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  1. T4 Articles & Information
    Type Approval The United Nations has standardised international Type Approval directives to a common standard, so (in theory) new vehicles produced anywhere in the world can be sold anywhere in the world, because they are all built to meet the same safety and emissions criteria. Vehicle...
  2. Tax, Insurance & Licensing
    Type Approval The United Nations has standardised international Type Approval directives to a common standard, so (in theory) new vehicles produced anywhere in the world can be sold anywhere in the world, because they are all built to meet the same safety and emissions criteria. Vehicle...
  3. T5 Articles & Information
    Type Approval The United Nations has standardised international Type Approval directives to a common standard, so (in theory) new vehicles produced anywhere in the world can be sold anywhere in the world, because they are all built to meet the same safety and emissions criteria. Vehicle...
  4. The Pub
    There has been alot of unhappy campers recently. Maybe its time to change the forum slightly (Improve).. and move it forward. Ive seen this forum evolve from the old one and in some ways it has kind of stagnated. There are many new members looking for inspiration and guidance and maybe the...
  5. Technical Articles
    Choosing wheels for your Van, Caravelle or Camper is one of those emotive subjects - here, we outline some of the pitfalls you can be faced with when contemplating those shiny new - or not so new (or shiny) - rims that instantly transform the look of your ride. Wheel Sizes Typical T4 steel...
  6. Technical Articles
    Choosing wheels and tyres for your T4 is not as straight forward as you may think. Early in the T4's life it quickly earned a reputation as a tyre eater so, unlike cars, important consideration must be made to weight - not only the unladen or kerbside weight, but also to the maximum weight that...
  7. T4 Conversions
    The official vehicle manufacturer's view is, "if passengers are to be seated in the rear of the vehicle, we the have products to satisfy this requirement which are strengthened and tested for the insertion of seats and seat belts". These products are Window Van (nee Kombi), Caravelle and...
  8. Technical Articles
    Seat Types Seats can be grouped into three catagories: 1. A seat which does not support any part of the passenger by way of a restraint system - all seat belt anchorage points are on the vehicle. With this application the seat is just a seat. During a crash no loads are exerted on it...
  9. Technical Articles
    Fitting fold down seat / beds is top of the Forum Topic Hit List for van owners who wish to build a Motor Caravan or Day Van, and it has attracted much debate over the years. Much advise has been given to owners in good faith, but we felt that some extensive research into the subject wouldn't...
  10. Technical Articles
    The T4 Types The WV1 Panel Van chassis, a Light Duty Goods Vehicle without seat fixing points in the floor and upper seat belt mounting points (although the holes are cut out there are no threaded captive nuts for the seat belt bolts) The WV2 Window Van chassis, a Passenger Vehicle with...
  11. Technical Articles
    Seat Belt Law At the time of writing... ... European legislation dictates that, in all Motor Caravans built after September 2001, either a fully retractable three point restraint of some description or a lap belt must be fitted to each forward and rear facing seat - but not side-facing seats...
  12. Technical Articles
    What Is Type Approval? The United Nations has standardised international Type Approval directives to a common standard, so (in theory) new vehicles produced anywhere in the world can be sold anywhere in the world, because they are all built to meet the same safety and emissions criteria...
  13. Technical Articles
    Factory Recommended Tyre And Wheel Tyre Sizes (also showing the overall running diameter) T4a January 1990 to December 1995 5.5Jx14 ET51 steel wheels 185R14C 99/97 N or P (652mm) 6Jx15 ET44 steel wheels 195/70R15C 97S (654mm) 205/65R15C 100T (648mm) 7Jx15 ET35 alloy factory and...
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