Monday, February 3, 2014

1974 Westfalia Fridge.....Took it camping for the first time on 1/2/14......and Hilda is a HAPPY camper.

I took this out over 5 years ago and thought it was time to check it out...oh what a pleasant surprise.

Good on room....check out the tiny ice cube trays

Side table with spice handy and slick looking

It's even has a drawer...notice impromptu handle....this will be a later fix

Stove top needs some work.....I will get Hilda right on it....

We used it for the Anti Super Bowl Camp Out and what a wonderful addition to the Westy
                                                    YESSSSS!  We are Happy Campers

Continuos Solenoid

Battery Monitor for Charge (Yellow light - half charged) 
Breaker Box under cabinet for 110

Plugged in to power fridge while driving

Diagram of Bus for Auxiliary Battery

Diagram to show how to hook up Soleniod

Hooked up and works well

Deep Cell on drivers side next to motor

Plug for 110 before fridge was put back in

2000/4000watt Inverter.....learning curve but Hilda loves it.

Thursday, January 16, 2014

Wednesday, October 23, 2013

Leaving for who knows where....camping.

Finally, figured out the video feed......sorta.......a bit dark but gives an idea of what we were up to.

Wednesday - October 16, 2013 - Started out not knowing where we were going.......???????

We got in Ione at around 8 pm, found a Subway, dinner out, and went to the church for the night.  Before we left the parking lot at Subway I got this picture of Hilda.   Wow, how did I get so lucky.
We left home around 4pm and headed east, turned north and then headed east again and finished our journey for the night in Ione.  I called a pastor friend and asked if we could stay behind his church and he said no that is where we spent the first night.  I wish the video would load for that night...I will keep trying to work it and figure this video feed out.
Thank you King's View Assembly of God church
Ione, Ca.

Left the next morning, filled with gas and on our way to Placerville, Ca.

Thursday - October 17, 2013 - Hanging out at Apple Hill before Finnon Lake of Friday. What a great way to spend the day with Hilda. I wish I had a picture of the Apple Pie and Ice Cream.

After spending the night behind the Ione church, we end up in Placerville McDonalds. Cleaned up a bit, had breakfast, planned our day and off to Apple Hill.  I made a good choice for not knowing where we were going to go on Wednesday or Thursday. 
Thursday morning.  Apple Hill #38.
Brussel sprout...had no ideal this is how they grow.  Hilda loves these things, I loth them....whats new.
Making apple cider, takes a long time.  There are some apples on display, Large to small, 37 different sizes.

Silly Us

Friday, October 18, 2013 Finnon Lake - Arrived about 11 am - First ones their, Gene showing up around 1 pm (Thanks for making us feel welcomed)

If you have been down the Mosquito road I am sure you have seen this ol barn.  Couldn't pass it up.

Talk about a bridge that movessssssss.
From the camp fire.  Even the stove is ORANGE.
Nice shot, nice camp area, really nice view.  Did anyone hear the rooster early Saturday morning around 4 am.  It was a great time together.
Finally set up and ready to meet new Westy/Bus Friends

Saturday, Oct. 19, 2013 Finnon Lake

Got up to make some coffee and this was the view on Saturday morning.  The only thing that could make it better was COFFEE and I took care of that about 10 min. later.....made for a great day.
This is a shot from the rear hatch and it shows the art work the FO did.  It makes no sense at all but is a great conversation piece.  The PINK bag is out so that means it is time to get ready for the day. of those shots when you hold out the camera and hope you get the shot.  I think they call that a selfie.  I call this dinnerie.
Thanks Peter for figuring out our camera...Not bad for an old Rusty couple

This is Gracie (she takes Nancy with her when she can) and she is smiling because that is what she does when she gets scratched. 

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Body Work - Right and Left Rear Panel

This is what it looked like when I started to do some of the body work.  KOA on HWY 12.

Right rear panel before it was hit.
Left rear panel.
Started grinding, Left rear.
Right Rear panel after being hit.
Another view.
Major crunch.
Repair Job for paint.
Left panel....What a mess.
End Result.
Thought I would share this, Hilda drove the bus to meet me at El Pollo for lunch and as she was backing out of the garage she got to close to the side and the mirror lost the battle.  How can you get upset with some who is smiling and so CUTE.