VW Westfalia Camping Van & Microbus Conversions
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You have reached the ultimate authority site on Volkswagen Type 2 "VW Bus" (T2) Westfalia Camping vans and campervan conversions. VW Bus Camper focuses on vintage Volkswagen Type 2 (T2) microbuses made from 1968 to 1979 for the US market. The buses covered on this site are both the factory directed Westfalia or "Westy" camping van along with camper van conversions of buses from that era.
If you are looking for newer, modern VW campervans made on the Eurovan Transporter T5 platform; check out VW Eurovan Camper. Early model T1 or "Split-Window" campers are very rare and not covered on this website. If you are looking to purchase one of these you can search eBay, AutoTrader Classics or RV Trader.
VWBusCamper.com is designed to be the best and most concise resource online for VW Type 2 (T2) Microbus Campers. The scope of the site has been limited to these specific model years and to only the Westfalia camping van and conversions in order to serve the growing vintage VW bus RV enthusiast market.
The primary goal of this site is to consolidate and display US Craigslist Ads for VW Bus Campers from these model years. If your mission is to find a vintage VW Camping Van or Microbus Conversion than start on our VW Bus Camper For Sale page; there you will find ads segmented by model year and by state.
For those visitors looking to find VW Bus Camper Parts, check out our parts page for places to buy used and salvage original OEM parts along with new remanufactured and aftermarket accessories online. We have also included a page with three specific manuals for the following topics.
- How to Convert a Volkswagen Bus or Van to Camper
- How to Restore a Volkswagen Bus
- 1968 - 1979 Volkswagen Bus Camper Van Performance
Check out our VW Bus Manual page for more about these books and how to buy.
We also provide a comprehensive yet brief overview of both the Volkswagen Type 2 (T2) and Westfalia Camping van along with period camper van conversions. Continue reading below to learn more about these topics.
Volkswagon Type 2 (T2)
The second generation T2 was launched in late 1967 for model year 1968. The VW Type 2 T2 was produced for the US market in Germany until 1979 in which during that timeframe it went through many minor modifications and cosmetic face lifts. Pre 1971 models are commonly known as T2a or Early Bay models while 1972 through 1979 models are known as T2b or Late Bay. The distinct changes with the second generation VW Microbus was the abandonment of the iconic split front window from previous models. This was substituted with a large bay window thus the use of the word Bay in the previous nicknames. Other major changes included a larger size and engine along with half-shaft axles fitted with constant velocity joints. This allows for a higher ride height without camber issues.
Westfalia Camping Van
Westfalia camping van known as the "Westy" were popular factory variants where Volkswagen contracted the Westfalia-werke company in Rheda-Wiedenbrück. Westfalia was the official camper van conversion company for Volkswagen and produced thousands of bus campers with the trademark Westfalia roof and interior. They started converting VW buses into campers with the first generation T1 and continued until 2003.
Besides Westfalia other companies over the years have produced VW Buses converted into camper vans. This was also a common practice for private owners. Each one of these conversions are custom and suited to the individual owner's needs. Check out our Manuals page for a comprehensive DIY guide on how to do this.
Listed below are the top ten states where Volkswagen Microbuses are the most sought after in the US. See our For Sale page for current VW Camping Microbuses for sale.Top Ten States in US
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