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Latest Activity: Jun 20, 2022

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Roadside Friendship 4 Replies

Back in the 90's there was a VW club in Cali that gave out a little paper back book to members to keep in your glove compartment that had "on the road travel" member contacts. People and shops in…Continue

Started by Les Paw. Last reply by Les Paw Mar 28, 2013.

Is there already a SoCal VW Camper Group formed?

I don't want to duplicate efforts.  I haven't been able to find any as of yet... but there are so many Westy's on the road down here!

Started by The Bustache Sep 13, 2011.

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Comment by Echo79 on January 27, 2012 at 8:00am

How did this go?

Comment by Michael J. on January 27, 2012 at 8:04am
Our first meeting went well...

Provide us your name, email, city, interests, bus name & photo if possible. We will add you to our list of members and keep you posted.

Michael J.
Comment by Echo79 on January 27, 2012 at 1:17pm

:-)  ok... I'm Pat.  radugat@hotmail.com  I live in Walnut, CA and am involved in a lot of activities at church, practice Filipino Martial Arts and even at 50+ I still want to learn how to surf.  My bus is a '79 non-deluxe Westy and her name Echo.  I've got six pics in my profile but will work on adding more. 


I wish I could've met with everyone at the first meet in MDR and/or PDR but I've got 60 psi compress. on #1 so I'm saving $$$ to replace the head(s)... It's a bummer because I LOVE driving her, especially to the beach with my wife and 3 Yorkies.

In the 70's I loved backpacking/camping in the Sierras with the church youth group.  They carted us around in a VW bus.  Maybe that's where the desire came from. 

So, I "sold" my wife on the idea of getting one by renting a Westy from Bill at Vintage Surfari (Honu Li'u) for her birthday week.  On the last rental day we woke up with the surfers riding waves at South Carlsbad SB.  It was a brisk, sunny morning having breakfast and coffee off the burners with pop-top up.  Cleaned up the fire pit and headed for our last destination which was in the snow at Julian so that we could pick up a few apple pies.  We returned My wife loved it so much that by the time we got back home in our car she said "We're getting a bus!" even before I turned off the car.

Comment by Gene Burris on December 28, 2012 at 10:43am

Hi, I live in Los Osos, and have camping with the Camper Family. I am looking for some campers closer to my area to camp with also.

Comment by Robert Sotelo on January 6, 2013 at 10:40am

Robert from Mojave, CA  bajaman73@gmail.com I have a 72 Transporter. No name yet :( Also have a 73 Baja (aka Booger) that we play with in the desert and go camping. I'll figure out how to put pics in my gallery.

Comment by Les Paw on March 25, 2013 at 10:37am
Hey, my name is Les, from Tehachapi, Ca, and I'm new to the forum (March 24th 2013)I have a 1969 VW Camper (Dormobile) and I'm looking forward to future events and camp outs. Does this group have a Facebook page?
Comment by William D. Pool on March 20, 2014 at 11:06am

Howdy! I'm all about meeting other VW folk in the area! I need more VW weekend pals =)

Comment by Simone, Brian, and Sierra on November 10, 2014 at 6:59pm
If you plan one to Big Sur, it's a place we've been wanting to check out. I heard it's beautiful. Summer is the best time for us to have the time to explore. Hopefully, it will be kid and (small) dog friendly. :)
Comment by Robert Sotelo on June 20, 2022 at 1:34pm

North East of LA. ALWAYS ready to camp!


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