VW Camper Family

A camping forum for VW bus and camper owners.

VW Camper Family

 

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Hey everyone! If you found this, you found the online home of some very offline people - The VW Camper Family. People into VW bus and van camping. Get involved in the forum or check out the upcoming events. If you are into VW buses, vanagons, eurovans and camping, you should hang out with us. Really, you should.

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Post an event: Post an event that you are organizing or know about. People can RSVP right in the event. Please make any comments about the event on the event's page.

General Forum:
This area is for threads of interest to any VW camper.

Groups:
PLEASE JOIN THE GROUPS YOU ARE INTERESTED IN! THAT'S WHERE THE EVENT PLANNING HAPPENS! Groups can be created as specific needs come up. Things that are a help to all people, like "campground reviews", are perfect for this category. Or groups in a specific location.

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2. Keep the content specific to VWs and camping. All other threads, photos, videos, etc will be removed.

 

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NEWS UPDATES!

Happy and safe travels in 2017!

Upcoming VW campouts & events:

5-19-5-21-17 - Bus City 2017 - the Ninth Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA

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Started by Craig & Barbara Jan 28.

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Merry Christmas to all

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Where can I find a VW camper for sale in Canada , and club 4 Replies

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Artwork for Bus City 9

Started by Big Blue's Driver Jun 8, 2016.

Tandem Rack for a 72 Westy

Started by neil rubinstein Apr 30, 2016.

Replacement for AIRS (Air-cooled Interstate Rescue Squad) site 10 Replies

Started by whc03grady. Last reply by Cikan Vuz Mar 29, 2016.

VW service in Phoenix

Started by Rick Lubansky Mar 22, 2016.

aftermarket seat covers 4 Replies

Started by cary gibson. Last reply by cary gibson Feb 25, 2016.

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Caroline Chau is attending Big Blue's Driver's event

Bus City 2017 - the Ninth Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA at Schoolhouse Canyon Campground

May 19, 2017 to May 21, 2017
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS RESERVATIONS FOR THIS EVENT. Let me explain that further - the campground is closed to the general public until Memorial Day. But Ranger Chris opens the campground Friday morning JUST FOR US. It's secret! It's special. We've been doing this for 6 years!!!! Trust us. The campground will be open on Friday. There will be space for you. Thanks! Simply RSVP here so we have an idea on how many might show up and then show up! No worries! For those of you who have been, you know why you come back. Schoolhouse Canyon Campground 12600 River Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446 Campsite - first 2 people and 1 vehicle - $40Extra people $5 per personExtra vehicle $5Dogs $5  - no Pit Bulls or aggressive dogsRV or Trailer Up-charge $15 Late Checkout Fee $5 per personDay Use / Visitor Fee $5 per person or dogElectricity $7 Seasoned Firewood Bundle $6Hot Shower just 25¢ per min.Forms of payment: Cash only *All Prices Subject to County Occupancy Tax ADVENTURER AWARD We will be…See More
Feb 13
Brett Link is attending Big Blue's Driver's event

Bus City 2017 - the Ninth Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA at Schoolhouse Canyon Campground

May 19, 2017 to May 21, 2017
THERE IS NO SUCH THING AS RESERVATIONS FOR THIS EVENT. Let me explain that further - the campground is closed to the general public until Memorial Day. But Ranger Chris opens the campground Friday morning JUST FOR US. It's secret! It's special. We've been doing this for 6 years!!!! Trust us. The campground will be open on Friday. There will be space for you. Thanks! Simply RSVP here so we have an idea on how many might show up and then show up! No worries! For those of you who have been, you know why you come back. Schoolhouse Canyon Campground 12600 River Rd, Guerneville, CA 95446 Campsite - first 2 people and 1 vehicle - $40Extra people $5 per personExtra vehicle $5Dogs $5  - no Pit Bulls or aggressive dogsRV or Trailer Up-charge $15 Late Checkout Fee $5 per personDay Use / Visitor Fee $5 per person or dogElectricity $7 Seasoned Firewood Bundle $6Hot Shower just 25¢ per min.Forms of payment: Cash only *All Prices Subject to County Occupancy Tax ADVENTURER AWARD We will be…See More
Feb 10
westywoman commented on westywoman's event TrainSpotting 8-2017: Northern California
"Hope to see both Kris and Stephanie this year. Joe did you hang onto both 10 and 13? Sites reserved to date: 07 Laura 08 Scott and Karla 10 Joe 11 Melissa/Mike F 12 Stephanie F 13 Joe 14 Melissa 15 John LT 16 Regis"
Feb 10
Stephanie Fraser commented on Big Blue's Driver's event Bus City 2017 - the Ninth Annual VW Bus Gathering in the Redwoods, Guerneville, CA
"I plan on going."
Feb 10
Stephanie Fraser commented on westywoman's event TrainSpotting 8-2017: Northern California
"Hi all, I thought I had left a comment that I was in spot 12. Willing to share if site will accommodate two vans. I missed last year, turns out I blew a head gasket on the way up."
Feb 10
Stephanie Fraser is attending westywoman's event
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TrainSpotting 8-2017: Northern California at Twain, CA off Highway 70 near Quincy

June 9, 2017 to June 11, 2017
For information on the Hallsted campground, the recreation.gov link is below:Hallsted CampgroundThe Historic Feather River Railroad route runs on the opposite side of the river from the campground. Trains climb and descend the grade at all hours-you will be falling asleep to the rumble of the diesel engines and the squeal of steel wheels on the tracks. If you have never driven through the Feather River Canyon, it is a real treat!100 FREE things to do in Plumas County:http://plumascounty.org/documents/100_things_plumas.pdfThose looking for hot springs can find them a couple miles up the road. Formerly known as "Woody's", they are now associated with an RV and cabin establishment. I think you need to call ahead and there is a $5 fee. Details here:…See More
Feb 10
Richard von Bristol commented on John LaTorre's event Superbowl Weekend Campout at Rio Vista
"RSVP'd after the event just to say thanks for a wonderful weekend with such warm and friendly people, thanks JLT for sharing your excellent musical instruments. Thanks Joe and Corey for putting up with me / putting me up on #15 and for lending…"
Feb 6
Richard von Bristol is attending John LaTorre's event
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Superbowl Weekend Campout at Rio Vista at Sandy Beach Park, Rio Vista CA

February 3, 2017 at 2pm to February 5, 2017 at 1pm
While everybody else is watching the pre-Superbowl stuff, we'll be camping! Reservations can be made at http://parkreservations.solanocounty.com/As usual, bring wood and wine. This event will be held rain or shine, as either the Tent of Doom or one of its spawn will give us some protection as we sit around the fire.IFriday night will be pizza night, so bring your camp ovens. We will provide Coleman stoves, but if you want to bring your own, feel free.And there may be some sort of cooking contest, as there were in years past. Stay tuned...See More
Feb 6
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event Superbowl Weekend Campout at Rio Vista
"Aw, shucks! Thanks for showing up, Kathy and Mike. You guys are a pleasure to camp with!"
Feb 5
Profile IconBlake and Shelby and Kris Hansen are attending westywoman's event
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TrainSpotting 8-2017: Northern California at Twain, CA off Highway 70 near Quincy

June 9, 2017 to June 11, 2017
For information on the Hallsted campground, the recreation.gov link is below:Hallsted CampgroundThe Historic Feather River Railroad route runs on the opposite side of the river from the campground. Trains climb and descend the grade at all hours-you will be falling asleep to the rumble of the diesel engines and the squeal of steel wheels on the tracks. If you have never driven through the Feather River Canyon, it is a real treat!100 FREE things to do in Plumas County:http://plumascounty.org/documents/100_things_plumas.pdfThose looking for hot springs can find them a couple miles up the road. Formerly known as "Woody's", they are now associated with an RV and cabin establishment. I think you need to call ahead and there is a $5 fee. Details here:…See More
Feb 5
Profile IconBrad Hawkins, Tony Roach, Kevin Sprague and 4 more joined VW Camper Family
Feb 5
Kathy & Mike Marlow commented on John LaTorre's event Superbowl Weekend Campout at Rio Vista
"We had such a fun time. So nice to see our first Westy friends and make new VWCamper Family friends. I look forward to next year and bumping into everyone anywhere until then. Thanks for the smile on my face and the warmth in my heart as we drove…"
Feb 5
Joe commented on John LaTorre's event Superbowl Weekend Campout at Rio Vista
"Also, it looks like we either have gained five new regulars (or we have scared off five people)."
Feb 5
regis101 commented on John LaTorre's event Superbowl Weekend Campout at Rio Vista
"May your path be well lit and your life be bright.   I do believe they are your lanterns.  Santa said so. My voice is still a bit raspy but I'll survive.  Another day or so.  This flu has been a rough one."
Feb 5
John LaTorre commented on John LaTorre's event Superbowl Weekend Campout at Rio Vista
"Adding my thanks to everybody who braved the weather to hang with us. We'll see you at the next one, Westywoman and Regis and Bruce. (And Regis, your candle lanterns were well used at Mike's Clone of Doom.)"
Feb 5
Kris Hansen commented on John LaTorre's event Superbowl Weekend Campout at Rio Vista
"The weather was nice, and the people better.  Thanks everyone for making this another excellent gathering. :)"
Feb 5
 
 
 

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