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1985 VW Westfalia

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VW van speak

 

Camper = pop-top, bed, seat, sink, fridge, storage

 

Weekender = pop-top and seat that folds into a bed, but no sink, fridge, storage

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Nason (aka VW genius), any concerns with those EuroVan's?


Edit: i am sorry for the thread hijack. Need camping pics of the Westy preach!!!

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Nason (aka VW genius), any concerns with those EuroVan's?

 

Edit: i am sorry for the thread hijack. Need camping pics of the Westy preach!!!

Early models use a one off Audi motor that wasn't used in anything else in the US.

Later ones use a VR6 (same as a GTI or Jetta).

 

They all use the VW 4 speed automatic (which isn't know for its strength in a Jetta, much less lugging a giant box around).

 

They are expensive and performance is non-existant.

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Sailed through inspection. :hello:

 

I think my propane only runs the fridge and stove. Fridge is also 120v and 12v.

I have dual batteries as well

 

Supposedly I had an A/C unit under the bench seat/bed in the rear, and I know there used to be gasoline heaters in busses, but I am not up on the complete ins and outs.

 

IF you start looking at these things, '87-'91 is ideal with syncro ftw. I went for that but this '85 watercooled mint wonder came to be so we went for it. Prolly a suby conversion, but I really want the tdi


AC power via plug in and converter.

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Thing is freaking awesome.

Fridge in plug in (120v) mode is nice and cold. A bit less on battery power.

Stove btu must be high it cooks fast. Only dinner and breakfast so far but we have no clue how full the tank is.

Comments constantly. People love it.

Both beds are comfortable, top one gets hot but only in the direct sun really.

We packed up for 2 people and a dog for 10 days. Plus 90 beers and 2 bottles of booze. Except for the coolers it all stowed I the storage areas. Plenty of room still as well.

Tent top and awning took a pretty good soaking a couple days ago. We stayed dry for the most part.

Needs power and proper load range tires.

 

I love it.

This is all packed when we got to the :GNRR: party.

Oops forgot pic

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