Volkswagen Vanagon T3 Westfalia

Camper vanFrederick, MD
4 guests
Sleeps 4
14.9 ft. long
Pet friendly
Offers delivery

We're excited to share our 1986 Westfalia "Brown Bear"! This vanagon has been lovingly restored and upgraded over the past 3 years. A new Subaru engine, transmission, brakes, tires wheels and basically everything else you can think of has been replaced. This van is ready for exploring the Shenandoah Valley or the Appalachian mountains! What's includedFull cook kit is included with the van rental. Just add your food and Beer and go! We provide two camping chairs, an outdoor mat, and a 12volt fridge cooler that will run off the 100ah lithium house battery for days!An 8’x8’ ARB awning provides protection from the sun and the rain when camping.The Van has several USB A and C ports to keep all your devices charged.Head to for more information on the vans and the destinations around the Maryland area.
RecommendationsFrederick MD is situated on the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains just north of Harpers Ferry and about an hour north of Skyline Drive and Shenandoah National Park. To the north lies Gettysburg and Michaux State Forest in PA, which is about an hour's drive away. Frederick is a fantastic jumping-off point with its own unique charm and vibrant dining and brewery scene. Other things to noteThis van has a manual transmission so you must be proficient at operating a manual to rent this van!But really, we will be going on a drive with you to make sure you and the transmission get along.


1986 Westfalia T3 Westfalia
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 seatbelts
  • Fresh water: 12 gal
  • Fuel capacity: 12 gal
  • Gray water: 4 gal


  • Electric hookup
  • Stove
  • Kitchen sink
  • Dining table
  • Heater

Rules and policies

  • Pet friendly
  • No music festivals
  • No tailgating
  • No smoking
  • Mileage: 125 free miles / day
24/7 roadside assistance
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Roadside assistance on every rental, plus help planning your trip or operating the RV.

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Availability and rates

There’s a 2 night minimum stay

  • Weekly (7+ nights): 10% off nightly rate
  • Monthly (28+ nights): 20% off nightly rate

Meet your host, Besty Westy

Member since 2021

You’ve found Besty Westy, the best way to travel! We provide you with fully outfitted VW vans to explore what the East Coast has to offer. Whether heading to Shenandoah National Park, Assateague Island, the Eastern Shore of MD, and so much more, you’ll be able to check off bucket list items while traveling in your unique home for the adventure. We cannot wait to make your trip the best it can be!

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Christian M.

June 20245

Besty Westy was great to work with from booking all the way through drop-off. The van was clean and had everything you need for a memorable weekend.

Nic B.

November 20235

Amazing rental so fun! And communication was great!

Molly K.

October 20235

This was a great experience!

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Adam L.

August 20235

Camping with Besty Westy was pleasure, begining to end!
Picking up with Rachel and Lee was a breeze: Lee went through all instructions to drive, setup, and live in the camper, followed by a short test-drive to demonstrate we could handle Besty's raw, manual transmission power (we could!). It was a three hour drive to Shenandoah National Park via the Thorton's Gap Entrance, mostly on country roads, which Besty handled easily. At the heat of the day the lack of air-conditioning was both authentic and a bit sweaty, but fun: with the windows wide open, the country air whipping through the cabin, and the FM radio blasting over the sounds of the road, we found ourselves back on the road-trips from our childhood .
Arriving at the park, the steep incline leading to the park wasn't a problem at all for the newly replaced engine, and in no time we were driving along Skyline drive.
At our campsite, at Big Meadows, we had no trouble setting up the pop-top, and awning. There was also plenty of storage, both for food, equipment, and clothing. Our family of 2 adults, 2 kids, and puppy fit with no issue. All the amenities in the camper worked without issue, as did all the flatware, utensils, and cooking equipment. The sleeping arrangements were cozy; the kids had plenty of room in the pop tent up top, but down in the main bed, my wife and I were more shoulder-to-shoulder than we're used to, but way more comfortable than a tent on the ground, and considerably easier to setup. The sheets, blankets and pillows Rachel provided for us were clean, soft, and plenty warm for our late-summer evening.
On the return trip we were surprised by the fuel economy this old girl gave us; we made it almost 200 miles before needing to fill-up. And again, the drive was easy, and as much as part of the adventure as the camping itself. Rachel met us again to check in the vehicle and we were back in our own car home after less than thirty minutes: effortless from beginning to end.
Thanks to Rachel and Lee for sharing their passion restoration project with our family - we'll never forget our weekend experience with Besty Westy!

5 Photos submitted by Adam L.

Raymond N.

August 20235

Everything was as promised. The owners are friendly and easy to deal with. The camper is in good shape, and was nicely equipped with cooking utensils, propane, etc. Sheets and pillows were provided. No mechanical problems with the camper.

David M.

July 20235


Frederick, Maryland

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