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Forbidden fruit: Take a look at the Volkswagen California camper van

We were lucky enough to go camping in our dream van. Bummer it won't be coming to the United States.

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Emme Hall

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The 2018 Volkswagen California T6 camper van is only available overseas, but we got to spend a few days with it on the West Coast as part of its 30th birthday celebration.

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The California is the pop-top camper you've been missing in your life. 

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Parked next to a 1982 VW Westfalia, you can see how much more sleek it's become over the years.

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Both front seats can be turned around to face the dining table, although the driver's side is a bit tougher to manipulate. 

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The table can fold down and slide away when not in use. 

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The bench seat folds out into a bed that's big enough for two.

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The ultimate road-trip comfort: a refrigerator.

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The kitchen is completed by a two-burner gas stove and a small sink.

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Cupboards and a cutlery drawer can keep it all organized. 

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There is no toilet in the California van, but there is a (cold) shower.

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If the California van were imported into the States, it would be very pricey. A base model would start around $51,000 while a fully-kitted out van would be about $108,000. Keep scrolling for more photos of this road-trip warrior. 

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