November Edition

November Edition

It's November and it's time to drive with the window down, pullover for an icecream, stop to smell the flowers, go for an afternoon stroll, make homemade lemonade and wear your favourite shirt even if no else likes it. The weather is warm and it's time to live life on the road, be yourself and get in nature.

This month; Matt shows us how to install side door and tailgate curtains in a Multivan, they can be a little tricky if you don't know the shortcuts. Matt, throughly explains each step of the method so you'll have every chance of success the first time around. We are back from the Old Bar Beach Festival, catchup on the weekends activities by browsing our gallery below. If you are out of breakfast ideas, we have an old time favourite you should give a go on your next trip, the recipe doesn't mention it but we'd suggest packing tomato sauce for a side compliment to the classic feed. VanEssa traveller, Julianne Brady gives us an insight into her minimal camping style and her ulterior motive for owning a white Multivan. Read her story below.

Before, you take off, have a look at the products we have on offer this month, we might have something you've been needing or rather wanting for a while.

If you are looking to get any of our VanEssa products and accessories installed be sure to book in an installation date soon as Summer slots fill up fast. See below for further details.

Enjoy our November Newsletter VanEssa Travellers and don't forget to keep us up to date on your travel experiences on the VanEssa Travellers Facebook group or email us at

How to install Volkswagen T5 T6 Curtains for Multivan - Sliding Door Curtains and Tailgate Curtains

Let Matt take you through handy tips that will make installing curtains into your Multivan successful the first time.


What a blast! Old Bar Beach Festival 2019

Reports are in!

The 15th Annual Old Bar Beach Festival was a success by all accounts. To our fellow VanEssa travellers, you made the weekend! Thank you to those who shared the weekend with us, gave us a helping hand and added to the kombi atmosphere. There was no shortage of things to do, or eat, with an array of market stalls, street food, festival rides and kombi humour to enjoy. New friends were made, knowledge shared and memories created. Saturday night was the highlight, we all enjoyed a German feast by the fire pit and it was topped with fireworks at sundown. Does it get any better? I think not.

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Eggs in Jail

An oldie but a goodie, Eggs in Jail. Great recipe inspiration from


  • Thickly sliced bread (brioche bread works a treat)
  • eggs
  • butter


  1. Butter the bread slices, both sides.
  2. Cut a hole in the middle of the bread that can accommodate a cracked egg, about 10cm.
  3. In a greased frypan, which is already hot and sizzling, place the bread.
  4. Put another knob of butter in the hole in the middle of the bread, and then crack 1 egg into the hole.
  5. Cook, until the bread, is golden on the bottom, and then CAREFULLY, using a wide spatula, flip egg/bread combo and brown the other side of the bread.

How you like your eggs will determine how long you cook each side. Season according to your taste. You can always serve bacon on the side if you need a bacon-fix.

Customer Story

Dumpster Dive, Live Simply and Enjoy Nature with Friends

Julianne Brady, one of our early VanEssa kitchen adopters, an expert in dumpster diving with a 10 year history of rescuing unwanted good quality food from supermarket dumpsters in her strategically selected disguise, a white Multivan, looking like a delivery van, buy the time anyone notices what Julianne is up to, she is jumping back in her van, back on the road with a grocery load of shelf good food to take home.

Julianne, has been featured on SBS and the ABC for the small but mighty way she is battling in the war against waste.

Julianne, purchased her beloved LWB Multivan almost 2 years ago, in white, and had the van fitted with a kitchen by Mark at VanEssa mobilcamping, a system she saw on display at her local VW dealership.

“VanEssa staff are welcoming and lovely, when I visit the warehouse, I can make myself a coffee and there isn’t anything I couldn’t ask Mark about my Van setup.”

Not only is her van a useful tool of trade in her dumpster dive missions but aides her everyday life as her daily run around vehicle. It occurred to Julianne through a... 

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Fiona & Russ's Caddy

Take a look at this well kitted Caddy and its unique and colourful inclusions.

Featured Products

Get familiar with our latest kitchen system, the ARCO installed in a T6 Black Edition Multivan.

ARCO Kitchen Module for Multivan with Double Bed Extension, Kitchen, Fridge and Mattress


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Multivan Packbags

2 pieces Left and Right


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Multivan Ceiling Hooks


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Cover for Handbrake Lowering Kit


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Dometic PLB40 Portable Lithium Battery, 40 AH


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Multivan 3pc Curtain Set (SWB/LWB) - Sliding Doors + Tailgate


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Summer Fitting Service


We can install awnings, rooftop tents, bullbars, roof racks, nudge bars, curtains, swivel seats, second or dual batteries as well as any of the VanEssa modules and accessories.

It's important to book an installation slot early at one of the following locations as installation slots in summer fill fast:




Gold Coast or Sunshine Coast

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Download 2019
VanLife Guide

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