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Old 11-25-2016, 08:22 PM   #1
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Default Next Westy Map - see all Westies on one US Map

Hi folks,
after traveling 48,000 miles thru the US and meeting dozens of other Westy owners, I collected a long list of cities and names.

Now I put it all together on a single map. I call it the "Next Westy Map". It is meant to be used on mobile devices. If you allow your browser access to your current location, you can see where you are and where the next Westy owner is. So if you're traveling and see another Westy owner in range, you may call or mail and arange a meeting. We did this 45 times on our two trips and met incredible people! Some of those people sold their Westy, but that didn't matter. For that reason, I keep them on the map as well. They have a Westy icon with the letters "EX" on it. That way you won't be disappointed, when you visit and can't have a look at their van.

I take the protection of private data very serious. The map doesn't contain any data without explicit permission. I also don't want the map to be read by google or other robots. For that reason, I don't post a link here.

I'm happy to send the link to any present or former Westy owner. Just send me an email to nextwesty@djc5.de and ask for it. Find out, if you are already on the map. Without permission, you will just see a blurred icon and no contact info.

Along with the link to the map, you will also get a link to a form, where you can provide your phone-number and email-address, so others can reach out to you if they are close enough. Please don't share either of the links and don't put it anywhere on the internet. Let's keep the spam robots out. Just share these lines, including my email-address nextwesty@djc5.de (this is a forwarder, that I just delete, if I get spammed).

This project is just at the beginning. Please tell me, what you think about it.

My goal is to put all 237 Westies on the map, that have ever been exported by Westfalia. I need your help for that!

Enjoy
Peter
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Thanks Peter! Nice to have such welcomed support from afar.
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Old 11-26-2016, 06:35 AM   #3
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We have to thank. We visited 45 Westy owners on our two trips and experience a great hospitality. This is my way to say thank you :-)

Peter

PS: please use only the sign-in-form, that I will send you. I need all your permissions on one place.
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Old 11-27-2016, 08:17 AM   #4
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To make things easier, I took away the link to the map from the sign-up-form.

Now I can make the form directly available: http://eepurl.com/cpIEqn

I'll send you the link to the map when you sign up.

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Old 11-29-2016, 07:18 PM   #5
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I'm still learning, how to handle things with the Next Westy Map.

Now I created a public link to the map: http://nextwesty.djc5.de

This leads to a public version of the map, without any private data. So everybody can check it out live and decide wether to be at part of it or not.
If you own (or did own) a westy, and didn't sign up for the map yet, you can do this here: http://eepurl.com/cpIEqn

All registered owners will get (or already got) an email from me with a link to the private version of the map. This link contains a key to unlock the private data on the map.

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Old 03-13-2017, 11:15 PM   #6
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Hi
I just added a new entry in Illinois. That reminds me (and you), that there are still many blurred icons of Westy owners, who didn't sign up for the map yet.

Peter

PS: some statistics: we have 51 entries including 3 ex-Westies. And there are 64 blurred icons including 11, that I met personally.
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Hi Everyone,
I am glad to announce that I finally got my Airstream Westfalia! I started using it in grand style by bringing it from Mechanicsburg, PA to Vancouver, Canada - a total of 2450 miles, 5 days drive.
I am not sure how I can discover which number is my Westy. Any tips?
Roland did an excellent job of keeping and maintaining the van. The van looks almost brand new.
Here is a picture of Roland (on the right) passing the `baton` to me (Sergio, on the left).
I would like to thank you in advance for the valuable information on this blog. I will definitely need to reach out for more knowledge and tips in the future...
Regards from the new family member, Sergio
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https://sprinter-source.com/forum/sh...55&postcount=1

[Quote below from administrator of the James Cook Forum. Photos in link above. Lots of Westy owners in Seattle area and also a Westy owner-technician who can fix Sprinter and Westfalia stuff.]

Hello,
some of you post your westy# in your signature, some don’t.
Just in case you don’t know your westy number, I can tell you where to find it and shed some light on the meaning of the different numbers.

Win was so kind, to take some photos of his westfalia sticker on the c-column (visible, when the sliding door is open).

On his sticker, you find two blocks of numbers.

[282 035] and [4.00083]
282 = James Cook
035 = model version NAFTA
4. = model year 2004 (does anybody have a 5. = 2005?)
00083 = serial number within the model year
This makes it westy #083

I know about numbers between #006 and #246

Cheers
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Great resource, Peter. Sorry we missed you in CT...

How much does it cost to ship one's Westy from Europe to US each way. Keep meaning to ask...

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It's roughly 3000 $ each way.
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