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Bergpanorama im Winter
Bergpanorama im Winter

Winter camping

Camp in a diffrent way

Your advantages of winter camping

You can perfectly spend a long weekend in the snow and visit the most beautiful places for winter sports with your camper. You will find important information and tipps on this page.

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Winter camping with benefits

Get out your cozy socks and start your winter adventure. Winter camping is a different kind of vacation that really only has advantages!

  • Camper Hygge

    Our campers offer you silence and peace in a cozy and warm igloo on four wheels.

  • No mass tourism

    Enjoy a nice holiday far away from crowded campsites - for a very good price!

  • Winter sport

    Whether you want to go skiing or snowshoeing - Your camper takes you to winter paradise.

Perfectly eqquiped

Additional winter equipment

Thermal mats for front and side windows

Thermomatten werden auf VW T6.1 California Beach Ocean montiert
The thermal mats are placed from the outside over the front and side windows. They keep the cold away from your camper at night and the heat inside the vehicle. So you don’t have to ice scrape in the morning.
Price: 29€
Recommendation: For all campers

CaliCap pop-up roof insulation

Dachzeltisolierung auf VW T6.1 California Beach Ocean montiert.
The CaliCap is a cap for the pop-up roof of the VW California Ocean and Beach. It ensures that no heat escapes through the tent and you have it nice and warm both at the campsite and in the winter camping idyll.
Price: 39€
Recommendation: VW California Beach & Ocean

CaliHeat tube for the pop-up roof

VW T6.1 California Beach Ocean steht auf verschneiter Straße
The CaliHeat heating tube will guarantee you warm night in the camper ! It is attached to the auxiliary heater and transfers the warm air into the pop-up roof. So you are guaranteed not to get cold feet.
Price: 29€
Recommendation: VW California Beach & Ocean

Everything you need to know

Winter camping guide

Tips for camping in cold regions

Camping has (almost) no limits! With the right preparation and equipment winter camping is at least as comfortable as camping in the summer and even a bit more adventurous.
Our campers are eqquiped with diesel or gas auxiliary heating so you'll always be kept warm. For an especially cozy trip the following items should be on your packing list:
  • Fluffy blanket
  • Warm socks
  • Hot-water bottle
  • Thermos
  • Fairy lights
  • All kind of winter outdoor clothing
In addition, you can also book our winter equipment which will make sure you are really prepared for everything!
  • Thermal mat for front and side windows in drivers cabin | 29€
  • CaliCap pop-up roof insulation (for VW California Beach & Ocean) | 39€
  • CaliHeat tube for pop-up roof (for VW California Beach & Ocean) | 29€

What you need to keep in mind when camping in cold climates

Be well prepared! Think of the right equipment, plan your trip well and do not forget that some campsites are open only in summer. Please also bear in mind that our campers are not designed for extreme temperatures below -15 degrees. Unfortunately, this can lead to technical failures on board due to the heavy external load.
The fluids in the camper (coolant, windshield wiper fluid) are designed for maximum loads of -20 - -25 degrees, exceeding these limits can lead to engine damage and other problems.

Everything you need to know about the auxiliary heating and a warm camper

Our campers are eqquiped with a diesel auxiliary heater. For a warm temperature in the camper it does not have to run continuously at the highest level. We recommend that you set the heater to 18-22 degrees when you are in the camper during the day. At night the heater should be set to 16-18 degrees. When you leave the camper the heater should still be running at 8-9 degrees. If you are travelling with the VW California Ocean or Beach you should always close the pop-up roof when leaving the camper.
Important: If you use the water system in the camper you must ensure that the inside temperature is consistently at least 8 degrees Celsius. Otherwise, the water in the pipes will freeze and cause serious damage to the camper.
Diesel consumption auxiliary heating:
Don’t worry, your diesel tank can’t get empty by using the auxiliary heater. Before this happens the parking heater switches off. Nevertheless, check your fuel level regularly. Depending on the outside temperature and the desired inside temperature the parking heater consumes between 0.2l and 0.4l of diesel per hour.

Everything you need to know about the water system

You can use the integrated water supply, but the camper must be constantly heated to at least 8 degrees Celsius even when you leave the camper. If you expose the camper to extreme temperatures (-20 degrees or colder), damage can still occur. You run the risk of the waste water tank freezing and therefore no longer being able to use the water system. Please understand that this is a manufacturing risk and therefore think carefully about your route.

All about winter tires

All our campers have mud and snow (M+S) tires with a tread depth of at least 3 mm. This is sufficient in Germany and most European countries to drive safely in cold weather.
Nevertheless, the laws on the winter tire obligation differ in the European countries and regions. There are some countries that have a situational regulation. In other words, winter tires must be used in snow, slush or ice. Other countries have a time-limited general winter tire obligation. This is usually the case between November and April. In some southern European countries winter tires may be required at short notice.

Everything you need to know about the pop-up roof in winter

With the right equipment you can get a cozy and warm night of sleep in the pop-up roof of the VW California Ocean and Beach. The CaliCap ensures that the heat stays in the rooftop tent. The insulation is put over the tent from the outside just like a cap. The CaliHeat is a heating tube that is attached to the ventilation of the auxiliary heating and carries warm air into the rooftop tent.
However, please note that this is tent fabric, which cannot keep out all the cold. If the outside temperature drops too much, even a CaliCap will not bring cozy warmth into the vehicle and you should think about closing the roof tent for more warmth in the camper.
You can book the CaliCap for 39€ and the CaliHeat for 29€ as winter equipment.