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.
JOIN US WHEREVER YOU ARE IN THE WORLD. Please introduce yourself & tell us your location: town, state + countr

Location: Global
Members: 87
Latest Activity: Aug 25, 2022


We look forward to hearing from you.

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 Carole & the 'YesWeCanCamperVan' on November 16, 2010 at 11:12am
Hello new members - PLEASE INTRODUCE YOURSELF if you have not done so already and feel free to add a new discussion topic or read the above notes on this comments wall and reply to something here.
I'm trying to recruit new members, can you help by posting a note on your Facebook Wall?
Cheers, Carole
Comment by Laura Anne on November 16, 2010 at 1:51pm
hello everybody~ I am Laura, I drive "Lenny"... I restored him from sitting around rusting away under a tarp and now my boyfriend and I are driving him to California! He has had some rough spots along the way but he is running perfectly now. I could not have done it without the help and constant support from my boyfriend Trey~ we both share in the work, but I did most of the aesthetics. :D

Glad to be here and meet everyone! :)
Comment by Carole & the 'YesWeCanCamperVan' on November 16, 2010 at 2:04pm
Hi Laura, Sounds great. Where did you start? How many miles so far/to go?
Best of luck, Carole
Comment by Terry Stricklin on November 16, 2010 at 4:00pm
Hi, I am Terry. I live in Toledo OH with my Gypsy Woman, a 1984 Vanagon. She was born in Germany (imagine that !!) and raised in the So. CA desert. I was a bit worried about driving her from Riverside CA to Toledo OH. but we made it with just a few burps and bumps. The "Gypsy" is amazing. She is the apple of my kids and grand kids eye. I am hopelessly in love and having the time of my life. We recently spent the weekend on Kelly's Island (in Lake Erie) for the VW camp out. I am so happy to find out there are other female VW lovers. Thanks for forming the club and inviting , me to join !!
Comment by Carole & the 'YesWeCanCamperVan' on November 16, 2010 at 5:14pm
Hello ladies, it's so nice to hear from everyone.
Later we will not be able to find all these introductions on this comments wall, so I've created a place all the intros' can be kept together and separate. Therefore could you kindly go to the 'Discussion forum' at the top and click on the 'INTRODUCTIONS' topic and follow the request in the first post? Depending on how many posts there are before you, you may have to click 'Next' at bottom of page to get to the message box and enter your details.
P.S. If you cannot find the INTRODUCTIONS topic, click here or paste this .. http://vwcamperfamily.ning.com/group/vwwomen/forum/topics/introduct...
Comment by Nancy Barrett on November 18, 2010 at 4:17am

I'm Nancy and I drive a 66 Type II green and white bus. It looks really cool, but it's not that comfortable for long trips. Now that Bush and Obama have ruined the economy, I need to sleep in my bus to save money when I go places. I sleep on the middle bench, which is not that wonderfully comfortable, especially since I'm a BBW. However, the price is right. I have a propane stove which I love, but it's not that convenient to pull it out and use it, especially when it's cold and/or windy. I would like to take out my middle seat and put in an actual bed of some sort, because I'm a little too tall to stretch out completely when I lie down. I use an ice chest to put my feet on when I sleep. I push the ice chest back in when I get in the bus, then I get situated on the bench. I push the ice chest towards the barn doors so my feet can lie on it. I used to use two ice chests and a lot of blankets to make a bed, but then I have to crawl in over it. And when I have to go to bathroom, I have to crawl out. Easier is to just have a place where to put my feet.
My mom sent me a female urinal from Harriet Carter, and it works fairly well. This makes it easy if it's cold. I don't have to get out in the cold, I can just empty it on the parking lot.
I bought a TV tray from WalMart for $10, my plan is to put my propane stove on it in my van so I can cook sitting inside the van.

Yours aye,

Comment by Kim Hayes on November 18, 2010 at 3:18pm
Hello, I am Kim. My buses' name is Betty she is a 71 wagon of some sort, not a camper but we have been camping in her since we got her almost 2 years ago. My family loves to camp in any form and we love to go to all the camp-outs here in the Southwest and meet up with other camping VW enthusiasts. Can't wait to chat with other female Vw enthusiasts! I see a lot of my friends aren't on here yet that also have busses so let me send out invites to them now!
Comment by Carole & the 'YesWeCanCamperVan' on November 18, 2010 at 4:04pm
Hi Kim, Welcome and thanks for inviting others! I am amazed we have over 20 women here already after less than one week. At this rate we could be having a VW Women conference :)
Please see the Discussion forum and my note called INTRODUCTIONS.
Cheers, Carole
Comment by Glynda Pawlik on November 20, 2010 at 7:42pm
Hi Tara & Al! Thanks! My husband decided on the colors & with my blessings he painted it himself. I've now uploaded some pics of the inside but I realized that I need to take some new pics. We've really done a lot to it since these were taken. btw, he did all the inside work too. Since these were taken we added bigger bumpers, raised it up, added a bull bar on the front, and a tire rack on the back. And.........added more posters and some pretty fine looking headliners! :) Anyway, we're having a good time with it. later.............Glynda
Comment by Carole & the 'YesWeCanCamperVan' on December 4, 2010 at 2:49pm
Howdie gals, Who is going to Buses by the Bridge? PLEASE POST YOUR ANSWER IN THE DISCUSSION FORUM 'BBB' AT TOP OF PAGE.
Also there you will see the place to introduce yourself. You can follow the guidelines or copy and paste what you wrote here on the COMMENT WALL. OK?


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