September 2021 Are you familiar with the movie “Pitch Perfect“? If not, spend a little time and watch it. But beware, it is a musical, it is in a college setting and it is filled with silly double entendres, innuendos and goofy characters. One of those characters is Fat Amy. If you don’t have … More Slowcarfasthouse V. 3.0 (Fat Amy)
No visit to Ecuador would be complete without leaving the Andes and heading into the Amazon area. This hot, humid jungle is known world-wide for its variety of species, the life-changing ayahuasca experiences and even for the tribe that produces shrunken heads as a part of their ceremonies! But, fortunately we avoided much of … More Ecuador- Visiting the edge of the Amazon
We really weren’t sure what to expect at the Equator. We have crossed the Tropic of Cancer a couple of times and posed at the sign. One crossing was in the Volkswagen Van during our time in Baja, Mexico. Another crossing was in the camper in mainland, Mexico. But we never saw any signs like … More Ecuador- The line that passes through!
Puebla was a city that we enjoyed during our drive through Mexico back in the early 2000’s. When we passed by the VW plant we stopped at the gates and asked about a tour. We were told that it wasn’t possible. Then magically within minutes we were in a classy, open-air VW van being driven … More Puebla & Cholula- A church on top of a pyramid, on top of another pyramid.
This name has been mentioned in our blog a few times. Some of you have asked who they are, where they are and what they do. A few of our readers have told us that they have been to AT Overland for products or called in with questions. On their website AT Overland says this- “Adventure Trailers … More Who is AT Overland?
If you are a regular reader of this blog, you may recall that we had some damage to our previous front end paint. A spare fuel jug on the roof top sprung a leak and ran down the front of the van. The gas caused peeling, melting and general ugliness to the paint. Here … More Plasti-dip front end protection
The weather in Clarkdale Arizona started to turn cold, and we wanted none of that. We needed to turn in our Temporal Importacion Permit on the van before its expiration date. And our friends http://www.theslowdutchman.com were in Baja, so we decided to dash down to hang out. It was a great little respite for a … More A run to Baja for sun and sand
Many Vanagon owners have given up on the good ol’ original refrigerator. Ours worked on electric and battery, but we never fiddled with the gas setting. However, we knew that it drew a lot of battery power – as it was just not as efficient as the newer compressor systems. It also has a lot … More Vanagon refrigerator option-
Living full time in a VW Vanagon has become a routine for Mike and Geneva. Preparing meals, storing food, checking the engine and making use of the limited space are all a part of the daily routine. There are a few items we have which make these functions simpler. We have installed two custom … More Storage and meals in a VW Vanagon
The rear hatch window serves little purpose while driving. The post elsewhere on this website called “The chaos of the rear bumper” explains the items that are mounted on the back of the van. With the bikes, boxes and paddleboard back there, the driver cannot use the center mirror. We have also noticed that … More Rear hatch window coverage-