Closure: 12th December 2013 – 1st February 2014
As many of you will already know, Alan and Jed are off on a trip to Morocco for a couple of months (Dec 13th – 1st Feb). Jake has also recently relocated to Canada to start a new life on the other side of the pond.
As a result of all of this going on at the same time we have made the difficult decision to close the store for orders while we are away in Morocco. The shop will remain online for browsing, but we will not be taking any orders during this period.
We’re really sorry if this causes any inconvenience to anyone and as a small gesture of apology once we return (1st Feb onwards) we will be making sure everyone will get a good clutch of stickers included with every order.
You can still take advantage of the free shipping offer before the 8th Dec for pre Christmas orders.
We hope that you all will keep an eye on what we are doing and where we are going via our Morocco Blog. We will be updating this with news, pictures and video as often as we can whilst we are away (internet connection dependant). Once we return we will be getting all the video together and releasing a mini series covering our trip in full.
Merry Christmas and a happy new year to you all, we hope you have a great one.
The Campervan Culture team.
In an effort to clear some stock before Jed and Al head off to Morocco for the winter trip, we are offering Free Shipping on the CvC webshop with minimum order values:
UK = £50
EU / USA = £75
Rest of World = £95
Sorry, this excludes our Cargo Tracking, as it is too expensive to ship for free!
An ideal time to stock up on those christmas presents, fill your boots!
MASSIVE THANKS have to go out to Aidan Talbot
I’ve just been up with Aidan recently and we pulled out both my front diff and gearbox and gave them both a good going over. I had a massive gearbox failure last year and had to buy a replacement box from our friend Jason in Denmark (thanks again Jase). I needed my van back on the road as quick as possible at that point so Aidan just gave it a good assessment and it was found to have Pinion bearing wear.
So this time it got stripped down properly and rebuilt to Aidan’s exacting standards. I must admit its given a real sense of confidence, at least i know i’ve done everything i possibly can to prevent anything going wrong whilst we are away in Morocco.
I asked Aidan to take the front diff to bits also as i wanted to know firstly if there was anything wrong in there, but secondly i wanted to know if there was anything that could be contributing/causing the ‘prop ringing’. The front diff had a few little surprises as it happens which made me very happy that it got taken to bits for a check up.
Oh and please excuse the state of my face in the movie, my engine bash plate fell on my face when we we’re removing the gearbox….hurt a bit that did!
Here’s the video of the front diff:
Gearbox movie to follow……
Our good friend Russel originally built this beast and for those who don’t know Russel he is the best in the business. Originally intended for his family to navigate their way overland to South Africa from Scotland, Russel has had a change of plan, as a result this incredible vehicle was bought by a family friend and it is now looking for a new owner.
2 Year body rebuild including complete respray!
Uprated to NP242 transfer case.
2.4 intercooled turbo diesel
Approx 3400km on engine – Complete NEW engine fitted
Front and Rear Difflocks
Open and locked 4 wheel drive
Low box for offroad
Almost new 255/100-16 Michelin tyres-x 6. On original VW LT 4×4 rims
100l auxilary fuel tank
Interior / Camping Spec:
Custom build high spec interior fitted recently
Double Glazing to all rear windows
Internal and external shower points
Hot and Cold Water!
Seats 6, sleeps 5
4 3-Point Belts and 2 lap belts
Lots and Lots of storage
Very high quality interior build.
110 Litre Fresh Water Tank
Twin cooking job with integrated sink and water tap.
Casette Toilet in Shower Room with External Access for changing
Sink in Shower Room
90 litre compressor fridge
Shower Room has extraction fan!
Custom Roof basket storage area to rear
Integral BBQ / Braii to rear
Integral Sand Ladder Racks
Fiamma awning with external LED lighting
Fold Down rear Gas storage tray
Jed stayed it in last time he was up in Scotland, and experienced the life of luxury.
Yours for only £29,500. Please leave a comment if you have the money and want to buy this amazing vehicle and we will get back to you ASAP.:
Wheel Carrier and Jack to rear – integral sand ladder mounts on side
The new engine prior to installation
VW LT 40 4×4 Expedition camper NOW FOR SALE from CampervanCulture.com on Vimeo.
Having had a really busy few months at CampervanCulture.com setting up the web shop selling our cool clothing range and all the other stuff that followed, and trading at The Adventure Overland Show the time has now come to get the vehicles ready for our planned North Africa trip starting in December.
We met up with some fellow Syncro owners from Club 80-90 at a camp site on Salisbury Plain to put the vehicles through their paces to flag up any problems as well as try out some new camping gear we bought for the trip.
As usual feel free to leave any comments and we will do our best to answer any questions you guys have.
Wiltshire Weekend in a T3 Syncro, Vanagon, Westfalia. from CampervanCulture.com on Vimeo.
The standard interior light bulbs are not very bright at best and have usually deteriorated over time meaning that its pretty hard to see inside your van when you open a door. They are certainly not bright enough to read under without straining your eyes and if left on too long they can easily run down your battery.
We have soured these new type of LED (COB) as they give a uniform light output meaning that they give almost no glare, unlike normal LED’s which always produce a strong brightness/glare from the individual diodes.
This means they are more well suited to the interior of a T3/T25/Vanagon where occupants are always quite near the lights whether map reading, cooking etc etc.
They give off virtually no heat so the risk of fire is minimised and the power consumption is around 90% less than a standard bulb. This means you can leave them on all night and your battery will not be flat in the morning, even after a few nights of stationary camping. Ideal if you have small kids that like that bit of comfort to get them off to sleep.
No tools are required for fitting, simply remove your old bulb and fit the LED festoon bulb in its place.
These bulbs will fit any T3/T25/Vanagon, any Bay window 72 onwards or any festoon type light fitting with contact dimensions of 41-42mm.
They are one of our own products and make an excellent add on when ordering shirts or other heavier gear and can be bought via the web shop here.
Here is a short video so you can see how much better these make your camper van living,
interior LED from CampervanCulture.com on Vimeo.