Vanagon Trips 2015 – youtube

This video is about our Vanagon Trips 2015.
The season with our 2 VW campervans Anyway, it was a great season.
7 European Countries
65 Nights in the campervans
nearly 15 000km
2 Festivals, whitewater kayaking in the Alps after a long time, singlespeed biking at a lot of different places, walking and hiking, city visits, a lot of beaches, Disney and beach vibes, Mountains and of course the highlight, our #westypilgrimage to the end of the world #finisterre.


VW California Beach Road Trips July 2015 – 4 new camper van areas visited.

Road Trips with the VW Cali Beach into Bavaria. 

Alps, Allgäu and Franken. We visited 5 different camper van areas. 4 new to us, 1 well known. Once more the VW California Beach served us well. After 5 years now we’re getting more and more used to it for short trips.

Nice comfortable place in the Allgäu. ShowersBathrooms, washing machines and friendly staffFree WiFi. We enjoyed our stay. Only 5km located from the Top Platz in Nesselwang, but with spacious showers. We stayed only overnight on our trip to the Zugspitze and we were pleasantly surprised. Defiantly going back there.

Wohnmobilhafen Zugspitzblick Grainau

Comfortable place at the famous Garmisch-Patenkirchen Area. Great scenic viewBathroomson side at the directly adjacent campground. You get the „Grainau Card“ for public transportation and more. Great spot to visit Garmisch – Patenkirchen, the Zugspitze, Eibsee, Loisach and much more.

#vanlife #vwcaliforniabeach #vwcamper #vwfurgo #roadtrip #alps #bavaria#vanlife #biking #singlespeed #oldschool #bavaria #alps

Well known Wohnmobilstellplatz Surfcenter Altmühlsee

13€ for overnight (24h) Electricity included. Located at the Lake. Public Bathroom plus during Kiosk opening hours customer bathroom and showers in much better condition.  Beergarden and Breakfast.

OldSchool Trek Singlespeed

Wohnmobilstellplatz Ottobeuren Allgäu

Quite and safe spot. We just stayed overnight on the adjacent parking spot, because the assigned space was full.

Alpen-Rundblick Mobil Camping Blaichach im Allgäu

Good scenic view. Friendly staff. Clean, spacious bathrooms w/ showers. Good located at the Iller Bike Trail. To Oberstdorf approx. 17km. We enjoyed our stay.

Wohnmobilstellplatz Blaichach AllgäuRoad Trip Allgäu

Top-Platz Roadtrips June 2015

Inspired bei the Website we did this month roadtrips around hometown to some of the campervan areas.
#vanlife #gopro shot #bluesky #westy #t3

Stellplatz Villa Toskana Really nice place. Detailed. Clean and comfortable bathrooms. Key at the Restaurant Toskana or on side. Restaurant also very nice. Friendly staff. Unfortunately not much to do in the area.

Stellplatz Fuussekaul, Luxembourgh #vanlife #t3 #westy #westfalia #ardennen #roadtrip 

Nice comfortable spot. Electricity, water and TV(!) on each pitch. You can use the showers, bathroom of the campground right over a busy street. A camping supermarket and a camping shop close by. But that’s it. Not a lot to do in the area. (walking distance) Even the town (1mile) is very sleepy. And bring your own food. Only the expensive campsite restaurant is in walking/biking distance. Or a fast food joint.

Stellplatz Oster Franzen Mosel Nice and friendly place at a vinery. Clean and spacious bathrooms. Hiking, biking trials and Restaurants nearby.

Road trip spring 2015







Wohnmobilhafen Schwarzwälder Hof

Great place. Hiking, biking. Campground and restaurant over the street. You can use all the camping facilities. Awesome spa/sauna area. One of 2 people is free w/ the parking ticket.#vanlife #vwcaliforniabeach #blackforrest #bluesky #vanagon #vwcamper #furgovw #vw
Roadtrip w/ the CaliBeach










More pictures or movies on my flickr / youtube channel.

Festival Time Akku Power for the iGadgets

Festival Time Akku Power for the iGadgets

Festival Time in Switzerland. No generators allowed. How to keep all the iPhones, iPads, watch, GoPros and flipMinoHD alive. OK, the 2nd batterie in the VW California Beach with 84Ah should feed a lot. But it should only be the last possibility.

So additional to the small 1time power banks I bought 2 bigger ones.

1 Anker Astro 20800mAh Powerbank Anker Astro E6 20800mAh 3-Port 4A Externer Akku Pack Power Bank Zusatzakku USB Ladegerät mit PowerIQ Technologie für iPhone 6, 6 Plus, 5, 5S, 5C, 4, 4S, iPad Air, 2, mini, 2, 3 Samsung Galaxy Note 4, Note 3, Note 2, S6, S6 Edge, S5, S4, S3, S2, Nexus, HTC, Digital Kameras, Mp3 und andere USB-ladende Geräte sowie weitere Smartphones und Tablets (Schwarz)

1 Amazon basics 10000mAh Powerbank

Sound only will come from the 2 small IonAudio Roadrockers. No Roadblocker or Tailgater this time.

update: The 2 Powerbanks lastet the whole 4 Festival days and beyond charging a iPhone 5c & 6 and the Apple watch.

More about the VW California Beach at festivals on my youtube channel.

25th vanagon anniversary

25th vanagon anniversary

On this day 25 years ago, Oct 11th 1989, we got our VW T3 California Vanagon directly in the Volkswagen plant in Hannover. Great 25 years with our westy!

En este día, 11 Octubre 1989, hace 25 anos, recogimos nuestro Vanagon en la fábrica de VW en Hanover. 25 felices años.

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PP seat box

PP Box

Pimp the VW T5 California Beach

Replaced the Calipotti with an real Box for the Porta Potti.

I’m a little bit disapointed. The Box I ordered should be for the PP 135/335 Series. But the Porta Potti 335 Qube don’t fit very well in the Box. You need force to put it in at the right angle. 90 degrees turned it would fit very well, but clearly no sense, because of the arrangement of the deck lid and position of the hole for the handle.

No, I didn’t assembled it wrong!

Although the delivered parts for the box are looking very bad, not even like 2nd grade quality, more worse. And I ordered new parts.

Calipotti - Atoll