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My Favourite VW T25/T3/Vanagon Mods and Upgrades Pt 1

I’m sure a lot of you will know these already. New owners… maybe not. So here are a few of my favourite, subtle upgrades that make a world of difference. Modifications I’d like to think Westfalia / VW would include if they were still making these vans today. They’re things I’m so used to now that if I ever bought another van I’d make these changes straight away.

Let us know in the comments if there’s any additions we need to have on here.

These vw t25 t3 squre headlight protectors are the bees knees

Square Headlight Protectors
Stop those rather expensive headlights from any nasty cracks.
BUY HERE

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Twin Windscreen Washer Jets
Double your squirting power, you know… like modern vehicles have.
BUY HERE

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Fridge Vent with High Quality power/USB points
Get some power up the back next to the seat/bed where you need it most.
BUY HERE

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LED Dash Bulbs
One of the cheapest and simplest upgrades, and boy what a difference it makes. While you’re at it why not replace all your van’s light… we have replacement LEDs for all your lighting.
BUY HERE

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Westfalia Grey Shower/Tap upgrade
Swap between shower and regular water flow plus have the added versatility of being able to run the shower out of the kitchen window to use it outside.
BUY HERE

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Westfalia Table Stowing Brackets
Get the front table out from behind your drivers seat and stored up back out of the way.
BUY HERE

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Intermittent wiper upgrade
Enter the modern age… in addition to fast and super fast speed add the ability to adjust your wiper speed to suit the weather conditions.
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Westfalia Front Table Leg Step
Give yourself (and your kids) a helping hand to get up into the roof.
BUY HERE

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High Power LED Headlight Upgrade Kit
Replace your tired, dim headlights. It’ll be like day vs night once you’ve experienced the difference these make to your night driving.
BUY HERE

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Under Seat Storage Drawer
Make use of that wasted space underneath your front seats with these handy unobtrusive lockable drawers.
BUY HERE

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Terrawagen Terrapodz Day Time Running Lights
Why buy an expensive and hard to find South African grille when you can get a set of Terrapodz?
BUY HERE

Keep a look out for Part 2.

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Follow Us to the Arctic Circle

A quick update as some of you may not be following Jed, Lou and Isaac’s journey to the Arctic Circle on our Facebook page. The video series will follow in the coming months but in the meantime here is some of what they have been up to. Thank you again for all the support you have all shown, you have made this trip possible!!! Oh yes, make sure you subscribe to our Youtube channel, you won’t want to miss this!

Dungeness to Dover, A CampervanCulture camp out in the UK’s only desert.

Dungeness is one of the largest expanses of shingle in the world and is classified as Britain’s only desert by the met office. There have been five lighthouses at Dungeness, at first only a beacon was used to warn sailors, but this was replaced by a proper lighthouse in 1615. As the sea retreated, this had to be replaced in 1635 by a new lighthouse nearer to the water’s edge known as Lamplough’s Tower. There are two nuclear power stations at Dungeness, the first built in 1965 and the second in 1983. They are within a wildlife sanctuary deemed a Site of Special Scientific Interest and birds flourish in the warmer water created by the station’s outflow.

It seems an unlikely area to head off to for a weekend in any camper van but the area is in fact really interesting and feels like your in Arizona in one of those places that mad people go and live when they want to be alone.

We really liked it, what do you guys think?

Teaming up with The Skylight Guy for VW Westfalia Skylight Parts

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We are really happy to announce that we have teamed up with The Skylight Guy and CampervanCulture.com can now offer Westfalia skylights and replacement parts. We will be able to supply all of the UK and Europe and are aiming to be the cheapest too. You can buy directly from the web shop, we take paypal, and we ship from the UK so postage should be attractive for everyone.
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All you guys on the other side of the pond still get to buy from the best supplier of Westfalia skylight parts via The Skylight Guy. Both Jake and Jed have had the single pane skylights fitted to their vans for over a year now and they are amazing, the fit is as good as original. Ideal if you have a cracked or leaky skylight.

VW T3/T25/Vanagon Syncro gearbox detective work. Part 3

This is the last in the series covering the aftermath of a serious gearbox failure. In this episode the box is put back together and we get up close and personal with all the parts of a locking differential.

I sincerely hope that none of you ever end up in the situation that brought about the creation of this video series, but if you are unlucky enough to experience something similar then hopefully these movies will at least give you a bit of an insight into what may have gone wrong and what is required to put it right.

T3 Syncro Gearbox 101-Part3 from CampervanCulture.com on Vimeo.

Syncro Weekend Offroading Trip – mechanical failures galore!

A weekend away with some fellow CampervanCulture.com subscibers turned into a mission when the vehicles suffered mechanical failures – 3 driveshafts, 3 cv joints, 3 cv boots, broken steering rack, one slashed tire and one snapped drop link!!

It was a case of bad luck for one of the vans owned by Syncro nut and now CampervanCulture.com partner Alan Hayes in his RHD 1.9 mTDI panel van/camper that had most of the issues that contributed to us taking 13 hours to do the Strata Florida trail / greenlane in South Wales. We have got to give Freds Garage a big THANK YOU from CampervanCulture for bailing us out and coming to the rescue by allowing us to use the workshop and a ramp to get sorted as well as providing Alan with a steering rack, CV joints and good old moral support to get things moving again.

Freds Garage is run by a great bunch of guys and fellow CampervanCulture subscribers that do everything from MOTs to servicing and repairs on any campervan and can be found at,

Salem Road
Llanelli
Dyfed
SA15 3PZ
Telephone: 01554 772 341

Despite the dramas a great fun packed weekend was had as its not always about the driving but the laughs you have with mates doing it…

VW Campervans in Lagos Nigeria having a riot..

After the recent fuel demonstrations in Lagos we couldn’t but help notice the amount of T3/Vanagons around the place. We have decided to take a tour around the city just to see how many can be found.

Repairing the rusty chassis rails on my Westy Syncro

A while ago I noticed some bubbling rust on the outer part of my from chassis rail just behind the front suspension… To the untrained eye (mine!) it looks like a simple cut and weld in plate job…Alas it is a bit more involved as there is also an inner strengthening part which is spot welded to the outer…

I visited syncro specialist Syncro-Nutz up in Scotland for fellow syncro lover Russel to have a look at. Turns out the inner part was rusted pretty badly too and the entire front subframe with diff etc needed to be dropped to provide access..

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Travelling around Europe in a Campervan part 4

This time Slovenia, and WOW!!!! what a place….

We didnt really know what to expect as we did very little research about the place but we do thank Doug and Elvis for giving some top tips on places to visit. You have to love a country who”s national sport isnt football or rugby but rock climbing and hiking, my kind of people. Most people spoke really good english, no litter of graffiti anywhere and an all round awesome place. Before you watch the video I am just going to say NO LOUISE DIDNT STEAL THAT REALLY hehehehehe…. We bought the item in question a few days earlier as we thought we had bought a device for repelling insects, but it turned out we bought a device for mourning the dead…. Wonder why we were getting strange looks in the evening and nobody would talk to us. What the hell am I on about? you will have to watch the video and see….

Part 5 to follow soon.

L Shape Wind Deflector Review…

Here is a product we got from www.dubflecta.co.uk

This summer Jed and his family were plagued by aggressive wasps on the tour they did of europe. With temperatures logged above 45*c driving around with the windows wound up was to prove a bloody pain in the backside so we have tried these nifty wind deflectors out. This way you can drive around without sucking the nasty wasps in or letting loads of rain in when driving in the rain with the windows down kind of a poor mans air con system. They are a good price and if you are in the UK you can buy them here, or if your from outside the UK do like it says in the Video and email JP mentioning Campervanculture and they will get back to you with a reasonable world wide shipping cost.

Personally I would have been chuffed if they were bought for me for my birthday or at Xmas and at only £30 per set what self respecting camper van owner wouldn’t? They do them for a wide range of other vehicles too as well as acrylic head light protectors, T4 and T5 bumper protectors, rear spoilers….

What is Wild Camping?

While camping in a forest recently I got to thinking about when people say, “We couldn’t do Wild Camping” On that note I put together a short video to explain what Wild Camping means to us as a family.