Camper Conversion: 2002 Volkswagen Golf TDI
The TDI GOlf is known for its ruggedness and fuel efficiency, but it isn’t known as a good car for sleeping at night. Sure, you could drop the rear seat backs and maybe sleep occasionally in a stock Golf, but if you plan to living in a MkIV, you are going to need to get creative with some wood and your custom furniture skillz. Find this 2002 Volkswagen Golf TDI offered for $10,000 in Pescadero, CA via craigslist. Tip from Matt V.
From the seller:
2002 vw golf tdi
cylinders: 4 cylinders
title status: clean
About the car-
2002 vw golf tdi
-1.9l 4 cyl turbo
-averages 30mpg with camper addition
-mechanics are in good shape,
- lots of sensors lit up on the dash because I’ve cut off the airbags in rear, bypassed the EGR valve(check engine light on), temperature gauge flashes with cold start. Runs great
- built out of plywood
-1/4 cedar siding
-epoxy/fiberglass sealing the exterior of camper making it water proof
-lift kit with new coils/struts
-exterior of car is painted with Durabak bed liner
Ive driven this many miles with the camper build and it drives great. driven in intense wind/rain storms with ease
feel free to email with any questions. only serious buyers please thanks!
See a better way to drive your house? firstname.lastname@example.org
Seeing this reminds me what must happen when trying ween yourself off long term prescribed mood stabilizing meds too fast, based on knee jerk internet research without discussing situation with a medical professional. I’m sure inspiration for build came from abrupt removal of meds for rational thinking, and builder’s brain struggling for some semblance of rational thinking. Geeze, I must need more or less coffee this morning. LOL, carry on.
Pretty sure this error is on you DT, and not the original posters of either vehicle. but the photo of the _front bench seat_ in the “jetta camper” seems to have been lifted from the slammed dual cab truck of the next (previous?) posting this morning.
The first thing I always ask a seller when considering their used car is, “How solid are your carpentry skills?” I guess I can skip that question this time.
Hmmm…. cutting out the entire upper portion of the body on a car with a UNIBODY design (ie, the body is the frame). Then slathering epoxy/glas and hundreds of pounds of wood on top of that cut up frame.
What could possibly go wrong?
-Stan (who loves both VW Bunnies and old school RVs, but finds this particular frankenmod scary as hell)