Seeking: Vanagon Weekender

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Seeking: Vanagon Weekender

Post by kolobrian » Thu Aug 10, 2017 3:09 pm

Hello, I am new to this forum and appreciate the opportunity to post.
Last month, I toured the Pacific NW in a rented 1986 Westy Vanagon Weekender.

With three small children, (ages 9, 8 & 5), it was perfect for the 5 of us and was a life changing event as to how we want to spend our free time as a family.

Now back in Cleveland, OH, I am searching high and low for a Weekender that we can have for ourselves. I've been doing research, and I have met some awesome people along the way who have given me some incredible insight. My hope is to learn more, but ultimately to find a Westy and have it in my driveway in well running condition by next April!!

My budget tops off at about $21,000, and that would be for a van that has had enough work that no major repairs are expected right out of the gate. I am open to find one that needs work, but I would need to pay less in order to pay for the work.

This need not be in Ohio, or the Midwest, I can fly to pick one up, or have it shipped. Have been looking on Samba, craigslist, ebay, etc.

Again, I guess right now I am just introducing myself, looking to connect with opinions, words of caution, awareness of events or gatherings, and maybe an inside track on our future Westy going on the market.

I'm mostly in a hurry because my kids are small, but growing way faster than I would like! I want to enjoy some family adventures while my kids still think my wife and I are cool!!

Thanks a million

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Re: Seeking: Vanagon Weekender

Post by toolbox » Thu Aug 10, 2017 4:01 pm

wwebner wrote:
Fri Jun 30, 2017 2:03 pm
Posting for a friend.
Here are the basics and a picture. Any interested person can call or email me for more details and pictures. :

1995 VW Eurovan Camper
$22,500, 147, 536 miles
Very good condition - everything works
New canvas in Jan, 2014
Engine rebuilt 2014 @130,669 miles

Cheryl English
517 260-3654
Tecumseh, MI

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Re: Seeking: Vanagon Weekender

Post by wwebner » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:34 pm

Call Elmar at Streetsboro foreign auto.

Tell him you are LEAKOIL member. He often has Buses/Vanagons for sale.

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Re: Seeking: Vanagon Weekender

Post by Marla » Thu Aug 10, 2017 5:45 pm

Welcome Brian and Family!

Good luck with your search, I am sure something will come your way that will work for you. Just keep looking. :D
It's Marla with an " L"
(My list of assets is just too long...)

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Re: Seeking: Vanagon Weekender

Post by toolbox » Fri Aug 11, 2017 7:08 am

1985 Volkswagen Vanagon with Westfalia Conversion. 126 K Miles. Manual transmission, runs. Complete Westfalia cabinetry includes sink, stove, refrigerator and water tank. Needs TLC.

Call or text Four one nine 2 7 seven 9 nine one one
I know you said weekender but this would leave $20k for upgrades and repairs. ... 44469.html

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Re: Seeking: Vanagon Weekender

Post by blue71 » Fri Aug 11, 2017 10:05 am

There are a few different ones on TS, including a tan syncro in Cleveland with a folding rear seat/bed that seems to be for sale by Tom S there but not for sale on here. ... ton=Search
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Re: Seeking: Vanagon Weekender

Post by lurch » Fri Aug 11, 2017 1:06 pm ... clearall=1

Usually have a good selection and good quality but your going to $$$$$$$$$$
the best ideas are often the worst choices.

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Re: Seeking: Vanagon Weekender

Post by rpclough » Sat Oct 28, 2017 5:10 pm

Hi Brian,
Are you still looking for a Westfalia Vanagon Weekender? We have a 1987 one and we live in a western suburb of Cleveland. It runs well, mileage at 104,000 miles, with a rebuilt engine. My parents bought it in 1987 and kept it in the garage during winter months, then we got it in 2009 from my parents.We love it and had great times in it with our kids as well, but garage space is becoming limited and it's time to let it go. :(
Let us know if you're interested....
Ron and Barb

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