Buster isn’t our first VW bus. Our family has been driving, and camping in, VW buses for over 25 years. My wife, Jodie, and I were both teachers so most summers we would pack our three kids into one of the VWs we have had through the years and take off. In fact Jodie and I have been to every state, except Hawaii, most Canadian provinces, and 10 European countries in various buses we have owned.
For those interested in the details, we still have our first camper bus. Phoenix is a stock 1969 VW bus converted to a camper by Sportsmobile, a company that is still in business converting vans into campers. Buster, the campaign bus, is a 1971 deluxe passenger bus with a rebuilt 1776 dual carb motor.