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Comments for VW Camper Van Blog http://www.vwcampervanblog.com The VW Camper Van Blog is a website for lovers of all types of VW campers from Split Screens and Bays to T25’s and T4's. Tue, 21 Nov 2017 17:12:26 +0000 http://wordpress.org/?v=2.6.2 Comment on Is it possible to own a hassle free VW Camper Van? by Tim http://www.vwcampervanblog.com/is-it-possible-to-own-a-hassle-free-vw-camper-van/#comment-2053 Tim Sat, 12 Nov 2011 23:13:52 +0000 http://www.vwcampervanblog.com/?p=993#comment-2053 Jimmy - sorry to hear your trip in a New T2 was somewhat tainted by another's jealousy. I say jealousy because that's exactly what it is. You'll find a number of purists who may have spent a small fortune restoring classic T2s will have nothing good to say about the Kombis. What's interesting though, is the steady flow of former Classic Bay owners now switching to Brazilian T2s because they are fed up with the unreliability and running costs of the Classics. When you look at the price of a decent Classic Bay or even a Split now, you could easily buy a year or 2 old Brazilian Kombi that will do the job it's purchased for with ease and get 40mpg. On our club stand at Volksworld 2011 for Brazilian Kombi owners, we were inundated with visits from Classic Bay owners wanting to know more because they fancied swapping. Bethan - sorry to hear of your troubles and I hope you get sorted. One thing that others reading this should bear in mind though: you rarely hear from happy customers on threads like this. For every one customer that's had issues, there could well be 50 who haven't. Jimmy - sorry to hear your trip in a New T2 was somewhat tainted by another’s jealousy. I say jealousy because that’s exactly what it is. You’ll find a number of purists who may have spent a small fortune restoring classic T2s will have nothing good to say about the Kombis. What’s interesting though, is the steady flow of former Classic Bay owners now switching to Brazilian T2s because they are fed up with the unreliability and running costs of the Classics. When you look at the price of a decent Classic Bay or even a Split now, you could easily buy a year or 2 old Brazilian Kombi that will do the job it’s purchased for with ease and get 40mpg. On our club stand at Volksworld 2011 for Brazilian Kombi owners, we were inundated with visits from Classic Bay owners wanting to know more because they fancied swapping.

Bethan - sorry to hear of your troubles and I hope you get sorted. One thing that others reading this should bear in mind though: you rarely hear from happy customers on threads like this. For every one customer that’s had issues, there could well be 50 who haven’t.

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Comment on Book Review: ‘My Cool Campervan’ by Jane Field Lewis and Chris Haddon by Steve http://www.vwcampervanblog.com/book-review-my-cool-campervan-by-jane-field-lewis-and-chris-haddon/#comment-2050 Steve Sat, 12 Nov 2011 18:26:54 +0000 http://www.vwcampervanblog.com/?p=2060#comment-2050 Thanks for you kind words about the Blog Greg! How is your Bug coming on? Steve Thanks for you kind words about the Blog Greg!

How is your Bug coming on?

Steve

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Comment on The Ultimate Question - Which Volkswagen Van to go for? by Steve http://www.vwcampervanblog.com/the-ultimate-question-which-volkswagen-van-to-go-for/#comment-2049 Steve Sat, 12 Nov 2011 18:25:25 +0000 http://www.vwcampervanblog.com/?p=1607#comment-2049 Hi Neil, 1 Which is the best engine Personal preference I guess - I went for a 2.5 TDI 4 motion (although I only went for the 4 motion as I liked the vehicle and it had been owned by a colleague). Whilst this is good on power, it drinks the diesel. 2 Should I go for LWB or SWB Again, personal choice really - I went for a SWB so I could park easier as it is no longer than a standard saloon car. 3 High top or popup top Pop top if you want it to look better, high top if you need the extra storage? 4 Is there any clubs I could join There is a T5 club as part of the T4 Forum on http://www.vwt4forum.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=147 Steve Deprecated: preg_replace(): The /e modifier is deprecated, use preg_replace_callback instead in /home/vwcpblog/public_html/wp-includes/kses.php on line 947

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Hi Neil,

1 Which is the best engine

Personal preference I guess - I went for a 2.5 TDI 4 motion (although I only went for the 4 motion as I liked the vehicle and it had been owned by a colleague). Whilst this is good on power, it drinks the diesel.

2 Should I go for LWB or SWB

Again, personal choice really - I went for a SWB so I could park easier as it is no longer than a standard saloon car.

3 High top or popup top

Pop top if you want it to look better, high top if you need the extra storage?

4 Is there any clubs I could join

There is a T5 club as part of the T4 Forum on http://www.vwt4forum.co.uk/forumdisplay.php?f=147

Steve

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Comment on Is it possible to own a hassle free VW Camper Van? by BETHAN http://www.vwcampervanblog.com/is-it-possible-to-own-a-hassle-free-vw-camper-van/#comment-2044 BETHAN Wed, 02 Nov 2011 20:40:34 +0000 http://www.vwcampervanblog.com/?p=993#comment-2044 My husband and I bought a band new T5 from Danburys earlier this year. We've had considerable troubles with it despite it being brand new and cost £42,000. We had to call the AA out TWICE to get it started - not Danburys fault but VW - a faulty battery. It was replaced. However the BIG problem has been the leaking roof. Apparantely a fault in the canvas. First visit to Danburys and we were told we must have left a window open !! How patronising ! THREE MONTHS later we are still waiting for a soultion. We have been unable to use it for a great deal of the summer. So disappointing. Customer service has been dreadful. No responses to e mails or phonecalls. I mentioned it on the Danburys facebook site - the comment was immediately removed and I was banned from writing any further comments on it ! Unbelievable. We are still waiting for them to solve the problem. At £42,000 we at least expected dry camping and some half decent customer service. Don't bother with this company. We regret dealing with them and are now taking legal action. Very sad indeed. My husband and I bought a band new T5 from Danburys earlier this year.
We’ve had considerable troubles with it despite it being brand new and cost £42,000.
We had to call the AA out TWICE to get it started - not Danburys fault but VW - a faulty battery. It was replaced.
However the BIG problem has been the leaking roof. Apparantely a fault in the canvas. First visit to Danburys and we were told we must have left a window open !! How patronising !
THREE MONTHS later we are still waiting for a soultion. We have been unable to use it for a great deal of the summer. So disappointing.
Customer service has been dreadful. No responses to e mails or phonecalls.
I mentioned it on the Danburys facebook site - the comment was immediately removed and I was banned from writing any further comments on it ! Unbelievable. We are still waiting for them to solve the problem. At £42,000 we at least expected dry camping and some half decent customer service. Don’t bother with this company. We regret dealing with them and are now taking legal action. Very sad indeed.

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Comment on Is it possible to own a hassle free VW Camper Van? by Jimmy http://www.vwcampervanblog.com/is-it-possible-to-own-a-hassle-free-vw-camper-van/#comment-2043 Jimmy Fri, 28 Oct 2011 08:49:57 +0000 http://www.vwcampervanblog.com/?p=993#comment-2043 I borrowed a friends Danbury and took the kids camping for a week. The kids loved it and generally we had a great time. I don't think I would buy one as we wouldn't use it that often and would probably buy a newer T5 if I did wan't a camper. The only problem I had was with other campers, some were interested and wanted to nose around and some of the others made rude comments and wanted to start an argument. They were a very certain type, a bit rough and trying to live the dream(40+ something hanging on to the surfer image and failing). One guy even called me a F**king rich fake in front of my 5 and 7 year old girls. Would I buy an old VW to be associated with these jealous hippies? NO. I borrowed a friends Danbury and took the kids camping for a week. The kids loved it and generally we had a great time. I don’t think I would buy one as we wouldn’t use it that often and would probably buy a newer T5 if I did wan’t a camper. The only problem I had was with other campers, some were interested and wanted to nose around and some of the others made rude comments and wanted to start an argument. They were a very certain type, a bit rough and trying to live the dream(40+ something hanging on to the surfer image and failing). One guy even called me a F**king rich fake in front of my 5 and 7 year old girls. Would I buy an old VW to be associated with these jealous hippies? NO.

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Comment on Book Review: ‘My Cool Campervan’ by Jane Field Lewis and Chris Haddon by Greg http://www.vwcampervanblog.com/book-review-my-cool-campervan-by-jane-field-lewis-and-chris-haddon/#comment-2042 Greg Wed, 26 Oct 2011 23:25:43 +0000 http://www.vwcampervanblog.com/?p=2060#comment-2042 Very cool book, and a very cool blog. Unfortunately, I cannot afford myself a campervan! :( I am, however restoring a 1972 1302s "super beetle"! Check out my blog for more information and updates. Fixmydub.blogspot.com Sorry I don't mean to hijack this post. I will be back and have added this awesome blog into My bookmarks! Greg Very cool book, and a very cool blog. Unfortunately, I cannot afford myself a campervan! :(
I am, however restoring a 1972 1302s “super beetle”!
Check out my blog for more information and updates.

Fixmydub.blogspot.com

Sorry I don’t mean to hijack this post. I will be back and have added this awesome blog into
My bookmarks!

Greg

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Comment on The Ultimate Question - Which Volkswagen Van to go for? by Asbestos Awareness Training http://www.vwcampervanblog.com/the-ultimate-question-which-volkswagen-van-to-go-for/#comment-2041 Asbestos Awareness Training Wed, 26 Oct 2011 16:25:46 +0000 http://www.vwcampervanblog.com/?p=1607#comment-2041 I am thinking about buying a T5 to convert I have some questions 1 Which is the best engine 2 Should I go for LWB or SWB 3 High top or popup top 4 Is there any clubs I could join Thanks Neil I am thinking about buying a T5 to convert I have some questions
1 Which is the best engine
2 Should I go for LWB or SWB
3 High top or popup top
4 Is there any clubs I could join

Thanks

Neil

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Comment on Campsite Review: Hidden Valley Caravan & Camping Park - Near Ilfracombe, North Devon by Samantha http://www.vwcampervanblog.com/campsite-review-hidden-valley-caravan-camping-park-near-ilfracombe-north-devon/#comment-2040 Samantha Fri, 14 Oct 2011 11:12:53 +0000 http://www.vwcampervanblog.com/?p=1999#comment-2040 We hired a campervan from Camperking and stayed at this campsite too, and loved it! The owners were friendly and helpful, and our pitch was perfect for our needs. Great location, we enjoyed exploring while we were there, and obviously found time for a pint at The Thatch in Croyde too. Brilliant long weekend. We hired a campervan from Camperking and stayed at this campsite too, and loved it! The owners were friendly and helpful, and our pitch was perfect for our needs. Great location, we enjoyed exploring while we were there, and obviously found time for a pint at The Thatch in Croyde too. Brilliant long weekend.

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Comment on Is it possible to own a hassle free VW Camper Van? by Peter Gordon http://www.vwcampervanblog.com/is-it-possible-to-own-a-hassle-free-vw-camper-van/#comment-2039 Peter Gordon Tue, 11 Oct 2011 12:07:26 +0000 http://www.vwcampervanblog.com/?p=993#comment-2039 Although I didn't buy the model being currently discussed, I have to admit to being more than a little disappointed in my dealings with Danburys both in the purchase and the sale from and through that company. Although I didn’t buy the model being currently discussed, I have to admit to being more than a little disappointed in my dealings with Danburys both in the purchase and the sale from and through that company.

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Comment on Is it possible to own a hassle free VW Camper Van? by billmccreery http://www.vwcampervanblog.com/is-it-possible-to-own-a-hassle-free-vw-camper-van/#comment-1962 billmccreery Thu, 08 Sep 2011 08:53:09 +0000 http://www.vwcampervanblog.com/?p=993#comment-1962 Hello PEOPLE There is no perfect vehicle,they all need tender loving care i have owned trucks cars and vw camper vans as well as a few others,my age is old 80years i was a very good mechanic from a boy at the isleof man tt race's 1946 till 1980 if you depend on your transport change the oil regular and service it,it's just like having children,the rust is the curse of our wonderfull country,now i am looking for vw camper to do a bit of roaming yours billmac Hello PEOPLE
There is no perfect vehicle,they all need tender loving care i have owned trucks cars and vw camper vans as well as a few others,my age is old 80years i was a very good mechanic from a boy at the isleof man tt race’s 1946 till 1980 if you depend on your transport change the oil regular and service it,it’s just like having children,the rust is the curse of our wonderfull country,now i am looking for vw camper to do a bit of roaming
yours billmac

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