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!
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
We have been in 4 states in the past week, and they all have a few things in common: 1. bugs (gnats, mosquitos, maybugs, spiders, ticks) 2. rain (unexpected, sneak attacks of good, hard rain) 3. thick, lush greenery (lawns, shrubs, roadsides, swamps, bayous, campgrounds) 4. raccoons (waiting until we are all asleep to begin their thievery … More Working our way across the “Deep South” of the USA!
Several folks have emailed questions regarding our routine. Here is a quick explanation and photo collection that will share some info about our travel style at http://www.slowcarfasthouse.com If you are enjoying these posts, send a quick note or hit reply. It really encourages me to keep them coming, when I hear from you. Where are … More A glimpse into our travel style at Slow Car Fast House.