Author Archives: edbee

RV Propane Furnace Repair – Suburban Model SF-30

We have a 5th wheel trailer that has a propane furnace in it. Usually when you turn it on, if the thermostat is up, the fan comes on right away and then about 30 seconds later the propane comes on … Continue reading

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Westy Trip – summer 2020

We had thought about a trip to Yellowstone but with COVID we changed our plans to explore parts of Southern BC. The girls hadn’t really seen anywhere east of Chilliwack so this was a perfect opportunity to check out some … Continue reading

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New Vehicle – Kubota L4400 Tractor

Last fall I bought a new (to me) vehicle: a Kubota L4400 tractor. I knew it was going to be a very useful tool but I didn’t realize just how useful. So far I have used it for tasks for … Continue reading

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Westy Trip (summer 2019) Pemberton

In late July last summer we went on a short trip up the Sea to Sky corridor to the Pemberton area. In nice weather the trip from Horseshoe Bay up to Pemberton is truly spectacular. The viewpoint to the Tantalus … Continue reading

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Studebaker M16 Starter Issues

A while back I had to move the M-16 farm truck. I hadn’t started it for about 4 months but it is usually pretty good about firing up even after sitting for extended periods. I keep a trickle charger on … Continue reading

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Studebaker M16 – brake updates

I finally got around to dealing with the front brake wheel cylinders on the M16. Turned out they were too pitted to just hone out and unfortunately new wheel cylinders are no longer available. Luckily I found a local guy … Continue reading

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First Westy Trip of the Season

As usual at this time of year the outdoor school our eldest attends had their year-end camping trip, this time to the Walbran Valley on Vancouver Island. Parents are welcome to attend so, as we have always done, we joined … Continue reading

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Syncro Vanagon Speedometer Drive Gear Replacement

As usual at this time of year I start thinking about getting the westy trip-worthy. One of the items was getting the speedo and odometer working again. The van has been without a speedometer and odometer for the last year. … Continue reading

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M16 (old Studebaker farm truck)– big trip to the mainland

In the last 10 days I got the “new” intake and exhaust manifolds installed, the gas tank cleaned out and an inspection of the dragging right front brake completed. All that work ended up happening in short order as I … Continue reading

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Bikes on Westy and Wasser Stopper

We got over to Pachena Bay on the west coast of Vancouver Island for a few days last week. It is a gorgeous place and the campsite is great: clean, friendly staff, etc. I finally got the “how to store … Continue reading

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