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A Day In The Life At CampervanCulture.com

CampervanCulture.com has gained a massive following of amazing people through the videos we make and the quality van parts, camping and lifestyle gear we provide. I guess this has always made CampervanCulture.com stand out as being not just another van parts web shop..

The truth is that when CampervanCulture.com set up it was a website that hosted a selection of trip videos we had floating around on the inter web and it was decided to put them all together in one place. The steady growth of what organically developed from hobby shop to a full blown life style shift and grown up business has allowed us to go full time with the shop to support and produce the videos we make. It has been a goal that is far beyond anything we could have ever sat down and planned.

CampervanCulture.com now has a solid network of professional companies that took a chance with us in the early stages of what CVC is today and we will never forget that, it has all worked out well.. Most of all we owe everything to our followers and customers that make this happen. This year will see things step up to a new level all round in both video production and general organic growth in what we do.

More of that as it happens…

For now though the camera was taken out of the case to show what goes on in every day life here at CampervanCulture.com.  Thank you again for your on going support in what we do here and the direction CampervanCulture.com is heading in bringing you even more of what we can offer.

 

A day in the life at CampervanCulture.com from CampervanCulture.com on Vimeo.

For Sale: 1988 VW T25 / T3 / Vanagon Caravelle Syncro 4X4

VW T25 Caravelle Syncro For Sale

1988 VW T25 / T3 / Vanagon Caravelle Syncro 4X4, 2.1 Petrol LHD

The owner says, 

This is the reluctant sale of my beloved VW Syncro.  It is an absolute dream to drive and I have really enjoyed using it over the past few years and hope it goes to a good home. 

The origins of the van, so I’m told, are that it was an ex-Estonian Police van and it was bought over to the UK in 2010, which was when I purchased it.

I used it for a year and then went travelling, so had to store it in a friend’s garage.  Upon my return I got it back on the road.  I built the interior myself, and as with everything it might not be to everyone’s taste, but that’s the fun of having a VW and personalising it.  Although she is an old van, and wear and tear is to be expected, she is in very good condition.

Specification.

  • Brand new mefro wheels
  • MOT until March 2017 (no advisories)
  • New CPU fitted in 2013 
  • New exhaust system fitted in Dec 2013 (not stainless steel)
  • Water cooled system 
  • Syncro mesh – slightly worn on third gear, however absolutely no problems when driven carefully
  • Minor blisters in paintwork (as seen in photos)
  • Power steering
  • Diff locks – front and rear
  • Spare wheel
  • Roof rack
  • Captain’s seats – heated!
  • Sliding side windows
  • Rock and roll bed – double
  • Hob – single stainless steel
  • Sink – stainless steel (not powered)
  • 240,000km approx

Offers above £8,500. Please email jed@campervanculture.com to arrange viewing/purchase and for any further questions you might have. Located in the Cambridge area.

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VW Westfalia Grey Shower Tap * Upgrade Your T25, T3 & Vanagon*

Originally fitted to T4 models but with adaptions for the T25 or T3 these shower taps allow you to pull that tap out of the kitchen unit and hang it out of the window to use as a shower. This is a very handy upgrade to make to your VW T25, T3 or LT but does require you to make the hole for the original tap slightly bigger with a rough file or correct drill bit. Believe us, it’s worth it!

Take a good look at what is included in our kit, we include the correct connector so you can fit this kit with no fuss to the factory VW T25 or T3 Westfalia van. Our kit also includes the original Westfalia tap holder that fixes to the under side of the counter top.

You can get yours by clicking HERE.

Here is how it works,

VW T25 T3 Vanagon Shower Tap Upgrade from CampervanCulture.com on Vimeo.

South Wales – Easter Camping Trip 2016

Because we are more that just a web shop here at CampervanCulture.com we took a week off over Easter and headed out on another video making trip. We don’t really go out with making a video as the main priority on any of our trips away we just usually film where we end up as most of the time we have no idea where we will be sleeping that night until we find it.

This time it was back to Wales as we had unfinished areas to explore and wanted to carry on from where we left off on our last Valley Of The Dams video. We started in the Brecon Beacons and found some really nice spots and some fantastic walks. Lambing season is early this year and it was nice to see lambs being born literally at the side of the road. We have never explored Pembrokeshire so we headed west and boy where we in for a treat with what that area had to offer. The weather was the usual four seasons in one day and as the days unfolded you would think that we were stringing together a video of a mixture of different trips from throughout the year.

This was more than just a trip away for us, it was a chance to try out some of our new product ideas and test out some of our kit in preparation for this summers long trip video series. These trip videos would not be possible without the amazing support you all show us by ordering from our web shop. We would also just like to say an extra big thanks for all of you that have sent us kind emails and messages recently in support of what we do here, it really does mean a lot and keeps us doing what we do here at CVC.

So here it is, our new trip video…

 

South Wales Easter Camping Trip 2016 from CampervanCulture.com on Vimeo.

February Coastal Free Camping

We are very much in tune with Vanlife and what Campervan Culture represents to us as both a family and as a business. At the very heart of what we have ever done here at CVC is getting out there having adventures and making videos, it doesn’t matter if it’s for a weekend or for months at a time.

Sooo.. the kids are off school for a week and what better way to take advantage of this than head out for a few nights wild camping. Mid February is a great time of year to head out, it’s started to stay lighter again in the evening and it’s usually too cold for fair weather campers to sleep out in their vans. The up side of this is that you can usually get away with camping in places that you wouldn’t be allowed to in the warmer months and everywhere is deserted. I expect any restrictions set in place to discourage free camping are not policed in the winter due to the enforcers being tucked up at home in front of the TV’s with their heating on thinking nobody in their right mind would be sleeping in a van below 0..

Come drive with us again while this time we head south west along the Dorset coast for winter walks, good food and stay at some killer free camp spots that we stumbled upon by pure chance.

It is worth clicking the HD tab if you have a solid internet connection and viewing in full screen.

 

February Coastal Free Camping from CampervanCulture.com on Vimeo.

New year and brand new CVC exclusive kit. High power LED headlight kits have now been born.

After a whole year of research, development and testing the CampervanCulture.com LED headlight kits are now available to buy.

Research - This one has been an interesting one for sure. After finding the headlights on the CVC Westy from factory are just dam dangerous and trying out the various relay upgrades and related bulbs just not quite good enough for our personal requirements. The round factory headlights are bad enough but we found the square ones even worse and night time driving with no street lights is just ridiculous. When you have to slow down because you cant see at night that’s when we decided to do smoothing about this.

Development - We work very closely with an electronics company. They have all ready made loads of things for us to our requirements and the quality is aways spot on. Of course there are always development glitches before you hit the final product and that is why we like to test things thoroughly before we sell them.

Testing - This kit for example has been fitted to the CVC Westy for the last 6 months and to two other vans for just under that. One has just driven all the way down to the southern tip of Portugal and back so we are now happy with the quality and durability.

 

 

  • CE Certified
  • TUV Certified
  • lumens – 5200LM per bulb
  • Power – 55W per bulb
  • Input voltage – DC 11V-30V
  • Current – 4.5A ± 0.2A
  • Waterproof – IP68
  • 12 Months CVC warranty 

Fitting - Fitting couldn’t be easier. Our kit involves no wiring what so ever, if you can drill a hole and change a light bulb then you can fit our kit in no time. A link on a helpful info sheet will direct you to a step by step fitting guide is included with every headlight upgrade kit sold. You are required to drill just one small hole in the Hella headlight holder at the back that does not effect it’s operation on the unlikely event you decide to swap back to factory bulbs. Factory VW Hella square and round headlights require this on UK and European vans but the aftermarket round headlights we have seen do not require any hole. On square headlight vans the inner spot light bulb holder at the back requires a small amount of filing and again this does not effect the operation of the Hella bulb holder in the unlikely chance you want to go back to standard factory bulbs. All connectors on our upgrade kit use the same size connectors as the factory ones fitted to UK and European spec VW T25/T3 vans.

CampervanCulture.com VW T25, T3 & Vanagon Headlight Upgrade Kit from CampervanCulture.com on Vimeo.

Options - We do both square headlight and round headlight conversion kits. The main headlight parts are the same but the square headlight kits include parts to do the inner spot lights too so are a little more expensive. The lower grill day time running light pods can be purchase on their own and as extras in the drop down option box in the shopping options.

Included in the kit

Round headlight kit -

2 x LED sidelight upgrade bulbs
2 x LED Headlight and main beam bulb units
2 x Ballasts
2 x Adhesive pads
4 x Cable ties
1 x Hex key

Square headlight kit -

2 x LED sidelight upgrade bulbs
2 x LED Headlight and main beam bulb units
2 x Ballasts
2 x Adhesive pads
4 x Cable ties
1 x Hex key
2 x High power Inner spot light bulbs

Lower grill day time running light pods add on option -

2 x pods with day time running lights (requires basic wiring)

 

For full fitting video tutorial please enter the fitting code that you will find inside of your kit here.

 

 

Available now on the web shop right here, http://campervanculture.com/shop/vw-t25-t3-vanagon-high-power-led-headlight-upgrade-kit/

 

New Year 2015/2016 Free Camping Trying To Escape The Storms & Floods

A new year always encourages new beginnings and resolutions that head everyone in the right direction in life. At CapervanCulture.com we are no different. We spent the whole of 2015 putting most of our efforts into laying a solid foundation to the web shop selling only quality products so we could develop what we love to do the most and that’s to bring you the Vanlife travel videos that CVC has become so well known for. All the hard work has now paid off and we have just moved into a brand new unit here in South London to run the business side of things from the 4th of January 2016.

This now leaves us enough elbow room to get back to what we love to do the most and that’s using our van and filming our adventures out on the open road. Everything that is left after we pay our income tax and living costs will be put right back into doing trips and filming what we do, so we get to give a little back rather than just take your money and keep CampervanCulture.com far removed from being just another UK and European VW van parts web shop with no soul. It’s always been this way but you will notice that from this video onwards we have put our money where our mouth is and you can see that profits have gone directly back into something you can all enjoy to watch for free. By choosing CampervanCulture.com you have allowed us to invest in better, more advanced film making equipment so CampervanCulture.com can develop our skills and we have all of you to thank for this so we can keep on doing what we do and have you all along for the ride.

 

This first video of the new 2016 season was made after we originally wanted to carry on from where we left off on our previous ‘Valley Of The Dams’ video. We really had a feeling that we had unfinished business out in Wales as it felt like we were just not ready to head home last time. This Christmas the weather has been terrible up north and out west so after sitting down and looking at the Met Office web site there looked to be a small pocket of decent weather towards the south east so headed that way for four nights and see the new year in.

Come ride with us.

 

 

 

New Year Free Camping Trip 2015/2016 & What’s New At CampervanCulture.com from CampervanCulture.com on Vimeo.

Merry Christmas everyone.

The answer machine is now turned on until January the 4th. The web shop will remain open throughout the festive season for anyone wanting to make orders and be at the front of the postal list when we get back to it in the new year.

A massive thanks to all of you that have followed our adventures over the last 12 months and chose to buy from the CampervanCulture.com web shop. This keeps us doing what we do and allows us to give something directly back to you all by making the videos you like to watch rather than just take your cash! We have just now invested in a bunch of new film making equipment with this years profits from clothing sales and are in a far better place than we were this time last year due to hard work and a belief in what we do. 

2016 will see far more adventure that’s for sure!

Merry Christmas everyone and I hope Santa brings you what you deserve.

Jed, Louise & Isaac

 

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CampervanCulture.com now stock GoWesty-designed upper control arm bushings

This is a new brand new product from the Gowesty. As CampervanCulture.com are the recognised international distributor of  Gowesty products here in the UK we knew they were coming and looked around to see what else was available in the UK and Europe and to stock these are an absolute no brainer! At CVC we are pretty sure it won’t be long before nearly every van will have them fitted considering other offerings currently available for considerably more money!

We are really excited to introduce these GoWesty-designed upper control arm bushings for your 2WD and 4WD Vanagon! These will be the last upper control arm (UCA) bushings you’ll ever purchase. Crafted from Delrin AF (ultra-strong Delrin combined with ultra-slippery PTFE), these bushings never need to be lubricated. The sleeves are made from corrosion-proof stainless steel.

This GW-design also eliminates the need to add a spot weld when installing in a 2WD—now that’s some forward thinking! We strongly recommend these over the Meyle-brand upper control arm bushings. Do it right the first time, and never think about it again! And trust us: When that squeak is gone for good, you’ll be a truly happy camper.

Our kit offers a comprehensive replacement, including brand-new stainless steel eccentric washers.

Installation instructions included.

Now this is great new for all of us camper van users hey and because they are over £100 you even get free postage, Win!

Grab yours here, http://campervanculture.com/shop/vw-t25-t3-2wd-syncro-upper-control-arm-bushing-full-set-from-gowesty/

The CVC Team

Wales – Valley Of The Dams Road Trip

Autumn is here so we decided to get out and about to admire the changing of the seasons. Wild camping was as usual excellent and we found some amazing places to camp for the few nights we were away. We spent most of our days around the Elan Valley exploring the many dams and lakes/reservoirs in the area and the evenings in remote wild camping spots around the fire.

If you are viewing using a solid internet connection it is well worth viewing the HD option.

If you are interested in any of the gear we use in this video it can all be found on the CampervanCulture.com web shop. Thanks for the support in keeping us doing what we do at CVC.

 

 

Wales – Valley Of The Dams Road Trip from CampervanCulture.com on Vimeo.