Ratty Rescue: #poptop #diyvanlife #vanlifelite

Looking for your own camper to travel the world in, #vanlife-style? This one might not get you to all the places you want to go like our recent Find Of The Day, but it will get you across the country. Take a look at our latest Ratty Rescue: a 2002 Volkswagen Eurovan Westfalia.

Yes, we know this isn’t a coveted Syncro Westfalia. Heck, it’s not even a RWD Westie. And it’s not even a camper, but a mere Weekender. Sure this front-wheel-drive, standard suspension height Eurovan isn’t anything special. One might describe it as a blank canvas. And have you seen what Syncro campers are going for? It’s safe to say that unless the bubble bursts, the bulk of us will never be able to own a four-wheel-drive Westfalia.

So if you’re looking for outdoor adventures on a budget, take a look at this 2002 Eurovan. The two most important features are the price and the pop-top. The seller, VWVortex member xinnar, is asking only $10,000. Again, if you’ve seen Westie prices, this is a decent deal. Not only that, xinnar is motivated to sell and has already lowered the price once. Perhaps a deal could be made? Beyond the asking price is the camper top itself. Some fiberglass, canvas, hinges and a bed are the bits that separate a minivan from an adventure van.

So the two most important ingredients are present. What about the rest of this camper-lite? We’re not sure what to make of the two-tone paint. Is the seller going for an off-roady look? Or is it rust repair? You’ll need to search that out. The pop-top canvas is well-worn. A fog light is missing. And one wheel has lost its center cap.

Inside, the seats are in good condition, although one rear-facing seat is missing. Weekenders featured a flip-up table, so while there’s no stove (or sink), you and your traveling companion can enjoy some deli sandwiches from the working fridge while overlooking the other campers at the park since you won’t be venturing off-road.

If you’re handy, well, then you’re looking at a great project. Gut the interior, create some custom cabinets, raise the suspension, and then you’re adventure bound.

Check out the ad in our classifieds. Contact xinnar for more information. This Eurovan is located in Seattle, Washington.

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