Volkswagen was one of the first manufacturers of the campervan. The VW campervan, also known as a minibus, was first introduced in 1950 and gained in popularity as an inexpensive way to take the family on vacation. In the 1950s, the Volkswagen campervan, also know as Type 2, was one of two car models produced by Volkswagen. The VW campervan is not only a classic but also holds iconic status in recent American history, as it was closely associated with the counter-culture of the 1970s.
The VW touring van inspired several imitations in the United States. Similar models came out from Ford, Chevy, and Dodge. However, the VW version remains the most widely recognized.
The VW campervan can be found either used or new. It was originally marketed as a family vehicle, and therefore was designed to sleep two adults and two children. New models now sleep up to four adults. In addition to sleeping quarters, VW campervans also have a small kitchen with a sink, gas stove, a small water tank to provide running water, and refrigerator. Some models also have satellite TV, wireless internet, pop up roof, sliding side door, privacy curtain, rotating front seat, large windows and extra cabinet space. They also come in several different color combinations.
The VW camper van has a few advantages over other RVs. First of all, it is far more affordable than your standard RV. Second, it can serve as a second vehicle for a family, in addition to being a vacation vehicle. Finally, it gets much better fuel economy than other RVs, making the overall cost much lower.
To find a used VW Campervan, begin with classifieds. You can also find vintage models in classic car magazines or from classic car dealers. Collector’s magazines are another good option. eBay and craigslist are other good options. Sometimes you can purchase VW mini bus and have it converted into a campervan, which is a good option if you want to customize the features.
If you decide to purchase a VW Conversion van, be sure to find proper insurance. Insuring a campervan is not the same as insuring a car, and you will need to find insurance that reflects that. Your policy should be similar to car insurance and home owner’s insurance combined. In addition to covering accidents, natural disasters, and personal effects, you also want a policy that offers 24/7 roadside assistance, emergency assistance, vacation liability and graffiti.