We're selling our boat, sad to say. Which leads me to think about having similar adventures on land rather than off. And that has me thinking about potentially scratching a longtime itch: buying a Vanagon Westy.
I love camping; my other half is not hot on sleeping on the ground in a tent, being cold, being wet, blah blah blah. I can't think of anything better than a Westy for staying dry, warm, and comfortable. It's also a moderately usable vehicle for around-town driving, as long as that doesn't involve too many parking garages.
Downsides: They are all old now, and will need a lot of care and attention. You're driving a mini-motorhome, and hence you have a lot of systems to maintain. The waterboxer was a terrible idea when new and hasn't gotten any better in the past 35 years. They are stupid expensive for a 30 year old vehicle.
I don't care. I want one. Will I pull the trigger? Doubtful. I'd have to give up the Miata and I'm not sure I want to do that. But if I found one with a Subaru or Golf engine swap...
Anyone owned one? Driven one?