[tcb] Re: Rainy Virgina

Actually the vanagons have a GVRW of 5400#'s and the "water assisted" heaters 
front and rear work great.

"Gerald V. Livingston II" <gvl2@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:Ooooohhhhh! I'd hate to 
have to push start a Vanagon. Isn't the curb
weight something like 2453903519836 pounds?

He has water-jacket assisted heat so I bet he doesn't need it while he's
moving 

G2

On Tue, 22 Nov 2005 10:11:28 -0600 Sammie Smith wrote:

> Well, I don't know. Amp draw on it is light, something like 6.5. However, 
> instructions do say to not use it for long periods with the engine 
> off. However, the reason I got it was to wrap up the driver and passenger 
> while driving. The Baja has no heater and it gets awfully cold in there at 
> night while driving. Day time with sunlight is OK. But 35-40 degrees 
> outside at night is really tough. It probably would be ok for a couple of 
> hours nap with the engine off. Or even all night if you park on an incline 
> so if the battery is dead you can get a rolling start to crank the engine.
> Sammie
> 
> 
> At 09:41 AM 11/22/2005, you wrote:
> >The only problem I see with a 12 volt electric blanket is that truckers 
> >leave their trucks idleing all night. what would be the drain on the battery?
> >
> >Sammie Smith wrote:
> >Ronnie:
> >You said you got cold. Picked up something the other day at a truck
> >stop. 12V electric blanket. Only $20.00. Haven't had a chance to try it
> >out but the truckers use them.
> >Sammie
> >
> >At 05:58 PM 11/21/2005, you wrote:
> > >Hey gang,
> > >
> > >I picked up my new Westy last night. The guy was really nice and gave me
> > >a 6 pack of his favorite micro brewed beers plus some New Hampshire syrup.
> > >
> > >Stopped at Walmart in Manchester, NH to pick up a sleeping bag, pillow and
> > >some water. Drove from about 5 PM to 1 AM, slept for a few hours in Penn
> > >at a rest stop. To cold to really get any rest - 25 inside and out.
> > >
> > >Pretty weird, in about a 5 hour period I drove through 6 or 7 states. I
> > >think all highways lead to NYC. I kept thinking I was going ion a circle.
> > >
> > >Feels like I need to go borr ow my daughter's American History book to
> > >check out all the different places - Harpers Ferry, Gettysburg,
> > >Washington's office, civil war battlegrounds..............
> > >
> > >Today drove the Skyline drive in Virgina. Very nice drive with plenty of
> > >lookouts and parks. Took a nap at one of the picnic areas.
> > >
> > >After driving through rain for about 6 hours I decided it was time for a
> > >hotel.
> > >
> > >1,500 clicks so far - cruise control set at 100 KPH, van (Canadian speedo)
> > >is driving nice and is getting about 20 MPG.
> > >
> > >Ronnie
> > >
> > >
> > >Yahoo!
> > >FareChase - Search multiple travel sites in one click.
> >
> >




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