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VW Bus T4&5+ No. 85

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
Language:
English
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Jazz Publishing
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12 Issues

IN THIS ISSUE

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welcome

May is upon us and this month’s issue is, appropriately enough, jammed with VW madness. Bus one is Uberbus’s mad take on a Swamper, not their first but definitely their best so far. Next is New Wave’s latest Crafter, built tough to take three Motor-X bikes and built luxuriously to take the riders and crew in comfort, the only thing mad about this is the graphics, and they are mad. Bus three is Dan Parker’s T5, this bus won the recent competition we held in conjunction with Morland for interior design and layout. The mad bit is that it has no rear sliding doors on either side. It may be mad but boy is it smooooooth! Our fourth feature bus is Richard Sparks’ T4, we even titled this feature “Between…

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vw bus t4&5+

Jazz Publishing, The Old School, Higher Kinnerton, Chester CH4 9AJ Tel: 01244 881888 www.jazzpublishing.co.uk info@jazzpublishing.co.uk www.vwbusmagazine.com EDITOR James Northcott editor@vwbusmagazine.com ASSISTANT EDITOR Alan Hayward alan.hayward@vwbusmagazine.com DESIGNER Kirsty Dalton kirsty@jazzpublishing.co.uk PRODUCTION MANAGER Justine Blackburn justine@jazzpublishing.co.uk SALES & EVENTS DIRECTOR Shelley Mears 01244 881888 shelley@jazzevents.co.uk ADVERTISING SALES Wendy Lennon 01244 886023 wendy.lennon@jazzpublishing.co.uk CREDIT CONTROL Emma McCrindle 01244 886009 emma@jazzevents.co.uk ADMINISTRATION Jan Schofield 01244 886019 jan@jazzpublishing.co.uk DISTRIBUTION Susan Saunders 0207 4294073 susan.saunders@seymour.co.uk SUBSCRIPTIONS & BACK ISSUES 01244 881888 magazines@jazzpublishing.co.uk MANAGING DIRECTOR Stuart Mears stuart@jazzpublishing.co.uk The views expressed in this magazine by the contributors are not necessarily those of the publishers. All articles are written in good faith and are based on information provided by owners. Whilst every effort has been made to ensure the accuracy of all material, the contributors, magazine and the publishers cannot accept liability for loss resulting from error, mis-statement, inaccuracy, or omission contained herein. Reproduction of any matter printed or depicted in VWBUS T4&5+ magazine is prohibited without prior permission. Some words, names, and…

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just kampers competition

The Just Kampers Open Day and Camping Weekender returns on 07 – 09 June, it sold out months ago, but thanks to JK you could still have a chance to go. This event may have started as an open day over ten years ago, but it has grown into something quite special. At its heart it’s a charity fundraiser and this year the charity is the Phyllis Tuckwell Hospice Charity (www.pth.org.uk). Over the weekend you get to chat with the JK’s staff, to see product demos, plus they hope to tempt you with some bargains. You also get to share their beautiful surroundings and relax with friends and family in a chilled environment. It is very popular and camping tickets sold out within a day of being released. Day visitors are welcome…

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camper jam

SHOW & SHINE SUNDAY Online booking for the legendary Camper Jam Show & Shine Sunday is now open. Pre-booking is STRONGLY advised – some Classes fill up really fast! Five trophies will be awarded in each of the six classes (T1 > T6) along with Best of Show T1>T3 and T4>T6. Class 7 is for “Other VWs” and places for this class are very limited, first come first served. To register and guarantee your place visit www.camperjam.com/whatson/show-n-shine SPECIAL DISPLAY SATURDAY As usual there will be a lively mix of buses on show on the display field on Saturday: campers, commercials, original and stock, custom and modded, from the classic original interiors to the radical and wacky! This is a chance for you to display your bus in the heart of the show and…

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double swivelled

MS Craft is a family run business that was established in 2014 and they make an innovative and very flexible swivelling double seat base for the T5 and T6. The base is straightforward to fit and is designed to fit T5 and T6 vans with a factory fitted double passenger seat. Using the seat base once installed is very easy and it has one unique and very handy trick. Firstly, you simply unscrew five locking bolts then you slide the whole seat back into the rear compartment. This allows free seat rotation without any of the complicated sequence of tasks found in some other brands. Now, here’s the neat trick, if you have a camper, when the seat is in the rear and swivelled, you will discover that it can be…

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tpod

Furniture pods aren’t new, but we rather liked this ‘new to the market’ Tpod when we saw it at Camper Mart. It’s a stylish, functional and versatile kitchen unit. Inside it houses two twelve-litre removable containers one for fresh and one for grey water. The fresh water supplies a Smev 8821 sink and burner combo mounted on top via a Comet Florenz tap. As well as those water containers, there’s plenty of room inside for a 4.5 kg gas bottle and still have space for your comestibles. The Tpod plugs into a standard 12-volt socket with a two-metre retractable cable to power the tap’s pump. Outside there are two detachable hinged tables, one on either side of the unit. When removed they reveal built-in handles that facilitate moving the unit.…

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