Tents for Breadloaves — Volkswagen Campmobile

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H ere’s the prototypical Jungian wet-dream image of baywindow eschatology, courtesy of Joe Chanin.

I go out on a limb and say the Westfalia conversion is the VW product that seemed to getting more practical after year. The seats and got roomier and less view-obstructing, and the double bed introduced in 1974 is a godsend!

S o it goes with the introduced in 1967 for the second-generation this version was the most yet. It has a boot that snugly against the side of bus, and — finally a floor! No more wet feet it rains. This one makes a nice shelter that seen them used as camping tents by people who even know what a was! (Or people like me sold their thrashed but can’t let go of the tent — I mine for three days in the Keys back in ’94; way cool next to the Prelude. -)

T he blue and yellow color from the Big Top is repeated on this although the front flap as colorful. The frame is now on the outside, and of 28 interconnecting poles. Once set up the frame, the tent hangs it with over two dozen plastic hooks — hanging up a weird shower ( Note: you don’t clip the hooks to the metal frame they go over the frame and down to hook through the grommets on the tent!). Generous covers the front door and windows, while the front doubles as a nice awning to out sunshine and rain.

( N ote: As pointed out by Sami and others on the vanagon list, it rains you must undo a of the plastic hooks or else will pool on the roof as I found out on Bahia Honda Also, Larry Clark (no of Seattle reports finding one of with a rain fly with so that it fits over the and the grommets slip onto the pins. I’ve never this in any of the pix or manuals, though.) Lukey says he’s the tent, too — and that has since sold it to Susan one of my references for these pages. asked Susan for pix if possible.

T he floor is 6’6 by 9’8, plenty of room for extra or gear storage. When you away for a day trip, the camper-side up sung as any other cabin camping tent. There’s a length of beading sewn a flap that clips the rain gutter (assuming it become stiff!) to keep the dry. Handy storage complete the set.

T he orange photo is courtesy of Jack

T hanks to Jon Hathaway for this pic of a on the inside flap (the one you zip when the bus is away from the Note the curved corner are sharp) and the zippered window have no window here).

J on he was told by Bill Kline of VW Bus that this style was from ’72-’74 (date of stamp is inside to left of door on side canvas above floor/side seam, also be a round Inspectors and penciled inspected by initials). seen this stamp on tents.

I ‘ve noticed a variation in the peg loops that may be related to change, too. Later seem to have rubberized where the tent peg loops Can anyone clarify model for the Drive-Aways?

Jon also sends word of a rare find: a bag for this model that into the 68-73 roof Pics soon?

Dan Houg his own. Check out the pictures and here .

For another source of and fittings, visit CanopyMasters to Mark Van Dam).


G ood old Michael Heron sent me a bag of photos a while back, and to alert reader D. Axel I’ve finally identified one of the as a White Stag model. The here (along with the sheet supplied by Daniel) a good idea of the appearance and of this tent, which was a generic van tent rather strictly for VW. Like the Squareback

T here was a tent pictured on Haney’s Sportsmobile page (it has gone offline), but I’m not if it attaches to the vehicle. It was similar to the below (other photos on site suggested that White Stag made all the and/or Campertents. Anyone??).


T his picture is also Michael Heron, taken a 1977 brochure. Until I heard from Bill this one’s provenance was a to me.

N o longer. Meet Part No. ZVW 199 distributed by Volkswagen of America, From the copy of the 1973 manual sent by Bill:

Add a standing, 90 square foot room to your Volkswagen in Specially designed, Campertent add a separate bedroom or family to your Volkswagen. Also as a base camp to hold campsite when Volkswagen is for that trip to the country or sightseeing. Rear of Campertent is for easy attachment to Volkswagen. A flap affords privacy Volkswagen and Campertent when

Campertent has large screened and front windows with privacy flaps. Seven ceiling enhances roomy Reinforced vinyl floor is in. Approximately 90 square foot, x 9’6 floor area. net weight 50 pounds.

F urther from Bill:

Many who bought the regular passenger back then (and would still like to their families out camping, and to buy the sliding door mounted style tents to use with normal Busses to make more functional while or on vacation. I believe VW had these made for those folks in as well as for the folks who initially Westfalia’s but didn’t opt for the Westy In fact, your website brochure photo [the one above — jc] shows it on a ’77 Westfalia Campmobile. seen it marketed in Bubble Bus VW accessory pamphlets. This would be very correct for the VW as well as very functional for any In fact, they are much than the ’68 and up Westfalia

T he instructions and parts list/diagram give you enough information to one and find out what’s missing.

A few years ago, H arris described a tent that to the rear end of a non-camper VW van. It an extension to the rear luggage that makes a bed behind the seat.

M eanwhile, this was sent to me by alert reader Dan who said:

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