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How to convert Volkswagen T5 Van to Camper



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How to convert Volkswagen T5 Van to Camper

By Lindsay Porter
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Paperback - 272 pages - over 1750 colour photographs

ISBN: 9781904788676


£ 45.00 + P&P (eBook prices vary, and delivery is free)

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Features

1. Step-by-step manual to converting a Transporter Van to a Camper.
2. Incredibly detailed, step-by-step instructions and more than 1500 colour illustrations.
3. Choosing the best van for your needs and preparing it.
4. Guide to planning the layout and choosing fittings.
5. How to fit a high-top, step-by-step.
6. How to fit an elevating roof, step-by-step.
7. How to cut panels and fit side windows.
8. Building and fitting-out the interior furniture.
9. Planning and fitting gas, water and electric components - with Safety notes.
10. Produced with conversion kit manufacturers and VW-approved converters.

Description

Have a great time converting your VW van to a Camper - Follow the detailed, highly illustrated instructions in this manual and you can't go wrong! With more than 1500 illustrations to show you how to choose the right panel van or bus for your needs, how to fit the roof, the windows and the whole interior. You'll save a fortune compared with the cost of buying a ready-converted Camper. A detailed step by step guide with more than1 500 illustrations, covering every aspect of the conversion, you save a fortune and learn a lot!

Synopsis

Convert your own VW panel van to a Camper, and you've got the best of all worlds, as Lindsay porter's manual shows. The T5 Transporter, the worlds best selling van is great to own and you'll save a fortune compared with the cost of buying a ready-converted Camper. Follow the detailed, highly illustrated instructions in this manual and you can't go wrong! Over 1500 illustrations show you how to chose the right panel van for your needs, how to fit the roof, the windows and furniture, plus step-by-step guides to fitting cookers, water supply, wash-stands, heaters and more. A detailed step by step guide with more than 1500 illustrations, covering every aspect of the conversion, you save a fortune and learn a lot!

Independent Reviews

"Converting a panel van into a camper is no easy task, some may take it for granted but when you see what's involved you need to be more than just an enthusiast. No doubt though, Lindsay's book does make the job easier. His pride and joy, the finished article adorns the front cover. Get reading and down to work!" - Caravan Cruise Ireland

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Review from the VW Owners Club GB, Spring 2008

This book is a very comprehensive step-by-step guide to starting with a T5 van and finishing up with a Camper.

It contains some 272 pages that are profusely illustrated in full colour together with captions relevant to the task being worked on. The book starts with a 'Safety First' chapter and there follows another 6 chapters that are all subdivided into sections with each covering, very thoroughly, certain aspects of the conversion. It covers just about everything in fine detail and should give the persons carrying out the conversion all the confidence needed to finish the task and be proud of what they have achieved. One chapter with many sections that caught my eye especially was the one-headed 'Extras and accessories', and within this a lot of very sound advice regarding wheels and tyres is given. If I was thinking of doing a conversion - which I am not - I think this is the book I would rely on to lead me gently through the not inconsiderable task taken on.
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Review from Volkswagen Driver, February 2008

Recently published by Veloce, this is a comprehensive hands-on guide to converting a T5 (2003-on) panel van to a Camper. With over 260 pages and more than 1500 illustrations and detailed instructions, it takes a very practical and hands-on approach to everything from planning and choosing fittings to building and fitting the interior furniture. Highly recommended for anyone wanting to convert their van to a Camper, or wishing to upgrade their existing conversion with additional features and accessories.

   

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