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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Upcoming VW campouts & events:

Bus City X

May 18, 2018 at 3pm to May 20, 2018 at 1pm

TrainSpotting 9-2018: Northern California

June 8, 2018 to June 10, 2018

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Vanlifers Documentary Movie 1 Reply

Started by Armando Costantino in Uncategorized. Last reply by Kevin Hibbs Dec 26, 2018.

Name this Part 2 Replies

Started by Angela in Sample Title. Last reply by Louis Schipper Aug 2, 2018.

Body work in San Francisco? 3 Replies

Started by Tyler Davidson in Uncategorized. Last reply by Joel Bubeck Jun 8, 2018.

Tow Bar for 1978 Bus 2 Replies

Started by Charles Verbeck in Sample Title. Last reply by regis101 Jan 25, 2018.

Senior Lifetime Pass rates going up 1 Reply

Started by John LaTorre in Uncategorized. Last reply by Gene Burris Aug 10, 2017.

VanAlert App - New! 2 Replies

Started by Craig & Barbara in Uncategorized. Last reply by westywoman Aug 7, 2017.

Tandem Rack for a 72 Westy 1 Reply

Started by neil rubinstein in Uncategorized. Last reply by Lyle Beaulac Jul 25, 2017.

URGENT: The future of VWCamperFamily.com 30 Replies

Started by Big Blue's Driver in Uncategorized. Last reply by regis101 Jan 17, 2017.

Merry Christmas to all

Started by Craig & Barbara in Uncategorized Dec 18, 2016.

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Craig & Barbara posted a status
"Anyone home?"
Wednesday
Craig & Barbara posted a status
"No Bus City get together this year?"
Jan 11
Joe commented on Joe's event 4/20 campout
"We need to use the stock pot, but please don't give away my half of our campsite!"
Jan 9
Kathy & Mike Marlow commented on Joe's event 4/20 campout
"I hear there might be a bit of room in site #39 per my hubby.  We’d love to join in and we can bring an extra large stock pot.  Comes with a can opener.  Look forward to seeing everyone, Kathy & Mike"
Jan 6
Kathy & Mike Marlow is attending Joe's event
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4/20 campout at Lake Solano County Park

April 19, 2019 at 2pm to April 21, 2019 at 11am
Join us on 4/20 day!We will be camping again at Lake Solano County Park campground, which is technically in Winters, but somewhat closer to Vacaville. You'll need to try and reserve a site for yourself (and maybe your pal) in the range of sites from #39 to 45. That's the main VW area.If those run out, then consider snagging sites 8,9,10 or 11. PLEASE SHARE YOUR SITE. Or don't. No worries.This campground is easy to get to, has a swell nature center, fishing opportunities and has unabashed roaming peacocks. Saturday night will feature PANTRY-RAID CHILI!!-----------------------------------------------------------------------Important notes: PLEASE READ!(1.) This campground LOCKS ITS GATES at 9:00 pm. If you do not arrive before they lock the gates, you will be camping outside the gate until the following morning.(2.) Although this event occurs on 4/20 day, it must be pointed out that all Solano County Campgrounds are smoke-free and they're quite serious about that.Discretion…See More
Jan 6
Gene Burris commented on Joe's event 4/20 campout
"Hang in there, Bryce & Kathy, someone will pop up and share."
Jan 6
Joe liked Pete Forchini's photo
Jan 4
Shelby is attending westywoman's event
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TrainSpotting 10-2019: Northern California at Twain, CA off Highway 70 near Quincy

May 31, 2019 to June 2, 2019
For information on the Hallsted campground, the recreation.gov link is below:https://www.recreation.gov/camping/hallsted/r/campgroundDetails.do?contractCode=NRSO&parkId=70560The 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…See More
Dec 27, 2018
Shelby is attending John LaTorre's event
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Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout at Sandy Beach Park, on the Sacramento River

February 1, 2019 at 1pm to February 3, 2019 at 2pm
Our annual escape from Superbowl Madness. It will be our usual set-up .... wine, food, companionship (bring the wine and bring or buy the wood). Also, musical instruments are welcome, and maybe we can jam a little.Friday night is pizza night ... bring your little Coleman camp ovens or use ours, and make and bake an 8" pizza. (You provide ingredients, of course.)Saturday will probably bring the return of our culinary potluck/contest with anything eligible that is usually served in a bowl ...chili, soup, whatever.Party Central will be spot #4.  As usual, it will be rain or shine, and if it's rainy, the Tent of Doom, the Annex of Despair, and possible a few TOD clones will keep us all dry.See More
Dec 27, 2018
Profile IconShelby and Bruce are attending Joe's event
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4/20 campout at Lake Solano County Park

April 19, 2019 at 2pm to April 21, 2019 at 11am
Join us on 4/20 day!We will be camping again at Lake Solano County Park campground, which is technically in Winters, but somewhat closer to Vacaville. You'll need to try and reserve a site for yourself (and maybe your pal) in the range of sites from #39 to 45. That's the main VW area.If those run out, then consider snagging sites 8,9,10 or 11. PLEASE SHARE YOUR SITE. Or don't. No worries.This campground is easy to get to, has a swell nature center, fishing opportunities and has unabashed roaming peacocks. Saturday night will feature PANTRY-RAID CHILI!!-----------------------------------------------------------------------Important notes: PLEASE READ!(1.) This campground LOCKS ITS GATES at 9:00 pm. If you do not arrive before they lock the gates, you will be camping outside the gate until the following morning.(2.) Although this event occurs on 4/20 day, it must be pointed out that all Solano County Campgrounds are smoke-free and they're quite serious about that.Discretion…See More
Dec 27, 2018
Gene Burris commented on Joe's event 4/20 campout
"For lack of a better looking choice, I will share with Bruce in #41 ??"
Dec 26, 2018
Kevin Hibbs replied to Armando Costantino's discussion Vanlifers Documentary Movie
"Nice documentary. I am currently living the van life. Following the sun to nice resorts to work for 4-5 months (I'm a bartender) and then on to the next. I love it ."
Dec 26, 2018
Levente Martelyi might attend Joe's event
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4/20 campout at Lake Solano County Park

April 19, 2019 at 2pm to April 21, 2019 at 11am
Join us on 4/20 day!We will be camping again at Lake Solano County Park campground, which is technically in Winters, but somewhat closer to Vacaville. You'll need to try and reserve a site for yourself (and maybe your pal) in the range of sites from #39 to 45. That's the main VW area.If those run out, then consider snagging sites 8,9,10 or 11. PLEASE SHARE YOUR SITE. Or don't. No worries.This campground is easy to get to, has a swell nature center, fishing opportunities and has unabashed roaming peacocks. Saturday night will feature PANTRY-RAID CHILI!!-----------------------------------------------------------------------Important notes: PLEASE READ!(1.) This campground LOCKS ITS GATES at 9:00 pm. If you do not arrive before they lock the gates, you will be camping outside the gate until the following morning.(2.) Although this event occurs on 4/20 day, it must be pointed out that all Solano County Campgrounds are smoke-free and they're quite serious about that.Discretion…See More
Dec 20, 2018
Bryce & Kathy commented on Joe's event 4/20 campout
"Greetings, is there anyone with a site who'd be willing to share with Kathy and myself? We'd certainly pay for our share of it. We'd be in our '67 tintop Westfalia. Likely we'd use a tent for sleeping, but we also have a…"
Dec 17, 2018
Bryce & Kathy might attend Joe's event
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4/20 campout at Lake Solano County Park

April 19, 2019 at 2pm to April 21, 2019 at 11am
Join us on 4/20 day!We will be camping again at Lake Solano County Park campground, which is technically in Winters, but somewhat closer to Vacaville. You'll need to try and reserve a site for yourself (and maybe your pal) in the range of sites from #39 to 45. That's the main VW area.If those run out, then consider snagging sites 8,9,10 or 11. PLEASE SHARE YOUR SITE. Or don't. No worries.This campground is easy to get to, has a swell nature center, fishing opportunities and has unabashed roaming peacocks. Saturday night will feature PANTRY-RAID CHILI!!-----------------------------------------------------------------------Important notes: PLEASE READ!(1.) This campground LOCKS ITS GATES at 9:00 pm. If you do not arrive before they lock the gates, you will be camping outside the gate until the following morning.(2.) Although this event occurs on 4/20 day, it must be pointed out that all Solano County Campgrounds are smoke-free and they're quite serious about that.Discretion…See More
Dec 17, 2018
KampnKing commented on John LaTorre's event Annual Soup Or Bowl Campout
"So the current line-up is: 3  Marlows 4  John - Party Central 14  Gene & Bruce 15  Corey, Sophie & Joe 19  Kampnking"
Dec 16, 2018
 
 
 

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