Live Work Wander: A couple traveling North America in a VW Syncro

mtnbike28

Expedition Leader
#3
Wasn't this van up for sale recently? I remember the the storage and cork map and the ad said you could add pins for your world trip....
 

Tex68w

Adventurer
#5
Good stuff for sure. I find the constant plugs throughout the videos for their website and IG page rather annoying. I'll have to make my way through the remainder of the videos. I hope they continue on with another similar project in life now that the Syncro adventure has come to an end or so I would assume seeing how it is up for sale.
 
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mtnbike28

Expedition Leader
#6
I liked the "season" and the episode length was good. I agree the intro and plugs got old, but binge watching them didn't help. I almost think I saw the moment he realized the van wasn't his future.... Good luck to them!
 

Tex68w

Adventurer
#7
I liked the "season" and the episode length was good. I agree the intro and plugs got old, but binge watching them didn't help. I almost think I saw the moment he realized the van wasn't his future.... Good luck to them!
I think it was towards the end of the first season, but most certainly in the latest episode in season 2 when they break down on the dirt road. She is much more level headed under pressure, he freaks out a bit and jumps to conclusions, she most certainly talks him back from the ledge to keep him from losing it lol.

There's no way I could live with a vehicle that has that many issues, nothing is perfect, but those vans are far less reliable than a Toyota or even a domestic. I hope they find their way into another suitable vehicle and continue to travel and live on the road, I'd hate for the van and it's issues to turn them off from that lifestyle show to end with the selling of the van.
 
#9
I'd also have trust issues with this van, i lost count how many times it broke down in all the videos.

Still i enjoy watching the vids, id like to see what they build next..

im guessing it'll be a MWB sprinter
 
#10
I recall seeing these two when they are on someone else's youtube channel in a 2wd westy.
Then they started the new series with the syncro.
For the most part I do enjoy all the vids they post because I am a Vanagon fan and I feel that their sense of humor is right up my alley.
I also recall the episode where they broke both rear axles on a seemingly simple hill climb that made me realize how bad the Vanagon can be.
Of course at this point I had already been working on a "different" 4x4 conversion for my very own Vanagon and contacted them to see if that might interest them.
Alas, they were not interested which is probably a good thing since I am still working on my conversion.
However, I gathered that the timeline between the episodes and real life was totally different and they may have already moved on from the Vanagon or at least decided to do so.
 
#11
Season one I believe was all filmed in 2016? Cant remember. I think they technically finished up vanlife in mid/late 2017 and are back in a house. I lived vicariously through their episodes and I was so pumped when they started releasing season 2, but looks like that has fizzled out and i doubt we'll see a full season 2.

It also made me wonder how a completely rebuilt/restored syncro with a Subaru engine could have so-many-PROBLEMS.
 
#13
I personally think that the persistent/constant engine issues and subsequent enormous added costs probably played a large roll in what led to them calling the adventure short. I can only imagine how demoralizing and defeating it must feel to have simple reliability issues with your rig every time you turn around, how could you ever truly enjoy yourselves and have faith in your rig? It is a shame that it has all come to a close, I was thoroughly entertained with their antics, but who knows, maybe they stumbled upon jobs/opportunity that they simply couldn't pass up and decided to call it quits in order to pursue other more advantageous avenues or possibly even start a family?! Whatever the reason(s) might be, I hope that they finish out the second season with whatever footage they have remaining. I wish them the best in their pursuits, thank them for allowing us to partake in their adventures/lives, and hopefully they will continue to travel in some capacity in the future.