On 22/06/2020 at 04:31, Beady said:
Been fancying a VW bay window camper for a a while now...i suspect the romance might be short lived if i get round to buying one..might have to hire one for a weekend as a trial (kids a re 8 and 9 so don't have much longer left for it to be of interest to them).
Just seeing this. I've had a '75 for several years now and while true the acceleration is abysmal, it can top out at 75 mph (65 is a good cruising speed) . It comes under a "fun thing". One learns to adjust to the "day mode" and "night mode" shuffling things around. We had a 9 yr old grandson who lives with us for the past 5 years, but in the beginning it was just me and the wife.(and much more room). He lives in the top and loves it up there. I like the fact you can pop the top and set up in pouring rain and are always "high and dry", but true it is not like a larger space like an Airstream, but then again it cost far less and fits in the garage when not in use. We belong to a VW camper club and meet at various state campgrounds in the spring-fall. Some people like tents camping and others like motorhomes, kind of different strokes for different folks. This checks off the fun and economical box. I will say it has gained in value since we bought it , so have fun and sell it off will no loss (these days). (ours was in very good-excellent shape, so maintenance is low with enjoyment being high. We have a bike rack on the back with 2 bikes to run to the camp store, etc. We're in it at least till the grandson grows up. Met a lot of good friends and lots of people wanna know about it.