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UT: Spanish Fork man converts rare Volkswagen into unique camper

(Nov. 3, 2017) -- While most of us might go camping four weekends a year, Ron Chandler said that last year he only missed four weekends of camping— meaning that 48 weekends last year he was not sleeping in a regular bed.

SPANISH FORK, Utah — While most of us might go camping four weekends a year, Ron Chandler said that last year he only missed four weekends of camping— meaning that 48 weekends last year he was not sleeping in a regular bed.

How does he do it? He bought a hard-core camper and fully equipped it.

His vehicle of choice is a 1987 Volkswagen Vanagon Syncro Westfalia. “Vanagon” means it’s the van that replaced the Volkswagen bus, “Syncro” means it’s all-wheel drive with locking axles and “Westfalia” means it’s ready for camping and includes a pop-top, fridge, heater and sink.

Read the full story from KSL.

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About Rebecca Smith

Rebecca Smith is a Wisconsin native currently living in Illinois with her husband, Eric, and two dogs, Maggie and Grace. She enjoys hiking, biking, kayaking and, of course, camping in cabins and park models.

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