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  1. T6 LWB conversion ... total van newbie

    T6 Conversions
    Hi All, after nearly 30 years of wanting a VW 'camper' we finally bought a van this week and now the project begins to convert a 2016 LWB T6 Kombi into a fun family van for weekends and perhaps longer trips in the future. I am a total newbie both in terms of not having previously owned a van...
  2. Ted the T5, camper conversion

    SWB Garage (All Versions)
    HI EVERYONE! This feed is the journey I will be taking for my newly bought T5 Kombi who ive called Mater! He is a 58 plate with 230k miles on the clock finished in Dark Grey. Im a newbie to all of this so help from all of you reading will be greatly appreciated! I hope you enjoy the journey I...
  3. Hello from the Hiscox Family!

    Welcome to The VW T4 Forums
    Good morning and hello from us, Well with all this thinking time we’ve had over the last couple of months and about six years of false starts on the van life (let’s do it! A year passes!!) We’ve finally decided this is it and would welcome any sage-like advice on how to proceed and/or what to...
  4. Another newbie hoping for advice from those with experience!

    New T5 Members Forum
    So, once I've sold my car, I'll be getting my first VW :) and want to convert it to a camper. I am mechanically minded but have no experience. So, what are the pitfalls to look out for? Also what are the best models to buy??? My requirements are... LWB - I want to carry a paramotor in the back...
  5. New member

    Welcome to The VW T4 Forums
    Hi all, James here. I bought a SWB VW T5.1 (T32) last year as a standard panel van and have been doing work to convert to a camper... not made much progress the past few months but hoping to get some more work done when the weather breaks (if we ever see the sun again!). I'll do a proper build...
  6. Newbie needing family/bike transport - a T5 seems ideal...

    New T5 Members Forum
    I have come to accept that my trusty BMW 1 Series is no longer fit for family life - I have 2 boys (aged 11 months and 3.5 years) and they require a lot of stuff. And that is before my bikes get taken into consideration. So we need something bigger - and I keep coming back to T5s, as my...
  7. Joined the forum - now need a van!

    Welcome to The VW T4 Forums
    Hi all, The time has finally come to get myself a T5 (a long term ambition). I aim to do a basic but high quality camper/day van conversion, with the best insulation I can get (warm in winter/*cool in summer* :cool), electrics, skylight, wind powered extractor. I'm quite tall so I want a full...
  8. Van lining / insulating / sound proofing

    New T5 Members Forum
    Hi - I am new on here. Getting T5 in a couple of weeks and want to turn into a day van - eventually with bed & small sink / cooker but for now Need to put new windows and get lined out - no idea where to start - anyone in Lincolnshire recommend any good people for this - not even sure if I...
  9. Hi from Glasgow

    New T5 Members Forum
    Hi all. My wife and I are total newbies to the VW camper world and having admired from a far for many many years, have finally decided to take the plunge and purchase our first one. We have looked at lots of different options but have settled on buying a commercial van (T5) and getting a bespoke...
  10. Old Yellow German Postal Van

    New T5 Members Forum
    Evening Everyone, Bought an old German postal van from these guys for 6000 euros back in October. http://www.engel-und-engel.de/ They had yellow yellow and yellow. She's done only 80,000 (Kilometres!). However, it was still a well worked business machine so I had some pre-emptive work done...
  11. 5k for an 09 4motion with 152k and engine problem?!?

    General T5 Chat
    Morning folks, I'm relatively new to the forum and I'm looking for some advice from experienced owners of T5s. I have been looking for a T5 for a good long while now and I have found one on my very limited budget that is just down the road from me. It's exactly the base vehicle I'm looking for...
  12. Ave it she said.

    New T5 Members Forum
    Hi All, Newbie to the t5 scene, I have put a deposit down on a t28 140ps, where can i find advice on towing please? I'm confused as the max braked towing mass is 2200kg but towing websites recommend not exceeding 85 % of kerbweight which would be a lot lower, Could anyone help me out here, many...
  13. T4 1.9td 800 special

    New T4 Members Forum
    Hi I bought my t4 a few months ago. Bought it as a panel van and have been converting it myself. So far I have had the rock n roll bed fitted and have fitted the kitchen cabinets. Had a few issues with the engine and it has had a few trips to the garage but I think we are getting there now...
  14. returning member on the hunt for first T4

    New T4 Members Forum
    Hi All, Ive been on here for a few years since I bought my let down of a T5. I got a lot of info from you guys and helped a few in return. I am now on the hunt for a T4 to convert into a camper van. I proffer the look of the SWB but im wondering if the LWB would be a better suitor for my family...
  15. Hello Everyone! T5 purchase advice

    New T5 Members Forum
    Hello, I'm looking at buying my first van with a view of converting to a camper. I've seen a 2013 with AC that has done 66k miles for £12k. This seems like a good price but is there anything I should be wary of with the mileage? Any expensive services due or things that should have been done...
  16. New Forum User & Vehicle Ordered Today!

    Welcome to The VW T4 Forums
    Hi all, this will be one of my first posts having read how to use the furum first of course. I've been itching to own a T5 for a long time and today I put a deposit down on one! Hoping to collect this week sometime. It's a white panel van T5, T30, 140bhp, air con. I plan to add wheels, engine...
  17. Newbie with new project

    New T5 Members Forum
    Hi! I'm an Englishman living in Sweden and I adore this forum. I bought a 'Shuttle' at the beginning of the summer with plans to convert or partially convert it to use as a camper van. I love it and spend hours at the moment gazing at busses on Instagram, Pinterest and this forum trying to find...
  18. New T5 Owner, Preston, Lancs

    New T5 Members Forum
    Hi All, Been browsing the forum for a good few months while keeping a look out for a T5. Finally signed up a couple of months back. I've been a VW fan / enthusiast for a good number of years. My girlfriend has a 1989 Holdsworth Villa 3 T25 and I have owned various marks of Golf over the...
  19. Van classification

    New T5 Members Forum
    Hi All, We have just bought our very first camper (T5 conversion) van :0) and the insurance have asked what type of conversion it is and I don't have a clue, he reeled off loads of different types (swift, caravelle, roll something etc.) and I have been through all the paperwork can not find...
  20. Newbie by the Cornish seaside!

    New T5 Members Forum
    Now living in Penzance so a T5 dayvan is my aim. Gonna start with a panel van and fit out the interior myself, but I may need help with the oily bits! On second thoughts, I will definitely need help with the oily bits.:)
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