Camp Westfalia

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Dometic RM182 Refrigerator Instructions

NOTE: the following text and photos are excerpted from the 1983 Camper “Supplement to Volkswagen Vanagon Owner’s Manual.” For more info on operating the fridge see, “Using the Westfalia Refrigerator.” Downloads 1980-1985 Vanagon Westfalia Campers: “Supplement to Volkswagen Vanagon Owner’s Manual” 1986-1990 Vanagon Westfalia Campers: “Supplement to Volkswagen Vanagon Owner’s Manual” Refrigeration The controls for […]

Using the Vanagon Westfalia Refrigerator

The Vanagon Westfalia Camper refrigerator is convenient and efficient; here’s how to use it. No camper-van kitchen is complete without the ability to keep your food cold to preserve it and prevent spoilage. And the value of a cold beer or soft drink at the end of a long hot day of road tripping requires […]

Original Vanagon Westfalia Toilet & Cabinet

Making boom-boom the European way, mit die Defäkation Karton! We recently sold our original-equipment portable chemical toilet with wooden cabinet. Though the previous owners seldom used it, and we never did, I thought I’d share these photos and a bit of history for the sake of posterity. Apparently available only to those customers who picked […]

Vanagon or Westfalia Gift Ideas

Looking for the perfect Vanagon or Westfalia gift for a loved one? (Or for you?) These gifts will keep your favorite camper (or camper van) safe, comfortable, entertained, and looking good! Therm-a-Rest Compressible Travel Pillow for Camping, Backpacking, Airplanes and Road Trips Ultralight compressible travel pillow with soft foam filling that packs down small for […]

Lake Superior Circumnavigation 2

The Camp Westfalia crew recently embarked on another Lake Superior Circle Tour: 1000 miles around the wild and rugged shores of the Greatest of the Great Lakes. Ride along! We drive north today toward the inland sea of Lake Superior. Happily cruising along in very light traffic under sunny skies, when suddenly an old El […]

Product Review: ASUS Eee Pad Transformer 10.1-Inch Tablet

A compact, lightweight, unlocked 10.1 inch tablet great for van-camping and other travel ASUS Eee Pad Transformer TF101-B1 32GB 10.1-Inch Tablet Specifications 10.1-inch WSVGA IPS capacitive pressure-sensing multi touch display for brilliant HD entertainment and intuitive navigation. 178° viewing angle (1280 x 800) Powered by NVIDIA® Tegra™ 2 mobile processor for best web experience with […]

Using the Westfalia Stove

The Vanagon Westfalia stove makes camp cooking easy and efficient. The stove in our Westfalia Camper has enabled us to start countless days of roadtripping with a belly-filling breakfast, whip up a quick lunch or a hearty dinner, or to enjoy a cup of hot cocoa while watching snow flurries descend from the icy peaks […]

Fire Extinguishers for Your Camper Van

How to Choose and (Hopefully Never Use) a Fire Extinguisher in Your Camper Van NOTE: SAFETY RECALL “Kidde Recalls Fire Extinguishers with Plastic Handles Due to Failure to Discharge and Nozzle Detachment” Hazard: Certain Kidde fire extinguishers can become clogged or require excessive force to discharge and can fail to activate during a fire emergency. […]

Product Review: Thermos Sipp Travel Mug

This sleek stainless steel 16-ounce travel mug with leak-proof lid keeps drinks hot and cold for hours. Specifications Dimensions: 3.5 Dia x 5 Dia x 8 Height inches (89 x 127 x 203 MM) Capacity: 16 fluid ounces (470 ml) Keeps liquids hot for 5 hours and cold for 9 hours Leak-proof lid with one-hand […]

Product Review: 3 Shelf Closet Organizer

A great way to organize the Vanagon Westfalia clothes closet Specifications Dimensions: 10″ W X 15″ D X 24″ H Natural canvas fabric 3 large shelves Each shelf reinforced with fiberboard liner Includes two closet hooks I’ve always found the stock Westfalia ‘clothes closet’ to be an underutilized space. Located along the driver’s-side wall, just […]