The Peterborough Patchbus Is Just About The Coolest Camper Van Ever

The Wolf's Ken Elrick II—aka "Dr Patchbeard"—has the hippest set of wheels anywhere. Here, in his own words, he tells us about "The Patchbus"...

The Patchbus is a 1984 Volkswagen Vanagon Westfalia Camper that I purchased in the fall of 2012 from a nice hippie couple in Cobourg. I've been interested in cars my whole life and had been looking for a while for a project car to play around with. The idea of buying a VW bus didn't really cross my mind until my dad got one of his own about a year prior. Since buying it, I've learned a lot about working on it, having swapped the engine out myself. I've used it as a daily driver around Peterborough as well as gone on road trips and camping trips with it. The pop-top and bunk beds allow for four to sleep comfortably—as long as they don't mind cuddling a little bit—so it's perfect for long trips. One day, it will take me across the country. One day. —Ken Elrick II

Here's a bunch of pictures of The Patchbus...

 Ken Elrick going up the country in The Patchbus

Ken Elrick going up the country in The Patchbus

 Among the happy campers

Among the happy campers

 The Patchbus takes City Hall

The Patchbus takes City Hall

 Lakefield Beach

Lakefield Beach

 Bridgenorth Cruise Night

Bridgenorth Cruise Night

 Del Crary Park

Del Crary Park

 Little Lake

Little Lake

 At The Wolf/Kruz, VIP Parking for The Patchbus

At The Wolf/Kruz, VIP Parking for The Patchbus

 Lift Lock

Lift Lock

 Millennium Park

Millennium Park

 At the PMC

At the PMC

 Ken's Patchbus next to his Dad's bus

Ken's Patchbus next to his Dad's bus

 Ken working in and on the engine

Ken working in and on the engine

 On the road

On the road

 Someone told The Patchbus it's all happening at the zoo

Someone told The Patchbus it's all happening at the zoo

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