Just joined your Forum and have contributed to the list (new Post) of mecanics that work on our Westies.
I have a canadian '90 Vanagon GL Westfalia in Artic White (no, not Pastel White) that I bought from Original Owner in January 2007. My maiden trip (one month later) drove me all the way to New Orleans and on to Big Bend national park in the Texas desert where I camped out on the banks of the Rio Grande River and Mexico border. The round-trip was approximately 9500 KM.
My plans are to visit Yellowstone National park this year. Presently making preparations for that trek.
Looking forward to share advice and commentary on this Forum with fellow Westy owners.