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Old 21-09-11, 21:47
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T5 Post Icon The difference between T26, T28, & T30

What is the difference between T26, T28, & T30?

I do not mean the load they can carry/axle weight. Chassis and suspension differences between the three is what I am looking for as I have the chance of a good deal on a 04 plate T26 and would like to ensure it is up to the weight of any conversion?



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Old 21-09-11, 22:41
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google is your friend http://www.vwt4forum.co.uk/showthread.php?t=133278

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Old 22-09-11, 06:54
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So it is just the spring ratings that differ?

Fitting coilovers would make a T26 able to carry same payload as T28/30?
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Old 22-09-11, 07:42
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I've only ever seen significant mechanical differences on the T32s so tend to agree on springs but you should get the vehicle officially replated to 3 tonnes. Once you've verified the changes you'll need to declare then to VOSA. There's a company called SVTech who will do all this for you and send you the new plate.

It would be worth talking to them before you do any thing else as they have probably done this before and could give you a definitive answer. If you just do the mechanical changes then there's a chance that the police could put you on a weighbridge and force you to leave all your passenger and luggage behind!!
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Old 22-09-11, 07:58
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Default Re: The difference between T26, T28, & T30

Be careful with the T26 if you intend to do any form of conversion, as conversions soon add up weight wise.

TBH, I would not go the "uprated" route & I would go for a T30 instead. I'm not sure if the brakes ect are the same on the T26 as the T28's & T30's. As Bobley says, you could get a pull from plog, get taken to a weighbridge & have to leave some gear at the roadside (& yes, I've had a PlodPull & as it happened was under weight).

T26's often seem to come up a good prices, but they are limited to what you can do with them.
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Old 22-09-11, 10:46
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Thanks for the info.
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Old 22-09-11, 12:28
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I have looked in to this myself as i was worried about my T28 purchase, so out came the bathroom scales and have come up with the following

Unladen weight (no fuel) with a 75kg driver for a base model T26/28/30 SWB is 1851kg (other VW info suggests its only 1797kg but i have errd on the side of caution)

Leaving you 749 kg of payload assuming you weigh 75kg

A full conversion with Reimo pop top, RIB 2 seat/bed and the std run of cupboards is approx 400kg (according to various convertor websites and a weigh bridge trip by Carl S on this forum)

Full tank of juice = 60kg

The wife and 2 kids = 150kg

Bag of clothes each = 80kg

Awning = 30kg

Water = 25kg

Gas bottle = 10kg

My list is much longer than this but you will already be 6kg OVER weight, with no room for any food, bedding, camping chairs, hookup stuff etc etc

You should be ok with the extra 200kg (thats a lot of extra stuff) a T28 will give you and better still with a T30
But my advice would be avoid a T26.


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Old 22-09-11, 13:21
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Was just going down the lines of tin top, kitchen pod and full width bed.
No kids and small dog.

Again cheers for the info, the wife says the sooner I get a van and shut up about it the better. :-)
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Again cheers for the info, the wife says the sooner I get a van and shut up about it the better. :-)
If your wife thinks that once you have your van that will be last time you mention anything about it, "she is sadly mistaken" (and thats a quote from my wife!)

but once it's all done I think she will be very happy with the end result mine is

"There are many paths to the top of the mountain, but once there the view is always the same".
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Old 22-09-11, 20:52
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If your wife thinks that once you have your van that will be last time you mention anything about it, "she is sadly mistaken" (and thats a quote from my wife!)

but once it's all done I think she will be very happy with the end result mine is

Thats what i hope happens
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