Jef bought a Westfalia!
He didn’t plan to buy one, but his uncle was in town, and when those two get together, well, Westfalias happen.
Here’s the basic info—It’s a 1981 Westy with a rebuilt engine that has about 35k miles on it. It’s got an air-cooled engine. No radiator. And no air conditioning (that’s just crazy if you ask me but whatevs). The rig is purported to be very clean and in good condition. It came with the owner’s manual, all kinds of maintenance receipts, etc. I haven’t seen it yet, but according to Jef, “it’s in really great shape” yet at the same time “it’s kind of a beater.” Mm hmm.
It has a 3-way fridge, propane burner, a bed, a sink with a hand-pump faucet, and two tables. It’s apparently ready to go—as in, one could move in and start living in it right away. That’s pretty awesome. As a comparison, I’ve been working on Gypsy for over a year, she’s almost livable, and I’ve spent about five times more on Gypsy than Jef paid for Manny, which makes Manny an insanely good deal. Heh, Manny. I’m not sure if that’s really the vehicle’s name yet, but that’s what I’m calling it. It’s short for Man Cave because I don’t imagine I’ll be spending a whole lot of time inside. A girl like me needs things like a bathtublet and an gigantic solar array to survive. And air conditioning.