The California is here

The California is here

(n.) a strong desire for or impulse to wander or travel and explore the world."


Oh how exciting! 

Some excitement at KombiLife this week with the arrival of our KombiLife Beach towels and KombiLife Caps. They look great! We got to show them off at the 2020 Volkswagen Kombi Rally on 7th November at Cronulla beach - which is even more exciting as we got to see the new VW California in the flesh. Our 2021 Calendar is at the printers. They are limited edition and will not last long. Thank you to all those who contributed. Your contributions are very much appreciated and will be enjoyed by many for the whole of 2021. Was great to see all your photos. Your coffee is in the mail.  

New Product Range Now Available - Trailmaster Active POD Trailer Range

We are also excited to announce a new product range. We heard and we listened. You wanted more space in your van so we have a great new solution that will make your life so much easier for those who need the extra storage space, especially for those longer adventures or if you are taking the kids along. Introducing the Trailmaster Active Pod Trailer Range. The lightweight and durable POD trailer range are made in Australia from high-quality components. The ACTIVE POD trailer will keep your gear secure and free from dust and rain.  There are also a range of accessories including a mounting frame that allows you to mount your roof tent on top of the trailer. How good is this? Built tough to withstand the Australian climate and conditions.  

The POD trailer made in Australia, by Australians and for Australians!

Introducing the New Volkswagen California Beach

2020 Volkswagen Kombi Rally, Cronulla

On 7 November KombiLife was fortunate to attend the 2020 Volkswagen Kombi Rally in Cronulla where we got our first real look at the New California Beach and we love it. There is a video below where Mark gives us a tour just in case you weren't there.  Here are a few photo's from the day.


And take a look at our video tour of the New Volkswagen Kombi Beach...

Trailers and Bike Racks

Trailmaster Active POD Trailer

The Active POD 'UTILITY' is the entry level everyday Pod trailer which is strong yet lightweight. The POD is lockable so you can keep your gear secure. The storage tub can be divided into 5 seperate compartments. There are load of accessories available.


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TrailMaster Active POD Trailer

The Active POD ‘PIONEER’ is our ultimate go-anywhere model for those who are serious about adventure and need the suspension enhancements to ensure maximum dependability. Some key features in the PIONEER include optimised load carrying capacity, electric brakes and ‘high clearance’ trailing arm suspension; all built around a heavy-duty galvanised chassis.


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Fiamma T5 Pro Bike Rack
2 Bikes / 4 Max.
2003-2015 (Tailgate Only)

Lightweight anodized aluminium bike rack. Designed for VW T5s with a tailgate. Supplied with 2 rails for 2 bikes with the addition of extra rails this can carry a maximum of 4 bikes.


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T6 Bike Rack from VW
4 bikes - Genuine Volkswagen

VW Genuine Bike Carrier for a tailgate, up to four bicycles can be transported to save space at the rear of the vehicle. Thanks to the complete pre-assembly, the tailgate bike carrier can be installed quickly and easily. The anti-theft security gives thieves no chance. The VW Genuine bike carrier is made of anodised aluminum and comes pre-assembled and so can be easily mounted on the vehicle.


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Thule WanderWay 2 Bike Rack
for VW T6 Multivan & Transporter

Possible to increase load capacity up to 4 bikes by adding a third bike and a fourth bike adaptor (adaptors sold separately). Platform folds up vertically against the boot when not in use. Locks the bikes to the bike rack (lock included). Possible to open vehicle trunk without any mounted bikes.


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Vanquito Tailgate Mosquito Net
For T5 and T6

quick and easy assembly at the rear with magnets and elastic band / partly also with Velcro (magnets are covered with textile to protect the paintwork)Zippers allow quick accessAccess can be rolled up and easily fixed with Velcro stripsin a practical storage bag with zipper


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Old times... Family memories

You may have to be South African to fully appreciate these ads but we think they are great.  David Kramer is a South African singer who stars in these ads. In 1983, David was contracted by Volkswagen South Africa, to link his idiosyncratic South African image to their Microbus (simply called a "Kombi"). This was the beginning of a television and print campaign that won the hearts of South Africans. The campaign made David Kramer into a household name and was to continue for the next thirteen years - probably the longest running celebrity endorsement this country has seen. With his trademark red veldskoen shoes, bicycle and guitar, he became a household name as the face of the SA Volkswagen Microbus advertisements. We found this series of ads you may enjoy. Get out there and make some memories with your family and friends.

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