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First, thanks to moderators and participants for the high quality of posts and comments, as regards technical content, civility, and brevity balanced with sufficiency. I look forward to developing enough knowledge to ask some useful questions…
I've owned three VW buses, now driving my first diesel, a 2013 VW Jetta Sportwagen TDI I'll soon be selling back to VW for about its sticker price. Lately I've been driving a 1997 Blue Bird TC2000 (bare chassis upfitted to bloodmobile) for a local nonprofit, providing me with a sense of comfort and respect toward the vehicle. So once VWofAmerica cuts me a check, I'll start really shopping for *my* ideal rig…
The numerous active threads and archives are covering pretty much everything I could think of and much more besides. A longtime interest in sailboats <https://www.amazon.com/Compleat-Cruiser-Practice-Enjoyment-Boating/dp/0911378677> has given me an appreciation for ventilation, vibration, corrosion, cubic feet, plumb, and level. So I'd sooner shop at, say, West Marine than at Camping World, but first choice will be salvaging and repairing, recycling and repurposing, in harmony with this retiree's fixed income and environmental sentiments.
"Oh no, I've said too much
I set it up"