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VW 2011 T5.1 T30 140ps SWB FOR SALE £23995

VW 2011 T5.1 T30 140ps SWB NOW SOLD

CVC say.

We have known this van for many years and know that the owner Grant has driven it pretty much every day since owning it. I used to be quite jelous of how he used to spend an afternoon most months cleaning it!

Owner says:

*We are reluctantly having to sell our beloved2011 T5.1 T30 140ps 6 speed SWB van as the ULEZ extension is coming in October 2021 and she only has a Euro 5 engine.

*We have been on dozens of fantastic trips to Wales, France and England.

*This is an amazing opportunity to own this unique van (see below).

*It is a truly all year round van as it has been professionally converted and includes an Eberspacher diesel heater with timer along side the insulated cab to keep all inside warm even on the coldest of nights!

*It is a fantastic multi van with multiple configurations as it can be used as an every day driver (school run or Tesco shopping), moving vehicle(helping a mate move a 3 seater sofa) with the seats easily removable from the aluminium track system. or as a fantastic stealth adventure camper (comfortably sleeping up to 4 adults).

*We bought her in 2012 as a ply lined van with 16000 miles on the clock and have had her professionally converted by CMC Reimo (www.conceptmulti-car.co.uk) and Vision Tech Automotive (www.visiontechautomotive.co.uk)

*It has a brand new state of the art Kenwood multimedia sound system fitted by BCSS (www.briancarsounds.co.uk)

*It has a full service history which was bought from and serviced by Eurovans in Crawley. (www.thejcbgroup.co.uk)

*She has 136900 miles on the clock and has been meticulously looked after.

*Clutch and flywheel have recently been replaced (10/06/20221)

*New discs and pads all-round were replaced 02/21

*4 x Michelin Primacy 4 extra load tyres (Fitted 02/21).

*Spare key

*MOT until July 2022

*We want this fantastic van to go to a good home, go on countless new adventures and create many new memories for its new owners.

*We are based in Sutton, Surrey.

*We are happy to do a video call/inspection.

*It has been priced to sell and offers fantastic value for a van of this spec.

*Viewings strictly by appointment only.

*Payment by bank transfer, swap/trade or part exchange is NOT an option.

Stuff done.. 

*Brand new (installed 06/2021) Kenwood DMX7520DABS Multimedia head unit with Android auto and Apple car play, reversing camera and Kenwood HD dash cam with warranty until 06/2024. Fitted by BCSS Coulsdon.

*6 x Xfire speakers with under seat mounted sub-woofer. Fitted by BCSS Coulsdon.

*Insulated floor incorporating Reimo Aluminium track rail system. Fitted by CMC Reimo

*Vario tech 333 fully adjustable, crash tested, sliding seat (3 seat belts) with adjustable headrests and adjustable dining table. Fitted by CMC Reimo

*Insulated wall panels fitted throughout. Fitted by CMC Reimo

*240v hook up with 2 x 240v sockets and 1 x 110v socket. Fitted by CMC Reimo

*Fully insulated carpeted interior with 5 adjustable LED ceiling mounted lights. Fitted by CMC Reimo

*Sliding door mounted window (non-opening) with privacy tint. Fitted by CMC Reimo

*Off side rear passenger window (opening) with privacy tint. Fitted by CMC Reimo

*All round, insulated, internal clip window curtains including windscreen and door window curtain. Fitted by CMC Reimo

*Genuine VW manufactured, aluminium bicycle rack. Can carry up to 4 bikes. Fitted by CMC Reimo

*Upgraded tailgate gas struts to allow tailgate to stay open when bikes are on bike rack. Fitted by CMC Reimo

*Multi rail Fitted by CMC Reimo allowing all types of shade and drive away awnings tube fitted.

*Rear heated windscreen with privacy tint and wiper (Factory fitted)

*All windows (except windscreen) fitted with UV privacy film.Fitted by Autoshades in Sutton.

*2 x Exide Marine ER350,85AH leisure batteries fitted 2017. Fitted by Vision Tech

*1000w inverter with 2 x sockets and kill switch. Fitted by Vision Tech

*Durite 12-volt 140-amp voltage sensitive relay. Fitted by Vision Tech

*Amperor MV3/180C  3 Stage leisure charger Fitted by Vision Tech

*Eberspacher diesel heater with programmable timer. Fitted by vision tech.

*Fully carpeted over wheel storage including recovery and safety gear. Fitted by vision tech.

*Hi-lo sport pop top, stealth elevating roof. 1350mm front and 520mm rear clearance. 1980mm height clearance. With double memory foam mattress. Almost impossible to see. Fitted by vision tech.

*Kiravans double swivel front seat. Fitted by vision tech.

*Multifunction stalks incl electronic cruise control, range,average MPG,real time MPG travel time, average speed etc. Fitted by vision tech.

*Fully adjustable driver’s seat with adjustable arm armrests for those long journeys.

*Driver and passenger wind deflectors. Fitted by Eurovans Crawley.

5 spoke Thunder alloys (Factory fitted).

*Electric folding, heated side mirrors. (Factory fitted)

*Fog lights (Factory fitted)

*Colour coded wing mirrors and front and back bumpers with reversing sensors. (Factory fitted)

*Fire extinguisher, levelling chocks, recovery pads, first aid kit, breakdown kit etc

*Dometic 12v/240v portable fridge, portable gas stove.

*Driver seat rear storage for iPad, books, waste bin to keep kids happy.

NOW SOLD




VW T25 T3 Vanagon Westfalia 1.8T Travel-Ready SOLD

This VW T3 1.8T Travel-Ready Westfalia is available for viewing if purchasing at the CampervanCulture.com Hanger in Wineham West Sussex UK BN5 9BJ. This is strictly by appointment only and we expect everyone to abide by current COVID rules.

New MOT

126872 miles on the clock but as this is in MPH and it is a Westfalia so it will be a replacement clock anyway.

SOLD

 

CVC say,

This van is very well known to us and it has had an unbelievable amount of money spent on it over the past few years. It is really well travelled and has driven right down the west coast of Africa as well as many other places. Check out Banjul Or Bust on social media for more insights. This van is a real wolf in sheep’s clothing and is much more than just a lifted 2wd van. With it’s engine conversion (I swear this is the nicest sounding engine you will ever hear) and it’s fully locking rear diff (yes you did hear me right) and Fox suspension! all the money has been spent in the right places. This makes this van a very capable vehicle. The van does need a cosmetic tidy up but if you know Matt you will know that he does not  fuss over things that don’t need fussing over. It wouldn’t take that much to get this van looking great. A coat of paint and some interior finishing touches could see you with one of the nicest coolest vans out there. Matt has left loads of stuff in the van for you. Trasharoo, Thermal wrap for the pop top canvas, Hi-Lift style jack etc etc.. We have to admit to being tempted by this one ourselves!

The owner says,

Good condition LHD T3. Many modifications and a huge slit of work done, this van is a tried and tested travelling machine! I have owned this van since November 2016.

This van successfully completed the 2018 Budapest-Bamako (driving Budapest to Banjul 16 days through the Sahara) as well as 9 months of travel within Europe in 2019/20 both on and off-road. The paintwork may mean it doesn’t look “perfect” but it’s truly a van built for travel off the beaten track – I’ve taken it there and come back in one piece!

Here is a list of all the significant work which has been done during my ownership. There are many more small jobs which were also completed but to list all of them would take forever. No expense was spared as I was kitting this van out for the adventures that I had and now it’s ready to go to a new owner for some new ones!

Work done (Mechanical):

– Engine converted from 2.0 Aircooled to 1.8T 150bhp APU from a Passat w/intercooler (2018 – Russel Johnston)
– All structural body work welding required with the exception of the rear corners (behind bumper) repaired and repainted (2018)
– Radiator upgraded to 50mm core radiator for improved cooling
– All window seals replaced and edges stripped and welded up + windscreen corners repaired and resealed (2018- Dougs VW Werks)
– Westfalia double glazed opening kitchen window fitted (2018 – Dougs VW Werks)
– Tailgate removed, edges repaired due to rust and new seal fitted (2018- Dougs VW Werks)
– Suspension upgraded to FOX racing suspension and GoWesty lift springs (2018)
– Wheels changed to 215/75R15 BF Goodrich AT2 tyres on 15” steel rims, including rear-mounted spare.
– Gearbox changed from 4 to 5-speed fully refurbished box with locking rear differential (2019 – Aidan Talbot)
– Suspension fully serviced and broken seals replaced ready for sale (2021)
– Majority of suspension bushes replaced with Powerflex
– Front brake discs replaced with Black diamond vented discs & pads, all hoses upgraded to braided brake hoses
– Clutch replaced with brand new clutch (Jan 2021)
– Fresh MOT with no repairs needed as of 13/01/2021
– Fully serviced prior to return to the UK (Oil, filters, etc.)

Exterior/Accessories:

– Rocky Mountain Westy rear carry tray and spare wheel carrier mounted on rear tailgate (2018)
– Roof mounted 100W Solar panel on roof bars
– Roof mounted recovery tracks w/holder on roof bars
– CampervanCulture lift assist kit for the pop top roof so it can be opened with the above mounted – Roof canvas changed as original was rotten (2017)

– ARB Awning from CampervanCulture – Smoked indicator lenses on front

– Body repainted by hand using Rustoleum Satin paint in 2018 – Not the finest paintwork, but it’s strong
– Syncro/Truck mirrors fitted for excellent visibility

Interior:

– Full original westfalia interior and pop-top roof
– Full set of double glazed windows including opening kitchen window
– Gaslow refillable gas bottle for stove
– ISRI Captain seats with swivel base on the passenger side
– Sterling B2B Battery charger to charge leisure batteries directly from alternator when the engine is running.
– 2x Trojan T-105 225aH Deep cycle leisure batteries
– Eberspacher D2L Diesel heater w/separate diesel fuel tank.
– 40L Water tank (standard westfalia)
– Interior was fully stripped, entire van soundproofed and insulated and interior re-fitted in 2018
– Victron intelligent solar controller w/bluetooth connection for secondary charge of batteries when parked.
– Waeco CF40 Compressor fridge mounted in van, easily kept -3 degrees in 30 to 40 degree heat in Europe in summer without problems, and whilst using a very low amount of power.

Small issues that need minor attention:

– Eberspacher will not start, simply blows white smoke – I believe it just needs a service, it has been working previously.
– No courtesy light above driver seat
– Gas bottle regulator may need replacing as it’s not working consistently.












VW T25 T3 Syncro *RHD* 4WD Camper *NOW SOLD*

NOW SOLD!

Good condition RHD T3 Syncro. Lots of modifications make this a very practicle classic.
Originally built as a high spec Caravelle (GL) for a VW dealership, I’ve owned it since September 2012.

Interior

  • Camper conversion by Stirlings of Newbury in 2012.
  • 3/4 Rock’n’roll bed with memory foam base
  • 2 way Waeco fridge (drawer type)
  • SMEV cooker/sink unit
  • Thetford Porta Potti Qube in buddy seat
  • All interior built in light weight lamate ply – Puntinella finish
  • Blackout curtains – VW Camper Curtains ‘Fab Poppy’
  • Factory PAS
  • Original GL captains seats (Swivel on passenger seat)
  • VW Passat Mk4 dash conversion (SyncroSport)
  • Porsche 944 steering wheel
  • Sony DAB radio with Kenwood/Rockford speakers
  • Lockable underseat storage drawer on passenger side – Rocky Mountain Westy
  • 240Ah of leisure batteries (2 x Victron Supercycle) charged by 240Wp (2 x 120Wp flexible) solar panels via Victron smart controller
  • Stirling Power battery to battery split charger

Body

Westy type pop top fitted by Space Roofs, Fiamma F35 Pro roll out awning, Rock sliders – strong enough to take the vehicle weight, not just to look good!
16″ lookalike wheel arches – Terra WaggonMatching door locks all round – incl. ignition barrel – one key fits all locks, Lower South African grille etc…

 

Engine and transmission

Subaru EJ25 n/a engine (165BHP) from 2002 Legacy – rebuilt in 2017 (25k miles ago)
Recent service incl. timing belt/waterpump change
RJES conversion parts used except Small Car short sump and engine bar
LPG conversion – gives much better fuel economy
Custom stainless exhaust with cat. correctly connected to Subaru ECU
Front and rear diff locks – all working
Front and rear gearboxes rebuilt and strengthened (rear) by Aiden Talbot in 2017 incl. RJES output shaft to fit Subaru clutch plate
VC rebuilt by 025 Motorsort in 2017
Recon propshaft in 2018 (Brickwerks – GKN)
930 CV joints all round (not outside fronts – GKN)

Brakes, wheels suspension etc.

Powerflex bushes all round
Audi A8 front brakes (318mm vented discs) + VW Sharan rear disc conversion (025 Motorsport) + 10″ BMW servo
Trailmaster HD shocks with 40mm lift
25mm anti-roll bar
16″ Mefro wheels with 215/60 van rated tyres (wheels regularily rotated incl.spare)

Correctly registed with DVLA as ‘Motor Caravan’
Subaru engine capacity and engine number correct in logbook
Engineers report available for insurance etc.

 

CORONAVIRUS & CampervanCulture.com

COVID-19 *UPDATE 19th August*

So COVID has stuck around a lot longer than any of us ever wanted. We are very much still up and running and having vehicles booked in for roof rack and awning fitting by appointment only. You are able to pick your web shop orders up from our place to save you the shipping but social distancing measures are in place and need to be respected. We do ask that anyone who does swing by to please wear a surgical mask and please no pets or small children on site unless they can be kept inside a vehicle at all times. 

 


 

COVID-19 *UPDARE 15th April*

We are undergoing a temporary time of a few days  (15th -17th of April) where no new orders can be placed while we under go a health and safety assessment. This will also allow us to catch up on the huge influx of orders we are now experiencing also so we can still give you the great service you have become used to from us over the years. We will be back with you shortly.

Thank you so much for your understanding.


We are writing to wish you well and let you know that CampervanCulture.com remains open for as long as we are allowed to.

We have implemented home working across part of the business, including the taking of orders when you call us, so please don’t be surprised if you hear children in the background.

We have also implemented social distancing in our warehouse to ensure the smooth running of our warehouse. We are also taking protecting measures in line with Government recommendations.

We use a number of courier companies for shipping and all of them to date are operating but there could be a few delays over the coming weeks. Our main courier is DHL and a majority of the mid size items we ship within the UK and around the world are through them. Apart from the obvious high standards of shipping times and quality delivery, DHL are unlike the other couriers where they use their own airline fleet and not just domestic airlines or 3rd party cargo aircraft that are being grounded more and more in the recent days. The only issue you may find is that although your shipment will leave us and get to your local depot for local delivery with your DHL courier you need to find out if your own local couriers are indeed delivering to your door if you find yourself in a lock down situation. At the moment DHL will hold parcels at your local depot if there is a lock down locally to you but this won’t be much good if you are not allowed to collect them if they are not allowed to deliver. If you can still receive deliveries then you have nothing to worry about just yet.

Our own supply chain may be affected over the coming weeks. We have done our best to keep an eye on this and we have been making provisions by holding as much stock as we can to be able to accommodate your orders to repair your vehicle or to get those upgrades done while you find yourself at home or workshop where you work on your vehicle. As our own stock starts to run low and our own supply chain slows down this could cause some stock issues, so now is the perfect time to make sure you order what you need. If you have had your eye on something for a while or you plan to get started on that project over the coming weeks and months, get the parts you need ordered now so that you can be sure they are delivered to you as soon as possible.

Cheers everyone, stay safe and we will keep you updated on any changes.

 

We do like a good podcast here at CampervanCulture.com. Saving them up and listening to them while on a road trip is a personal favourite, especially if it is tied into something we like to do ourselves.

Loads of you will already know how we started doing what we do and how it was from very humble beginnings as there was just no plan and we some how fell into what we do now. Keara over at www.breakfreefromthe9to5.com has an interesting work blog where I guess the point is she can steer you in a direction you want to be going if you have an interest in working in order to support your own Vanlife while travelling on the road. I think listening to one of Keara’s podcasts could have come in handy for us back in the day before Vanlife became a thing.

It turns out that CampervanCulture.com had some inspiration in getting Keara’s Vanlife goals become a reality some how so make sure you check that podcast out via this link and check out how she may be able to assist you with where you would rather be. www.breakfreefromthe9to5.com

Managon truck tour from Live Work Wander

We met up with our friends Jorge & Jessica from youtube fame Live Work Wander when our paths crossed in Germany back in the summer of 2019.

They were really interested in The Managon and I was really happy for them to do a room tour video for you guys to check out for yourselves. We had a good laugh doing this despite being rather baked at the time!

 

The CampervanCulture com Pyrenees Coast 2 Coast Adventure Series Part 3

Welcome to part 3 and the final part of The CampervanCulture.com Pyrenees Coast to Coast Adventure Film Series.

We venture off this time to some amazing remote camp spots yet again as we explore the western side of the mighty Pyrenees.

This episode is like no other episode we have filmed before and has been a very hard one to edit for me personally as I had to leave a lot of what actually happened out at what is a crucial point of this video.
Sometimes when travelling you do hit some low points when life throws you something from the left field and you just have to deal with it. Not because you are brave, not because you want to, you simply handle stuff because you have to.

Rather than just sweep what goes on when things turn bad under the carpet, I have tried my best here to share what has been for us the most intense situation we have ever found ourselves in as a family that likes to travel.

Did we complete our goal of driving The Pyrenees coast to coast?

Grab a beer, sit back and see for yourself.

None of these short episodes we make would be possible without all of the support we get from the amazing people who choose to buy their vehicle parts, camping gear and clothing from the CampervanCulture.com web shop. Every order no matter how big or small really does contribute to what we do and they all make these things happen.

A massive thank you from the The CVC Team.

 

The CampervanCulture com Pyrenees Coast 2 Coast Adventure Series Part 2

Back in Part 1 we headed down to the North of Spain and dipped our toe into the Mediterranean sea. The drive through France on the way down gave us some super hot weather but some of the amazing places we found to free camp made all that no real hassle. We hit our first off road trail and truly remote camp spot as we tackled the first quarter of the Pyrenees, but here in part 2 we really upped the game as we entered Andorra.

I can see why many people don’t really get on with the first impressions of what Andorra has to offer but after a bit of research we found some of the most amazing locations to drive, explore and free camp. Andorra is a small country with a big heart. After entering the country from the south and the conventional boarder crossing that was no hassle at all, we had a goal of leaving the place via a gravel track known as The Smugglers Route that is supposed to cut a path through some pristine wilderness. The big issue for us is that we couldn’t find any info about the trail to give us the heads up to if we were even going to make it due to our size.

Did we make it?
Was it as amazing as it was supposed to be?

To find out you will have to settle down to find out for yourself.. The whole Smugglers Route section can be found mapped out HERE for you if you would like to follow that.

So.. Grab a beer and settle in with us as we invite you to drive with us side by side and follow this trip as the episodes launch every Thursday at 7PM GMT
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None of these short episodes we make would be possible without all of the support we get from the amazing people who choose to buy their vehicle parts, camping gear and clothing from the CampervanCulture.com web shop. Every order no matter how big or small really does contribute to what we do and they all make these things happen.

A massive thank you from the The CVC Team.

The CampervanCulture com Pyrenees Coast 2 Coast Adventure Series Part 1

Welcome to this years summer film series.

This time you get to watch this trip in three parts. The first epesode of any of the features we bring to you always takes up a little bit of transit time as we move towards a destination or goal. This time the mission was to dip our toe in the Mediterranean sea then drive across the Pyrenese mountain range length ways and end up dipping our toe in the Atlantic Ocean. There is no real reason why we chose to drive this route east to west, it just felt the right way to do it.
On hearing there were lots of gravel road sections and not knowing if we were going to be to big to get through any of them, the only thing to be done was to go and find out.
Because we were going to be driving length ways across this mountain range and the fact this range is a huge natural boarder between three countries (France Andorra & Spain) there were to be a whole lot of small narrow roads to climb in the truck.

Did we make it?
Did we experience any mechanical issues?
Did we find any epic remote camp spots?
Did we run into any other serious problems?

Tune in over the next three weeks as we launch all three episodes every Thursday at 7PM GMT.

None of these short episodes we make would be possible without all of the support we get from the amazing people who choose to buy their vehicle parts, camping gear and clothing from the CampervanCulture.com web shop. Every order no matter how big or small really does contribute to what we do and they all make these things happen.

A massive thank you from the The CVC Team.

 

A week long trip – UK To Abenteuer & Allrad, Bad Kissingen 2019

This will be our third year making the jaunt over to Germany to Bad Kissingen where the world famous Overland Show is held every year. For Jed and Dan it is one of the highlights of the year, not only because the show itself is amazing but it is the camping area that is always the best part of the trip. It is a perfect opportunity to have people swing by to say Hi and have beers with friends we have arranged to meet in the camping area. This year we took a whole week off work for some down time and to hang out with both new friends and old ones.

We really want to make you feel you are with us in our camping area this year, so grab a cold beverage, hit the full screen option, tune in and kick back while you come and join us in this latest CVC video.

CVC HQ London to SYNCROFEST California – A VW Vanagon/T3/T25/Minivan road trip

 

CampervanCulture.com has been involved in some light sponsorship over the past few years with Syncrofest in California. This year we thought it would be fun for Jed to go out there to meet the people who follow what we do here and tie that in with hooking up with the main USA vendors that also contribute to the event that we also deal with loads.

There was some bonus time to be had either side of the event with visits to national parks before the event and a drive along Big Sur after the event in the rental airport minivan. The minivan proved to be a good cheap way of seeing this part of the world and was to become Jed’s home for the week! Solid friendships both old and new were cemented and formed over the duration of this amazing event at what has to be the most friendly VW van meet in the world. Why not check out what all the buzz is about and join us as we take you over to the Hollister hills in California and to Syncrofest 2019.

Come ride with us on this van trip with a difference,

 

Vanlife Explorers Visit Cappadocia Turkey – Episode 3

When the invitation arrived for me to join Canadian globe trotters Live.Travel.Play for a short while when on their Turkish section of their world tour, I jumped at the opportunity.
Back in part 1 & 2 we experienced skies full of hot air Ballons and some amazing cave exploring in the side of mountains at The Red Valley Cappadocia. In part 2 there was still no shortage of exploring but that time for us it was all about tracking down the best food and drink as well as putting Lucky, the Vanagon through it’s paces by taking it off road once more.

In part 3 we explore the biggest underground city in the area and have one last explore of an area we found by pure chance. This ended up to be the best yet..

Lucky’s 2WD suspension lift kit can be found on the CampervanCulture.com web shop by clicking HERE
Lucky’s rear wheel carrier and tray can be found HERE
The quality camping chairs and other equipment can be found HERE 

I hope you enjoy this third part of the three part series of this trip out east. Please feel free to Like/Comment/Subscribe…

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Sit back grab a beer and enjoy this amazing part of the world with CampervanCulture.com and Live.Travel.Play.

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