Tents for Vanagons, Eurovans, and Sharans (post 1980)

(Check out earlier tents, too. Some of the Breadloaf-style tents were still in use at least as late as the Vanagon period.)

Originally, I hadn't paid much attention to anything after the Breadloaf era. Just to make me feel guilty, Rick Gordon wrote:

you don't have my tent in here! I bought mine from an Austrian on his way to Ecuador (no kidding - he was a geography student). It's made for the Vanagon. I haven't found any label on it, he says he bought it in Germany. He had a mid-80's Vanagon that he had already sold. Description: no floor, aluminum frame, netting and canvas. Peaked roof. It's yellow I think (I bought it last fall and haven't had a chance to use it yet so I only looked at it once!) It will supposedly stand alone, and I think even has a zip down door on the Van side for this purpose (but I'm not sure right now)."


Westfalia

 That's right, you can still buy a Westy tent new! The tent at right is a genuine Westfalia model. Ron "Coyote" Lussler has a great page describing his recent purchase of a brand-spankin' new Westy tent.

African Legends / B-WEST Outdoor Specialties / Action Africa

This South African outfit offers some nice looking if rather pricy tents. This is their "Sunseeker Kombi", designed to be used "as a free-standing five man tent or with a mini-van/microbus. The Kombi has a large rear awning for use as a garage and a rear door which aligns with the sliding door of the vehicle."

B-WEST's website seems to have vanished. In February 2000, Roger A. Miller reported "B-West is no longer in business. However the former sales director, Paul Zway, started a similar company called Action Africa, Inc with mostly the same products. The website is http://www.actionafrica.com/index.html. . . . I e-mailed them and asked if they were the old B-West company and the reply was as stated above."


Reimo Tents

These tent pictures were sent to me by Helmut Zeidler of Dusseldorf, Germany in mid-November of 1996. They were all apparently being manufactured by the following outfit:

REIMO
Reisemobilcenter GmbH
Boschring 10
D-63329 Engelsbach
sales phone +49 6103 4005-20  (-21, -22, -23)
sales FAX   +49 6103 4005-27
sales phone +49 6103 4005-29 (complete vehicles)
ordering phone +49 6103 4005-35 (-36)
ordering FAX   +49 6103 42064
catalog DM 3.00

The tents are included in alpha order. The prices may be a bit steep, but hey, in thirty years that funky Vento model will be rarest of the rare! Stock up now.

Note: Steve Lashley has better images than these and is a source for purchase info. He continues to update his site, so visit often..

ANTARES, #90005
size 320 x 210 cm
high 210 cm (middle section)
high 185 cm (border section)
weight 9.8 kg
scaffolding aluminium telescope

90006, inner sleep cabin

Prices (1996):
90005 DM 1659.00; s+h DM 25.00 (GER)
90006 DM  179.00

GEMINI, #90002
size 340 x 220 cm
high 225 cm (middle section)
high 190 cm (border section)
weight 14.5 kg
scaffolding aluminium

90004, inner sleep cabin:
size 190 x 140 cm
weight 4 kg

Prices (1996):
90002 DM 998.00; s+h DM 25.00 (GER)
90004 not yet available

Here are three more photos that show the Gemini tent's interesting modular setup:


KOMET, #90014

Per Steve Lashley, this item is no longer available.

size 340 x 200 cm
weight 26 kg
scaffolding steel 20 mm

90018, inner sleep cabin:

Prices (1996):
90014 DM 548.00; s+h DM 35.00 (GER)
90018 DM 189.90

MISTRAL, #90000
size 340 x 200 cm
high 190 cm (border section)
weight 25.2 kg
scaffolding steel

Prices (1996):
90000 DM 679.00; s+h DM 35.00 (GER)

PRIMAVERA, #90021
size 360 x 240 cm
high 225 cm (middle section)
high 190 cm (border section)
weight 23 kg
scaffolding steel 22 mm

90027, bay window for PRIMAVERA
size 130 x 200 cm


90026, inner sleep cabin
size 200 x 140 cm

90023, inner sleep cabin for bay window
size 190 x 140 cm
weight 4 kg

Prices (1996):
90021 DM 1799.00; s+h DM 35.00 (GER)
90027 DM  499.00
90026 DM  219.00
90023 DM  229.00

SAFARI, #90040
size 190 x 240 cm
high 200 cm (front section)
high 180 cm (back section)
weight 15 kg
scaffolding steel 18 mm

Prices (1996):
90040 DM 738.00; s+h DM 35.00 (GER)

SIENA I, #90030
size 340 x 200 cm
high 225 cm (middle section)
high 190 cm (border section)
weight 12.5 kg
scaffolding aluminium simple
SIENA II, #90031
size 340 x 200 cm
high 225 cm (middle section)
high 190 cm (border section)
weight 13 kg
scaffolding aluminium telescope

90011, inner sleep cabin:
size 190 x 140 cm
weight 4 kg

Prices (1996):
90030 DM  879.00; s+h DM 25.00 (GER)
90031 DM 1199.00; s+h DM 25.00 (GER)
90011 DM  175.00; s+h DM 25.00 (GER)

TRAIL, #90013

Per Steve Lashley, this item is no longer available.

size 340 x 200 cm
high 190 cm (border section)
weight 24 kg
scaffolding steel

Prices (1996):
90013 DM 789.00; s+h DM 35.00 (GER)

VENTO, #90008
size 396 x 230 cm
high 225 cm (middle section)
high 190 cm (border section)
weight 26 kg
scaffolding steel 22 mm

Prices (1996):
90008 DM 1425.00; s+h DM 35.00 (GER)

Generic Vehicle Tents, Repair, Reconditioning, Supplies, etc.

Don't miss the new vintage-style tents shown elsewhere on this site, too.



These tent pages are originally © Joe Clark, 1994-2000.