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  1. Mikey RV

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    Anyone into VW vans. There is a show on at the three county's showground Malvern this weekend. The show used to be called Vanfest now called Busfest and is the biggest VW van show in Europe. Fully booked a long time ago but you can still go for the day. Huge for sale area, trade stands etc, buy anything from a spark plug to a fully converted VW.
     
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    I've had three Type 2 vans.... Two caught fire and the other one s engine blew up. Still love 'em but you end up married to them because they are so demanding what with the bodywork and all. Had a type 5 as well with DSG gearbox and that was brilliant. Thanks for the heads up. Might go, if I can sneak out.;)
     
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    Ah...that would be leaky fuel lines then and a hairline crack in the distributer cap = Disaster!
     
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    Have a good weekend Mikey, what are you staying in?

    Andy
     
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    bloody expensive that show even thou the name has changed they still kept the crazy price structuring hence we never go
     
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    Isn't everything VW?,

    had my T4 for 10.5 year's and got the same for it when I sold it as when I bought it??? o_O

    Andy
     
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    BVF wasnt & it was the best VW show going
     
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    went once...my Westphalia the only van I have felt sad about changing years on.....:cry:

    It was the only van I have ever owned with zero depreciation as well

    and no it did not have a name:sick:
     
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    bvf was not the same as van fest.
    very similar but not the same .
    there has been some great vw shows all over the uk and europe over the years .
    like every thing its changed . hard to say if its for better or worse.
    i liked vw action when it was at stoneleigh . but thats all changed now .
     
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    Never saw the appeal as they are so small inside.
     
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    a good old aircooled t2 was as good off road as a landrover . in fact had better ground clearance than the landrover 101.
    with a limited slip diff they were great .
    i also had a synchro t25 but preferred the t2 .
    possibly the most world travelled vans of all time they are world famous for getting there .
     
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    We have had a 1301 Beetle and 2 type 2's, luckily none caught fire or blew up. The last T2 we had for about 8 years and it succumbed to the inevitable tin worm that had to be constantly cut out and welded together. Great fun though. Never got to vanfest although we used to get invites every year.
     
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    I know its a typo error alan.....1300 , 1302 and 1303 ( have one:) ).....Never a 1301(y)
     
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    Why do you think we have a motorhome now

    Cant sleep inside with the Kayaks :D
     
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    Tried n Failed
     
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    kayaks inside you need to sleep on the roof . heres the answer.
    mind you could put kayaks on the roof instead.
     

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    Nah! they get wet.......................................
     
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    Blimey, That VW in the picture even has its own garden with tree. They are amazing vehicles.....:LOL::LOL:
     
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    Fat fingers! It was a 1303 with the padded dash and curved windscreen. Top speed of 70, once I had the loose steering sorted. One of only 2 cars I ever sold at a profit!
     
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    Yep had the same never stuck in either but the T25 shod with Vedesteins, vacuum diff locks front and rear and a viscous coupling was more or less unstoppable. Kept it for eight years.
     
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