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Re: VW full camper recommendations by Mike Davis
Post New Message Hi,
You all sound like us several years ago when we were looking for our camper! We have camped in our 97 EVC for 5 years now. You should first consider the engine choice. I have not driven the 5 cylinder van but I do know that a fully laden van with water, gas, coolers, full fridge, camping gear and people is a heavy vehicle. On roads in Colorado, I had to manually downshift the transmission to go up some the hills but for the highway portions past Vail etc, the VR6 ran well. It does have good power. I am not sure about lemons but I would think the VR6 being the more modern engine would be the better choice. For the most part, all of the year models basically have the same RV features. You want to ensure all of the equipment works properly. Note that the center removable seating bench is not needed for camping so don't rule out a van that does not have one. We put out feelers at the local VW dealerships and got lucky a month later.
We love our EVC as most people do. It is a club vehicle! Everyone waves and that sort of thing. With that said, we are sad to be selling ours in the next month or so. Our son now requires more sleeping room. We sleep up top and my wife sleeps below and we have basically outgrown it.
We have had some fun times. It is great to be able to pull over at a Wal-Mart or rest stop for free, catch a few winks, make eggs and bacon and continue on. And our van is a daily driver.
Feel free to email with questions. I am a big fan.

Mike
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Post New MessageVW full camper recommendations FDJ 2-4-07  
  Reply to MessageRe: VW full camper recommendations Mike Davis 2-20-07  
  Reply to MessageRe: VW full camper recommendations David Marshall 3-16-07  
  Reply to MessageRe: VW full camper recommendations Peter Ferguson 4-20-07  
  Reply to MessageRe: VW full camper recommendations Terry Heffernan 1-18-09  
  Reply to MessageLooking for a VW full camper 99 to 03 Barb 5-23-09  
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