The next edition of the club magazine has been finished by our Editors and looks fantastic. It should be arriving through your door soon!
The 1990s turned with the arrival of the next generation of VW camper van – the new front engine mounted Type 2 T4. If you want front engine, water cooled modern running, this could be the model for you.
Here are some buying guides:
If you prefer your Volkswagen camper van to be a little more angular, the 1980s brought the T25, the T3 and the Vanagon to us.
Read more about what to look for when buying one at https://www.practicalmotorhome.com/advice/30481-volkswagen-t25-wedge-camper-van-buying-guide
Depending where you are in the world and which one you saw first, it might be a late T25, a T3, a brick or a Vanagon. See what one owner did to get their pride and joy back to looking brilliant.
For those of you that prefer more reading, here is some great information on things to watch out for when buying a Bay Window. Put your feet up in your preferred Volkswagen and read about buying the iconic 1970s vehicle.
After the iconic split screen had been produced for more than a decade, VW introduced the “Bay window” in 1968. Special Patrol Group member Mike carefully restored Spookie the 1972 crossover Bay over 20 years ago and carefully documented each section of the rebuild.
Hand drawn specific details have proved very useful to amateur restorers ever since and the film based photographs are there for posterity.
Mike owned and ran Spookie for 18 years with no issues during that time before selling him a few years ago. A great story of rebuilding when parts were scarce and documentation was minimal and an inspiration to us all. Anyone know the current owner?
Ever wanted to buy a split screen VW camper van but don’t know where to start?
Here is a short video on how.
The Type 2 Owners Club welcomes all transporters from this Type 2, T1 (the split screen) up to the current T6 and the planned id Buzz.
Here is a short video on a group of friends who rescued a split screen from a Swedish forest.
Have you ever been frustrated at having multiple keys for the locks on your Volkswagen?
Now with this short video, you can remove the lock and barrel from your vehicle and change the lock to fit your ignition key so that you end up with a single key operating the entire vehicle.
And best of all, you use the existing parts meaning that you should be able to do this for free.
Have you ever wondered about the link between voltage and percentage charge? A percentage charge is just using the voltage to show how “full” is the battery.
Don’t let your voltage drop too low, and if the battery is not a real deep cycle leisure battery, keep it green.