Camping gives you a lot of opportunities to explore the world and learn more about different cultures, landscapes and local foods. (whether you are camping locally, across the country or internationally) Not to mention camping is a perfect time to connect with Mother Nature.
Camping does not need to be a summer only activity, winter camping with a VW bus can be great fun! While planning, it is important to consider some of the most important tips that should be considered that help you get the utmost enjoyment out of your trip. VW buses are the perfect selection for many campers who want to enjoy a bit of nostalgia along with a very versatile vehicle for camping out. Here are a few tips to consider while camping with a VW bus in those colder months.
Make sure that you have packed efficiently
VW vans offer you the perfect opportunity to enjoy great times together as a family or as a couple on a romantic adventure. Depending on the type of VW bus you prefer to go camping in you may have to make the best use of the space inside. Plan what to carry and carefully pack them well in bags so that you have enough space to sit, relax and do other things. This is especially important when camping in cold weather as you need to make room for the extra warm gear. Some buses have plenty of room (if you choose a camper van style) others are pretty sparse on usable room for gear to pack accordingly.
Avoid carrying too much luggage
Most campers plan for several days where they will go, what they will see etc. It is, therefore, important to pack lightly and avoid carrying heavy luggage that will cause your camping experience to become tiresome as you offload and reload the van with the luggage. This is especially important if you will be doing some backpacking as it is very easy to pack too much. Remember on a backpacking trip you have to actually carry all the gear you have packed so make it easy on yourself and pack light.
VW vans can be used for multiple purposes
The best VW vans are those that will make your winter trip more enjoyable and give you that experience only a pop-top camper can give you. Lightweight types of buses such as Westy’s are among the best vans that offer a multitude of purposes and options. All decked out with sink, stove, fridge and plenty of sleeping room these pop-top buses are really the way to go when camping with a VW bus during winter. Finding a good functional, well running VW bus for camping can be a bit tricky to do affordably as the prices of classic buses are going up as more and more people rediscover the enjoyment of camping in a VW Bus.