Drove 300 or so miles yesterday to Los Osos, Ca. I planned to make camp at Montana de Oro state park before stopping by GoWesty in the morning. I stopped to fill up on gas before rolling in and when I was backing away from the pump my steering completely failed. A quick check revealed that the steering wheel shaft where it meets the floor and coupler had completely backed out and the collar that’s supposed to keep it all from doing so was loose. I put it all back together and started to head down the road. Then it hit me. I had just driven hundreds of miles on the highway at 70mph. Had my steering failed then... well let’s just say that may have been the end of LiveTheVanLife. That it decided to fail going .2 mph at a gas station a few blocks from @gowestycampers
can mean only one thing. The van gods were looking after me. 🚎🌬
Yup, that's Lucky on a lift. The pesky rattling sound in Lucky's front end didn't go away after Gregor replaced the bushings on the sway bar. In fact, the rattling got worse. We were completely stumped and needed a professional to pinpoint the problem.
We are so grateful to Robin at Busmeister, who took time from his busy schedule to get us into his shop near Birmingham. Robin was a troubleshooting rock star!
Together with his network of automotive specialists he identified the issue: Lucky's power steering rack is failing. Her tie rods are loose and there is fluid leaking under the steering rack.
It's a job that Gregor can't do himself, so we're booked in for service next week in Yorkshire.
to the awkward teen years. 🙈🚐
Finally got dom back after the absolute worst experience with Maaco paint. Slowly putting him back together and put some rocker guard on the bottom to protect the fresh paint. Top going on soon and then some interior cleanup. However life changes fast and plans fell through and the dream of the road trip from NJ to Alaska isn’t happening , so Dom might be for sale soon :(
This week I've been going back to @nimby
to learn how to weld, with Gaige from @copperflora
as a teacher- check out the amazing stuff they make! I'm building the rear ladder to access the vintage roof rack, which also needs some adjustments. The making of is available in our stories archive - more soon!
We love tunnels & bridges! 🌉
Short ones, long ones, through a mountain, between mountains, under water, over water... we love em all! The architecture can be so unique with them both! Each of these were in Oregon 👌🏼
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And just like that, my 1970 VW Westfalia is sold (Note: Not My Van!) The happy lady here is going to surprise her lucky husband for his 40th birthday with the VW of his dreams. He owned Bugs as a kid and always points out Buses when he sees them. Exactly the kind of people I was hoping would buy it!It was a long journey from crusty Bus to shiny Bus, if your interested in the story, head on over to LiveTheVanLife.com and read part cinco of my paint story. 🚎🌬
The more beautiful my food is, the more beautiful I feel 🌼. The closer I am to the source of my food, the closer I feel to 🌏. Friends, I’ve been foraging for dandelion greens and raiding my mother’s vegetable garden. It’s been delectable! What wild edibles are in season near you now? For us acorns are ... but I haven’t seen any. Trees are giving less this year and squirrels are insanely scavenging to prep for winter. Seriously has anyone in New England noticed the roadkill?! It’s mayhem. 🍇🍓🍠 POP QUIZ: What are these delicious peppery flowers called? #LiveRefreshed
Getting close! Should be able to test drive it soon...
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