VW Camping

One of the truly fun VW’s to own is a Westfalia. For those of you not familiar with the term, Westfalia’s were camper conversions of VW buses. Westfalia conversions began in 1951, and continued with both the early and late model buses and then later were continued with the VW Vanagon.

In 2001 I traded my 1967 Karmann Ghia for a 1978 VW Westfalia. We took it on many family camping trips until I sold it a few years later.

Our Westy 2

The Westfalia camper included a sink, ice box, propane stove, and could sleep our family with a fold down bed in back, an upper bed in the pop top and a canvas “hammock” that hung over the front seats.

Westy Sink

Westy Z Bed

Westy Canopy

In the Pacific Northwest where we live, we hooked up for a few family camping trips with the “Wet Westies”, a group of VW camping enthusiasts who drive all variations of VW Campers including Westfalia’s, Riviera’s, campmobiles, etc. Their website is http://www.wetwesties.org. If you like VW’s, camping, or just getting wet in the northwest, I would recommend looking them up.

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I fell in love with air-cooled Volkswagens over 30 years ago. I want to keep the love and passion for vintage VW's alive and share my stories with others.
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