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Smithe68

What kind of bus do you have?
Stella, a 1971 7 passenger Bay, the manual says it's a "station wagon", I think that's a horrible model name!

Tell us about a trip you took in a bus that stands out in your mind?
    
So far there have been no real trips, so the only ride that stands out so far is the first time I took it on the I90. It was just a short trip to work, 15 miles from home. Everything started out pretty good, I mean I got up to 60mph indicated in a reasonable amount of time I guess, cruising along for about 1 mile until I hit the hill! It wasn't all bad, I actually kept it at about 50mph all the way up that hill and I even passed a semi or two, good times! This summer a real trip will be had, I can't wait!

What modification have you done that you are happiest with?

So far I have done so little with it, that being said, putting a handle on the inside of the slider is probably tops. It sure makes getting out of the back a lot easier!

What advice would you give a "new" Vw bus owner?

This isn't some new car that you can just start and drive and not think about, there is lots of tinkering to be done to keep them running smoothly. Get some manuals, get online and read A LOT! Be prepared for an adventure!

About me.

I am 40, married with 3 teenage boys, and live in Spokane, WA. I have lived all over the world thanks to being a military brat, and having spent time in the service myself. One of my fondest childhood memories is of camping with my parents out of a VW Squareback when I was about 5 in Germany, I have loved VW's ever since. Currently I work in the IT field(switches, router, servers, VoIP, etc) for the Washington Air National Guard as a civilian, and am a voice systems technician one weekend a month.

Here's a link to watch me driving my bus.

Erik