Every large van is flawed, to a larger or lesser extent, the crafter is lesser with a few key issues.
If the seats were better and the tech a bit less primitive the cab would be the best in class, a little basic but not too bad. Well with the exception of the very hateful "unistalk" ala Mercedes as I like to csll it, thats hateful, but at least the cruise gets its own stalk separate. the cruise on mine is very odd, not sure if theyre all like that, but pressing the clutch pedal does not disengage cruise, its good because very ofthen you have to change gears to help the cruise cope which is a bit pathetic, and also be mindful if it is the norm downshifting to stop/brake or itll try to keep going and cause you grief stopping every single time until you hit the brake.
The inability to have but one intermittent wiper cycle combined with the silly washer jets on the wiper arms is very, very annoying and trust me I spend longer in a big van than the vast majority of people. Theres a 4 way aftermarket jet im going to get and fit the oem junk is useless.
The solution to the jittery wobbly handling is, like most vans, run with a little weight, but add any weight at all and youll find the 109hp/114 PS versions quickly lose top end go with any weight whatsoever, its an odd parallell as the 2.0 16V makes areasonably frugal cruiser, its just if it wasnt so horribly under tuned for reliability in a big lump of avehicle it would be perfect.
Hence my advice, find a way to add some power asap or youll struggle to do 70 in a headwind if you even put a toolbag in the back, im not joking.
Thanks for comments guys.I will get more pics up later. It`s not that big, MWB. 2014 with 28,000 miles. Best thing is, I can stand up inside. Just fits in drive. Go for it B&T
Stripped out in back down to the bones. Side windows fitted. not sure about back windows yet.
Door ladder, roof rack and skylight ready to fit over Christmas break. I will get more pics as I go.
Is the crafter going to be the van of choose and take over from the t5/6
I have seen them at shows and they seem to be slowly catching on being bigger some with garages and fixed bed over it and of course a shower room
I have also heard that exploria are dabbling with the crafter but probably the new vw only one
"It's only the vw that matters"
outside will be very similar to my old T5- see my album. Off-road swamper style.
Standing up and a little more room, without being too big is what swung it for me.
The Mrs also insisted on a toilet.
I have a crafter minibus, where is the purple colored cable at the bottom of the antenna connected, and if anyone has information, can it be shared?
Gnd or +12V which one ?
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Evening all, very new to the forum and to van builds in general. I've taken ownership of a 2002 LT35 MWB High Roof and have been considering some designs for the internal layout. My favourite of which requires the front double passenger seats to be able to swivel 180 degrees, something I've seen...
im looking for some information on replacing the steering wheel on my 2012 crafter which has been converted into a race van (campervan ) .
ive got a mk6 golf steering wheel and airbag but before i take the OE steering wheel and airbag off i want to be sure i have everthing ? is it a straight swap ?