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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, […]

Instant Eats: Breakfast

Grandma always said breakfast was the most important meal of the day, to get you started on a full tank. So, pick your fuel: carbs, proteins, or sugars! All recipes are made to serve two, but can be easily multiplied for larger groups. Berry-licious Yogurt Parfaits Buy these finished parfaits in most large grocery stores, […]

Essential Apps for Van-Travel

Navigation and travel apps for your mobile device help you find campsites, points of interest, and the routes to get there, or even to make reservations while you’re still en route. Here are some of the Camp Westfalia crew’s favorites … Camping VanAlert Among all the other great features of VanAlert is a directory of […]

What’s Your Van Plan for This Year?

The New Year is a great time for a fresh start. Never mind the resolutions to spend more time at the gym and less time watching cat videos (we both know that’s not gonna happen). The real question is, what are your plans to get your campervan in tip top shape, and enjoy some great traveling […]

Making the Most of Stay-at-Home Orders, for Van-Campers

Due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, many of us have chosen to self-quarantine in our homes for the next several weeks. Cancelled trip plans, indefinite isolation, travel restrictions, Spring fever, and information overload can all be a recipe for anxiety and boredom. We are van-campers, damn it! We are not homebodies, and we crave the […]

Tips for a Successful Camper Van Adventure with Your Dog

From New York to Australia, from the United Kingdom to the Lower Lake Michigan Basin, our planet offers a plethora of opportunities for sightseeing, hiking, biking, camping, and seeing the world from a camper van. If your adventure will last more than an afternoon, you may be thinking about bringing along your trusty sidekick; your […]

Using the Westfalia Liquid Propane System

If the galley kitchenette is part of what makes a Westfalia a cozy Camper, then the onboard liquid propane system is the power source of that kitchen. It provides an exceptionally efficient, affordable, easy, and clean means to run both the refrigerator and the stove. Let’s have a look at the Westfalia propane system to […]

Instructions for the Westfalia Liquid Propane System

NOTE: the following text and photos are excerpted from the 1983 Camper “Supplement to Volkswagen Vanagon Owner’s Manual.” For more info on using the LP system see, “Using the Westfalia Liquid Propane System.” 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” Propane […]

Setting Up Your Camper Van Kitchen

How to outfit and organize your campervan kitchen to make the most of your precious cooking and clean-up time! The Westfalia Camper boasts a small galley kitchenette which includes a refrigerator powered by AC/DC electricity or by liquid propane, a two-burner LP stove for cooking, and a sink for food prep and cleanup. Storage for […]

Using the Westfalia Kitchen Sink

The galley sink, like many other Westfalia components, is a handy and compact feature that makes cooking and kitchen cleanup easier, with no need to haul big jugs of fresh water around, or to wash your dishes out in the rain and bugs. With a Vanagon Westfalia Camper, you have everything AND the kitchen sink! […]