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Just Kampers
Written By Carolyn Kirvan-Cranfield

Power Up: De-Mystifying Solar Panels

Find out how to utilise your own electric supply, the associated freedom to travel and wild camp without being reliant on just a leisure battery whilst off in the wilds.

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Posted in Volks Life on 2018-07-27 16:54:19 | Tags: solar, power, technology, eco, sun, panel

Just Kampers
Written By Carolyn Kirvan-Cranfield

A New Home For The Variant

Today was a good day - we said Goodbye to one of our VW's. Not normally a source of joy but when you're handing the keys over to a particularly lovely winner it certainly feels pretty good! Meet Rachel, our VW loving, very funny and worthy winner..

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Posted in Volks Life on 2017-02-08 15:35:57 | Tags: competition, winner, variant

Just Kampers
Written By Josh Reynolds

JK's exclusive Preservation Parts panels

Take a look at how we make our exclusive Preservation Parts panels, and see why you should use them on your next restoration project.

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Posted in Product Reviews on 2016-12-07 12:52:18 | Tags: JK, panels, metal, metalwork, uk, manufacturing, restoration

Just Kampers
Written By Leah Cowen and Dave van Zoonen

Speedy's Grand Tour - Part Two

This is the second part of Speedy's Grand Tour! Follow Speedy as he travels through Europe, after conquering Mexico and the USA

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Posted in Volks Life on 2016-12-01 16:15:31 | Tags: VolksLife, JK, JustKampers, RoadTrip

Just Kampers
Written By Leah Cowen and Dave van Zoonen

Speedy's Grand Tour - Part One

Anyone who’s ever owned a Camper vividly remembers their first Bus, the joy, tears, and first-time breakdowns... 

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Posted in Volks Life on 2016-12-01 13:57:52 | Tags: VolksLife, JK, JustKampers, RoadTrip

Chef Campers - Fish Pie

Introducing Michael and Kieran, the Chef Campers and Their VW Type 25

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Posted in Volks Life on 2016-11-28 16:31:43 | Tags: Chef, Campers, ChefCampers, Cook, Cooking, Recipe, Food, VanLife

Just Kampers
Written By Carolyn Kirvan-Cranfield

To Wave or Not To Wave?

To wave or not to wave? That, is the question!

There's nothing quite like the shared recognition of a VW wave but is this time honoured tradition under threat?

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Posted in Volks Life on 2016-11-16 10:10:00 | Tags: vw, wave, history

Just Kampers
Written By Ivan McCutcheon

Making a Statement with Sign-Written T2s

VW designed the Type 2 for both small owner-operated companies and larger companies that needed fleets of delivery vehicles.

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Posted in News on 2016-10-27 10:59:59 | Tags: t2, bay, bus, 50s, retro, oldschool

Just Kampers
Written By Ivan McCutcheon

The Käfer Cup

The Käfer Cup VW Beetle racing series of from the ‘90s saw some serious machinery built. This 1303 painted in Porsche Mint Green was built in 1992 by Rolf Holzapfel the style was to inspire a new breed of streetcars.

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Posted in News on 2016-10-20 11:25:28 | Tags: JK, Beetle, race, racing, Germany

Just Kampers
Written By Ivan McCutcheon

The tale of the VW-based Pulmonia taxis

VW-based Pulmonia taxis are unique to the resort of Mazatlan, Mexico, and have a really cool history that you may not be aware of.

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Posted in News on 2016-10-14 10:51:47 | Tags: Pulmonia, VW, Mexico, JK

Just Kampers
Written By Ivan McCutcheon

Smooth Sided VW T2 Pick Ups

Know what's cool about smooth sided pick ups? Basically everything!

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Posted in News on 2016-10-07 16:03:24 | Tags: Smooth, Sided, PickUps, T2

Just Kampers
Written By Carolyn Kirvan-Cranfield

@ThisMakesUsTick

Creative duo Michael and Andrea from @ThisMakesUsTick will be along to help document our Open Day Weekend. This husband and wife team are professional photographers and collectors of stories, and, have very graciously agreed to come along to capture the essence of the weekend. Here is some more information on what makes "them" tick, whilst they capture what makes "us" tick!

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Posted in Volks Life on 2016-06-07 12:24:00 | Tags: photography, #vanlife, blog, adventure

Just Kampers
Written By Carolyn Kirvan-Cranfield

Pizza Pickup - Our next featured VW Based Business

Imagine the most delicious pizza, made to a secret Italian family recipe by a professional Pizzaiola, cooked in an authentic wood fired Pizza oven on the back of a double cab Splitscreen. Sounds like perfection to us. Nic from Pizza Pickup talks to us about the realities of bringing such a set up into reality.

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Posted in Volks Life on 2016-05-17 16:00:00 | Tags: featured, vw, business

Just Kampers
Written By Carolyn Kirvan-Cranfield

Club RocUp

JK are proud to support RocUp PopUp sessions, and, even better would like to offer RocUp followers the opportunity to benefit from our Club Discount. Interested in Camping and Leisure goods, VW mechanical, panel or campervan conversion parts at a specially discounted price? Read on...

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Posted in News on 2016-05-17 13:45:00 | Tags: sponsor, climb, outdoors, discount

Hasta Alaska's Ben Talks to Us About The Highs and Lows of Kombilife

Ben at Hasta Alaska, has lived a life many of us hanker after or simply wish we were brave enough to follow. To throw off the shackles of a conventional life in order to live a life of adventure, new horizons, people and places. Perhaps fairly uniquely he offered space in Copito, his Camper, to fellow travellers along the way. He even allowed all of us to travel too through his amazingly popular Youtube videos. We were lucky enough to talk to him and get his take on his journey so far and what is new on the horizon...

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Posted in Volks Life on 2016-05-10 16:07:00 | Tags: #hastaalaska, HastaAlaska, Kombilife, #vanlife, adventure

Ultra VW
In partnership with Ultra VW
Written By Paul Knight

Unleaded Swap: Fitting New Barrels, Pistons & Unleaded-ready Replacement Heads on a VW Type 1

We had overhauled a 100% stock 1584cc Type 1 bottom end (re- machined surfaces/crank and fresh bearings throughout), hence we decided to top it off perfectly with new barrels, pistons and heads.

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Posted in Tech Guides on 2016-04-14 00:00:00 | Tags: Barrels, Pistons, Engine

Just Kampers
Written By Carolyn Kirvan-Cranfield

Splitscreen Ice Cream Company - JK's Featured VW Business

In the latest of our featured VW business blogs we talk to Aimee and Dan- co-owners of the Splitscreen Ice Cream company about the trials and tribulations of turning your passion for VW's into a successful business....

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Posted in Volks Life on 2016-03-08 17:26:00 | Tags: business, VW

Just Kampers
Written By Carolyn Kirvan-Cranfield

LoveDubCars...This months featured VW based business...

Love Dub Cars is one of the original trail blazers that was around for the start of the VW wedding hire business - they've seen it, been there and done it. Through their hard graft and dedication they've not only succeeded but grown..... and the best bit - they've helped and inspired others along the way...

Here’s their story...

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Posted in Volks Life on 2016-02-10 12:12:00 | Tags: vw, featured, business, inspiration

Just Kampers
Written By Carolyn Kirvan-Cranfield

If life is a journey....what is #vanlife....we get deep and meaningful with Lauren and Calum from The Rolling Home to find out.

So after featuring their Kickstarter campaign and finding out more about them I was keen to speak to Lauren and Calum, the creatives behind The Rolling Home, to discover more about their take on vanlife! I decided that rather than the run of the mill blog post I’d challenge them to get deep and meaningful….it makes for very interesting reading. This is what they had to say!

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Posted in Volks Life on 2015-11-18 12:29:36 | Tags: #vanlifeTheRollingHomeStokedEverSince

Just Kampers
Written By Carolyn Kirvan-Cranfield

Climbing in the Gorge Du Tarn

The urge to climb outdoors in a beautiful setting, combined with a riverside location ideal for the children to play and spend idle hours listening to the river as it flows gently passed our gloriously positioned camping pitch, provided the impetus for us to make the long (695 mile / 11 hr) journey to La Blaquiere Campsite in Les Vignes, France.

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Posted in Volks Life on 2015-08-24 08:54:25 | Tags: climbing, camping, gorgedutarn

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