'Blu Max' VW Bay Window: Riviera Pop-Top / Westfalia Interior

  • Sleeps 4
  • Length 15ft
  • Year 1978
Costa Mesa, CA
7 reviews
Pet friendly
Furry copilots are allowed on board.

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About this RV

3 DAY Minimum Rental

Blu Max is a 1978 Manual Shift Deluxe Westfalia/Riviera Pop-Top Camper :: 2 sleeping berths (sleeps 4 adults), ice box, sink, potable water tank, propane camp stove, RV electrical/water hook-ups, SmartPhone jack

We, your genial hosts at Vintage Surfari Wagons, are experts at facilitating California Epic Road Trips in our nostalgic yet robust VW Camper Buses. We have been for over 14 years now. Our intimate knowledge of this world class environment, coupled with the deep experience and intuitive understanding of what keeps these unique dream machines on the road is unsurpassed by any competitor in our region.

Everybody needs a hero and Blu Max is ours. He is a Neptune blue,1979 Manual Shift Deluxe Westfalia (with a Riviera Pop-Top) and his outstanding achievements include slaying Big Sur, conquering Yosemite, and prevailing against the rare and unexpected assaults by Mother Nature. Although your feet will never leave the ground - you'll be flying high with Blu Max as your pilot.

Vdub Travel TIP #217: Go fearlessly!

Vdub Travel Factoid: Blue Max is an informal name for the Pour le Mérite, a German military decoration heroically earned from 1740 until the end of World War I. Its most famous recipients were the pilots of the German Army Air Service. Ace Max Immelmann was one of the first airmen to receive the award on January 12, 1916.

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RV details

1978 Volkswagen Bay Window

15 feet
Gross weight: 4,961 lbs.
Transmission: Manual
Water: 10 gallons
Propane: 2 lbs.



Kitchen sink
Stove / range
Dining table

Other features

Audio inputs
Extra storage
CD player


Pet friendly
No festivals allowed
No smoking allowed

Additional rules

SMOKING :: Our vans are smoke-free zones.

ROOF :: Sitting, standing or lying on the roof of the Vehicle is prohibited.

FUEL :: Always re-fuel with "PREMIUM" grade [91 octane].


Cancellation policy Strict

  • If cancelled more than 14 days prior to departure:
    • Any insurance paid is refunded
    • Renter is responsible for 50% of the booking total, plus the service fee
  • If cancelled within 14 days of departure:
    • Any insurance paid is refunded
    • Renter is responsible for the booking total and the service fee


£147.46 per night
£142.87 per night
3.1% discount
£134.27 per night
8.9% discount
Minimum stay
3 nights
Refundable security deposit

Owner fees

Cleaning and Preparation fee.

Waived for rentals of 5 days or more.

Roadside Assist
£10.95 per day

To get you help day or night!

Show us your AAA card at "Plus", "Premium" or "RV" level and we'll remove this fee.

Credit Card and auto policy "Roadside" benefits will not cover these old VW's.

Optional add-ons

Bike Rack £21.90

Keep in mind that you can rent bikes almost everywhere you go, and if we put one on your bus you won't be able to open the back hatch. We recommend th…

Blue Tooth Speaker £10.95

Play your personal soundtrack in or out of the Camper!

Camp Chairs £3.65 each

A nice place to sit around the camp fire!

Extra Mileage Free

Hibachi Grill [propane] £21.90

In summer, when temps are high, we cannot have open flames in California, so if you want to grill outside this is a welcome option. In cooler temps a …



7 Reviews

May 2021

Bill is a legend and this is a spot that makes me happy to be in this world. Thanks for everything Bill!

Kyle Mcclure

May 2021

Bill and the team are the best, really treat you like family , I will keep using them every time I come to California

Shaun Stodder

April 2021

I surprised my husband by renting a 1978, 4 on the floor, bay window bus for his 40th birthday. We took our 3, and 4yo toddlers with us on an epic 5 day road trip through the desert and mountains. The kids smiled and laughed the entire time (no joke, they never complained, and they had NO electronics). My husband looked like a kid on Christmas driving the bus. The memories we made were priceless.

The bus was clean and ran amazing. Bill and his team were more than accommodating. There’s no question, we’d love to do it again! Thanks VSW!!!

Sabrina Hohnstein

November 2020

Bill is the best dude in the world. Having this resource at my disposal when I’m in California has legitimately improved my life. The experience that he gives people by offering these vehicles is better than anything else in the world.

Kyle Mcclure

January 2020

Safari is doing a lot more than leasing great vehicles. They are sharing the best of California and extending exceptional hospitality to their guests.

Deborah Haylor Mcdowell

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