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Winter Van Camping

Tips and advice for staying warm while van-camping Most camper vans are put away during the colder months. But we’ve found winter to be a great time for a weekend getaway, with none of the crowds, bugs, or excessive heat of summer. Off-season camping means you usually have your choice of campsites, too. In fact, […]

Product Review: Mr. Heater “Little Buddy” Propane Heater

A safe, portable propane camping heater for use in camper vans, RVs, and other small spaces Specifications Indoor-safe portable propane heater for rooms up to 95 square feet Continuous odor-free heat for up to 5-1/2 hours; 45-degree heating angle Simple on/off buttons; uses 1-pound disposable propane cylinder (not included) Low-oxygen sensor and accidental tip-over switch […]

Winterize Your Westfalia for Storage

How to put your Vanagon Westfalia Camper Van to bed for the winter or off-season You’ve hopefully just completed a long happy summer of road tripping in your camper van, with all the memories and Facebook moments that come with it. But if your van resides in the cold northern tier of snow, ice, or […]

Preparing Your Vanagon Westfalia for Summer

How to get your Vanagon Westfalia Camper Van ready for summer road-tripping and camping “Spring has sprung. The grass is riz. I wonder where dem campers is?” Paraphrased from Frederic Ogden Nash If your camper van is anything like mine it probably spends its winters tucked safely away in a big red barn, or maybe […]

Using a Vanagon Engine Heater

Here in the Great White North, we know a thing or two about operating cars in cold weather. In fact, my Wisconsin hometown (just one or two tankfuls from Canada) suffers January average temperatures several degrees colder than that of Hannover, Germany, birthplace of our beloved VW Vanagons. As a child, riding in a car […]