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Old 11-08-2017, 10:54 PM   #1
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Default Orig. Owner 2005/04 Airstream Westfalia on eBay

A 2005 Airstream Westfalia on a 2004 Dodge chassis on eBay. There is an active subforum here for this Westfalia.

At the time Airstream imported into the United States, Westfalia was a subsidiary of Daimler Chrysler--making this vehicle a unique Daimler Chrysler Westfalia corporate family endeavor, with an Airstream partnership to bring into the USA.

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Up for auction is a loved and cared for Airstream Westfalia Mercedes/Dodge Sprinter Camper. I am the original owner.

Considered to be the best small camper in existence. It sleeps four, has a large table which seats four, a refrigerator, two burner stove, kitchen sink and a complete bathroom with sink, toilet and shower. It also has an awning. It has extremely high headroom, superb interior light and the Sprinter vehicle upon which it is based can run for hundreds of thousands of miles.The engine is a 5 cylinder diesel. The sprinter body is 18 feet long, so it can park in a normal city parking space. It is 10 foot 8 inches tall, but no wider than a normal full sized car.

This camper, affectionately called The Giraffe because of its height, goes an easy 75 mph but gets its best fuel mileage at 60 to 65. The mileage varies between 17 and 24 miles per gallon depending on headwind and the speed at which it is driven.

The Westy has performed without a single mechanical problem for its entire life. It has never gone more than 9,000 miles without an oil and filter change. The brakes and rotors were completely replaced 3,000 miles ago and the tires, Bridgestone stiff wall radials, have approximately 5,000 miles on them. It has never been in an accident apart from a scrape in a parking lot which resulted in surface cosmetic effects which have been professionally repaired.

The generator works perfectly. It has 15 hours on it. We have installed a 2500 watt inverter that runs off the house batteries. We have installed an aftermarket spare tire mounted on the rear door, as Airstream removed the spare in order to install the generator.The air conditioner works but at some point it should have a new upper exhaust fan installed as the original one does not always start.This is a DC air conditioner which was produced with a problematic three way relay which we have replaced with a marine battery switch.We removed the microwave and the television. The radio is original and needs to be replaced- we have not done this because everyone we know has installed their own preferred sound systems instead of using the original one.

The bathroom skylight cover blew off in a storm last Sunday. I have taped it back in place, but it is NOT fixed. There are replacements available for this part but I am unable to fix this prior to offering my camper for sale.

The van conversion was done at the Westfalia factory in Germany. It is a well worked out European camper design which has been produced for at least 40 years.

To the best of our knowledge Airstream imported about 240 of these small motor homes in 2005. Ours is #168. Airstream converted the systems to 60 cycle electricity, installed a generator, and altered the vehicle to meet US safety standards.
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