VW Camper Family

A camping forum for VW bus and camper owners.


VW women (For Women only!)

Open to all Women owners or drivers who love their VWs and would like to share their stories, tips and lessons with other women.
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Latest Activity: Aug 25, 2022


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Discussion Forum

Introduction 2 Replies

Hi Ladies:Mary Lou Atkins here. I live up in the beautiful Santa Cruz Mountains between San Jose, CA and the coastal town of Santa Cruz. What more could you ask for: surrounded by tall, majestic…Continue

Started by Mary Lou Atkins. Last reply by Andrea Brand-Sanchez Aug 25, 2022.

Looking for women campers in the Southern New England area

Hello VW enthusiasts,My name is Mary and I have been a VW bus owner for over 30 years. Currently, I am on my 3rd VW, a lovely 1987 Westie. I recently moved back to the east coast where I am…Continue

Started by Mary Forman Aug 1, 2020.


Here's a suggested outline for introducing yourself to others in the group. Look forward to getting to know you.Hi, I'm _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ (name)1. I own/drive a VW type .....2. First VW purchase…Continue

Tags: YesWeCan, Dreams, '1971, Bay', window

Started by Carole & the 'YesWeCanCamperVan'. Last reply by Paula Whitney Sep 26, 2016.

WHICH DO YOU PREFER - this group or Facebook VW Women's group? 10 Replies

Hi everyone, After I set up the Facebook VW women group, it became obvious that many members liked that better, judging from the amount of interaction in that space by members and posts from others…Continue

Started by Carole & the 'YesWeCanCamperVan'. Last reply by Cikan Vuz Feb 7, 2015.

Comment Wall

Comment by Kathleen Hines on June 20, 2011 at 11:13am
Sorry just replying now I'm here :... Bus has beEn in body shop for 14 months been so sad about it :( guess we picked the wrOng body guy caused I think he's really lazy and dragging this project out looking forward to getting my Clementine bAck
Comment by Carole & the 'YesWeCanCamperVan' on June 20, 2011 at 2:56pm
Hi Kathleen Sorry to hear tabout Clementine  14 months is a long time to be missing your camper. Was it a repair, restoration project? And where is your body shop guy? Should we be wary?
Comment by Terry Stricklin on June 20, 2011 at 6:46pm

I am not sure. If we all lived close it would be wonderful to have a girls camp out. Of course that is not a possibility. I do enjoy reading everyone's comments and knowing that I am possibly not the only single woman who owns a Vanagon. Maybe we should just ask the group what they feel the mission of the group should be. I do not have any suggestions of hand.


Comment by Mary Phillips on August 5, 2012 at 11:57pm

Greetings! I have a 1987 VW Westfalia. Got it back in 1999. Have done repairs here and there. I call her the Stealth Vagon. Still have some maintenance to do on her, but she's road trip ready. Have explored a many of roads already with her and dogs as co-pilot's. Past due for another road trip. Looking forward to sharing and finding other VW Camper like minded individuals. Would enjoy going with others VWs camping somewhere.

Comment by Janna Jacobson on August 6, 2012 at 8:41am

Looks like lots of west coasters on here!  Would be fun to try to plan a west coast get together. Thoughts??

Comment by Carole & the 'YesWeCanCamperVan' on April 3, 2013 at 7:29pm

Hi Janna, I am hoping to meet up with a VW woman from Florida in the San Luis Obispo area around 25 April. Her bus is stored near there. I am in London right now and my 71 Westy is stored in Corona, CA. Where are you? Want to do some driving together? I am relocating to CA.

Comment by Carole & the 'YesWeCanCamperVan' on April 3, 2013 at 7:32pm

Hi Everyone, Mostly we converse on Facebook and visits here are few and far between. Let me know if you'd like to join the facebook VW Woman group, by visiting my facebook account at http://www.facebook.com/carole.brown1 and messaging me. 

Comment by Robyn Kerr on May 19, 2016 at 3:15pm
Hi, I just joined after searching online for VW camper women! Sharon and I are in our early 60s, live in NorCal between SF and Yosemite NP, and are proud owners of a 1990 Westy currently undergoing some restoration and upgrades. We'll soon hit the road again and hope to meet more like-minded active women who are into camping, hiking, kayaking, exploring, etc.
Comment by Michelle on May 19, 2016 at 3:55pm
Hi Robyn and Carol,
We own a eurovan so we aren't as cool as you guys, but we are in Turlock (maybe near you Robyn?) and have camped out over 20 times since buying our vehicle 2 years ago. We have two kids that love camping too (the kids were why went went with eurovan and not bus.). We are often up for weekend get aways so let us know if you want company. And I completely understand not wanting the kid factor on some trips. Not offended! But sometimes they provide great entertainment, especially when they aren't your own.
Hope to see you around,
Michelle (and melanie)
Comment by Robyn Kerr on May 20, 2016 at 10:16am

Hello, everyone, Sharon and I just joined under my name. We are proud and grateful owners of a 1990 Westy currently undergoing some restoration and upgrades for another 26 years of camping road trips.  Soon "Newton" (short for Farfig Newton, so named for the VW slogan popular in 1990) will be ready to hit the road and we're looking forward to linking up with active, like-minded women who enjoy camping, hiking, biking, kayaking, exploring, etc.  Newton is my 3rd Vanagon/Westy since 1974.  We are in our early 60s and live a in NorCal town right smack between SF and Yosemite.  Soon as I figure out how to post a pic, I will.


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