For 1995, only one version of the big front-drive EuroVan is available, the Camper conversion by Winnebago. As such, it doesn't compete with any other minivan, but rather with camper conversions of full-size Detroit vans. The Camper can serve as a 6-passenger people-mover or a big cargo-carrier, although there's a lot of extra baggage to lug along, including the kitchen sink, a 2-burner LP gas range, 2-cu.-ft. AC/DC/LP gas refrigerator, 12-gallon fresh water and 8-gallon waste water tanks, 15 cu. ft. of cabinet space, an auxiliary battery, a pair each of 110-volt and 12-volt outlets and an optional 12,000-BTU LP gas furnace!
A pair of swiveling captain's chairs for the driver and front-seat passenger are standard, as is a rear 2-seat bench that unfolds into a double bed. The optional 2-seat center bench can be mounted facing forward or backward and is removable. The Camper's unique pop-top roof pivots upward to permit standing and access to an upper-level double bed. Three screened windows in the pop top provide cross ventilation. Standard equipment includes a/c, central locking, power windows and mirrors, cruise control, rear-window washer/wiper, fluorescent interior lighting and screened windows with blinds. The only available engine is a 2.5-liter 5-cylinder that develops only 109 hp to pull the Camper's 4745 pounds plus a 1080-pound payload (and up to a 4400-pound trailer). Performance is glacial.
The Camper is sold only by selected VW dealers, but the chassis can be serviced by any VW dealer and the camper by any Winnebago dealer.
Retail prices[edit | edit source]
As of June 1994:
- $30,200 (1995 Volkswagen Eurovan)