This unit began as an original Vanagon bumper and a basic receiver hitch welded to the frame. Then we found an old-style GoWesty hitch mounted swing-away bumper. Finally, we added an Aluminess box. All of these pieces evolved into what you will see in the photos below. Many trips to the welder and several different … More The chaos of the rear bumper
Back in 2010 we were in the same position as many Vanagon owners. We had begun to experience issues with the stock rebuild and were looking for something more reliable. We loved our van but just wanted to be able to get up a hill and travel a decent distance between overheating, coolant tank dances, … More Motor story; Bostig. A post by Mike!
Our arrival was uneventful. We did not even arouse enough suspicion for a search at the border. But he did ask if we had pepper spray, and I could answer with a solid “NO”. I just hope no one finds the foil wrapped package in the zipper bag hidden under a log back in Maine, … More Bay of Fundy area
Where has the slow house gone? All quiet on the postings, lately!? Alta has been relegated to Home Depot dashes and furniture hauling! We have accepted a fun offer from friends, and are spending some time working on two “cottages” in Cape Cod! This means we are sleeping in real beds, using indoor plumbing and … More A long pause in Cape Cod
We flew through several states in a short amount of time on our way towards Boston. Somewhere near upstate New York the navigator of slowcarfasthouse realized that we were near the site of the original Woodstock festival. After some quick research and a few phone calls we found a city camping area in Hurleyville NY. … More Where’s Woodstock?
Virginia- The arrival to Virginia was rainy. We seem to be hauling the rain clouds with us. Our first night was at Fairy Stone State Park. (You will have to look up what a Fairy Stone is!) Uneventful and restful night in the trees. The morning brought more drizzling rain as we launched out for … More Virginia- man caves, battlefields and ponies!
After the VW show we started towards Mammoth Cave National Park in Kentucky. Our first geocache grab was at the quirky Wigwam Motel in Tennessee. Then we crossed into Kentucky. These states blended together into a serious of back roads, small highways and little general stores broken up by large open swaths of land that … More Kentucky (by way of Tennessee)
We rolled in to East Ridge, Tennessee pretty late at night. It wasn’t hard to find the collection of VW’s, even in the dark. They were gathered in a gritty parking lot, camped in all manner of chaos. All of the campers awaiting the opening of Bug-A-Paluza 17 the next morning. We joined ranks and … More Tennessee VW Event-
Leaving Florida took much longer than expected. And it took a piece of us! We loved the scenery, the beaches and the wonderful people we met while we were there. We did not love the difficulty finding reasonable camping and the general expense of things from food to RV parks. But Georgia snapped us quickly … More Georgia on my mind
There are some unique features added to the front of our van. These items evolved over time into what you see here. And they may continue evolving by the time we reach your driveway! Both items add strength in the event of a front-end collision, and help protect critical parts of the van. In addition, … More Front tool boxes for storage and safety