What is a Westfalia?

Vintage Surfari Wagons’ fleet consists of Volkswagen camper buses. Not all of them are Westfalia campers. In fact, we have come realize that many folks seem to be a wee bit confused about what a Westfalia is. So here’s the dope… Sometimes referred to as a Westy, it simply denotes the type of camper configuration inside the camper bus. Westfalia camper configurations can be found in VW’s ranging from the 1950’s through the early 2000 model year buses, some are pop-top campers, some are tin-top campers (sans pop-top) and then there are the newer Weekender Westy campers. The name Westfalia comes from the region in Germany - Westphalia, where Westfalia-Werke, the contractor that built the vans, was headquartered. Westfalia began converting Volkswagen buses in 1951.

Other types of campers found in VW buses are the Winnebago, Sundial, and… feel free to add to the list via comments ;)

 Example :: Westfalia Camper Interior [with a Vintage Surfari spin]

Example :: Westfalia Camper Interior [with a Vintage Surfari spin]