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84 Adventurewagon Camper - Original No Rust 139k   Price: 16000
Update: Oct 4 – price reduction again! This unique and nearly all original rust-free camper needs a new loving home


100% original, 139k miles, no accidents, no rust, & well loved. Manual trans

Extensive service and repair work done at Stephan's Auto Haus in Sacramento in Spring and late Summer 2017 in support of a cross-country road trip.

Loads of photos and videos are available in the link at the bottom of the page. If you don't see something you'd like to see, let me know. Happy to take more photos.

Originally from Wyoming (based on old service records), then ended up in San Francisco which is where I purchased it from. I lived in Vermont at the time, had the camper shipped to Stephan's Auto Haus in Sacramento for extensive service and repairs to prepare the camper for a cross-country road trip, then it was shipped to me in Vermont. Never driven on salted roads and garage kept during winter months.

Absolutely zero rust on the body, no significant dents (2 minor issues noted in photos), paint is all original and in excellent condition

Service since ownership (2017):
* New battery installed Dec 2020 (650 CCA, $150)
* Oil change every 3k with Castrol GTX and Mann filter
* Replace all fuel lines
* Flush clutch slave
* Replaced upper & lower ball joints
* Replace lower control arm bushings
* Replace radius rod bushings
* Replace all rubber brake lines with braided stainless
* Flushed brake fluid
* Replaced alternator (old alternator repaired and comes with camper as a backup)
* Replace deep cycle battery solenoid and related cables
* Remove fuel tank, replace vapor hoses/grommets, & fuel tank reseal kit
* Heater control valve repair
* Replace rotor, cap, spark plugs
* Replace temp sensor (blue)
* Comes with BlazeCut engine fire suppression kit ($235) but not installed

Camper equipment:
* All original
* Fridge runs off engine, deep cycle batteries (2 under rear seat), or shore power (video shows good functioning fridge)
* Propane stove works well
* Water runs off pressure tank system (this is an Adventurewagon thing)
* Sink drains into storage tank
* Heater has been disconnected (Adventurewagons come with a propane heater and thermostat)
* Comes with original screen (no holes) for rear hatch & roof vent
* GoWesty window curtains/screens for front doors
* Passenger seat is captain seat
* Aftermarket head unit (dated, no aux-in), with amp behind passenger seat and subwoofer under driver seat. Aftermarket 6x9 speakers in rear seat kickboard
* Replaced all interior camper-related lights with LED units (1 above passenger seat, 2 on each C-pillar)

Other things:
* Updated to Mercedes Benz 15 wheels with 195/70/15 rubber (Continental Vanco FourSeason) including full-size spare in factory location
* Oil changed less than 100 miles ago (3 months ago) with Castrol GTX & Mann filter
* K&N filter cleaned and re-oiled same time as oil change
* I have a dehumidifier in the camper and run it regularly throughout the year to keep it dry
* Rare Vanagon "jailbars" (protects rear window from being damaged from equipment on rear shelf)
* Comes with all original paperwork (original 1984 Volkswagen Vanagon owner's manual, Adventurewagen materials, camper equipment materials, etc)
* 1" hitch installed into rear factory tow hook locations

Things to be aware of:
* Lower bed is a twin mattress, the original was damaged. Original mattress dimensions are the same as a futon (74x47) and can be purchased for $200-ish
* No A/C
* Windows in AW top leak (common issue, parts list is in forums on samba) *
* Previous owner repainted the fiberglass roof, it's an ok job but not amazing by any means. Thankfully left the original Adventurewagon stickers intact
* Previous owner used duct tape on top windows to attempt to keep water out, residue remains. The windows leak such a minor amount that I found it's easier to just keep a couple rags rolled up near the window interior edge (you'll see in the photos)

Photos, videos, & related original documents can be found on this link:

Clean title in Vermont. Vermont doesn't issue physical titles for classic vehicles, they require a bill of sale and the title will be mailed to the new owner.

Email or texting preferred. Please mention the title of this listing in your message. Thanks!

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