VW Camping Tents
NEW! 4/25/98 updates throughout the site -- too many to list!
Vintage Camper getting a little crowded? Vanagon stuffy? Consider an accessory tent package, often called an "add-a-room." Produced by various manufacturers for the VW camper over the years, these can double or triple your enclosed space, vastly increasing comfort levels (especially on a long campout and/or during inclement weather). And among lullabyes, nothing compares to the billow of canvas on a breezy evening.
For that period look, try for a "correct" tent for your classic or vintage camper. They don't pitch, strike, or stow quite as conveniently as modern equivalents, but who cares? They're cool. They rool. They tha bomb. Which, along with the fact that there aren't very many to go around, is why some of them are getting pretty expensive.
On these pages, I'll pass along what I've picked up over the years. Not so you'll consider me an expert and adulate (ouch!) me -- though of course you should feel free -- but because I've become a kind of sump towards which a lot of tent info migrates, and it's only right that I share the dredgings with you, in the truest and most noble sense of cyberspace. No cookies, no forms, no SSL.
Just make your choice on the menu bars at the top & bottom of these pages. Should you feel the need to harangue me, I'm at firstname.lastname@example.org -- but I'm not a source for tents, I just like 'em. Your best bets on the 'net are probably the vanagon and type2 lists, which you can find out about joining at www.vanagon.com/ and www.type2.com/, respectively.
These pages would be paltry indeed without the generous contributions of information, text, and images from a number of people. These are some of the original corntributors (in alpha order) - others are listed in the pages themselves:
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A little treat for fans of classic ASCII art: one of the .sigs used by Jim Ellis, alias Rusty VanBondo...
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