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Old 08-01-2015, 06:03 PM   #11
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Looks like a VW T5 is the tug, something else not sold in these parts cause of the chicken tax.
We had one of the last imported VW Weekenders and sold it for what we paid for it. One of the side effects of no longer importing the VW vans (considered commercial) is the on-going high demand for any Westy. It's amazing how many are still on the road and the prices they command. The tax made the importing of the van no longer economically feasible even though the VW van remains one of the most popular camping vehicles in Europe. Would still love to have a T5 diesel as our tug.
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Old 08-01-2015, 06:10 PM   #12
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... the VW van remains one of the most popular camping vehicles in Europe. Would still love to have a T5 diesel as our tug.
If you want a front wheel drive diesel commercial van, you now have the option of a Ram ProMaster... although it is bigger than a T5.

I test-drove a used T4-based camper (I believe it was a Westfalia) long ago, and couldn't stand the way it behaved on the road. To be fair, this was before we got our motohome and I became accustomed to driving that...
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