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Campervans

Post by GARYJL » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:31 pm

At the risk of sounding really old and boring anyone have a campervan?
Been looking at them on the net and thinkin I wouldnt mind getting a
VW Transporter T4 Camper with the alloy wheels and modern interior.



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Post by TC » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:42 pm

Theres a few on here with camper vans plus a few with camp bikes.
If you are going to get the use out of it, i would say go for it i think they are great.
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Post by GazzyG » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:43 pm

Used to have an LT35 Camper, home built.

Best vehicle I've ever owned.

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Post by akey » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:54 pm

I used to have a VW type 25, brill bit of kit. we now have a bit of a bigger campervan though.

We get loads of use out of ours, take it to race weekends and stuff its great.
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Re: Campervans

Post by rennie » Mon Mar 15, 2010 9:55 pm

I/we would love a camper van!

they are stupidly expensive though! :lol:
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Post by vicki » Mon Mar 15, 2010 10:44 pm

:stupid:

Hired one to go to Wales to the racing with the kids, absolutely loved it! One day :)

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Post by fazerboy » Tue Mar 16, 2010 12:15 am

i got 7 camperman t-shirts :D
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Post by cruz » Tue Mar 16, 2010 9:43 am

Not used mine for two years, but I won't get shot because I will not be able to pay for another and this one is bought and paid for. I'm hoping to have it back OTR this summer.
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Re: Campervans

Post by Mk5Centurion » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:48 pm

I'm in the market for a T4 myself for future family holidays with the (3) kids, there is a VW T4 forum that is particularly worthwhile for getting the gen/ideas/inspiration
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Post by Keithg24 » Tue Mar 16, 2010 2:48 pm

I would have one tomorrow!! :D


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Re: Campervans

Post by Joeman » Tue Sep 04, 2018 8:07 am

Revival of a really old thread because I found this!!!
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Re: Campervans

Post by JRH » Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:29 am

I see you have found @rennie camper van.

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Re: Campervans

Post by Rodders » Tue Sep 04, 2018 9:38 am

I have an ex AA van, a 1998 T4 with the 2.5 TDi engine.
It's at the very early stages of being converted - we've emptied the back out and had to have some serious rust issues looked at. But we've lowered it a touch and put alloys on, and it will soon be re-painted (DIY job with a roller and brush) and then insulated and boarded out.

I love driving it. It's the size of a big car - even qualifies as such on the ferries - and has reasonable power that it isn't frustratingly slow. The T5 vans are supposedly more like a car to drive, but the build quality is allegedly not as good and they are more expensive.

The VW community is amazing. Loads of groups to offer advice, and tons of aftermarket bits and suppliers. Even people who have set up their own little businesses making cup holders and gear knobs. You can pretty much get whatever you need and it doesn't have to cost the Earth.

My advice would be to choose your van wisely - we ended up with engine troubles and rust which have delayed and almost killed the project. But, regardless of the cost, I love it so much I can't help myself from spending more.

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Re: Campervans

Post by Fleck » Tue Sep 04, 2018 11:49 am

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We take ours to Benidorm with the scooter on the back, but next time I'll be taking the Duke 390. Ideal for getting about in a hot country. 8-)
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Re: Campervans

Post by rennie » Tue Sep 04, 2018 5:25 pm

JRH wrote:
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I see you have found @rennie camper van.

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:lol: That's bigger than ours!
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