Vanger the Campervan is for sale. We’ve loved him and now we have to leave him, and are looking for his next loving owner.
He’s a brilliant Volkswagen 1996 T4 Autosleeper conversion with a hard sided pop-top and just over 120K miles on his clock. He hasn’t broken down since I bought him in January 2011 and has flown through all his MOTs. The Alps and Pyrenees did finally take out his clutch though – which we have replaced with a brand new one.
He has a hard sided pop top, which you can put up in under one minute and then sit smugly, and sleep snugly in gales and the worst rain Pembrokeshire can throw at you (which makes soft sided pop tops flap and leak).
He has all the things you expect from a sorted campervan; 2 ring cooker, 3 way fridge, sink, cold water tap, 12V and 240V electrics with mains hook up, double ‘rock and roll’ bed in great condition (2 kids can sleep up top) rear seat belts, two tables, arm rests, swivelling passenger chair, great stereo, two gas bottles, wheel chocks, Fiamma side awning, Fiamma double bike rack etc.
And he has all sorts of other stuff; sub-bass woofer for groovy sound, porta-potty if you like that sort of thing, two gas tanks ready to go, wheel tracks to get you out of mud (heaven forbid), side ‘tube’ tent for extra space, van cover for winter/general goodness, a small oinking pig to squeeze when road hogs get you down and more.
He’s sorted. We love him, but we’re in central Bristol (tiny roads) and looking to start a family (small car to dash around in), so it’s time to say adieu, or ‘Abschied’ and ‘Vielen Dank’ if you like to speak to him in German. Which he likes.
We are currently working out how much he’s worth by scanning ebay, asking our local garage (all VW nuts), and asking some dealers. Then we will put Vanger onto ebay, gumtree and justkampers.
If you are interested and want to look him up before he hits the market, drop me an email.
Volkswagen T4 Transporter
Engine size: 1896 CC
Mileage: 120,634 (28/10/12: in use)
MOT to April 2013 (no advisors for last 3 years)
Tax to February 2013
Annual Habitation check last done: May 2012
New clutch: October 2012
Last service: October 2012
V5 registration document present
Lift up hard sided pop top: up in under one minute, sleep soundly and dryly through storms (we did)
Swivel passenger chair
Separate leisure battery
Gas ‘Propex’ heating
Zig panel for water and electrics management
3 way fridge
Sink with tap off electric pump
2 ring gas cooker and grill
JVC CD/Radio/iPod dock with sub bass for woofing sound
Rock and Roll double bed (no stains,rips, tears) and 2 seat belts
Sleeping compartment at top for 2 children
240V power socket
Rear seat belts
Fiamma double bike rack
Mains hook up and long cable
Side ‘tube’ tent for that extra space
Tyre treads for those muddy escapes
Two gas bottles, wheel chocks etc.
Porta potty included: great for those rainy nights …