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Beautiful custom-designed 1997 Volkswagen Eurovan Winnebago

$35,000

Listed 9 months ago
Redlands, California

Seller's Description

This is an absolutely beautiful converted Winnebago Poptop. It came with at least 15 Shades of Gray and I couldn't stand it. So I converted it into a warm, lovey-dovey sweetie. Her name is Emma now and she's got a brand new popup tent. I chose the yellow one after much thinking because it brings in this warm sunny glow when you have the top open and the sun shines. Stunning. Then I put warm cherry wood veneers on the cabinets and she turned into a colorful beauty. The front seats are covered with Carhartt Covers in a warm brown, which makes the front much cozier as well. I added a real full-size organic latex mattress and together with the golden organic sheets its like heaven. Then I worked on the lights. I can't stand fluorescent or even LED lights. So she got 2 small designer halogen point lights, a chain of 3 halogens above the stove and a Christmas string light for the back. Now it's really an experience and all the lights are just as warm as the sun. The intermediate level ceiling was way too low, massive and too old, so I took it out. But I left the structures in. The boards I still have but replaced the whole second level floor with a slatted floor. Now it can be easily moved and minimized on the fly if there are no guests on the top floor. (And it eliminated 2 more large gray surface areas and lots of stuff to carry... ;-)) After all this beautifying work it was time to look at the electrical power. I installed a solar (DC/DC) converter and a new 100mAh battery. With 2 solar cells this is enough to run the fridge 24/7 and the heater at night. You can charge your computer, etc... Oh yes, I took the old fridge out. It was not only dirty, but also gassy. You couldn't run the fridge and open the kitchen window without having gas fumes come in. So out with the critter and in with a mobile one that can be left outside if need be. She's got 3 rows of seats and where the fridge was is now a cute little shelf (in gray). Ha! On the outside I added a road shower with 7 Gallons on the driver side. It gets heated by the sun and should be enough for 4 showers. Can also be used to clean gear and the van and can be pressurized by a small air compressor that sits in the cabinet. On the passenger side I added a full-size ARB awning, which comes with a front and side wind protection and a screened room for buggy areas. The back door is screened as well and side door is in progress. There are also screens for the front windows in addition to all the screens in the tent... AC exists in the driver cabin, but not for the back area. She's fine though because of the pop top which catches all the heat... There is a strong bag for the top roof carrier above the front cabin and it comes with straps / net. Everything has been thoroughly cleaned (every piece of dust I could reach behind the plastic covers) and the last thing I did this winter was to insulate her with organic sheep wool. She also has an extra storage box which sits in the new hitch assembly from Curt I installed. Its a large stowaway box with a swingaway arm, so everything can easily be accessed. This system can also be converted into either a basket instead of the box, or a bike carrier or the basket and bike carrier together. All on the same swing away arm. If you use her with one person, she is perfect. 2 people need to either be quite cuddly or one sleeps upstairs and one downstairs. You could also place 2 kids in the top, which is insulated for winter temperatures and non-insulated in the summer. And there is the option (not included) to put a sleeper across the front seats for a smaller child, which would make it 5 people. If you need more space there is the awning and screen room which is not a tent, but could fit another 4 or so people sleeping. Seat-wise she transports 6 in 3 rows, but it does get a little crowded. You could also take out all seats and the lower bed and just transport things like surf boards or Alligators. I bought and imported an awesome shower tent from Germany that goes over the back door when its open and can also be used as storage or toilet tent. It has windows, doors and was the best I could find worldwide. There is still space for a sunroof and / or a roof carrier, I did not get to that but have plans, ideas and resources if you are interested. Also I didn't get to put a new and pretty floor in yet and she could use a film or paint job on the outside if you don't like the white (like me). :-) She drives great (about 115 max. and around 65 is best for gas saving) and I have had no issues with the motor. Transmission might be coming up (over 150,000) and some work on the motor (I focused on beauty and functionality of the camping part). I might move out of country and can't keep my love, so you are the lucky one who gets to enjoy all my labor of love... :-) Perfect also for movies! Contact me for any additional questions...

About

  • make: Volkswagen
  • model: Eurovan
  • year: 1997
  • fuel: Gasoline
  • odometer: 162,000 miles
  • sleeps: 5
  • seats: 6
  • type: Camper Van
  • roof: Popup

Amenities

  • ac_unit
    Ac
  • health_and_safety
    Airbags
  • Solar
  • electrical_services
    Inverter
  • Heater
  • Ceiling Fan
  • Backup Camera
  • shower
    Shower
  • Extra Storage
  • Toilet
  • accessible_forward
    Wheelchair Accessible
  • 4wd
  • electric_rickshaw
    Generator
  • Tow Hitch
  • tv
    Tv
  • Water Tank
  • Leveling Jacks
  • pedal_bike
    Bike Rack

Kitchen

  • kitchen
    Fridge
  • Stove
  • Sink
  • dining
    Table
  • microwave
    Microwave
  • Oven

About The Seller

Jan
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