Category: VW T5 California and conversions

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Happy Campers – Liz, Ian and ‘Snowy’

Liz and Ian are keen campervan owners, having previously owned a converted VW T4 Multivan. When they needed a van that could be insured for business purposes they swapped the Multivan for a brand new VW California Beach, spending their kids’ inheritance in the process !  The Beach has a similar layout but with many more features.  Being experienced owners, Liz has been kitting … Read More Happy Campers – Liz, Ian and ‘Snowy’

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Happy Campers – Richard and ‘The Bus’

  Richard and his family swapped their caravan and tow car for a converted VW Transporter camper van and haven’t looked back.  They use it for family holidays elsewhere in Europe as well as weekends in the UK. “The Bus” is also Richard’s daily vehicle.  They’ve already explored the south of France and are eyeing up Norway – to see the northern lights – … Read More Happy Campers – Richard and ‘The Bus’

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Happy Campers – Geert, Mia and ‘Basilio’

  Geert and Mia live in Belgium and named their VW California ‘Basilio’ after their grandson, Basiel.  They settled on a Cali for its convenience and love the flexibility of being able to wild camp away from campsites.  Theirs is a well-equipped 4Motion camper and they particularly appreciate the additional accessories they have specified.  And their van is clearly a ‘keeper’ since they fully … Read More Happy Campers – Geert, Mia and ‘Basilio’

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Happy Campers: Anita and ‘Gwyn’

  Anita and her growing family took the plunge and opted for a bespoke VW camper van conversion last year, which they helped design themselves.  They love the convenience of having the van already packed up and ready to go at a moment’s notice, and so far have enjoyed family holidays and surfing trips in the UK and France. ‘Happy Campers’ is a series … Read More Happy Campers: Anita and ‘Gwyn’

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Happy Campers: Ewan and ‘Lydia’

A tent camper for many years, Ewan and family researched various camper van options before finally taking the plunge and buying a VW California in late 2010.  His Cali serves as his daily vehicle as well as the basis for spontaneous and planned trips around Scotland and beyond. ‘Happy Campers’ is a series of posts featuring camper vans and their owners.  It’s designed to offer … Read More Happy Campers: Ewan and ‘Lydia’

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Happy Campers: Richard, Nikki and ‘Stone174’

Nikki and Richard are both self-employed graphic designers and have inherited their passion for VW vans from their parents.  Theirs is a five-year story of converting a basic T5 panel van into a ‘no compromise’, unique camper with all mod cons. ‘Happy Campers’ is a series of posts featuring camper vans and their owners.  It’s designed to offer advice and inspiration to new and existing … Read More Happy Campers: Richard, Nikki and ‘Stone174’

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Happy Campers: Mark, Jo and ‘Blossom’

‘Blossom’ is a brand new VW California SE used on a daily basis by Mark, Jo and their family.  They love the appeal of just ‘getting away’, giving them much-needed quality time as a family. ‘Happy Campers’ is a series of posts featuring camper vans and their owners.  It’s designed to offer advice and inspiration to new and existing camper van owners – featuring … Read More Happy Campers: Mark, Jo and ‘Blossom’

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Happy Campers: Babs and Rich in vanplusfour

Rich converted a long wheelbase T5 panel van into a bespoke camper for Babs, Rich and their three Border collies.  They are no-frills campers, happiest to have spontaneous trips away off-grid and off-wifi. ‘Happy Campers’ is a series of posts featuring camper vans and their owners.  It’s designed to offer advice and inspiration to new and existing camper van owners – featuring members of the … Read More Happy Campers: Babs and Rich in vanplusfour