I Totally Want to Win This VW Bus

The very first car I remember my parents owning was a red Volkswagen Westfalia Camper. We lived in San Francisco and San Rafael during that time and I’ve got a lot of fond memories of that van. On weekends we’d go camping up and down the California coast and I can even remember sitting on my dad’s lap turning the wheel. You might say it was the first car I ever drove. I wish I had a photo to show you, but those have been lost in time.

One memorable trip was making the final trip on our move to San Rafael from San Francisco. My dad loaded up the camper with everything including a fish tank and we’d just crossed the Golden Gate Bridge and had almost made it up the Waldo Grade when the engine blew. My brothers and I got our first tow truck ride that day. I know the fish survived, but I can’t remember how they got to our new home. It was 1971.

I live near Sacramento now and my own kids are 12 and 9. I’d love to give them adventures in an old camper like that – well maybe not quite like that one, but you never know right? My kids are pretty used to the comfortable luxury of modern cars – so a little spoiled. I’ve probably gotten a bit spoiled too, but I’ve not lost my taste for a little adventure.

I think if I won WANDXR Sabrina and Jimmy’s VW Bus I’d be able to continue the adventure that bus has had with my family. I’d totally want to blog our adventures up and down the California Coast and our adventures into California’s Gold Country.  We’d get to live a part-time family-style vanlife like the one I remember my dad gave us. Might toughen my kids up a bit too and give them great childhood memories.

The giveaway ends on January 18, 2019 AT 7.00 PM PST. So there’s still a little time to enter this VW Bus Giveaway. You can choose to enter two different ways.

  • Free Entry – send a postcard mailed to Sabrina and Jimmy. For details on this option just follow the instructions you find in section 3 of their Terms and Conditions page. You can enter only once by mail.
  • Buy WANDXR Post Cards – You can enter as many times as you like this way, but it’s a paid entry per postcard. When you buy their postcards you’re helping to support their continued travel vlog. They also give back to the environment, animals, and humanitarian causes with every purchase.

If I win my first adventure will be bringing it home to Sacramento from Los Angeles. I don’t plan to take the normal route either, and will vlog the adventure.

My fingers are crossed. Good luck on your entry!

Enter for a chance to win the WANDXR Sabrina and Jimmy’s VW Bus.

Happier Camper

The HC1 can be pulled by virtually any vehicle. It’s lightweight, aerodynamic, maneuverable, and stylish. The HC1 is built from the finest materials, including long-lasting bonded fiberglass interior and exterior hulls. The dual hulls create extraordinary strength, insulation, and longevity. But it’s the Adaptiv™ modular interior that really sets the HC1 apart. Easily configure and reconfigure the interior in matter of minutes to fit a variety of needs, from camping to hauling, guest quarters to pop-up office.” – Happier Camper

Learn more on the Happier Camper website. Follow them on Facebook & Twitter. Scroll down to see more.

Aerodynamic Travel Trailer with a Retractable Roof

The trailer has a retractable roof that creates an aerodynamic shape, which gives the Alto a drag ratio 75% lower than a traditional travel trailer. When the roof is closed the Alto has an exterior height of only 2,10m (83″) and can therefore fit nicely inside a garage.” – Living in a Shoebox

Read and see more at Living in a Shoebox

Before & After: A 1950s Camper Gets A Makeover

Ms. Kitto recently purchased an old, beaten-up Midway 1959 “canned ham” camper. Although the vehicle had certainly seen better years, Taylor was determined to return it to its former glory. With a fresh coat of paint and a few choice fixtures, she was able to do that and more!” – Max at Design*Sponge

See more of this Before & After: A 1950s Camper Gets A Stylish Overhaul

Bowlus Road Chief

The Bowlus Road Chief was originally designed by Hawley Bowlus. Hawley was an aircraft and glider designer who worked on planes like the Spirit of St. Louis. Piloted by Charles Lindberg, this was the first airplane to fly across the Atlantic Ocean, which was made possible by crafting the lightest plane possible.

Hawley applied what he knew about ultralight aircraft design to travel trailers including work on the Airstream and his own Road Chief. Only 80 of his Road Chief travel trailers were made by Hawley beginning back in 1934. The Great Depression pushed Hawley back into aircraft design work.

Now this classic trailer is being brought back with modern enhancements. It’s a little longer, taller, and wider but still under 2000 pounds!

The only disadvantage is the price tag – $100,000. But before succumbing to sticker shock, take look at the galley kitchen and the other clever space & weight saving elements. This exclusive trailer design could be an inspiration to any tiny owner/builder.

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Visit the Bowlus Road Chief website for more details…