O'Connor's Campers are very pleased to now be able to offer VW California Hire in addition to our existing fleet of vans. This page includes some information about the California van, what makes it different to the other vans we offer and a brief history.

Check the availability of our California Vans here.

The VW California

The California is the only campervan built entirely by Volkswagen rather than converted into a camper by another company. In practice this means that the comfort and ease-of-use come first which makes the California ideal for a holiday on the road.

The VW California is easy to drive and simple to park as you would expect from a modern van. The swivelling seats and pop-up roof make it quick and easy to switch between travelling and overnight mode.

Explore Further Afield

Our California Vans are not restricted to hires within Devon and Cornwall so you can explore as far as you want in the comfort of your van. If you're looking to travel around the country in a Volkswagen Van then we would recommend the California for a luxurious and comfortable journey. In fact why not take one across to mainland Europe and see where you end up. Just make sure you send us some photos!

Ideal for Winter Campervan Hire

The VW California is ideally suited to winter journeys so we offer it for rent all year round. These vans will provide a warm and comfortable base from which to explore, whatever the weather.

A Brief History of the VW California

The California range was launched in 2003 and was the first campervan designed and built in-house by Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles unlike other vans which are converted into campers. The van is based on the classic Transporter range but updated with modern features and technology such as cruise control and ABS brakes.

In 2005 the California Beach was launched and in 2007 a 'pop top' bed was added to the Beach.

In 2010 an updated version of the California was launched with updated styling and a more powerful engine.

A Video Tour of the VW California