About The Weekender
The Eurovan Weekender includes a list of basic Camper features, like a refrigerator/cooler box (with enough space for a picnic lunch and a couple of drinks) built in to the base of one of the rear-facing seats. The rooftop pop-up area, a feature unique among these vans, allows a full seven feet of headroom in the van when the bed is raised, and with the van in place it still allows occupants to sit in the main cabin while the bed above is set up. Extremely durable, tent-like, mesh-material flaps, along with sliding side screen windows down below allow for excellent ventilation. In 1999, VW installed a V6 engine rated at 140 HP, 2.8-liter VR6 to yield more torque in the Eurovan Weekender than it does in other VW models. A 3-speed automatic is the only transmission option. The Eurovan Weekender has a 4400-pound towing capacity (if equipped with brakes), and had a cargo capacity of 1/2 ton. Low-speed traction control is standard, along with fully independent suspension, rack-and-pinion steering, antilock braking, a reinforced floor panel, a daytime running light option, as well as a child safety lock for the sliding door. These versatile vans come standard with power windows, a pollen/dust filter, air conditioning, power locks, cruise control, 6-speaker stereo, intermittent wipers, heated windshield-washer nozzles, rear wiper/washer, and power mirrors. Seating 7, the Eurovan Weekender has a forward-facing center bench that converts into a 3-person bed. It also has a pop-up roof with 2-person bed, window curtains, an optional second battery, and much more! In 2001, the Eurovan Weekender's engine was substantially revised and gained 61 horsepower to a powerful 201HP, 2.8 liter V-6. Antiskid system and rear child-seat anchors were also added as standard features.