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Are we being ripped off as I've just received this months copy & noticed straight away a van I recognise & why do I recognise it so easily? It was featured just 5 issues earlier, yes it's a different write up but using the same pictures that's a bit much!!!:*:*:*
 

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That was probably our van you are referring to, it got featured twice just 5 issues apart, the earlier issue was someone else's story with the wrong photos, our photos, they then ran our story in the last issue with the correct photos. But on the first run which wasn't our story, we appeared at the top on the front cover and got centre pages, yet when it was our story we didn't get a sniff of either!!! The other couple were probably as equally brassed off as us! Plus the mag just seems to be all T5 stuff now with little T4 coverage!! :(
 

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I'm not complaining about them featuring your van as I know how nice yours is as I was lined up next to you at camperjam. As you say it's being filled with T5's & caddy's now & getting a bit repetitive:(
 

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I'm not complaining about them featuring your van as I know how nice yours is as I was lined up next to you at camperjam. As you say it's being filled with T5's & caddy's now & getting a bit repetitive:(
Aah hello, I didn't take it that way don't worry, I remember your van and how nice it is, lovely colour, and you got a good feature in the mag too. We didn't reckon much to the show n shine at Camper Jam either LOL:, anything but a 'camper' were nominated to win apart from the orange one!!
 

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There's 2x T4 and 2x T5 in the latest edition.

A Caddy in there for good measure too.

Perfect balance :*
Why Caddy's at all:* The title is "T4 & T5". I have taken the mag since issue 1 and am now subscribed, but most of the last dozen issues are still sealed in cellophane wrapper.
Must get round to cancelling
 

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As the title says...
Are we being ripped off as I've just received this months copy & noticed straight away a van I recognise & why do I recognise it so easily? It was featured just 5 issues earlier, yes it's a different write up but using the same pictures that's a bit much!!!:*:*:*
You are defiantly not being ripped off it was a mistake on my part and I apoliges for that. I thought it was only fair to the owner of the bus to have his full feature printed again in all its glory.


That was probably our van you are referring to, it got featured twice just 5 issues apart, the earlier issue was someone else's story with the wrong photos, our photos, they then ran our story in the last issue with the correct photos. But on the first run which wasn't our story, we appeared at the top on the front cover and got centre pages, yet when it was our story we didn't get a sniff of either!!! The other couple were probably as equally brassed off as us! Plus the mag just seems to be all T5 stuff now with little T4 coverage!! :(

Yes it was your van T: I hope you liked the feature when I did get it right. The other couple thought it quite funny it happened and said we all make mistakes and atleast we owned upto it. It will not happen again we have things in place to stop this.

There's 2x T4 and 2x T5 in the latest edition.

A Caddy in there for good measure too.

Perfect balance :*
Thanks we are trying to please everyone.

Why Caddy's at all:* The title is "T4 & T5". I have taken the mag since issue 1 and am now subscribed, but most of the last dozen issues are still sealed in cellophane wrapper.
Must get round to cancelling
Why Caddy's? Good question.

Readers are asking for them since we have started featuring them I have only received 1 email telling me they did not want to see caddy's featured, but plenty asking for them so I listened to them.

The title VWBus T4&5+ was chosen as it allows us to cover lots of vehicles we had to think of the future the + sign allows us to do this the T6 is also out soon.

My email address is [email protected] if anybody wants to send me a email to discuss anything or send me a PM on here, or come over and have a chat to me if you see me at any of the shows.

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Jimmer T:T:






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I'm a subscriber and although I own a T5 I like to see the other vans too, BUT I would also like to see more stories about how people use their vans, and not just the fancy bits they have stuck on. Lots of road trip stories please T:

I do have a gripe though with the typos throughout the mags - very unprofessional imho. Must be 30+ every single issue. I read quite a few mags and this is the only one where so much bad typos get through :*
 

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Yes it was your van T: I hope you liked the feature when I did get it right. The other couple thought it quite funny it happened and said we all make mistakes and atleast we owned upto it. It will not happen again we have things in place to stop this.
Yes thank you, we liked the feature in the end T: and the photos were excellent, please pass on our thanks to Nikki for those T:

Its just the mishap took the shine off for us. We were looking forward to the feature, and because its the pictures on any feature that attracts a reader, its the van that is or gets recognised, not the story or the owner. As our van is recognised all over the country, even before the feature, having to explain to dozens of people between Cornwall and Northumberland that it wasn't our story, just got tedious and slightly embarrassing!

Anyway, we would just like to see more of a balance in the magazine that's all, there hasn't been a T4 on the front cover for a while, same for the 'how to ...' feature, which has been for the T5 lately. There's still a lot of people that have T4s, perhaps you could alternate these two areas for instance, one month T4 , the next T5? :)
 

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Nice to see an explanation although add my name to those wondering why we are seeing more Caddy's . It's T4 & T5 & with limited pages the last thing I want to see is a Caddy . What next a golf ? I have nothing against other V dubs and have many friends will all manner of VWs however they all have their own mags so would rather T4 & T5 be just that . Fully support the request for more owners stories and road trips .

Rant over thanks :ILU:
 

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Hi all

Fairly new to this forum and waiting for our T5 conversion to be finished (2011 T5 Shuttle having full conversion)

We have taken the VWt magazine for about a year and not missed any, and was about to take out 12 subscription
However went to get the mag a day too early and picked up VWBus instead, what do people think generally is the best one for (ageing weekenders, who will do several festivals each year) with family

We dont need 2 mags monthly as wont do much else to the van once back

Angie
 

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I subscribe to VW T4&5 and recently had my van featured on the wall of fame! I was quite pleased with myself, however prior to the issue going on sale, the editor contacted me and asked for more pix including interior etc as they wanted to feature it in Reader Rides.

Was kinda chuffed and dissapointed at the same time that i'd made an effort and took some good shots only to have two pictures featured and a one line description.

However, to answer your question, i do prefer this mag to the Bus one, although they are pretty similar.
 

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To be fair I think it has gone past its best, there are no 'wow' vans in there, regardless of what anyone says you need them in there to keep the interest.
 

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don't think the mag should necessarily show 'wow' vans, personally I like the idea of looking at and reading about vans that are within the range of what is affordable and achievable. don't mind looking at a caddy or two either, think its great having a bit of variation.
I do agree though, that there should be a few more freebies and special offers for readers, too many adds too for my liking.
but over all, I think its a good mag, think your doing a good job.T:
 

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Both of the mags focussed on later transporters are too full of far too similar vans.
I find the older established mags have more interesting travel articles.
As a scene though it seems to be the case owners fall into the following...
Splits = money n polishing.
T2a = scene mad USA import into shows n patina
T2b = mad for it enthusiasts
T3 = travel
T4 = travel / outdoors or shows
T5 = plastic chrome, rubber band tyres...make you van uniquely look like everyone's

Surprised the modern mags are still going.
Caddy far too small to work as a camper and oh so like a corsa at McDonald's..
 
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