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Bluie - 1979 Volkswagen bus

Los AngelesCA


The best of both worlds! Bluie is a time capsule, and he's ready to take you on a trip back in time! There's nothing like the feeling of settling in for a nap in one of these old buses somewhere along the PCH, the breeze flowing through the windows as you relax. It sounds silly, but it's really like bringing your childhood fort to the beach :) Like many VW's, Bluie sat from the early 80's until I found him in around May of 2016. The original tent and interior are still perfect, and the original paint is still gorgeous. There are two beds, comfortable for two downstairs and two in the poptop. In addition, Bluie has a rebuilt motor, good brakes, new tires, and a perfectly functioning automatic transmission! I've also added a solar charged second battery that powers the lights, refrigerator, and sink pump. You'll be able to use the accessories in the van, and still start him and drive home when the trip is ready to end. There are seatbelts for five in Bluie, and pets can be considered on request - this is a vintage vehicle in original, excellent condition, so please understand that many requests for harder drives, boisterous breeds of dogs, etc., may not be a fit. For example, no Burning Man, no Coachella, no Joshua Tree in August, etc., Bluie has an official minimum rental of 5 days. We are happy to rent the van for fewer days than this minimum. However, please understand that due to the costs involved with maintaining and managing these buses, there is a sliding rate based on the length of your rental. Included below is a complete listing of our rental rates - the longer you go, the lower the price is per day. Prices are before Outdoorsy applies fees, so additional Outdoorsy fees and taxes will apply. Days Rented $ Per Day 1 $449.00 2 $309.00 3 $259.00 4 $219.00 5 $189.00 6 $179.00 7 $169.00 8 (and up) $159.00
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Erik Rodstrom
Response rate: 95%


Make: Volkswagen
Model: Bus
Type: Camper Van
Sleeps: 4
Length: 15 Feet


Air Conditioner
Dining Table
Kitchen Sink
Inside Shower
Outside Shower
Ceiling Fan
Tow Hitch
Bike Rack
Backup Camera
Extra Storage
Leveling Jacks
CD Player
Audio Inputs
Handicap Accessible


Pet Friendly
Festival Friendly
Smoking Allowed
1.No Smoking 2. 91 Octane gas only - old aircooled VW motors need it or they blow up. 3. No crazy uphill mountain locations, basically go easy on my baby 4. Talk to me first about desert trips, it depends on time of year. Joshua Tree Fall/Winter/Spring is probably ok, summer probably not smart. 5. No Burning Man. If you still want to take it to Burning Man, talk to me separately. If it...


mileage Required

120 miles per day included. 1.00/mile over this limit.


Daily: $189
Minimum Nights: 5

Mileage Charges

120 miles included per day

$1.00/per mile of additional mileage


5 Reviews

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Reviewed on Feb 23rd

The VW was in great shape, ran perfectly, we have no complaints. Great trip up the coast from LA. Erik is super accommodating and communicative, couldn't ask for a better guy to deal with on a rental. Thank you thank you for such a stellar experience!

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Reviewed on Jan 29th

Bluie was an awesome addition to our trip down the California coast. Traveling from Los Angeles to Encinitas was amazing, the bus made us feel like we stepped back into the 70's. Camping with the Riviera pop-top was great, plenty of space to store our gear and comfortably sleep with our pup. This...

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Reviewed on Jan 2nd

Erik was super responsive and helpful before and during our trip. Had an awesome time and would def recommend for your next camping trip. Van ran well and didn’t have any issues, Erik walked us through the van before which was super helpful. It’s an old van, so comes with character and quirks to...