Prepare your road trip in a converted Volkswagen Combi

Thirsty for freedom and discovery, are you planning a trip in a van? Take to the road aboard the legendary converted Volkswagen Combi and experience an incredible road trip. Follow our tips to prepare for this adventure aboard a converted Combi which has revolutionized the history of nomadism and van life for more than 70 years.

Characteristics of the converted Volkswagen Bus

The origin of the creation of the Volkswagen campervan would come from the request of a British officer, who wanted to arrange a Volkswagen vehicle with one space to sleep and another to work. This is the beginning of the camper box with the Split, then the Bay Window, the T3, T4, T5 and the T6 since 2015.

The Volkswagen Bus is ultra-equipped, it comes in 3 versions: the Beach, the Coast, the Edition 30 and the Ocean. It offers travelers the following Van Volkswagen interior equipment:

  • The ParkPilot;
  • The reversing camera;
  • The speed regulator;
  • Heated front seats;
  • The fridge ;
  • The air conditioning ;
  • 2 sleeping areas;
  • Etc.

Suitcase: check-list for traveling in a Volkswagen Combi van

When you go on a road trip, abroad or in France, in a Volkswagen campervan, here are the essentials to pack in your suitcase:

  • Important administrative papers: international license, VISA (for abroad), vehicle insurance, your identity papers, registration card ...
  • A toiletry bag with biodegradable soap;
  • A microfiber towel that takes up less space and dries faster;
  • A swimsuit, hat, cap for the hot season;
  • A blanket, warm socks, down jacket for the cold season;
  • A pair of sneakers, etc.

Shopping: checklist for a Volkswagen campervan road trip

Go easy on basic groceries and shop for fresh produce on the go. You need :

  • Food for breakfast: milk, cereals, bread, etc.
  • Condiments: rice, pasta, sauces, coffee, tea, etc.
  • Sunscreen ;
  • Mosquito repellent;
  • Toilet paper, etc.

Our tips:

  • To take breaks and buy local products, park your van at the host's, on the farm or on private land with HomeCamper;
  • To recharge your batteries, opt for Huttopia campsites in the heart of nature;
  • And for overnight stops on the road, download the Parck4Night application.

Equipment: checklist of the items to prepare for setting off in a Volkswagen combi van

Your Volkswagen Ocean Van combi rented from Avis Car Away is very well equipped. Just consider adding the following:

  • A water reserve with filled jerry cans and gourds;
  • Kitchen towels, sponges, cleanser or biodegradable soap;
  • Basic dishes and a can opener;
  • Phone chargers;
  • Quilts or duvets;
  • A brush and a shovel;
  • A headlamp;
  • A cord and clothespins, etc.

Going on a road trip in a converted Volkswagen Combi Van requires the preparation of essential checklists! Is your suitcase ready? On the way aboard the legendary VW Combi rented from Avis Car Away!

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