How to Convert Volkswagen T5 Van to Camper

How to Convert Volkswagen T5 Van to Camper

by Lindsay Porter
     
 

Convert your own VW panel van to a Camper, and you’ve got the best of all worlds, as Lindsay Porter’s manual shows.

• Step-by-step DIY information on converting a Transporter van to a Camper
• Incredibly detailed instructions and over 1500 colour illustrations
• Choosing the best van for your needs and preparing it

Overview

Convert your own VW panel van to a Camper, and you’ve got the best of all worlds, as Lindsay Porter’s manual shows.

• Step-by-step DIY information on converting a Transporter van to a Camper
• Incredibly detailed instructions and over 1500 colour illustrations
• Choosing the best van for your needs and preparing it
• Planning the layout and choosing fittings
• How to fit a high-top
• How to fit an elevating roof
• Hot to cut panels and fit side windows
• Building and fitting the interior furniture
• Planning and fitting gas, water and electric components – with safety notes
• Produced in consultation with conversion kit manufacturers and VW-approved converters

Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
VW Owners Club GB, Spring 2008
UK club website
Circulation: 16000hits/month

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 color 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 tires 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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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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781904788676
Publisher:
Veloce Publishing
Publication date:
02/15/2008
Pages:
272
Product dimensions:
8.10(w) x 10.50(h) x 0.50(d)

What People are saying about this

From the Publisher
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.

VW Owners Club GB, Spring 2008
UK club website
Circulation: 16000hits/month

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 color 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 tires 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.

Meet the Author

Lindsay Porter has written more than 50 how-to books and well over 1000 practical articles for magazines on motoring, caravanning and other subjects. His first piece of professional writing was in 1979, for DIY (Do It Yourself) Magazine, explaining how he and wife Shan built and extended their own country cottage - the cottage they still live in today. Even then, their house was designed (by Lindsay) and built to the highest standards of insulation and sustainability.

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