Had anyone heard from Passion4 ?

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Re: Had anyone heard from Passion4 ?

Post by Alex VW Heritage » Tue Mar 24, 2015 11:28 am

Gutted for you! :( :cry:
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Re: Had anyone heard from Passion4 ?

Post by passion4 » Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:17 pm

Not wanting to name names, or embarrase anyone, but you guys totally rock! :D 8)
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Re: Had anyone heard from Passion4 ?

Post by shelltoes » Tue Mar 24, 2015 2:31 pm

Gutted for you.
I know how heart breaking this situation is.
I would like to buoy you slightly by saying the two times i have had aircooleds written off, (after extensive work as i know yours had) i eventually bounced back better off.
Possible cold comfort right now, but as you said there are other vans but only one you!
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Re: Had anyone heard from Passion4 ?

Post by Magic8Ball » Tue Mar 24, 2015 4:53 pm

passion4 wrote:Hey guys, thanks for the concern, yeah I was flown back from Perpignan on Saturday, and even now I’m struggling to get my head around it all! :(

To say I’m devastated is an understatement :cry: I was one week into a 3 week road trip after Ninove, and was fulfilling a long held persoanal dream when it all happened. I have no idea what caused it, I suspect I never will. Just glad we managed to get the bus off the forecourt before the fire spread any further to the petrol pumps etc. 8O

The camper is totally gutted, everything inside is gone, but the main thing is that no-one was hurt! Some great memories were made, and that is what I’ll try to hold on to. According to my wife, there is only one of me… vans can be replaced!
So sorry to see this, distressing as it obviously was at least you are all safe, hope things turn around.........Magic
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Re: Had anyone heard from Passion4 ?

Post by dave3lions » Tue Mar 24, 2015 8:24 pm

Such a tragedy, and whilst bad it could have been much worse. Can it be salvaged at all? It would be one hell of a phoenix from the flames.

I had a bit of a scare when I took my bus out of winter storage a few weeks ago. Filled it right up to the first click of the pump, which for me was just below the filler cap and headed off down the A1. There was a really strong smell of petrol and when I got home fuel had forced its way through the top of the tank via the gasket for the sender unit. Got the phone in there to take a few pics and judging how I've not much paint left on the top of the tank it looks like its not the first time. I've got a new gasket ready to go in. In the meantime I'm not filling it up past half way just in case. I've got R9 fuel lines in there and an automatic fire suppression system. Pays to be safe.


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Re: Had anyone heard from Passion4 ?

Post by passion4 » Thu Mar 26, 2015 5:47 pm

One of the many painful lessons from this tragic experience that I’m currently having to learn, is make sure you have the contents (personal effects) of your camper properly insured if you contemplating a road trip! Decent cameras, sleeping bags, iPads etc. very quickly mount up in value :(

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Re: Had anyone heard from Passion4 ?

Post by paulbugman » Thu Mar 26, 2015 7:10 pm

such a horrible picture and i feel your pain ,such a sad shame


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Post by passion4 » Wed May 20, 2015 5:29 pm

well, happier days at last, I have found myself a replacement bus! 8)

so back to basics as a new unwelded, original paint VW adventure begins… - See more at: http://www.vdubxs.com/

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Re: Had anyone heard from Passion4 ?

Post by dombutler » Wed May 20, 2015 5:34 pm

Great!!
so what happened to your old bus?
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Post by passion4 » Wed May 20, 2015 5:41 pm

It was a total write off unfortunately :(
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Re: Had anyone heard from Passion4 ?

Post by clymoj » Wed May 20, 2015 6:16 pm

Great to see you've got a bus again and haven't been too scarred by it all.
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Re: Had anyone heard from Passion4 ?

Post by miles » Wed May 20, 2015 9:18 pm

Well done getting a new bus ;)
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Re: Had anyone heard from Passion4 ?

Post by JonnyCJ » Wed May 20, 2015 9:19 pm

Hussar !

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Re: Had anyone heard from Passion4 ?

Post by Sooty » Wed May 20, 2015 9:38 pm

New start new adventures. Good memories in the old and now new memories in the new!

Looks great, I'll follow the thread.

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Re: Had anyone heard from Passion4 ?

Post by thesickness » Wed May 20, 2015 11:59 pm

Nice one! Many would have chucked the towel in and bought a t5 or something (probably me included) Good luck on your new adventures!

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