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Thijs and Robin's USA adventure trip

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Tice84

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Re: Thijs and Robin's USA adventure trip

Post by Tice84 on Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:02 pm

Haha yeah this is sketch over sketch over sketch, just talking and drawing to explain what we where saying. But maybe you can discover a van in the middle, nose to the bottom. It has a bed in the back with some storage space next to it, and a (fold)table in between the bed and front seats.
I like the way the Westfalia campers are made:



I want to try to make a simple version based on this, seems very functional to me!
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Re: Thijs and Robin's USA adventure trip

Post by vanny on Wed Apr 27, 2016 2:43 pm

Much better!


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Re: Thijs and Robin's USA adventure trip

Post by econopoor on Wed Apr 27, 2016 4:24 pm

Looks good to me. I have a skill saw and drill. Lumber store is right down the road.

Duane.
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Re: Thijs and Robin's USA adventure trip

Post by wideload on Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:36 am

Duane/Thijs what is the planned date for the van exchange? Donivan is going to be at my place on May 6th. Not to far from Duane's.

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Re: Thijs and Robin's USA adventure trip

Post by econopoor on Thu Apr 28, 2016 4:59 am

We haven't talked details yet. The date I've been told is May 10th.

Duane.
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Re: Thijs and Robin's USA adventure trip

Post by Tice84 on Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:05 am

We'll be flying in on Memphis on the 10th, but very late. So on the 11th we will get to Jackson...
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Re: Thijs and Robin's USA adventure trip

Post by Tice84 on Thu Apr 28, 2016 5:11 am

I guess Donivan won't be hanging around that long, right?
Would have been nice to meet up...

By the way, you guys are up pretty early Razz
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Re: Thijs and Robin's USA adventure trip

Post by donivan65 on Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:10 pm

Right now, we got a van meet on Sunday,,,,So I should be in Arizona, Monday night, New Mexico, Tuesday night, Oklahoma, Wednesday night and Kevil, Kentucky USA,,,,or CSA, on Thursday night,,,,,,
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Re: Thijs and Robin's USA adventure trip

Post by vanny on Thu Apr 28, 2016 3:22 pm

Hope you both have safe and exciting trips!!! Keep the shiny side up and the greasy side down... Twisted Evil


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Re: Thijs and Robin's USA adventure trip

Post by uante on Wed May 11, 2016 4:40 pm

Hey Tice! Have you seen your new van yet?
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Re: Thijs and Robin's USA adventure trip

Post by Tice84 on Wed May 11, 2016 7:14 pm

Not yet Brent, unfortunately. Yesterday we left and everything went quite smooth untill we arrived on LAX. There was a huge line at Customs, and it took us almost 2 hours before we where through. So we missed our flight to Memphis. Delta could rebook us to the next flight, but that would be next day, same time at 6.45pm.

That meant we had to stay in LA for the night. We decided that we would better make the best of it. I found on maps that Venice was pretty close by, we decided to get a hotel there. As I was a fanatic Tony Hawk Pro Skater 2 player (that's an old videogame which has a Venice area level in it), this place was on my list of what I would like to see. Today we spend time biking around and explore the Venice area and Santa Monica as well. We had a pretty fun day. You win some, you lose some, thats what they say right?!

Now we are on the airport again, waiting for our flight to Memphis, which is, ironically, delayed for 1,5 hour. Oh well.....
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Re: Thijs and Robin's USA adventure trip

Post by Tice84 on Wed May 11, 2016 7:30 pm

Here's a happy Venice cycling snapshot Smile

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Re: Thijs and Robin's USA adventure trip

Post by Big W on Wed May 11, 2016 7:42 pm

Haha...Awesome. Making the best of it, just adds to a greater holiday cheers .
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Re: Thijs and Robin's USA adventure trip

Post by uante on Wed May 11, 2016 8:18 pm

Well, California certainly isn't a bad place to be stuck for a day or so! Glad you guys made it over ok...looking for seeing how your Adventure continues!
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Re: Thijs and Robin's USA adventure trip

Post by DennisStuy on Thu May 12, 2016 5:22 am

Kijk waar een vertraging al niet goed voor is!!
Wel even spannend nog als je bij je busje aankomt.

Goeie reis nog en we zien de foto wel verschijnen

Pro skater 2 rules!!!
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Re: Thijs and Robin's USA adventure trip

Post by Riconine on Thu May 12, 2016 9:29 am

WELCOME TO AMERICA!! sunny

And sunny California. We just got back from San Diego.

Enjoy your trip. cheers

Ric Cool
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Re: Thijs and Robin's USA adventure trip

Post by vanny on Thu May 12, 2016 5:23 pm

You fit right in to the California scene with those Ray Ban sunglasses!!! lol!

Are you going to visit Graceland, (Elvis Presley's Estate) while in Memphis?


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Re: Thijs and Robin's USA adventure trip

Post by econopoor on Thu May 12, 2016 6:43 pm

Thijs is here and will be staying with us for while we do final prep for his trip.

Duane.
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Re: Thijs and Robin's USA adventure trip

Post by Riconine on Fri May 13, 2016 8:36 am

Duane - PICTURES, We need pictures of the remod. Laughing

Hope it all goes smooth.

Gotta love a road trip.
Cheers Ric Cool

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Re: Thijs and Robin's USA adventure trip

Post by westcoastvanner on Fri May 13, 2016 9:17 am

Welcome to the U.S.A.
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Re: Thijs and Robin's USA adventure trip

Post by WYO George on Fri May 13, 2016 9:41 am

Welcome to the USA, I hope your trip is fantastic. If you travel to Wyoming and need anything or want to have dinner just let me know. I also have a shop and would be more than happy to help with any repairs or maintenance that you may need along the way. Our town has a very nice park with free camping, alongside a nice little river at the foot of the mountains.

George
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Re: Thijs and Robin's USA adventure trip

Post by vanny on Fri May 13, 2016 1:34 pm

Vanners are definitely a friendly bunch of folks!!! This should be a memorable trip for Thijs and Robin and for the rest of us if we get to see lots of pics...hint, hint hint!Wink


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Re: Thijs and Robin's USA adventure trip

Post by econopoor on Fri May 13, 2016 3:16 pm

We haven't started taking many pics yet. We were busy today trying to take care of the legal things to transfer the vehicle to Tice. We started the day with a good southern breakfast of Eggs, Bacon, sausage, and biscuits and gravy. Robin on the right. Tice in the middle. My friend and the seller of the Supervan Jim Tooloose on the left.

Duane.

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Re: Thijs and Robin's USA adventure trip

Post by Tice84 on Fri May 13, 2016 4:21 pm

Well, here is the van! Very happy with it! We are gonna sand all the primer of because it's not that good, and give it a fresh layer of cheap paint so it is protected. And get some new weatherstrips. But then it would be ready to go! Ofcourse we will also build in the interior.

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Re: Thijs and Robin's USA adventure trip

Post by vanny on Fri May 13, 2016 5:07 pm

Nothing like Southern Hospitality! Looks like everyone's happy and the van looks nice and solid! Hope you have a great adventure in your Vintage Van! You've already gotten to visit with Duane, the Econoline Guru, something we'd all like to do... Very Happy


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