Tuesday, November 28, 2023


WOW! Tour Retro RV’s awesome VW Kombi Camper

The team from Retro RV, an Australian company that turns VW microbuses (apparently called Kombi Vans in Australia) into full-fledged motorhomes, is here to give us a tour of a most unusual VW camper van, the VW Kombi Camper.

More than a tour, the video below was produced as a user guide as Retro RV both sells and rents its simple RVs and even has franchise opportunities available. But as such, it shows you all you need to know about Retro RV’s unique VW Kombi Campers and what they can and can’t do.

After a tour of the cab and warning lights, and the exterior features such as door locks and awning, it’s time to get down to the fun stuff!

The interior of the VW Kombi Camper is surprisingly open, light, and airy. Lots of large windows bring the outdoors inside. There is ample storage throughout, including under the large, comfortable-looking platform bed.

A small but functional kitchen will keep you well-fed.

There is a 40-liter fresh water tank and a gray water tank on board. However, this rig sadly seems to lack a bathroom of any kind. Nonetheless, it’s a huge step up from the old VW camper vans.

What are your thoughts on these unique retro-style new RVs?



Cheri Sicard
Cheri Sicardhttps://cannademy.com/
Cheri Sicard is the author 8 published books on topics as diverse as US Citizenship to Cannabis Cooking. Cheri grew up in a circus family and has been RVing on and off her entire life.



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Tommy Molnar (@guest_253991)
2 months ago

Plain old “hippie busses” couldn’t get out of their own way back when these were plentiful. I can’t IMAGINE how these things get out of THEIR own way now!

It plugs into 240V shore power? Where would that be here in the states? I’m sorry but none of this looks like fun. Especially if you want to deploy the awning. Holy cow!

Steve Comstock (@guest_253964)
2 months ago

Can’t be much fun if it’s still the same old 53 horsepower engine. It would have been nice to include engine specs in this article.

Bob P (@guest_253959)
2 months ago

I’ll bet that’s a real trip to drive into the wind. I know the VW van had trouble making 70 mph into a 20 mph headwind.

Bob M (@guest_253957)
2 months ago

Nice little RV, too bad they didn’t sell them here. They had an old Lazy Daze this size on display at the Hershey RV show.

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