Weird Stuff Wednesday – VW Vanagon – ’60 Chevy Bus – Tiny Tin Camper

Before you take the family camping this summer, you need an RV or camper to handle the job. Our last article covered some of the top RV brands available today, but maybe a slightly used home on wheels is more your style. If you’re the type of person who prefers to stand out from the crowd, we found three unique RVs on this week that will help you do just that. This RV Week edition of Weird Stuff Wednesday features a vintage VW Vanagon, 1960 Chevrolet RV/Bus, and a custom tiny tin camper.

1989 VW Vanagon

1989 Volkswagen VanagonThere is nothing quite like the VW Vanagon. Characterized by its boxy appearance, narrow wheelbase, and tent-like pop top, the VW Vanagon was introduced in 1979 and still has a devoted fan base. The name “Vanagon” is only used in the US. VW refers to this vehicle as “T3” (Transporter 3). This collectable 1989 Vanagon is the Vanagon Westfalia, meaning is ready to hit the road with a pop top, mini kitchen, fold out table, back seat that folds into a bed, and more.

Whether you want to live a van life of cruising the California coast with your surf boards, or just take your kids camping for the weekend, this multi-purpose VW Vanagon can do it all. You can easily fit five adults with ample cargo into this miniature RV. For those wanting a unique recreational vehicle, it’s hard to beat the VW Vanagon.


1960 Chevrolet RV/Bus

1960 Chevrolet BusThis 1960 Chevrolet Bus has the heart of an RV. This school bus was converted into an RV that sleeps six with two bunk style beds, fold down sofa bed, dinette area, kitchen with stove, bathroom with shower, roof air unit, and plenty of closet and cabinet space.

As if this “OLD-SCHOOL” ride wasn’t fun enough, there appears to be an external PA system. Yelling at your friends through the speakers of this nostalgic bus could be extremely entertaining. The engine 4-speed manual block engine needs work, but anyone willing to give this bus some TLC will be greatly rewarded.


2008 Custom Built Camper

weird camperThis custom tin can camper may not look flashy, but the amenities on this inexpensive little rig are impressive. Built on a Colman camper pop-up, this waterproof camper has 120V plugin, two bunks, heat, AC unit, working sink, and a propane oven. With new tires and bearings, this camper is ready to roll.

This may not be the best choice if you’re looking to ditch your home for the RV lifestyle, but for inexpensive hunting, fishing, or camping trips, this would do the trick. This is a great buy for anyone wanting a simplistic, minimalistic, and affordable camper experience.


From the unusual, custom camper to a top-selling motorhome, has nearly every type of camper imaginable. To learn more about RVs and campers, stay tuned to RV/Camper Week at

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