Base Specifications

Overview

This is the last and best version of the Eurovan, with the 202hp 24 Valve VR6 engine. This isn't your grandparent's VW Bus – this can go 80mph all day long in comfort. It also has much larger brakes than the earlier Eurovans, and traction control with electronic differential lock for snow – with snow tires this version does excellent on mountain passes and in deep snow. Good shocks, ball joints, tie rods, etc. all around – it's a pleasure to drive in town or on the open road. AC blows cold, stereo works excellent, heated seats function well. Newer CD player with aux input sounds excellent.

Lots of service done on this van. The transmission was recently rebuilt – that's the only big drawback with these vans, and this one is DONE. Recently, in addition to the transaxle rebuild, it has had the VR6 timing chains replaced – one of the only other spendy maintenance items, and that has been taken care of as well. The alternator is new as well. A list of all the service performed is included (totally approximately $17,000). If you want to buy a Eurovan camper that has all the stuff done already, this is it. And it's clean. Inside and out, top to bottom this one has been cared for – unlike most that get abused when camping or on back roads. It also has a receiver hitch which is perfect for bike racks.

It has the two rear-facing jump seats – the passenger side one removes in just seconds for more room, the rear seat folds down into a queen sized bed, or can be removed entirely to load large things like a motorcycle, etc. The pop top is good, and the bed is also good up there.

There is a reason these are so sought after – they are easy to drive every day in town, run errands, haul people, and at the drop of a hat can be used to go camping in the mountains. This one is ready to go anywhere, right now. I've owned a number of these, and this is one of the nicest ones. If someone is interested in installing all-terrain tires and lifting the suspension, I can help with that as well. Comes with all curtains and a car cover as well.

Seating Comfort

Two full-swiveling front captain seats with adjustable armrests
Three-person rear bench
Optional two-person center bench that faces forward or rearward

Dimensions Camper

43"x74" bed for two in the pop-up roof
Rear bench unfolds in to a second 43"x74" bed
Length 17'
Exterior height 6'5"
Exterior width 6'3"
Interior height 7' with top up
Interior width 5'5"
Fueled curb weight 5,236 lbs
Payload capacity 761 lbs
Wheelbase 115"

Storage Areas

Wardrobe closet with sliding door access-37" tall, 28" wide, 15" deep
15 cu. ft. of enclosed cabinet space (including wardrobe)
20 cu. ft. of storage behind and under the rear bench
Driver and passenger door storage pockets
Netted storage pockets in rear hatch area
Silverware drawer
Roof-top luggage carrier with tie-down bars
Center and rear benches are removable without tools

Camping Supplies

Front seats swivel 360 degrees
AC/DC/LP gas refrigerator (2 cu. ft.)
Two-burner LP gas stove with stainless steel splatter shield
Stainless steel sink and counter top
Dining/utility tables
Auxiliary deep cycle coach battery (130 amp/hour rating)
AC-to DC power converter with coach battery charger
Two 110-volt outlets, two 12-volt outlets
LED monitor panel for water tanks, LP gas and coach battery
Fluorescent lights over gallery and lower bed
Incandescent light for upper bed
Driver-side tip-out screened window
Passenger-side sliding screened window
Room darkening, pleated blinds for side windows
Privacy curtains for front cab and rear hatch windows
Tip-out roof vent
Auxiliary water sprayer at rear hatch
Marine grade vinyl flooring rear of driver's cab
Optional 12,000 BTU forced air furnace

Automotive Equipment

In-dash air conditioning (CFC-free)
Front and rear heating systems
Power front windows with one-touch-down feature
Power door locks (including side door and rear hatch)
Cruise control with resume
AM/FM/Cassette stereo with six speakers
Intermittent windshield wipers
Beverage holders
Interior lighting, front cab area and side entrance
Power outside mirrors with electric defrost feature
Rear hatch wiper and defroster

Technical Information

2.8-liter, 6-cylinder VR6 engine
Peak horsepower: 201 @ 4,500 RPM
Peak Ft/lb. torque: 190 @ 3,200 RPM
Towing capacity: max. 4,400 lb. braked trailer
4-wheel disk anti-lock braking system
Daytime running lights
Front-wheel drive
Fully independent suspension, front and rear
4-speed automatic transmission
Low-speed Traction Control System
Reinforced floor panels, B and C pillars
Height-adjustable head restraints for each passenger
Side impact beams in front doors and sliding door
Child safety lock for sliding door
LP gas and carbon monoxide detectors
Fuel-tank capacity/EPA city mpg-21.1 gal/1722mpg highway, 17mpg city
Front-wheel drive with 16" all-season tires
Power-assisted rack-and-pinion steering
Fully independent suspension, front and rear
Power-assisted brakes with load sensor
Five-speed manual transmission
Standard four-speed automatic transmission
Four-wheel anti-lock braking system

Safety Features

Dual airbags
Height-adjustable three-point belts for front seats
Height-adjustable head restraints for each passenger
Energy-absorbing steel frame with additional deformation element
Energy-absorbing steel body panels welded to a steel "safety cage"Side impact beams in front doors and sliding side door
Dual diagonal braking circuits with Load-sensitive Braking System
High-mounted brake light
Child safety lock for sliding side door
Shift Lock III
Safety fuel tankLP gas and Carbon Monoxide detectors
Ground Fault Interrupt (GFI) protection on 110-volt outlets

Storage Tanks

21.1-gallon gasoline tank
12-gallon fresh water tank
8-gallon "gray" water tank
5.9-gallon LP gas tank

Overview

The Eurovan Weekender includes a list of basic Camper features, like a refrigerator/cooler box (with enough space for a picnic lunch and a couple of drinks) built in to the base of one of the rear-facing seats. The rooftop pop-up area, a feature unique among these vans, allows a full seven feet of headroom in the van when the bed is raised, and with the van in place it still allows occupants to sit in the main cabin while the bed above is set up. Extremely durable, tent-like, mesh-material flaps, along with sliding side screen windows down below allow for excellent ventilation. In 1999, VW™ installed a V6 engine rated at 140 HP, 2.8-liter VR6 to yield more torque in the Eurovan Weekender than it does in other VW™ models. A 4-speed automatic is the only transmission option. The Eurovan Weekender has a 4400-pound towing capacity (if equipped with brakes), and had a cargo capacity of 1/2 ton. Low-speed traction control is standard, along with fully independent suspension, rack-and-pinion steering, antilock braking, a reinforced floor panel, a daytime running light option, as well as a child safety lock for the sliding door. These versatile vans come standard with power windows, a pollen/dust filter, air conditioning, power locks, cruise control, 6-speaker stereo, intermittent wipers, heated windshield-washer nozzles, rear wiper/washer, and power mirrors. Seating 7, the Eurovan Weekender has a forward-facing center bench that converts into a 3-person bed. It also has a pop-up roof with 2-person bed, window curtains, an optional second battery, and much more! In 2001, the Eurovan Weekender's engine was substantially revised and gained 61 horsepower to a powerful 201HP, 2.8 liter V-6. Antiskid system and rear child-seat anchors were also added as standard features.

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