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2020 Calendar Submissions

It’s that time again to get your submissions in for the second CVC calendar! Photos need to have been taken at some point in 2019, be horizontal and high resolution, and with just your van and mother nature (let’s leave those pesky humans out of them). Please email your photos to submissions@campervanculture.com. Include van year/model and where the photo was taken, plus any other interesting details about your van or where you were. Get snapping!

Deadline is November 1. Those chosen receive a free calendar and a £5 gift voucher.

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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.

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FOR SALE: Mercedes Sprinter 4X4 2015, Auto

Price: £57,500 NOW £55,500
Contact James on 07586 244555 or email jweldon42194@gmx.com
Location: Dorset, UK

Campervan Culture says: “This is a ready to go adventure camper with everything you would need including many CVC accessories”.

Registered as a motorhome with dvla. Extremely rare vehicle one of a kind. Adventure ready! Any questions please ask. Please no time wasters time is precious! No part ex wanted thanks!

Mercedes Sprinter 4×4 Campervan (Auto) Low mileage 4 Berth, 4 travel seats.

Features:

  • cruise control
  • air con
  • low range,
  • Professionally converted last year
  • Includes winch
  • Frontrunner roof rack
  • ARB awning
  • light bar
  • snorkel
  • rear fox reservoir shocks
  • fuel tank skid plate
  • rear diff skid plate
  • rear door spare tyre carrier
  • two spares,
  • bf goodrich ko2 tyres
  • CVC 2 x 100 watt solar panels
  • alternator plus solar charger for leisure batteries
  • roof bag, jerry can holder
  • upgraded security including dead locks all round
  • security film on all windows ecu sheild
  • armour door handle plates
  • alarm plus a few other anti theft modifications
  • Full camper conversion include 2x 110 amp leisure batteries
  • 2000 watt inverter
  • hook up, usb sockets
  • 12v sockets
  • led lighting
  • reading lamp
  • rib bed,sink
  • 2 burner hob
  • new webasto 65l fridge
  • fantastic roof fan
  • 2 swivel seats
  • dining table
  • new eberspacher diesel heater
  • storage shelf
  • outside shower attachment
  • kenwood infotainment screen
  • reverse camera
  • dash cam
  • garmin satnav
  • The vehicle has been re-mapped giving it around 190bhp up from the origanal 160bhp for better fuel economy.
  • Back Seat Safety Belts
  • Driver Airbag
  • Electronic Stability Program (ESP)
  • Passenger Airbag
  • Air Conditioning
  • ARB Awning
  • Central Heating
  • Mileage: 36500
  • Wheel Base: MWB
  • Engine Size: 2100
  • Horsepower (Bhp): 190
  • Fuel Type: Diesel
  • Trasharoo

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VW T25 T3 Vanagon Syncro For Sale

FOR SALE: 1988 VW T3 T25 1.9 TD (AAZ) Syncro (Price reduced)

Price: 18,000 EUR NOW 17,000 EUR
Contact Janine by email on j.mildt@gmx.net
Based in the Berlin area, Germany – international shipping can be organised.

Engine & Exterior

  • Left-Hand-Drive
  • Exchange engine 1.9 TD (AAZ)
  • Mileage approx. 250.000 kilometres. Body has 392.000 kilometres
  • Permanent 4-wheel-drive, difflock front and back.
  • Power steering.
  • All-terrain tyes 225/75 R16 (Goodyear AT Wrangler) on Mefro steel wheels.
  • Lifted body
  • Old-Man-Emu shock absorbers
  • Additional oil cooler
  • Tuned injection pump
  • Zyklon- air filter
  • Rev counter
  • Boost pressure display
  • Fire-extinguishing system above engine
  • Battery separator
  • Swedish radiator grille
  • Taifun, work lights, cross-hair beams
  • Truck mirrors, additional wide-angle mirrors
  • Farmont glass lift-up window
  • Two triangle-vent windows
  • Two sliding windows in the middle, two forced ventings in the back.
  • Strengthened D-pillar
  • Spare wheel carrier Ortec
  • Roof carrier
  • Rear ladder, sun protection, central lock.

Interior

  • Self-build camping interior
  • Spirit stove
  • Dometic, sink with fresh and waste water,
  • Multivan bench with 2 x three-point and 1 x lap belt
  • Second battery with charger
  • Solar cell
  • Defa 220V-power inlet
  • Diesel auxiliary heater Planar 2D
  • Isolated interior (x-trem isolator)
  • CB radio
  • Air compressor
  • Original tuner VW Beta
  • Soundbar
  • Big map table
  • Additional cigarette lighters and 3 USB-plugs.
  • Luggage protection bars, upholstered door boards with nets.

Completed work and faults:
Body overhauled 2015/2016 (many photos existing) incl. conservation with penetrating oil. Probably every single part has been rebuild within the last few years: brakes, power steering, cardan shaft, shaft drives, engine works among others. Gearbox has been overhauled by the pre-owner. I have many invoices as documentation. Fresh oil and filter change.
Probably some wear parts will need rebuilding within the next 2 years again – daily business vor vanagon owners. Windscreen needs a piece of tape to be fully dry, but the frame has no rust!! Painting has some noses, and had to be re-painted on the driver’s side (stupid bush in my way!) One light of the diff-lock control is broken, but the locks are working! Digital clock missing, interior incl. cushion need cleaning.

Accessories included: rescue strap, Defa-connection cable, hand-sewn curtains, set if insulating mats, fire exstinguisher, rubber floor mats, garbage collector.

Please note: It is an old vanagon with many kilometres and pre-owners, that put him into heavy offroading. My red “Ricky” is well-maintained and cared for, but still has some dents and scratches. If you’re searching for a store of value to put into a museum he won’t make you happy: BUT if you’re into a highly equipped classic vehicles for adventures and holiday, you’re right here!

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VW T25 T3 Vanagon Syncro For Sale

FOR SALE: 1990 VW T25 T3 2.1 DJ Syncro GL with Genuine Westfalia interior (Further Price Reduction)

14″ Syncro with 16″ wheels & original 2.1cc DJ engine.
£21,000 reduced to £17995
Contact Mike on 07886 033979 or g862mep@gmail.com
Based in East Hampshire, UK

Originally used by the Swedish air force until decommissioned and brought over to the UK in August 2006 & sold by FBI Volkswagen Services in Swansea to the previous owner in April 2007, after which I purchased it in December 2013.

Initially it was used by the previous owner in its original 2 tone blue and seven seat state for a couple of years before being fitted with a genuine Westfalia interior and elevating roof from O’Connors Campers. It was then subsequently re-sprayed (poorly) by the previous owner in the lighter of the original 2 tone colour of Capri blue around 2009.

When I originally purchased this Syncro I regularly drove it once a week or so for my 50 mile round trip commute to work all year round with the occasional 400+ mile round trips a couple of times a year. My circumstances, not unsurprisingly have changed over the years and this is the vehicle I use the least so I cannot justify keeping it. I have kept it in very good mechanical condition with parts & garage receipts to prove. The bodywork would benefit from some work as it isn’t perfect by any means, however it is in a perfectly usable state.

MOT with no advisories until July 2020.
Approximately 245,000 kilometers.
Correctly registered as a Motor Caravan on V5.

Fitted with the original 2.1cc DJ petrol injection and runs without fault with gearbox VC & rear diff lock in full working order. It has recently been serviced & MOT’d in June 2019 by a VW classic specialist.

Summary of work since owned:

  • Exhaust 1-3 manifold & knuckle joint replaced with stainless steel items (system is now all stainless with the exception of 2-4 manifold) (June 2018).
  • Coolant system flushed & refilled with VW G13 at same time as above exhaust work done because the intermediate pipe water pump to thermostat housing was replaced as a cautionary measure due to corrosion (June 2018).
  • Oil pressure switch at rear of engine replaced whilst exhaust was off to cure a minor oil leak (June 2018).
  • Power steering system drained, flushed & refilled with correct vw spec power steering fluid (June 2018). There is no issue with the power steering, this was changed because I had no record of it ever being done.
  • Gearbox oil drained, differential and pinion head inspected with borescope showing no damage to pinion head or crown wheel. Minimal metal fluff build up on magnetic pick up & gearbox refilled with GL4 spec oil (June 2018). Again no issue with gearbox, however I had no record of it ever being done.
  • Front & rear brakes cleaned & serviced (June 2018).
  • New starter battery with 5yr warranty (July 2017).
  • Full service (oil, oil & air filters, spark plugs, distributor rotor arm & cap, both v belts (Sept 2015).
  • Front wheel bearings replaced (Sept 2015).
  • Fuel hoses replaced (Sept 2015).
  • Coolant system was flushed & refilled with VW G13 (Sept 2015). Replaced due to no record of being done previously.
  • Handbrake cables replaced (Sept 2015).
  • Water pump replaced (due to failure whilst on holiday), oil change & fan belt (Oct 2014)
  • Oil & filter service (June 2014).
  • Front suspension Powerflex poly bush kit installed (June 2014). Purchased via a ‘Club 80-90’ Forum group buy offer.
  • Rear gear change bush, joint & cup replaced (June 2014).
  • Fan blower motor replaced (Jan 2014).

The following has been fitted (from new, previous owner or myself):

  • 16” Mercedes ML wheels with 235/65R16 tyres (Toyo Open Country) in excellent condition.
  • Longer studs to front and back hubs to cater for 20mm spacers.
  • Swing out spare wheel carrier.
  • Hydraulic power steering fitted with new steering rack, pipes etc which makes the van a joy to drive.
  • Elevating roof was fitted with extra heavy ‘sail cloth’ as opposed to the standard lighter canvas.
  • Original Westfalia rock and roll bed (fantastically comfortable) with storage underneath.
  • Original Westfalia cupboards, sink with pump, 3-way fridge (runs off gas, mains electric or leisure battery) double burner hob.
  • Very rare buddy seat behind front passenger seat which folds and unclips in seconds
  • 2 swivel tables (not Westfalia).
  • Factory fitted rear heating system (under rear seat) and a Eberspacher water heater and timer which warms the engine water prior to starting. This failed to operate until I replaced the fuel pump a couple of years ago, however again it is failing to ignite.
  • Syncro truck door mirrors.
  • Access ladder fitted on rear door.
  • Bosch driving lights.
  • Steel light grills over front & rear indicators/lights
  • Sliding side windows.
  • Just Kampers dash tidy.
  • Floor heating ducting (from front cab to rear)
  • Curtains on ‘Silent Gliss’ rails
  • Heavy duty flooring.
  • Nato style tow hitch with 3 hitch options.
  • Chrome front and rear GL Spec bumpers.
  • Stainless Steel back box, intermediate pipe.
  • Heavy duty rubber mats fitted in front footwells.
  • Includes original VW instruction manual in original folder.

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FOR SALE: ONE OF A KIND 1992 SA Factory Built Big Window RHD Syncro

£48500
Contact Russel by emailing russel235@yahoo.com
Based near Edinburgh, UK.

Seller says “There is too much to list on this vehicle. I have owned this syncro for 9 years and totally rebuilt over a period of 6 of those years before we started using it. The reason for sale is that we are moving onto an overland truck.”

CVC says “This is a one of a kind top end Syncro. Beautifully planned and constructed custom RHD interior. Many rare and unique SA features including ultra strong 16″ body shell.. Total rebuild with no expense spared. Ready to go anywhere!”

  • 1992 SA factory built big window RHD  syncro (’89 built)
  • Power steering, electric windows, electric mirrors, aircon, central locking on original VW factory alarm.
  • Engine is a PD 130 gearbox was rebuilt with most parts replaced with brand new parts.
  • Updated brakes all round including 10″ booster
  • Correctly load rated TUV ed alloys X6
  • Twin wheel carriers
  • Stronger body shell than European 16 syncro’s
  • Auxiliary water and fuel tanks
  • 90L compressor fridge
  • 3 leisure battery’s
  • Solar setup
  • Full alternator  to battery’s Stirling charging.
  • Shore power hookup
  • Refillable hard mounted gas
  • Eber overnight heating
  • Under seat porta potty
  • If a diesel engine is not your preferred choice the seller is happy to discuss swapping out for a 150 BHP 1.8T petrol engine.

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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…

You can follow their Live.Travel.Play adventures on,
Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/Live.Travel.Play/
Instargram, https://www.instagram.com/live.travel.play/
Website, http://livetravelplay.marionette.ca

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

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

 

Vanlife Explorers Visit Cappadocia Turkey – Episode 2

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 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 is still no shortage of exploring but this 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.

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 first part of the three part series of this trip out east. Please feel free to Like/Comment/Subscribe…

You can follow their Live.Travel.Play adventures on,
Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/Live.Travel.Play/
Instargram, https://www.instagram.com/live.travel.play/
Website, http://livetravelplay.marionette.ca

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

 

Vanlife Explorers Visit Cappadocia Turkey – Episode 1

The best part of working at CampervanCulture.com is the people you meet and the places you get to explore.

Janice, Gregor and their Vanagon named Lucky are Canadian globe trotters that have been over four years living ion the road. Their adventure started in Canada where they then headed south to the very bottom of South America. They then shipped to Europe and have ventured to far flung corners such as Iceland and Morocco.

You can follow their Live.Travel.Play adventures on,
Facebook, https://www.facebook.com/Live.Travel.Play/
Instargram, https://www.instagram.com/live.travel.play/
Website, http://livetravelplay.marionette.ca

When the invatation arrived for me to joint them for a short while to experience a part of the world that has been on my own personal bucket list for a good while now, I jumped at the opportunity.

 

 

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 first part of the three part series of this trip out east. Please feel free to Like/Comment/Subscribe…

 

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FOR SALE: 1992 16″ (Originally 14″) RHD VW T25 T3 Vanagon Syncro

£25,000 ono
Contact Ian on 07761 028 018 or ianbrooks53@yahoo.co.uk
Based in Warlingham CR6, UK.

14″ Syncro (converted to 16″) with 1.9 PD engine.

Well preserved as it’s only been on the road for four or five years. Much work was carried out by a series of enthusiasts during the last twenty-three years and now it’s back on the road.

  • First all the 16″ parts were removed from a crashed 16″ and put on this 14″. They never made a 16″ RHD so it cannot be passed off as one.
  • Gearbox rebuilt by Aidan Talbot – uprated third and fourth gear pairs, oil baffles, de-coupler and new shims, washers and bearings.
  • Those are original alloy wheels – not the copies and there are five of them.
  • The engine was fitted with a Eurospares kit from California. This includes a metal box and hatch to accommodate the engine at the angle it is supposed to run at.
  • The engine itself has very low milage (300 miles when installed).
  • New springs all round.
  • Original power steering setup with transmission fluid and a pump on the engine.
  • The intake cooler is in the void behind the rear left light with a little perspex window.
  • The bars and covers on the popup roof have been powder coated and the canvas was new – still never been used.
  • I think the seats are special Synchro seats – they have a more bucket shape.

The owners says:

I’m having to sell it! My poor – NOT original 16″ Syncro. It was originally a 14″ Syncro panel van made in 1992. One of the first owners (there have been four before me) grafted on the Westfalia roof and did all he could to make it into a 16″ – he already had a crashed 16″ so transferred all the 16″ parts of which there is a long list. Then he welded on all the plates for strengthening under and inside.

I don’t know how long this took him but from what I have heard it was four or five years that it was in a warm garage having all this done to it.

Then in 2001 my friend Trevor bought it from him. He ran a VW garage so it was in a nice warm dry garage and stripped the van down replacing and powder-coating parts as needed. It took him fifteen years to get it to the point where I bought it from him – still in pieces. It had been there for 15 years.

I was lucky that Darren Watkins of Wedgies Workshop, Newton Abbot was available at this point because he’s done a very nice job of fitting the new PD 1.9 engine and finishing it all off.

I have just recently got it back from him  – but I have to sell it now.

It was with Darren for three years so out of the 26 years since it was first registered it has spent 23 years off road – in various garages so has only been in use for three or four years.

So… The gearbox was stripped down and rebuilt by Aiden Talbot so there’s all his paperwork to show what he did. This includes upgraded gear-pairs for third and fourth gears, oil baffles, decoupler and new for old seals and bearings.  – He’s the man!

The engine was taken from a crashed Passat with delivery miles only and since then, apart from test runs, it’s only come up to Surrey from Newton Abbot and is showing 600 miles on the clock. The engine is fitted using a Eurospares kit from California fitted at the angle it’s supposed to be at. The kit includes a metal shelf with a hatch for the additional height. Darren put this on a strut so it stays up when you need it to.

It has new springs all round and those wheels – there are five of them. I don’t like them much but I’m told they are quite sought after. They are remaking them now. – copies.

It has the original power steering set-up with transmission fluid and a pump on the engine. The intake-cooler rad is in the void behind the left rear light with a little perspex window. The tyres are quite old now but they have plenty of tread.

The bars and covers on the popup roof were powder coated the canvas was new – never been used. I think the seats are special Syncro seats (Dan’s note: they’re ISRI seats).  They have a more bucket shape – so you don’t fall out I guess.

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Transylvania Shake Down Film Series – Episode 3

This seasons trip is out east and the goal was to reach and travel throughout Transylvania.

This is part three of a three part film series that you guys are invited to watch and be in the driving seat with us and along for the ride. As usual and as a big thanks for the support we get from all of the customers of our web shop and followers of our website in general we are sharing the GPS locations of all the epic camp spots we find. After a slightly rocky start back in part one we finally reached Romania and Transylvania. It was an interesting place that felt like we had stepped back in time.

Part three will see us traveling through Croatia, Slovenia, into Italy and through France before landing back in the UK.

We owe some special thanks in episode one to…

ClassicLine Insurace – www.classiclineinsurance.co.uk