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Introducing the “Westy Bravo” organiser

With the Westy Bravo, the valuable, under utilized space on the rearmost panel of your Westfalia wardrobe cabinet becomes a practical, well organized and even beautiful storage space.

Offering 3 flap-top, snap close pockets and 16 3D patterned open tool slots, there’s space for everything you need, conveniently next to the engine bay where easy tool access is most helpful.

Made of high quality ‘Crazy Horse’ saddle leather that only gets better with age, the Westy Bravo features heavy duty stitching, reinforced, riveted corners, durable construction and two colors to complement the standard brown and grey Westfalia interiors.

A bold and functional organizer for the rearmost face of the Volkswagen T3/T25 Vanagon Westfalia cabinet.

  • Premier quality saddle leather, aka: ‘Crazy Horse’.
  • Designed to take a beating and always look great!
  • Hand-crafted in Mexico
  • Heavy-duty stitching
  • Reinforced and riveted corners
  • Built to last!

We have very limited stock of these available in grey and brow. Buy yours here.

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First official trip out, this time ABENTEUER & ALLRAD 2018.Managon #6

Hey guys..

It has been a full on few months right here to get to this point where we are now ready to give something back to the community. At CampervanCulture.com we are as always in your debt for the support you give us by supporting what we do and allowing us to be much more than just another web shop selling parts. Your direct support is what keeps us stocking and innovating the more interesting products rather than just things with off the shelf part numbers *YAWN!*

Sooo.. the last 6 months has been full on, and it was much needed work so we can slip back into making the short films that we are known for bringing to you for your viewing pleasure, in the hope we may inspire some of you. On the flip side of this coin it also gives a lot of you to reach out to us so you can (and almost 100% of the time) inspire us into doing something or going somewhere via social media interaction.

 

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VW T25 T3 Vanagon Big Shot Shifter Upgrade *FOR ALL MODELS*

Campervan Culture are very excited to introduce you to the BigShot shifter from RS Fab. The very first full CNC’d Vanagon shifter. No more plastic to wear and break. Tired of sloppy shifting, now you can get rid of it! Shortened throw by 39%, Crisp and Tight. When you’re looking for a gear, no more flailing, find it every time. Please note 1″ aluminium shaft and knob are only available in black.

We are on our second or third stock shipment just now and as they are proving so popular we figured it is about time we made a fitting video for you nice folk.

Stock gearsticks have always been prone to snapping at inopertune moments (is there a ever good time) due to their hollow construction. The Big Shot’s heavy duty 1″ aluminium shaft will ensure that there is never a risk of that happening again. Especially suitable for hard driving Syncro owners.

Can be used in both LHD and RHD vans, you just orientate the gear stick to your desired position then lock the nut down.

Campervan Culture are the exclusive distributor of the Big Shot shifter and handle all world wide sales outside the USA.

Grab yours via the links below,

2WD 4 Speed & Syncro, https://campervanculture.com/shop/big-shot-shifter-for-2wdsyncro-fits-both-lhd-rhd/
2WD 5 Speed, https://campervanculture.com/shop/big-shot-shifter-for-5-speed-fits-both-lhd-rhd/

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Driving The Managon back to the UK #6

Well it was time to finally go fetch the truck.

The formalities of doing this are as follows for those interested in how to do it.

  • The Vehicle needs to be registered to the person you are buying it from.
  • The vehicle needs to have a valid Dutch MOT.
  • In our case we managed to get it registered in Holland as a Motor Caravan to save hassles here in the UK later.
  • You need to get export plates from the Vehicle registration office in Holland before you can drive it out of Holland (this takes 10 minutes and is very easy). You need the previous owners documents, your driving licence and your passport.
  • Unlike Germany insurance is not possible to buy with your export plates at the vehicle registration office, no matter what people tell you. You need to arrange your own insurance before you leave in the UK.
  • The Caravan and Motorhome Club will give you insurance using the chassis number. They were the only one apart from one other place (the other places quote was over £2000!) that would issue this pollicey. Other companies will issue on chassis number but the vehicle has to be on UK soil so no good for export.
  • If you have RAC recovery for UK then The Camping & Caravan Club (different company to the Caravan and Motorhome Club) will give you a code if you join (£45 per year) that you can give to the RAC and they will upgrade your UK policy to cover trucks for the UK and for full European cover for an extra £80 per year.
  • The Channel Tunnel crossing can be as little as £55 for a truck each way. This can be done by buying a ‘Frequent Traveller’ package. You buy 10 crossings up front for £44 each way and pay a £11 surcharge on top per crossing when booking your crossing time. I had my time booked for 7.30PM and arrived at 4.30PM. They let me cross for free at 4.50PM and the crossing takes just over half an hour. You just need to book one day in advance. You stay in the vehicle all the time so can have a quick nap or make food in the truck.

 

I thought I was really on the ball this time but after booking everything I realised last minute my passport had expired! This then meant everything was the usual mad rush to try and pull this off.

Did I manage it?

Check out the blog below to see how things unfolded,

 

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Right to Roam

There are two kinds of people that own camper vans. There are the people who have them as a thing.. They rarely sleep in them and if they ever do sleep out it is usually in a tent pitched next to it so they don’t get the vehicle dirty. These people usually have no interest in travel and the pure freedom owning a vehicle that you can sleep in gives you.
The other kind of people who own camping vehicles are the ones who have a sense of adventure…

Jump in the van with Marie-France Roy and Alex Yoder as they weave their way through Scotland, exploring how personal accountability allows for universal land access and the old farm shelters that support mountain folks to rove freely.

Video by WRKSHRT

Right to Roam from Patagonia on Vimeo.

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VW T25 T3 Vanagon Westfalia Syncro FOR SALE *1.9 TD AAZ*

NOW SOLD – Price £13,000

Location: West London near Heathrow Airport

As with all the vehicles we list on CVC, please do not contact the owner unless you have the actual funds to pay for it. No part exchange offers, no “I just need to sell my bay window first to get the money” no turning up without being able to pay the asking price.

The owner says –

It is with a heavy heart that I have decided to sell my beloved VW T25/T3 Westfalia Joker Syncro.
It has given me great pleasure over the past seven years and I will truly miss her.
She needs a bit of work on the seems and could really do with the rear quarter being
replaced due to an incident with fuel pump protection bollard..oops.
She had a full body and roof respray in 2011 and featured in CampervanCultureulture.com “Syncroshopping” video series.
The paint job is starting to show it’s age and could do with a freshen up tbh ,it is no way rotten just cosmetic.
Virtually all wearable parts were replaced with OEM replacements and poly bushes used in most areas.
She is fully functional & ready to go with most of the desireable add ons including
rear mounted wheel carrier and decoupler, as you should know the Westfalia Syncro comes with both front and rear difflocks.
A little money spent on this would see a great return due to the appreciation of these vehicles,
and I think it would be a great investment. Sadly as I am only using it for maybe two weekends a year it is not financially viable for me anymore
As my child has grown out of wanting to go camping and that was the main reason for purchasing it.
I want her to go to a good home and am in no rush to sell,these are a very rare and unique vehicles, she is taxed and tested and in good working order.

Work done –

  • 1987 Westfalia Syncro Poptop
  • 1.9TD AAZ
  • External oil cooler with up front radiator
  • Double glazed windows
  • Underslung factory gas/LPG/propane tank
  • Front Captain seats with twin swivel mounts
  • Decoupler
  • Good VC & Spare
  • 15″ AT BFG’s x 5 on Mefros
  • Spare wheel carrier with mounted Farm jack
  • Square headlights
  • Mph Syncro odometer with rev counter(very rare)
  • Syncro truck mirrors
  • Opening quarter light windows
  • New telescopic prop shaft
  • CV joints all replaced apart from front outers
  • Pair of new Bosch 100ah batteries
  • 100w solar panel & regulator (needs repair)
  • Eberspacher heater (working)
  • Alpine stereo & speakers
  • Poly bush lower track control arm bushes, steering and drop link bushes
  • New wishbone bushes
  • All bushes replaced with Lemforder
  • Stainless steel front to back water pipes
  • Reconditioned fuel pump with custom pin less than 500 miles
  • Reconditioned front diff by Aiden Talbot
  • Front & rear working difflocks
  • Silicon water hoses (blue..lol)
  • New turbo (not reconditioned)
  • New exhaust
  • Vw reconditioned gearbox
  • Brakes recently overhauled
  • New handbrake cable
  • New heater fan
  • Working fridge with fan mod
  • Poptop A frame repaired with solid ends and powder coated

Work advised to be done –

Some Parts of Bodywork need attention was quoted £1300 to repair.

CampervanCulture.com says –

This camper is well known to us. A few years ago we were involved in the rebirth of the vehicle and since then lots of extra work listed above has been carried out. Back when we got involved and helped Rob with getting the van to a decent usable standard we made a video series of getting it up to scratch.  Check them out below,

 

Syncro Shopping from CampervanCulture.com on Vimeo.

Syncro Shopping 2 from CampervanCulture.com on Vimeo.

Syncro Shopping part 3 from CampervanCulture.com on Vimeo.

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Christmas Opening Times

We will be closed between December 23 and January 7 (reopening Monday  January 8).

Yes, we will all be taking a well earned break over the Christmas and New Year period to spend some time with our respective families (and hopefully get some much needed camping time squeezed in).

We will be keeping the webshop open during this time, so you can still while away the drunken hours on Boxing Day buying yourself the “gifts” you’d been hoping to get for Christmas, but didn’t 😉

Any orders placed during this time will be dispatched the week commencing January 8.

The phones and email will be off with all correspondence being dealt with on our return.

May we just take this opportunity to thank you all for your support over the last year. We really do appreciate it!!

Have a very Happy Christmas and New Year. Jed, Dan and Lou.

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This Slow Truck Is Quickly Turning To A Fast House #5

Man what a full on two days that was…

This is going to be an update of very few words as I am just so sleepy after a full on couple of days.. In a nutshell I got the windows and doors into the habitation box and fitted the new exhaust by routing it under the truck rather than up out of the top where it was before.

Now the habitation box can be lifted onto the back once the last bits of trim are fitted to the edges.

Let the the video do the talking while I catch up on some sleep.

 

This Slow Truck Is Quickly Turning To A Fast House #5 from CampervanCulture.com on Vimeo.

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Brand New VW T25 T3 Vanagon H4 Square Headlight Kits

Who would have thought this would ever be available..

Through CVC, brand new VW T25-T3-Vanagon H4 Square Headlight kits for both LHD and yes…. RHD! Complete with brand new backing plates and adjuster screws and tips.

VW T25 T3 Vanagon Square headlights

This is not a wind up, and also get this… Brand new grilles with or without badge.

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The headlight prototypes have been running around the UK for a good while now under top secret conditions (actually not really, they have been on full view the whole time but they are that good nobody noticed 😉 ) and production has been underway and due to land with us at CVC ready to ship out at the end of January 2018. Stock will be limited so we are giving you the unique opportunity to pre order a set.

Remember USA customers who spend under $799 don’t pay import duty if they buy from us and you don’t pay the UK VAT at 20% so this is especially amazing for you guys even before you consider the epic exchange rate you get just now.

UK you still get an amazing deal and a chance to own what has been up until now the holy grail of VW T25 parts.

On the continent? You guys get a excellent exchange rate with the Euro v Pound right now too and we give good shipping rates.

If you would like to take advantage of the pre order cost please order via this product category page, https://campervanculture.com/product-catego…/vehicle-parts/…/

There are only so many that are being produced so don’t miss out. Oh, and you might want to tag your friends in this to share the love so they don’t miss out too.

If you have any questions or queries drop us an email.

Please note that the headlight image is for illustrative purposes only.

VW T25 T3 For Sale

VW T25 / T3 / Vanagon For Sale (SOLD)

FOR SALE – Priced reduced to £7500

VW T25 Camper van professionally converted by East Dulwich Campers in 2014 to an Urban Camper.

  • The engine is a 2.0L petrol from a MK3 Golf GTI with a five speed manual gearbox. It also has been converted to run on LPG as well as petrol (£0.59 a litre!)
  • Power steering, remote central locking.
  • 4 new Crossclimate tyres 2k miles. LHD
  • Full stainless steel Powerflow exhaust system fitted this year. £500 lifetime guaranteed.
  • Six seats, 4 inertia reel seat belts, two lap belts.
  • The bodywork was completely refurbished and sprayed Anthracite Grey (an original VW colour) very solid body. A few marks, as we use it for what it was built for.
  • Gas hobb runs off separate LPG tank. 3 way fridge. Loads of storage.
  • Runs perfectly, just completed 2k miles through France and didn’t miss a beat or use any oil.
  • Will cruise along at 70mph all day.

Any questions please email me. Selling to pay for our wedding next year. So I’m not in a rush to sell but if you’re serious and want a good looking van with the benefit of a few modern touches get in touch.

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The Start Of Autumn Weekend 2017 & Some Trip Vlog Testing..

After a couple of months of the CampervanCulture.com Westy Syncro being out of action due to yet another shagged gear box we had a stoke of luck. It was expensive luck but we did find a rebuilt Syncro gear box for sale at Busfest a couple of weeks back. Because of all the support we get from you guys and girls who support us from buying from the CampervanCulture.com web shop and at the shows we trade at we had enough to buy the gear box. Believe it or not at £3000 this gear box was a bargain! and not only has this put us back on the road but we should be able to get the old one rebuilt so we have a spare… With a spare rebuilt Syncro gearbox sat on a pallet we can really travel with a bit more confidence knowing via our UPS or DHL shipping accounts we can receive a new gearbox anywhere in the world in under 5 days!

We realise that all of you recognise CampervanCulture.com as not just another internet web shop and totally appreciate your support. With the support you give us it means we are completely self funded and it allows us to give something back via the short films we make so you can watch them any time you like and as often as you want for free.

This trip is just a short one. A quick weekend away into the Surrey Hills, we really hope you enjoy being with us in the passenger seat or virtually walking side by side with us on our hike.

This short video is more than us just getting out for a weekend exploring, it has been a bit of an experiment. Been thinking for ages just how viable daily or 3 times weekly video logs would be on our next trip. I like just picking up the filming gear and making a film series for you all for when we get back but…. let’s say… just for fun it would be possible to put together a series of regular video logs from out on the road and launch them every couple of days. It would be a lot of work but just as a tester this short film was put together to see what could be done which just an hour and a half of editing as a tester to see what is in reach..

 

The Start Of Autumn Weekend 2017 from CampervanCulture.com on Vimeo.