“Chewie” the 1985 Volkswagen Westfalia

51 review
Camper vanSan Jose, CA
4 guests
Sleeps 4
15 ft. long
Pet friendly

Say hello to Chewie! Our classic VW Westfalia. He’s a burly ‘85 Westy that goes opposite of light speed. We’ve upgraded him with a few luxuries, and as always — stocked full of top notch camping gear.

Full featured, the van includes a "pop top", 2 beds to sleep 4 adults comfortably, propane stove, an aluminum cooler, sink, portable heat, outdoor camping table, a closet with plenty of storage, and those killer bucket seats that swivel! Like the rest of the Westy's we all love, Chewie is fully equipped to meet all your camping and adventure needs. We've modernized him with a bluetooth stereo, solar panel + auxiliary battery to keep your gadgets charged during your adventure, and he’s also working with an Automatic Transmission and power steering so there's no need to learn how to operate a stick shift or be a professional arm wrestler.

Chewie is perfect for a long family trip or just a quick getaway for a couple to a nearby beach or National Park. We hope you will enjoy him for your next adventure as much as our family does! Pro tip: If you pass another VW, be sure to wave. Peace signs, shakas, and the always classic rock on formations work best ( | | ), but any old gesture will do. It’s a tradition amongst VW van drivers like you :)

What's included

This rental includes 100 miles per day with additional miles charged at $0.50 per mile. While this van is perfectly capable of traveling 300+ miles per day, it is best to keep your daily mileage under 200 miles, especially in hot weather. If you do need to travel extensive periods in a day, please take a few rests for you and the van.

Included Equipment:
- Medium pot
- Small frying pan
- Cutting board
- 4 mugs
- 4 large plates
- 4 small plates
- 4 bowls
- 1 small mixing bowl
- Knife
- forks/spoons/butter knives (4 each)
- Wine opener
- Sleeping Bags (2)
- Pillows (2)

Recommendations

Highly recommend you download the iOverlander mobile app to find amazing scenic places to park and camp. Chewie is perfect for a long family trip or just a quick getaway for a couple to a nearby beach or National Park. We hope you will enjoy him for your next adventure as much as our family does! Pro tip: If you pass another VW, be sure to wave. Peace signs, shakas, and the always classic rock on formations work best (✌️ | 🤙 | 🤘), but any old gesture will do. It’s a tradition amongst VW van drivers like you :)

Other things to note

Please keep in mind that this is a unique vehicle that requires more attention than a modern vehicle. Keep in mind that when going over mountain passes or steep grades it will slow down to maybe 40-45 mph. This is normal and part of the journey. Please do not push it too hard, Chewie is just telling you that you need to "slow life down" 😊


Features

1985 Volkswagen Vanagon
  • Sleeps 4
  • 4 seatbelts
  • Fresh water: 13 gal
  • Fuel type: Gas
  • Fuel capacity: 16 gal
  • Automatic transmission

Amenities

  • Solar
  • Audio inputs
  • Radio
  • Dining table
  • Kitchen sink
  • Stove
  • Extra storage

Meet your host, Anthony

Member since 2021

We enjoy bringing our 2 year old daughter and 2 French bulldogs everywhere we go! We enjoy staying up and down the coast and visiting nearby National Parks

Usually answers in less than 24 hours


Rules and policies

  • Pet friendly
  • No music festivals
  • No tailgating
  • No smoking
  • Mileage: 100 free miles / day
24/7 roadside assistance
Learn more about Roadside Assistance

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.

Buddy Propane heater
Propane portable heater with one propane tank
$10.00
/each
Camping Chairs
Standard camping chairs
$5.00
/each
Camping Stove
Coleman 2 burner camping stove with 1 propane tank. For use outside of van
$15.00
/each

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There’s a 3 night minimum stay

Fees
  • Security deposit: $1,000.00 (refundable)
  • Prep fee: $50.00. This fee will cover professional cleaning and required maintenance checks.
“Chewie” the 1985 Volkswagen Westfalia

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Reviews

(5)

Jessie M.

December 20225

Had a wonderful experience with Chewie down the coast. We loved the nostalgia of a westie and having the pop top allowed for so much extra space. Anthony was thorough, communicative and super friendly. They were kind of enough to supply a little goodie bag with some essentials that came in handy during our trip. Thanks for letting us borrow Chewie for such a fun experience :)



Location

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San Jose, California

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