Starte jetzt deine Traumreise mit California Camper 24 ! So take the VW T6.1 California with you and explore Scotland or get in … Not at all. Now we're making claims this thing costs $80,000? If so, how would one go about it? Mit 150 PS und den üppigen Angebot an Assistenzsystemen an Bord bist du in allen Ländern flott und sicher unterwegs. Millions of people will randomly join in when they see others doing so, let alone your measily 200,000 target for us actual campers/explorers. Therefore, people in the majority would rather go for something bigger, if they’re looking for RVs.”. On Eurovan boards of which I’m a member, when people check out these vans while vacationing in Europe, the price with tax, destination fees, etc., is usually closer to Essentially it’s as if you took a Vanagon Westy Syncro and modernized and electrified everything and gave it a torquey, fuel-efficient diesel motor. Mit den Betten unten und unter dem Dach kannst du entspannt schlafen und die Nacht genießen. I’ve been considering buying a nice sprinter camper van. Pfft. Unser VW California Van, der mit seinem Design an Volkswagens erstes legendäres Campervan-Modell erinnert, ist ein modernes Symbol für Unabhängikeit und Freiheit. I am curious, whether you know this or not, if there are tarfiffs, anything needing to be done to align with EPA standards or anything else legal. Campingbus mieten: VW T6.1 California Coast Edition - Modell 2020 - das ideale Fahrzeug für Freiheit und Abenteuer. Tesla did this in 2016 with the Model 3 and got 325,000 pre-orders. Same $+ for a 4×4 conversion. I’d gladly do it and sell it to you for $80k. I think they know.. i think there’s some underlying conspiracy for there is no logic behind this reasoning.. The I.D. Starte deinen Urlaub mit deinem Traum-Reisemobil. I will buy her one, have her drive it long enough to make it “used”, and then have her ship it home to us. The “California” name alone makes it seem as though Volkswagen is trolling us. VW Rentals. Because of their small market share, VW doesn’t think they can do it. Thanks Kevin. Camping-Tisch und Stühle sind serienmäßig mit an Bord. Hotline 0231 7925111 - jetzt den Westfalia VW Camper mieten mit der Campervan Vermietung aus Dortmund in NRW. For all of us actually living in the states, we are WELL AWARE of the incredibly high demand for AWD, compact, short wheel base, narrow bodied, trail-capable and overland-ready camper vans. Great. The fresh water tank holds 27 litres (6 gallons) and the waste tank holds 30 litres (6.5 gallons). Saw so many of these vans on the road. Bei der Autovermietung VW FS | Rent-a-Car können Sie neben vielen weiteren Pkw- und Nutzfahrzeug-Modellen zum Beispiel einen unserer beliebten VW California mieten. Or how many times do you hear a family of 3 say, “We need a minivan for the room”? Nicht suchen sondern finden - Camper mieten bei OCEAN VAN. Part of the problem was nonexistent marketing and perhaps a misplaced need to own a Sprinter or nostalgia for a VW. Head of Product Line Communications But until then, I’ll keep my Eurovan oiled and tuned. Buhlmann went on to explain that VW is aware people love vans in the US, but they’d need to sell 200,000 units to make it worthwhile, economically. Asking for a friend…. So why can’t we get this thing here? It’s only sold with a TDI engine which may not be smog legal and certainly isn’t going to be a commercial success in the US. while doing it. Mercedes start at $160k – that’s price is a deal breaker for most people. Eurovans and other variants are in high demand, https://www.rvtrader.com/listing/2000-Volkswagen-EUROVAN-FULL-CAMPER-5008346425. Problem with shipping one home is getting parts and service. That truly clears things up. Nicht suchen sondern finden - Camper mieten bei OCEAN VAN. VW is shooting themselves in the foot thinking people won’t invest in this kind of vehicle. Someone else suggested that as well here on this thread. No more were built. All my friends talk about either moving or getting one of these to be able to evacuate quick. The issue will be maintenance and parts but I’ve always use normal garages to fix my previous VW T5’s unless under warranty. We also have a full online accessory store and arrange meets throughout the UK and Europe I’ve had three vans in my life– I’m 41 now. Did Christian ever have a chance to receive your well-articulated commentary? 4 Plätzer 2 x Liegefläche für 4 Plätze Markise Aufstelldach Anhängerkupplung Camping Tisch & -stühle Standheizung Navigationssystem Parksensoren und Rückfahrkamera 2.0 l TDI, 150 PS Durchschnittsverbrauch ab 7.2 l pro 100 km Ausgerüstet mit Ausgleichs-Keilen und Kabelrolle Komplette Kochausrüstung mit Geschirr für 4 Personen DSG-Automatikgetriebe I would buy a VW Camper van like this. So here’s the question: of the 211 million Boomers, Gen Xers and Millennials in the US, how many could fall in love with the California if VW sold it here? Admittedly, it does lack the soul of a VW. A beach house, ski chalet and return ticket, all in one. Or the $80,000+ customs mentioned by the OP, literally selling faster than they can make them? But I will probably build one. Huge camper vans are not great for big trips, when the dont get good gas milage.. – Porsche: 59,116 vehicles The setup is an offshoot of the Transporter van, which you can’t buy in the US, probably the reason they won’t sell the California here either—more on that in a moment—and the new California is the T6.1 version. Maybe even out of a salvaged vehicle with exterior body damage. ... Dog Suite VW T6 California Ocean DOG. Just trying to see if it makes financial sense. I was surprised to hear that these are not available in the states. Yeah, and I’m one of them. Incredibly sad the California isn’t coming to the US and praying VW will change their mind. I saw “cliffy” used to describe a campsite in AJ #13 the other day. VW is right; they will not sell enough of these. Die lustigen Blumen und die psychedelischen Formen und Farben der 70er hat er aber nicht. Only a very small portion of Americans actually travel within the US let aline abroad. That’s it? That's laughable…Every blonde haired, silicon altered mom living in the yuppy housing plan next to my farm would buy this thing tomorrow to run to town and look oh so extra adorable (right?) Now it’s garage kept unlike a RV. They bought a rebadged Chrysler T&C, with a couple VW specific items, like MMI interface, but it was a $45k mini van. Why couldn’t VW sell an add on package to meet requirements like dealers used to for other environmental upgrades 40 + years ago. Long story short: unless VW were able to also sell the full range of other Transporters in the US, reengineering just the California and creating a support system for it would be ridiculously expensive. Problem is that the Tofino does not have the same nice cabinetry for storage that the California has. Sadly that won’t be happening , CaveVan can build you a Custom Eurovan or poptop Metris here in the USA. While it’s not a VW – you might be better off looking at the Tofino built on a Ford platform, but largely the same layout. A night under the stars. I don’t know if many people in US are willing to pay that. I was told at my VW dealership that it would cost the VW company quite a lot of money to do the testing to verify that it meets our standards. Lost my Mom 34 years ago to cancer. This is particularly annoying because VW just released details about the newest version of the California van, and it looks near-perfect. Standort: Essen. We camped all over the west in that puppy. He said that it costs beaucoup bucks to prove that vehicles pass our safety and emissions standards. High-End-Fahrzeuge VW California T6, Mercedes Marco Polo und weitere Modelle. The folks at Jalopnik did a nice walkaround of last year’s model that’s more illustrative of what this van can do than the stock VW shots above. I’ve spent alot of time looking for a diesel powered camper & have been told by some that the gasoline lobby prevailed to have diesel fuel made more expensive than gasoline, even though it’s cheaper to produce. by Justin Housman | Aug 12, 2019 | Overlandia | 108 comments. Or just move to Europe. Times have changed. In Germany, where over 50% are sold, not every VW dealership will sell or even touch them due to the complexity of the camper part (electro-hydraulic poptop raising mechanism, anyone?). Downsizing. Wenn du einen VW Grand California mieten willst, dann musst du ab sofort auch nicht mehr auf eine Toilette verzichten. VW California rent at attractive conditions - with Swiss-wide delivery and pick-up service - already from 3 days rental period - fully equipped, ready to go Contact - Camper mieten - Baschnagel Wettingen Pleasure-way used the Dodge Ram van and basically ripped of the VW California layout. Campingbus mieten: VW T6.1 California Coast Edition - Modell 2020 - das ideale Fahrzeug für Freiheit und Abenteuer. Wow this car is really kick-ass! 'Americans Like Big, Small Thing Bad'. VW would have made (and still would) a killing if they would have sold these camper vans in the US at the beginning of the pandemic. “Once the people that want them buy them, that will be it for sales.”. I just thought of a possibility. DIY conversions go with high tops because the pop top will add $10k+ to the price of the van. Fremde Länder erkunden und sich trotzdem immer wie Zuhause fühlen: Der California 6.1 ist Freiheit pur. They are amazing! You can take it to any campground as a van, not an RV. Speak for yourself—any of my 6 grandkids could afford it since they have good income and live with parents who don’t charge rent and buy all their food ; ). This would be a great way for VW to validate the market. The company should reconsider its decision of not launching the van in the USA. Your email address will not be published. The company that brought us one of the first camping ready vans, the Microbus, and later iterations of the Vanagon and even the underrated Eurovan, sells a van purpose-built for camping and living out of, calls it the “California,” looks at the booming market for overlanding vehicles and camper vans in the US, and still refuses to sell it here. At this moment, the only brand new AWD or 4×4 options in the states are the insanely inflated diesel Sprinters or the highly anticipated (sad) 2020 Ford Transit. Anything?? – Cadillac: 153,863 vehicles They’d have to ship it back to Europe to sell it.]. Particularly with the pandemic, these would sell very well. That eats gas. I’m guessing the market is too limited, and once the people that want them buy them, that will be it for sales. A lot of the bells and whistles in a van like the VW Cali are not necessary and a home build (if you/I can do it) is far cheaper and more specific to your personal needs. Or, is it illegal to have one in US? Europe gets the California. These would sell by the boatload in the U.S. at any price under $70k. I would love a new camper van. If old US beaters can be licensed and driven, why couldn’t this van? By American standards, I'm poor. There is indeed a market for these vans! [In my case, I am old enough that this wouldn’t matter because I would keep it until I die! What do you all have to loose?? It’s as if they haven’t heard of #vanlife. Well, California vans have occasionally been spotted in the US, so maybe, just maybe some enterprising van lover can get their hands on one. That support would be missing in the US. At $50k, almost no one under 30 could afford it. Don’t know why the article singled it out…, I just got back from road tripping through Europe… those California vans are everywhere and all I want is to sell my Honda Element and get one. Had a little propane tank built onto the back. But, Kevin, if you are able to import them, I would be an interested buyer. VW did a superb job! I can bring them in. You can buy one and import it for $58k. That’s an interesting point. Seriously. Mit dem Volkswagen T6 California durchstarten. In the meantime, VW is promising the electric new bus, the “ID Buzz” will hit US dealers in 2022. You’re right on both counts: the basic vehicle (VW Transporter) in this generation (and the previous 2) was never engineered for the US. We need to discontinue the sloppy, twee trend of adding a “y” to nouns and calling them a adjectives. Oh, yeah I do: I wish Buhlmann had done his homework, like, for one day, so I could buy this perfect van. Personen: 4Sitzplätze mit Gurt: 4Schlafplätze : 4, Wohnbereich, Fläche: 4,0 QuadratmeterSeitliche Schiebetür, Breite x Höhe (mm): 1.011 x 1.247Heckklappe, Breite x Höhe (mm): 1.438 x 1.262Wendekreis (m): 11,9, • Sitzheizung vorne • Klimaanlage, Standheizung  • LED-Scheinwerfer• Abstandstempomat (ACC)• Regensensor, Lichtsensor • Markise in schwarz • Navigationssystem • DAB-Digitaler Radioempfang • Parkpilot im Front- und Heckbereich• Kompressor-Kühlschrank (ca. 42l) • Spüle mit Wasserhahn • Wassertank (30l)• Abwassertank (30l)• 2-Flamm Gaskocher mit Piezozünder• 2-Stellen-Gaskocher • Drehsitze vorn • ISOFIX • ABS, ESP. The people that have the money will buy a decked out RV. VW Bulli T6 California Ocean zum Mieten! And most Americans over 30 would be way too fat to fit in anything that small. That’s a good plan for getting one here – I looked into it too. Brandneue VW T6 California Edition nach dem Baukastenprinzip mieten und gratis Tourentipps mitnehmen – das ist das Konzept der Ahoi Bullis Campervermietung. And and getting parts is going to require importing most items from Europe. I would buy a California tomorrow. I did catch a glimpse of one of these VW California’s last year driving past me north on the 101 here in Los Angeles. I have cold hard cash that I would immediately pay for the new VW California van. These are Euro6 engines which are very clean running so I can’t see any problem with the EPA. That represents 2% of the total 17.4 million new vehicles sold in the US, making VW the 13th largest brand (out of 35) by vehicles sold. Loved the fun we had!!!! Damit du immer auf dem rechten Weg bleibst, hast du das integrierte Navi immer dabei, genau wie das DAB-Radio mit Bluetooth-Verbindung um deine Playlists über alle Boxen deines Busses rauf und runter zu spielen. Den Kult VW Bus mieten als California Campingbus. VW T6 California mieten mit STARCAR: Wenn Sie bei der günstig-gelben Autovermietung einen Campingbus mieten, reservieren Sie kein explizites Modell, sondern eine Fahrzeugkategorie. This doesn’t seem insurmountable? Für Dein Camping Abenteuer, Wochenende oder Deine große Reise! Since van life has rocketed into the mainstream culture, the vintage VW bus solidified itself as an iconic symbol of nomadic freedom. My 2002 Eurovan was amazing, it just wasn’t build in a reliable fashion. In 2018, Volkswagen sold 354,053 new vehicles (all VW models in total) in the US. It is sad thst we have to make do with Ford, Chevy, and Mercedes conversions that start at $90k, and dont offer anything near what this little guy can do. Seems to be a very huge criteria for importing one. Unsere Flotte umfasst neben unserem VW T2 Westfalia und VW T1 ausschließlich brandneue VW T6 California Edition, die frisch vom Band gelaufen ab 1. etc…simply saying there isn’t a market for $50,000 camper vans in the US doesn’t make the statement true, nor remotely accurate. I would be willing to do some research on this, if you don’t know. If desired, maybe on a cold and grey morning, when extreme privacy is wanted, or just to keep out a soul-penetrating early morning sun’s glare through the windows, you can set an alarm that will gradually raise the interior LED lights to mimic the sunrise. Is this possible? Allesamt fachmännisch aufbereitet, mehrfach durchgecheckt und sofort verfügbar.Unser aktuelles VW-Bus … I have some connections out there that are assisting with this. There is also the issue of Diesel engines. You could consider this a “smart camper.” A sophisticated control system handles things like the onboard fridge, lighting systems, and the pop-up tent. More? Thinking of buying 2 more and selling them. VW Bulli T6.1 California Ocean mieten! Given the sad amount of time off Americans get in comparison to Europe they probably assumed not worth the bother. I just got back from Czech and took a blip through Germany to Innsbruck while there for 3 weeks. Für Dein Abenteuer, Wochenende oder Deine große Reise! But my estate might be stuck with a problem. I think more baby boomers are moving towards getting some type of RV, especially since Covid-19 came onto the scene. [email protected]. Mikki. Bet you VW regrets not coming to the US now lol. There are smaller van conversions with pop tops available in the US. Wir nehmen uns Zeit für dich und unterstützen dich bei deiner Reiseplanung. Check it out below. “Let’s say you’re taking your average camper van and you’re going to Italy, take a U.S. van, you wouldn’t be able to access all these little alleys, these streets that they have – you would be stuck. Mieten Sie einen VW Grand California, VW T6 California Beach oder VW T6 California Coast, und geniessen Sie die Freiheit auf vier Rädern. VW California, and is comparable in price. And eliminates it from my dreams. Morgens vom Meeresrauschen geweckt werden. There is an RV market, true, but those RVs are much larger in size than what we currently offer. It has many safety features such as collision alerts and active cruise control. unlike that cumbersome RV. Der Campingbus ist sehr gut ausgestattet und es wird dir an nichts fehlen. But there are many people here that will buy a shell van and convert it on their own. Mieten Sie bei uns Ihren Traum - California. Ever since the Dodge Omni, Chrysler has taken advantage of VW, building a similar version of the VW engine supplied to Chrysler. I like that it is easy to drive and park. Do I–the average WANKER (lol)–have $30,000, "Cash Only" for the jabroni selling his rusty clunker on eBay or advertising through a car website? Isn’t the real reason they’re not available in NA the chicken tax? Mit seiner komfortablen Innenausstattung und den durchdachten Details, macht er jeden Trip zu einem unvergesslichen Abenteuer. This year we’re excited to see Volkswagen finally breathe new life into the classic camper van with their 2020 Grand California. Auf 6 Metern Länge entfaltet sich die gewohnte VW-Qualität. If so, how did he respond. I was told by someone from my local VW dealership that the reason they do not sell these vans in the US is because of the environmental standards. Für Dein Abenteuer, Wochenende oder Deine große Reise! I wish there was a way to import it. Speaking of which, town that is, standard parking spots are 18 feet long. Likewise, people were told to buy Hummers, they did, and then they got played by the fuel industry. Just my $0.02. That’s the mindset. Road Tours. Both of these problems are solved by the super trendy n cyclically stylish (you don't even have to be a camper to want/drive one of these) VW California. The base model starts at nearly $50k, without shipping charges, which, sure that’s a lot of money. Auch auf Dusche und WC muss man hier nicht … Jedes Jahr tauschen wir die gesamte T6-Flotte aus, damit du immer mit einem neuen Bulli in den Urlaub aufbrechen kannst. VW is promising the electric new bus, the “ID Buzz” will hit US dealers in 2022. Peace Vans on Seattle are building very slick campers with mercedes. Those are people who are hardcore fans for this segment, but they’re just too few to justify making a new version of this only for this market. The past 5 years we have a bad fire season every summer in California. This Van would sell out like crazy!! Parts is a non issue. Selling and supporting Californias is tricky even in Europe. If memory serves, the Eurovan has always been a really expensive van too, and VW has sold plenty of them in the US. John. As we already wrote, the newest VW California XXL Camper Van is the longer version of the popular California model. Beste Ausstattung und top Service. Import yourselves a Mazda Bongo (aka Ford Fred?) VW hasn’t sold an original van in the US, since the Eurovan. 4 Personen . Let’s put some context around that number. All unsere Bullis haben selbstverständlich Abstandssensoren vorn und hinten, damit du dir beim Einparken und Rangieren leichter tust und natürlich ein 7-Gang Automatikgetriebe. Far better than the method I use when leveling, the ole’ drive over a rock and eyeball it. Another problem is the camper side. Back in the early 70s, we dreamed of buying a Volvo this way. Damit du genau weißt wie alles in deinem VW Bus funktioniert, haben wir ein Video gedreht. vanagons still reign supreme if you can afford to maintain them but with the higher priced competitive vans in market now, the consumer desire to get back to nature, and the tiny house popularity perhaps the vw van time has returned. Wake up VW, you’re missing the camplife revolution in the states. I miss our old ’73 Westy. You can actually use it to drive places instead of destinations. I live in Scotland, and have been to the states a couple of times, lovely folk, but your bang on Well, it’s hard to say exactly, but seems to be that VW doesn’t think there’s a big enough market in the US and that potential buyers would balk at the cost. I loved it, it was what I was looking for since I sold my Honda Element in ’16. You can opt for shade spots, low limbs, car access only, etc. No. It’s more complex than that. and it is without Kitchen stuff and furniture otherwise nearly fully loaded. Will you send me the details of how you know that? Either way I just got back fr om Czech Republic and Austria and there are a lot of these VWs on the road. Ab jetzt können Sie bei uns, dem größten ADAC-Vermietpartner für Wohnmobile und Caravan, einige der limitierten Auflage des original VW California 30 Years mieten.Natürlich haben wir auch andere Modelle wie den Coast oder den Ocean in unserer Mietflotte. Cruise California in a Vintage VW Camper Bus Choose a Bus . Waren die ersten Modelle aus der Serie VW California Wohnmobil noch recht spartanisch und zweckmäßig eingerichtet, so bleiben heute bei einem VW T6 California Wohnmobil kaum Wünsche offen. The inside is styled out in wood and aluminum trim, which sounds like something out of a hipster farm-to-table restaurant, but looks clean and appropriate here. VW Needs to produce a basic cargo version of this van, and produce it in the U.S. to keep the price down. Had the “demand” been there, more than 30 would have been converted. Point proven once again by Bulhmann's take on 2004 America in 2016 — or whenever the BLOODY interview was conducted. Kevin, it sounds like you know quite a lot about this industry so maybe you can verify if what I was told at the dealership is correct or not. All of which is displayed and operated through a clean-looking display above the windshield. Did you check the EU price list from VW? I was stationed in Europe and had the military ship my European-made car home. Road trips have been and will be replacing air travel and better yet camping and having the ability to not stay in a hotel. Here's obvious food for thought: European and American cultures–however both systemically Aryan–are vastly different from one another, and neither understands the other. Last year, my wife and I were waiting for a ferry in Croatia and a guy in line had a California van (not a camper). More environmentally friendly. Instead of assuming that there is not enough demand, why don’t they ask for pre-orders with the contingency that they’d only produce and ship if they hit their target numbers? Seems like they could get it to where they only need to sell 50K or even 10K vehicles to make a profitable. I wish the CEO was more of a visionary. California. Last — kind f annoying that Adventure Journal was too lazy to call up VW themselves and get some one to comment in 2019, instead of relying on an interview “a few years ago.”. Egal ob Surftrip, Familienurlaub oder Wochenendtour – bei uns ein Wohnmobil mieten heißt voll ausgestattete VW Grand California zu fairen Preisen. This means that with many of the niggling faults that complex new cars can have, owners complain of long repair times while dealers figure out what to do. Michigan radio interviewed the press relations pro at VW, Christian Buhlmann, a few years ago when the California first debuted and here’s what he had to say about keeping the van out of the US: “It’s either love ’em or hate ’em.