The Vanagon Diaries


Meet Keeley, Eric and their Australian Cattle Dog Jingo (@jingothedingo). Splitting their time between a home in Whistler, British Columbia, a cabin on Gambier island and their '89 Westy affectionally named "Eddie", they are always seeking the next great adventure. Eric is a professional photographer (@ericbergerphoto / and Keeley has a background in the hospitality industry and a passion for gardening and healthy living. Together they aspire to to balance a life of freedom and responsibility.



Eddie is a 1989, 2WD Vanagon Westfalia purchased in Vernon, British Columbia in the November 2016. The previous owner purchased the van from Go Westy in 2008. Little is know about the previous history. At the time of purchase the van came equipped with Recaro front seats, GoWesty bumpers, GoWesty floor matts all around, a Fiama awning, GoWesty rock chip guard on lower panels and 15" GoWesty wheels. Much has been done to the van since then including the following: - New GoWesty 2.7 engine with EFI and SS exhaust - Rebuilt 5 speed transmission with Peloquin Limited Slip Differential - New brakes all around including big brake kit up front - 2" Lift Springs - Fox Shocks - BFG KO2 tires - T3 Technique Sway Bar Kit - New fuel lines and tank seal kit - GoWesty front skid plate - GoWesty hitch mount on front bumper with Hilift jack adaptor - Rocky Mountain Westy Grill Guard - Custom bracket to mount Piaa lights to front grill guard - GoWesty Rear Swing -Away arm with Universal Mount - GoWesty spare tire bracket for Universal Mount - 2 Rotopax 2 gallon fuel tanks with locking mount - GoWesty Swing-Away arm with Tray Accessory for Traeger Grills Tailgater Grill - Auxiliary battery with Renogy 100w solar kit - German Mud Flaps - Truck Mirrors - New OEM tent canvas - 3 Thule bar rack system - Thule Force XT XL cargo box - Thule Canyon XT cargo basket with extension - Thule T2 Pro XT 2 Bike Carrier - Custom PVC pipe solar shower - Rhino Designs spice rack retrofit on closet door - Vanagon LED footwell and spice rack LED lights - Blue LED light strip for interior ambient light - Cargo Hammock under "head banger" cabinet - Cargo Hammock in front of rear bench - 37 Quart ARB Fridge/Freezer - AC was removed and replaced with "head banger" cabinet - Rear heater was removed from under bench - ARB On-Board High Performance 12V Air Compressor - 3" memory foam mattress - GoWesty Interior LED Bulb Kit - GoWesty 3rd Brake Light Kit - Smoked Front Turn Signal Covers - Trasharoo Spare Tire Storage Pack - Cap-it LED Cube Lights on Thule rack and rear for emergency illumination - Cap-it LED light bars above front windshield - Joby Suction Cup & Arm with Grip Tight One for phone mount to windshield - Traeger Tailgater Grill with Traeger Power inverter - Generac GP2200i Generator - GoWesty Wasser Stopper Still planning to add a Propex Heater, Tinted windows and possibly upgrade the stock fridge to something more efficient.

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