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Apr 28, 2005 (5:51 am)
We are the proud new owners of a CPO 2002 Eurovan Weekender. I absolutely love it. We bought it in Wisconsin and drove it back to Connecticut with an overnight (in the van) at Allegany State Park. Due to the temperature (we had our 3 yr old son with us) we decided to keep the top down for thie night and just sleep on the "bottom bunk". It is surprisingly comfortable.
I am dismayed at how many little problems are being discussed, but then again, these are Volkswagens. I am hoping for few (or no) problems with this one, but it will be our 7th or 8th VW over our lifespan and know that is wishful thinking.
I am sure I'll be back with more questions, but just one for now. Being a camping "snob", I like to stay away from "RV" camping sites. Does anyone have any good suggestions in the Northeast for EV Camping without the RV's?
Thanks and keep up the chatter!
#504 of 854 Re: 2002 Eurovan [lizard2806]
Apr 28, 2005 (6:40 am)
We pretty much stick to discussion cars here only...there are plenty of travel sites where you can discuss locations for camping.
Thanks for helping us keep the discussion on-topic.
Apr 28, 2005 (8:16 am)
anyone gotten rims to replace the stock ones?? the Tirerack ones offered seem to have a very large difference in offset to the stock ones.
#507 of 854 Rims and Corrections
Apr 29, 2005 (8:01 am)
Correction to my previous post: Besides spelling errors, wanted to correctly state I replaced the original Michelin tires with Goodyear ASSURANCE tires (not advantage) and they are excellent!!!
Also, if anyone is interested (or knows where) I can get a 2002 aluminum OEM rim for my Eurovan, please let me know - somehow one is silghtly bent and causes a small shake at high speeds.
Just finished replacing all four disc brakes - it was very painless. You need to use an allen wrench on the two front caliper bolts. A 13mm socket (and open end wrench to hold the adjacent collar from turning) on the rear caliper bolts. A special caliper tool for disc brakes (you need this to rotate the caliper as you press it back in) can be purchased from www.Harborfreighttools.com (part # 40732-0VGA). All pads, etc. can be purchased from www.europarts-sd.com
#508 of 854 Re: Eurovan Problems [treknvw]
Apr 29, 2005 (7:12 pm)
Hi James -- I have a '97 with the same problem. I've looked at the vapor control system and checked for leaks but found nothing. Have you made any progress tracking the problem down on yours? Have you had a smoke test done [apparently smoke can be pumped into the fuel tank to check for escaping fumes]?
#509 of 854 Gas Fumes
Apr 29, 2005 (7:21 pm)
I have a 97 that has a strong gas fume smell when its hot out. I had a mechanic check for leaks, the gas tank cap, and the vapour control system but found nothing. Anyone have any ideas?
#510 of 854 Re: roof rack for eurovan [surfamily4]
Apr 30, 2005 (3:02 pm)
Surfamily4 - I have a 2003 EVC, w/Winnebago pop-top, & I'm planning to get rails for the top. Were the ones you saw mounted flush against the plastic top, or did they have standoff mounts? Were they white, black, or aluminum finish? The Winnie Yakima bars mount across the van, adding wind resistance. Anyone else with EV pop-top rail info?
#511 of 854 Re: upgrade Eurovan tires [jax1rvg]
Apr 30, 2005 (4:47 pm)
Thanks for your tip. I own a 2001 Eurovan also and I purchased the NITTO 460 235/60-16 104H Reinforced tires. I paid $84 installed in New Jersey. The alternative were the original Dunlops or Michelin Energy's. Both twice the price in my area. The larger tire size fits and provides a bigger footprint as well as deeper tread. I expect them to last much longer than the originals. My tires are new, but I find the performance to be very good. They are also rated M+S so they should be good enough for Jersey snow. Go to www.nittotires.com for the closest distributor as not everyone carries them. Oh, for the Eurovan, you have buy this larger size because it is the only reinforced tire for this line of tire and Eurovan's require a reinforced tire.
#512 of 854 New ' 93 MV Weekender Owner Needs Help
May 01, 2005 (7:07 pm)
I just bought a '93 MV Weekender. I love it (so do my son and wife), but I'm having trouble with some things, and I don't have an owner's manual to help me. Can anyone here help with any of the following:
1. I can't figure out how to raise the side table table in the back. It appears to have a VERY strong latching mech., but, for the life of me, I can not find it (not to mention release it) and so the table is still tightly closed against the side of the passenger compartment.
2. There appears to be a small, electrically operated refrigerator under the left side, rear-facing passenger seat. I can not figure out how to get to it to open it up, etc., and I am afraid of breaking it or the seat above it. Also, how does it work? Is it hard wired into the vehicle? How do you turn it on and off?
3. Should I get the VW owner's manual? Will it cover the MV Weekender with all its particular equipment (pop-top, frige, etc.)? If not, are there supplements that cover that stuff, or is there a good after market manual (Haynes, perhaps) that does the trick even better?
Sorry for all these questions in my first post, but I need help.