'Bluey the Wonderslug' 1980 Subaru Power 5-Speed VW T3 Westfalia

55 reviews
Camper VanSan Diego, CA
4 guests
Sleeps 4
15 ft. long
Pet friendly

Meet Bluey. A classic 1980 VW Vanagon T3 Westfalia with some handsome upgrades for exploring, a nostalgic drive, even seclusion. Whatever your adventure this is the reliable one to get you there safely in style. It's custom-built for reliability with a Subaru motor & matching 5-speed transmission, modern drive train with a limited-slip differential, power steering {yes this is custom}, solar power, full sound insulation, chest style fridge, Propex heater, LED lighting, premium sound system and ARB awning. And lastly his rugged good looks, a.k.a 'Monstaliner' coating.

Each booking is stocked with a full tank of both gas and propane, as well as a full tank of filtered water.

Pick up time is 3 PM
Return is 12 PM

What's included

Bluey is outfitted with:
full tank of Premium 91 octane gas
full tanks of propane & filtered water
fire extinguishers
solar powered fridge
solar string of lights for the awning

Please return Bluey clean & a full tank of Premium 91 Octane gas and we will handle the rest. If you can't make it to the gas station we will take care of it from your security deposit.

Add on's available:
Simple kitchen supplies: no cost
Extra 5 gallon water jug: $5
Tommy Bahama Camping chairs {2 available}: $5/day
Hatch mount bike rack Bluey {carries 4 bikes}: $10/day
Yakima Roof racks: $10/day
Yakima Roof top space booster cargo box: $20/day

If it's not on our list....ask and we might have it.

Recommendations

San Diego is full of beautiful beaches. We recommend grabbing a site at Carlsbad state Beach for surfing, biking, and comfortable temps. Remember no A/C in this vintage VW. The winter months {November-March} we encourage heading East to explore Anza Borrego State Park. The landscape is endless and we have had some of our most memorable trips our there. Let us know what you are looking for and we'd be happy to chat and help you find a great adventure!

Other things to note

You are looking at a "40 something" VW van full of original parts and full of some modern parts. This combo is what provides the vintage experience with the added protection of modern & safer driving.

Pick up time is 3 PM
Return is 12 PM

Please understand this van is a 5-speed manual and not suitable for drivers who have limited experience driving using a clutch. Every renter takes a test drive before key handoff to ensure everyone's capability. It won't be fun for your adventure and Bluey will need repairing for our family's next road trip.

Our vans high-performance motors uses Premium 91 Octane fuel only.

No Smoking. Any evidence of smoking and vaping of any kind, the security deposit will be held in full.

You are responsible for any ticket, tolls, tows, and impounds.

If there is a mechanical failure or problem requiring roadside assistance, the renter should call the roadside assistance number provided by the insurer & alert us immediately. RENTER SHALL NOT ATTEMPT TO MAKE REPAIRS. This can lead to additional costs of repair. Any out of pocket expense for repairs required & not covered by insurance or roadside assistance will be reimbursed with receipts provided upon return of the vehicle as long as we are made aware prior to such repairs.

Pet’s are always welcome. Please introduce them to us.

No Festivals

There is no air conditioning in Bluey, please keep that in mind with these vintage wonders. Planning travel after dark during the hotter months is a simple solution & one we’ve utilized many times.


Features

1980 Volkswagen T3 Westfalia
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 seatbelts
  • Fresh water: 15 gal
  • Fuel type: Gas
  • Fuel capacity: 13 gal
  • Manual transmission

Amenities

  • Solar
  • Radio
  • Kitchen sink
  • Refrigerator
  • Stove
  • Heater
  • Awning

Meet your host, Lesley & Bryan

Member since 2020

We are a family owned VW van rental outfit in sunny San Diego. Our vans are completely restored and custom built right here by us to reflect our love of outdoor adventures without limitations.

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Rules and policies

  • Pet friendly
  • No music festivals
  • No tailgating
  • No smoking
  • 200 free miles / day

Bring your pets!
No standing on the roof, it's fiberglass and will crack.
Let's keep his engine revving, premium 91 Octane only.
This is our family travel van and we will be using it after you so please take care of our Wonderslug. Thank you kindly.

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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Add-ons

Enhance your trip with these add-ons. Available at checkout.

Bike rack
Hitch mounted bike rack carries up to 4 bikes.
$10.00
/per day
Bluey coffee tumbler
Custom laser ingraved. double insulated stainless steel 20oz.
$39.00
/each
Messy return penalty
Please bring back Bluey clean. This will be assessed out of your Security deposit.
$250.00
/each

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There’s a 5 night minimum stay

Fees
  • Security deposit: $975.00 (refundable)
  • Prep fee: $0.00

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Location

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San Diego, California

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