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Ronin10 wrote:If the creaking old bones can handle the crawl into the upper bunk, I think you'd be able to maintain a suitable floor/cargo area configuration for your tag along items, tools, hygene, etc. Given your proclivity for star-bathing, you might also consider bringing along a hammock. I've done several solo camping trips like this and it's wonderful to sleep. A hammock and a bug net will only fill up a small, small space.
And truth be told, if you're going to sell this on, having some of the bugs shaken out through an itinerant circuit would up it's value among the fanbase/potential buyers.
I will stay this...it certainly sounds like it would be a vast improvement on mine, even with its known issues. If so, having done a circuit like that - even a partial - I'd gladly take it off your hands when you arrive to Seattle then fly you back to pick up Chloe or the BobD to complete the itinerary. Kind of splits up the itinerary a bit, but it's something to file in the back of your mind as a possibility. I guess I haven't figured out what to do with your tools and stuff in the little fantasy scenario of mine, but as I've been thinking for many months about selling Greta and trying to find another bus in better condition, this one struck a chord with me.
Oh boy... they're already circling waiting to pounce!!
There's a potential pay day for Colin after he meticulously goes thru this bus's systems and gets it running and performing like new, especially with those low miles. I'm quite certain that there would be a bidding war on it after he signs off that it is ready to roll/sell.
I'll also vote that I think you should consider doing next years itinerant tour with this Westfalia. It would be a nice break from your other two buses and provide you with more comfortable amenities each night.
I hope you start a new thread Colin as you start your process of bringing this bus back to life!