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  1. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles presents the world premiere of the new Caddy California. Every last detail rethought, redeveloped and redesigned – and yet unmistakably the successor to the multi-functional Caddy Beach. A crossover of compact van and cleverly conceived camper Its name says it all: California. It stands for innovative detailed solutions, which as the T3, T4, T5, T6 and T6.1 made the California the world’s most successful camper van. With the Grand California, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles transferred the California ‘multi-tool’ philosophy to the large Crafter's vehicle clas
  2. Recently refurbished the interior after many years of neglect (and old fashioned design) using new materials. Had the bed and bench seat unit made specifically to fit the interior dimensions and also new sink/hob unit fitted into new cabinet (still to apply veneer trim) Next stage, overhead lockers and new fridge and wardrobe unit
  3. The Ford Transit Custom Nugget is now available in a long wheelbase version, adding even greater flexibility for adventure-loving customers The extended wheelbase uses the extra length to provide a built-in toilet, wash basin and additional interior storage space. Based on Ford’s market-leading Transit Custom van, the Transit Custom Nugget has been developed in partnership with camper specialists Westfalia and offers a fully-fitted camping interior with high-quality conversion work, advanced driver assistance and connectivity features, and a powerful, refined and fuel-efficient
  4. I have owned a PRV Wildmoor demountable campervan for the past 10 years and only used it periodically. As a result of the infrequent use, the interior has suffered with slight damp and mould issues. This year, during lockdown I decided to completely strip the interior and revamp it using modern materials and designs. Here is the project along with some historic photos to show what it looked like originally. Van Make & Model: PRV Wildmoor demountable sitting on a Mitsubishi L200 4WD single cab pickup truck (circa 2000 era)
  5. Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has revealed the first images and details of the successor to the Caddy Beach. The new Mini-camper is based on the all-new fifth generation Caddy and boasts a host of new features. One example is the entirely new bed concept that has been redeveloped to offer greater versatility. Technology in the compact camper van is definitely state-of-the-art. And a touch of romance is also included, with the panoramic glass roof offering a night under the stars. Since 2005, Volkswagen Commercial Vehicles has been selling a compact mobile home based on the Caddy as a sta
  6. Just like the Volkswagen Beetle, the Transporter is just as famous worldwide and a true symbol of Volkswagen and recognised as a cult vehicle thanks to its involvement in the hippy movement and memories created over numerous generations for its use in holidays. Currently on is 6th version and 7th on the way, Steve takes a look at all generations of Transporter Read full article here: https://autoevoke.com/index.php?/news/forums/70-years-of-the-volkswagen-transporter-r150/
  7. The unpopular rise in Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) on motorhomes is reversed from 12 March 2020 In a move that has been welcomed across the industry, the Chancellor of the Exchequer has confirmed in his budget that the unpopular rise in Vehicle Excise Duty (VED) on motorhomes is to be reversed from 12 March 2020. The tax increase of up to 705% had been levied from 1 September 2019 on newly registered motorhomes fitted with the new generation, greener, more energy efficient engines. The trade association for the leisure vehicle industry, the National Caravan Council (NCC), immed
  8. For years now the Volkswagen California XXL has been garnering all the hype; a modern remake of the classic camper, super-sized to fit a family of four. Now Volkswagen has got some serious competition, in the form of Mercedes Benz’ new creation, the Marco Polo The old Marco Polo has been revamped and modernised to include Mercedes Benz Automated Control, an app-controlled smart home system that can control everything from the lighting to the temperature to the pop top roof from the comfort of your camp chair. Mercedes revealed the new Marco Polo at the connectivity-themed CMT e
  9. MOTs for cars, vans & motorcycles due from 30 March 2020 From 30 March 2020, MOT due dates for cars, motorcycles and light vans will be extended by 6 months. This is being done to help prevent the spread of coronavirus. There’s separate guidance about what to do if your MOT due date is up to and including 29 March 2020. There are different temporary rules for MOT tests for lorries, buses and trailers. What you need to do You do not need to do anything to extend your vehicle’s MOT expiry date if it’s on or after 30 March 2020. However, you must keep your vehicle
  10. Hi Dave Welcome to the club. Always good to find out other peoples ideas and hints for creating the best campervan that you can (budgets taken into account). Good to have you onboard mate!
  11. Useful generic wiring diagram for campervan conversions
  12. So with the nations lockdown, is anyone getting on with their campervan while they have the time, and the lovely weather?
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