bro.
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Re: Home away from Home, on wheels.

Postby MrBreeze » Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:15 pm

I'll have to bring my awning so we can park opposite and have the awning between so we can all hang if it rains :lol:
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Re: Home away from Home, on wheels.

Postby ObnoxiousBlue » Sat Jan 10, 2009 10:51 pm

I plan on picking up one of the 10 foot Fiamma Awnings for it... I dont see use in the sliding door without one...
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Postby MrBreeze » Sat Jan 10, 2009 11:05 pm

I dunno, Mike. Won't be same being at a VW show with you sleeping in a car. I mean, you'll be all comfy and all.....how will you ever deal with that?
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