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VW Bus T4&5+

VW Bus T4&5+

No. 99

This is the only magazine dedicated to the late model VW buses from the T4 and T5 on. The magazine acknowledges the evolution of the VW bus and spotlights where this symbol of freedom and adventure has now arrived: the T4 and T5 - taking their rightful place in the family of VW models and carrying on the tradition of quality and innovation that is the ever iconic VW Bus.

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United Kingdom
Langue:
English
Éditeur:
Jazz Publishing
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Monthly
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2 min.
welcome

It’s always dangerous to write about current affairs in a monthly magazine such as this. Things move quickly and the fear is that these words will be out of date by the time you read them. But pushing on, as I write this the lockdown we’ve been in for months is starting to ease. Daytrips are permissible and many use it as an opportunity to go out for socially distanced day trips, including many that involve using the bus as a support vehicle for hobbies, like mountain biking and surfing etc. Again, at the time of writing, overnight stops are not permitted. Whatever, it is good to see our Transporters being used, at least in part, for the purpose that they were purchased and designed for. This month we have once…

5 min.
round up

eTransporter New Voltswagen VW have recently announced that the iconic Transporter will be the brand’s first all-electric van for the UK. Developed in collaboration with Premium Partner ABT e-Line, the ABT eTransporter 6.1 combines quiet and smooth driving, instant torque, fast charging and a high load capacity for the ultimate zero-emissions urban logistics van. The model offers an all-electric range of up to 82 miles with a cargo space of 6.7m3. Flexible charging options allow for 80% charge in just 45 minutes. It delivers a maximum power output of 110PS (83kW), with a 0-62mph time of just 17.4 seconds. The technically advanced and lightweight electric motor provides smooth and quiet driving, coupled with low maintenance requirements. The compact battery is fitted underneath the load area to avoid compromising the cargo area. The eTransporter…

2 min.
bus kit

Lightweight New From Go Campervan Weighing only 17kg this lightweight pod from Go Campervan is made from aircraft material composite. It comes on a roll-out tray and can easily be removed and placed on its stand. Cost: £1,995 GO CAMPERVAN www.gocampervanspecialist.co.uk Cutting Edge Wrapped Up These internal blinds come in two colours, black and light grey, and with or without a foil backing. Their neatest trick though, is that you can order them with a variety of custom edging tape colours, to co-ordinate with your bus. Cost: Singles from £60, Kits from £90 CUSTOM VEE DUBS www.customveedubs.com High Roller Explorer Level Fancy the Swamper look? How about these stunning Wolfrace Explorer rims in either gloss black with chrome rivets or matt black? Available for T4, T5 and T6 in 18” and 20”. From £655.20 WOLFRACE www.wolfrace.co.uk Pin High Door Jewellery They say the devil is in the detail, well here’s…

6 min.
busy bees

Dave Barlow bought his first T5 back in 2005 and he instantly fell in love with it. Initially it was his work vehicle, that was until he decided to convert it, for the first time… The conversion went pretty well, with Dave managing to let a convertor complete the majority of the work, but he couldn’t help but do a few bits and pieces himself. Some years later, when Dave met his now wife, Claire, they undertook some escapes and getaways that only a camper van can provide. They were a welcome relief to their busy working lives and led them to give their camper a complete revamp, this meant ripping it all out and doing it all again. This time he completed all the work himself, as the workmanship they…

7 min.
story’s story

In October 2018, with little expectation, we requested to take some time away from our jobs, asking for a six-month sabbatical. Almost before we knew it, the following April, on the 23rd, we were clocking out for the last time and boarding the South Shields ferry to Ijmuiden, in our heavily laden bus. The smooth crossing gave us chance to start counting the number of guidebooks we’d packed for the trip; the reading part would come later. No fewer than twenty-three EU countries were on the wanted list, the first one of those being The Netherlands, my wife Annemarie’s mother land. There is no better way or place to kick start an epic journey than on King’s Day in Holland. If you’ve experienced it then you’ll understand, if you haven’t then think…

7 min.
purple haze

He had big plans for that Bug, but sadly he had to sell it in order to get a step up on the property ladder. It would be another thirty years before he finally bought his van. He is still a big fan of classic buses, but with two kids to ferry about, he decided a Split Screen bus wasn’t for him. His wife, Kirsty, simply said ‘whatever you do don’t buy a white van’, and taking that as the go ahead, Robin started looking for the ‘full, perfect camper conversion’. But search as hard as he did, he couldn’t find the right one, and so changed his search parameters to a more basic van, one which he could then fit out as he wanted. ‘A roof wasn’t a pre-purchase stipulation…