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Posts Tagged ‘T25’

Readers Rides #21 1989 VW T25

Tuesday, October 19th, 2010

This weeks readers rides come from Martin, who’s sharing with us his 1989 VW T25 - Boris.


Model: T25
Year: 1989
Colour: Off white, creamy colour
Engine: 1900cc petrol 4 speed
Camper conversion: Holdsworth 2 berth

We had been thinking about buying a VW camper and decided to go to Vanfest for the day back in 2006.  We had approached my bank to see if they would loan us £5,000 which they agreed to, so off we went to Vanfest on the Saturday with the intention of buying a van.  We had a good look around and then went to the sales area.  We saw some really nice vans but were out of our price range and we also saw some very rough ones that would have needed lots spending on.

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Posted in Amazing VW Journeys, Readers Rides, T25, VW Camper Van Holidays, VW Shows and Events | 2 Comments »

The Ultimate Question - Which Volkswagen Van to go for?

Sunday, May 9th, 2010

The Ultimate Question - Which Volkswagen Van to go for?

I know I have mentioned this before, but as the weather starts to warm up I am really missing my van! I had planned to put the funds which we received from selling our T25 straight in to our next van project. However, I unfortunately had an attack of the ’sensibles’ as we needed to replace my struggling second car, a 1996 Toyota Starlet.

With the scrapage deal coming to an end we decided that we needed a reliable, comfortable car and that it made more sense (at the time) to buy a new car first and then replace the van later on. So we took our little Toyota down to be scrapped and in return, got a whopping £2000 off a brand new Mini! And I have to say, I am very impressed with the Mini, it’s small, fun and reliable. OK, I know it’s no Vintage VW but it does the job for getting to meetings and will take us where we need to go with no hassle (as boring as that sounds!). (more…)

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Posted in Featured, VW Discussions | 21 Comments »

Officially Vanless!

Sunday, February 14th, 2010

Officially Vanless!!

Well… I had intended to be publishing a blog post this weekend advertising my VW T25 Camper Van for sale. After 5 years of ownership I was feeling like I needed a change. I had been toying with the idea for a while and as I had originally wanted a Bay Window Van when I stumbled across my T25, the thought had always been in the back of my mind that perhaps I should have gone for a Bay instead.

This is not to say that I have not thoroughly enjoyed the time I have been a ‘wedge’ owner as I have. We have had many great holidays away in our Type 25 Autosleeper and have completed a great deal of work on the van over the last 5 years, so much so that the van is in much better condition now than when I bought it! I was just starting to get the feeling that I wanted a change.

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Posted in T25, VW Camper Van News | 10 Comments »

Readers Ride of the Year 2009 - Vote Now!

Sunday, December 20th, 2009

Readers Ride of the Year 2009 - Vote Now!

We have had a wide variety of vans submitted in to the Readers Rides section throughout 2009 from pristine Split Screen Vans through to stunning T4’s with a whole load of T25 Work Vans, Bay Window Pickups and Custom Built Camper Vans in between. So I thought it was about time to figure out just which one is the best.

We have had photos of 16 VW Vans sent in during the last 12 months, each of them unique and loved dearly by their owners, but which one deserves the crown of the VW Camper Van Blog ‘Readers Ride of the Year 2009′?

The nominees for Readers Ride of the Year 2009 are shown below. Once you have had a good look through them, you can cast your vote at the bottom of this article. The winner will be announced on the 31st January 2010. (more…)

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Posted in Bay Window, Readers Rides, Split Screen, T25, T4 | 5 Comments »

Readers Rides #11 & #12: Two VW Type 25 Vans

Saturday, July 4th, 2009

Readers Rides #11 & #12: Two VW Type 25 Vans

This weeks Readers Rides comes from Jim Cox who runs the cool gift ideas company, giftlab.co.uk. Jim is lucky enough to own 2 Volkswagen T25 Vans, both of them very well restored. Jim was kind enough to send in some photos of his VW Vans for us to see:

Van 1

Model: Type 25 (T25)

Location: London

Color: Nissan Figaro Lapis grey

Engine: Reconditioned 1900 waterboxer engine

Wheels: Audi S4 18″ wheels (later changed to porsche teledials), 45mm drop (more…)

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My VW Type 25 featured in VW Camper and Bus Magazine

Tuesday, March 17th, 2009

My VW Type 25 featured in VW Camper and Bus Magazine

Following on from my blog post back in December, I had another exciting moment in WH Smiths the other day. I had received an email from another VW Camper Van Owner (’68 Devon) congratulating me for my van being featured in this months copy of VW Camper and Bus. 

It was at that point that I remembered that I had sent in some photos a few weeks earlier thinking (or hoping) that they might be of interest. 

So I jumped in the car (which was blocking the VW on the drive and is much easier to park in town) and headed off for WH Smiths. I rushed in a grabbed a copy and ripped open the sealed bag and headed straight for the Readers Rides section.

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20 Awesome VW Camper Van Photos From My Photo Library

Wednesday, March 11th, 2009

20 Awesome VW Camper Van Photos From My Photo Library

I was going through my iPhoto library the other day and could not believe how many shots I had of random VW Camper Vans. It seems every time I see one I have take a photo of it (those of you who follow the VW Camper Van Blog on Twitter will know this as I often tweet the photos straight from my phone).

As I have so many photos I have set up a VW Camper Van Blog Flickr account so please feel free to take a look and follow me on Flickr. I have also set up a VW Camper Van Blog Flickr Group for anyone who wants to upload there own photos of VW Vans.

Anyway, I thought I would go through all the photos I have and post some of them here. Some are from the various shows I attended last year and others have just been shot on the roadside. Oh, and I have thrown in a couple of shots of my own van for good measure!

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Posted in Bay Window, Split Screen, T25 | 8 Comments »

Sum Doood’s VW Camper Vans

Tuesday, February 24th, 2009

Sum Doood's VW Camper Vans

This weeks guest post comes from Sum Doood, a regular reader of the VW Camper Van Blog and a member of the VW Camper Van Blog Facebook Group. In this article, Sum Doood tells of his lifelong dealings with VW Camper Vans:

In 1959 at the age of three somewhere in Gloucestershire I was introduced to my first VW, a Kombi in which the family took holidays in wildest Wales and highland Scotland. I remember sleeping over the engine and waking to dodge the overnight condensation dripping onto my ex-WD sleeping bag.

We progressed to a comparatively sophisticated Devon Caravette and in 1966 moved to Wales where, with our hip-displaced Labrador puppy, we lived for three very wet autumn months in an old, crudely converted and totally immobile Bedford bus, what some might call a non-starter home. Perhaps for adults it represented too much camping because shortly afterwards the Caravette was sold.
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Posted in Split Screen, T25, T4, VW Camper Van Holidays | 2 Comments »

The Rare Volkswagen Karmann Coachbuilt Camper Van

Saturday, February 14th, 2009

The Rare VW T25 Karmann Coachbuilt Camper Van

In this weeks guest VW blog post, Grenville Strickland tells the history of the rare but rather cool Karmann Coach Built VW T25 Camper Vans:

The roots of Karmann-Mobil can be traced to the Southern Hemisphere. During a visit to South Africa Wilhelm Karmann Jr. (b. 4th December 1914 Osnabrück, Germany in Osnabrück, Hannover, Germany) saw a Jurgens motorhome built on a VW Type 2 chassis and was so impressed with them, he requested licensed production (it is possible to see some similarity in the badges of early Karmann’s and that of the Jurgens). The Jurgens motorhomes had been launched in 1973.
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21 Flickr Image Galleries for VW Camper Van / Bus Enthusiasts

Sunday, January 25th, 2009

21 Awesome Flickr Photo Groups for VW Camper Van / Bus Enthusiasts

Whether it’s for inspiration for your own VW Van or just for fun, looking at other photos of VW Camper Vans and Buses is sometimes addictive. It’s great going through the ’show us yours’ sections on the forums and seeing what other people have done with their vans.

One of the best places to find images of VW Camper Vans is Flickr. Flickr is an online photo sharing site which allows the user to upload images to groups or to create their own groups. If you ever want to search for an image of something, it can normally be found on Flickr.

Recently, I started searching through the many VW Camper Van related image galleries that can be found on Flickr and here I share with you the best ones I have found:
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Posted in Bay Window, Split Screen, T25, T4, T5 | 9 Comments »

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