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 …

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 […]

A Westfalia Tour

The first time I showed our Vanagon Westfalia Camper to a certain family friend, an avid Great Lakes sailor, he gazed around the tidy living space and nodded approvingly. “It’s like a nice sailboat,” he declared. Indeed, the Westfalia’s well-designed interior layout boasts compact but roomy galley cabinets and clever storage, dining tables which easily […]

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 […]