Camp Westfalia

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One for the Road

Many find traveling by Westy—the affectionate term applied by owners of Westfalia Campers—to be the best compromise between car-and-tent camping and an RV.

With its well-designed interior layout, privacy curtains and interior lighting, and sublimely simple setup and breakdown, the Vanagon Westfalia is not just another micro-camper, but a comfortable home on wheels!

Here you’ll find articles on packing, touring, and enjoying your own Westy …

The Routine

One of the greatest attributes of the Westfalia Camper is just how quickly and easily it is readied for a camping trip, and how adeptly it makes and breaks camp. We generally keep our permanent camping equipment (pots & pans, kitchenware, extension cord, water hose, etc.) packed in the Westy, so an impromptu weekend jaunt […]

Using RV Levelers

After a long hot day of driving, there’s nothing better than popping one’s top in a shady campsite, and popping a cold one from the fridge. Like most RV refrigerators, the Dometic RM 182 B used in 1980-1991 Vanagon Westfalias must be operated in a level and upright position, to prevent permanent damage to the […]

Packing for the Road

“Talk to a guy in a 27′ RV and he’ll say he’d have plenty of space if he just had another three feet. Talk to a guy in a 35′ RV and he says the same thing. Talk to a guy in a 40′ RV … ” Ahwahnee, Samba Member Traveling by Westfalia Camper is […]