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VW Bus T4&5+ No. 81

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
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English
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Jazz Publishing
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12 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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welcome

The New Year brings with it six new feature buses. They are, in the order they appear: Shaun O’Keeffe’s Reflex silver T6, a van he bought for work that is now an “Unintentional Camper”. Then there’s Simon Perry’s yellow T4, a bus that he has honed and refined to suit his family’s changing needs. Next up is Graham Radnedge of Camper Versions grey T5, a van with hidden talents that become obvious once you step inside. Our fourth feature bus is Andi Harlow’s dual toned number, the culmination of a “life long dream”. This is followed by Jay Garfield of Xtreme Van’s stunning take on a midnight black T5 Kombi, complete with HiLo roof. The final feature bus is another of the growing number of Crafters on the scene, this…

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roundup

Vansnoozer Simple Sleeping Solution We get quite a lot of Kickstarter (the crowdfunding platform) products across our desk, most we look at with interest and file for future use, should they get the funding they require. Every now and then one crosses the editorial threshold that really grabs our attention, like the successful SheltaPod from a couple of years ago. Another such product came to our attention a few weeks ago. The Vansnoozer designed by former British Design Award winner, Stephen Saunders, under the guise of his Highway Hammocks concern, looks like a winner. Developed from his already successful Cabsnoozer for truck drivers, it should be of interest to a whole host of Transporter owners, especially those who don’t have a fully kitted out camper and regularly carry tools or equipment in their…

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show guide

03 FEBRUARY Camper Mart Telford International Centre www.campermart.co.uk 16 - 17 FEBRUARY Dub Freeze Bingley Hall, Stafford www.dubfreeze.co.uk 10 MARCH Ultimate Dubs Telford International Centre www.ultimate-dubs.co.uk 16 MARCH UK Cruise to Ninove Folkestone to Ninove (Belgium) Check Facebook for details 17 MARCH Freddy Files (Sexy Semaphore Sunday) Ninove (Belgium) Check Facebook for details 12 – 14 APRIL Vee Dub Family Weekender Brean, Somerset Check Facebook for details 18 – 21 APRIL Camper Fest Chester Racecourse www.camperfest.co.uk 19 – 21 APRIL Bus Types Oswestry Showground www.bus-types.co.uk 19 – 22 APRIL Dubs Collective Dubs In Wonderland Himley Hall, Dudley www.dubscollective.com 03 – 05 MAY The Show That’s Not A Show Laylands Farm, Warrington Check Facebook for details 10 - 12 MAY Derbyshire Dubs VW Festival Buxton, Derbyshire www.derbyshiredubs.co.uk 10 – 12 MAY Vanwest Brean, Somerset www.vanwest.co.uk For full listings visit WWW.VWSHOWS.COM Please check details/dates with organisers before setting off! If you know of any amendments or of a show not listed please email: alan.hayward@vwbusmagazine.com so that updates can be made for the next issue.…

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bus kit

Rail Time New from Van-X At 3.3 metres this “California Style” awning rail is suitable for both long and short wheelbase T5s and T6s. It comes in black ready for repainting should you require. It has 5mm kador slot, plus an additional slot underneath ready for LED lighting. Cost: £124.99 VAN-X www.van-x.co.uk Tuned TSI Silicon Hose Kit If there’s one thing all tuned turbocharged engines can benefit from it’s boost hoses that hold tight, even under increased boost duress. Why not keep that PSI where it’s meant to be and revel in the 300+bhp available from a tuned version VW’s TSI. Cost: £177.98 FORGE MOTORSPORT www.forgemotorsport.co.uk Redbone Pod New Options Designed to be either permanently fixed or removable, the pod comes with a soft close cutlery drawer complete with hardwood chopping board. Worktops are available in either standard, high gloss or sparkle finishes and…

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unintentional camper

So when his local body-shop recommended Matt Probert at Highline Campers, he didn’t hesitate to call him Shaun O’Keefe had spent twenty years working in a factory for a major UK breakfast cereal company, when he decided that if he had at least ten years’ worth of work in him, then he should at least be doing something he enjoyed. He took an attractive redundancy package when it was offered and started to look about for another way to make a living. Without a real direction in mind he started helping a mate with his gardening business. It was after one particular job that required some tree work that he got his ‘light bulb’ moment. Shaun found he had an aptitude for working with trees, so set about getting himself some…

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beach dubbin’

Beach Buggin’ always used to be one of my favourite shows on the VW scene, so it was sad to learn earlier last year that the organisers had decided enough was enough and that they were going to retire from the scene. Luckily a team of local VW enthusiasts decided they would take over the show. With only a few months notice, they managed to pull it off; to be honest International Rescue, or Challenge Anneka, couldn’t have done a better job. Luckily the great location remained the same - on the seafront at Southsea Common, on the south coast overlooking the Isle of Wight. The main sponsors for the first ever Beach Dubbin’ were JKM Motor Services, Just Kampers and Farmer’s Choice Free Range Food. The date of the show…

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