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24 Apr : 01:57PM
I have 2 "Westys", same year, same color scheme, 1 full camper and a weekender.
I am selling the weekender for $6000

or use as downpayment on a VWsynchro-camper (4x4).

I originally bought the weekender for parts for my camper, but then it kept running so well after i gave it new cylinder heads, new steering fluid pump, shocks.....
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Wed Apr 19 2017, 04:37PM

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http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2017/04/24/vanlife-the-bohemian-social-media-movement

"After the engine conked out in Arizona, a tow truck delivered them to an R.V. park in Sedona. They stayed there for a month while Smith replaced every ground wire in the van. One afternoon, he called GoWesty to talk through a puzzling repair situation. On a whim, he asked a GoWesty manager named Jad Josey if the company did sponsorships. By the end of the day, Josey had e-mailed Smith a one-page contract, asking for periodic social-media mentions in exchange for discounts and subsidized repairs."



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You could buy these vans ten years ago for pennies on the dollar,” Harley Sitner, the owner of Peace Vans, a Volkswagen-van repair and rental shop in Seattle, told me. .... Around five years ago, he began to notice that young people were increasingly interested in old VW vans. “It’s men in their thirties with huge beards, and they’re pretty much all stay-at-home dads,”
he said. “Their wives work office jobs and they work on the vans so the family can go out and vanlife on the weekend.”



I know no VW bus/vanagon person like that, although I'm certainly taking applications if any lady would like to support me.

The rest of that article is pretty interesting if you wondered why crap from Gowesty costs three - ten times as much as it should.





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$100 in spare parts in a box is cheaper than any tow (belts, fuses, plugs, points, tape, nuts, bolts, fuel line, clamps, etc)