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Just Kampers
Written By Josh Reynolds

The Importance of Tyre Ratings

Tyre load ratings are incredibly important, so here's a quick guide from JK

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Posted in Tech Guides on 2017-07-18 11:17:14 | Tags: Tyre, Wheel, Wheels, Tyres

Just Kampers
Written By Pete Dempsey

Protect Your VW For Years To Come For Not A Lot of Money And Very Little Of Your Time

The biggest threat to any classic vehicle is rust, and unfortunately our beloved Volkswagens seem to suffer badly from this. Rust is an iron oxide that forms by a reaction between iron and oxygen in the presence of water. With the British climate being renowned for its rainfall we need all the help we can to keep rust at bay.

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Posted in Tech Guides on 2017-07-01 11:32:00 | Tags: rustproofing, waxoyl, dinitrol

Just Kampers
Written By Pete Dempsey

How To: Fit a Leisure Battery & Split Charge System

Don’t run the risk of a flat battery when out and about, do this simple modification and camp happily ever after!  

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Posted in Tech Guides on 2017-04-28 11:44:00 | Tags: charger, charge, relay, leisure, battery, split

Just Kampers
Written By Josh Reynolds

How Will You Attach Your Vango Airaway Awning?

There are a number of solutions for attaching a Vango Airaway Awning to your vehicle, as shown in this informative blog.

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Posted in Tech Guides on 2017-03-02 10:41:46 | Tags: Vango, Awning, Rail, Camping, Fitting, Camper, Tent

Just Kampers
Written By Josh Reynolds

JK's Tips on Projects

We've tackled a lot of projects over the years, so here's a few times from the JK Team!

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Posted in Tech Guides on 2017-02-02 09:45:36 | Tags: Project, Resto, Restoration, Workshop, Garage

Just Kampers
Written By Josh Reynolds

The Importance of Morris Oil

Find out why using the correct Morris SAE 30 oil is so important for keeping a healthy engine

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Posted in Tech Guides on 2017-01-26 16:23:04 | Tags: Oil, Lubricant, Morris, Classic

Just Kampers
Written By Josh Reynolds

A Summary of Gas Safety Information for Campervans & Motorhomes

The JK Team have put together a quick guide on gas safety in your campervan or motorhome.

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Posted in Tech Guides on 2016-12-14 14:35:57 | Tags: Gas, Safety, Camper, Campervan, Motorhome, Propane, Butane, Regulator

Ultra VW
In partnership with Ultra VW
Written By Paul Knight

Unleaded Swap: Fitting New Barrels, Pistons & Unleaded-ready Replacement Heads on a VW Type 1

We had overhauled a 100% stock 1584cc Type 1 bottom end (re- machined surfaces/crank and fresh bearings throughout), hence we decided to top it off perfectly with new barrels, pistons and heads.

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Posted in Tech Guides on 2016-04-14 00:00:00 | Tags: Barrels, Pistons, Engine

Volks World
In partnership with Volks World
Written By Mark Walker

Lowering Rear Suspension

Dropping the back of a Beetle is easy when you know how and how far to go.

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Posted in Tech Guides on 2015-07-31 11:47:00 | Tags: lowering, suspension, howto

Volks World
In partnership with Volks World
Written By Jon Robinson-Pratt

Sign of The Times

Faded logos and signwriting are all the rage these days.  Here’s how to do it yourself.

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Posted in Tech Guides on 2015-07-31 09:40:19 | Tags: signwriting, pinstriping, howto

Volks World
In partnership with Volks World
Written By Anna Richardson

How To Transform Your Interior In A Weekend

If you’ve taken the time to ply line and carpet your Van, the next inevitable step for many is to fit a rock ’n’ roll bed.

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Posted in Tech Guides on 2015-07-29 10:31:32 | Tags: howto, transform, interiors

Volks World
In partnership with Volks World
Written By James Wallace

How To Fit Bigger Brakes to Your T5

Big brakes make your Van faster. Fact. In a scientific direct correlation, as your stopping distance is reduced, your confidence on the anchors is increased, so you can brake later and dive deeper into the twisty bits, scaring the bejesus out of your passengers in the process

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Posted in Tech Guides on 2015-07-28 14:15:45 | Tags: brakes, howto, guides

Volks World
In partnership with Volks World
Written By Jim Blackstock

How To Rebuild and Set Up Twin Carbs

Fitting a pair of twin carbs – in our case, dual 34ICT Webers – is one of the most effective bolt-on engine modifications you can make.  Aside from the small improvement in performance they offer, when set up properly a pair of carburettors should give you an actual advantage when it comes to miles per gallon. 

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Posted in Tech Guides on 2015-07-27 10:59:02 | Tags: rebuild, twincarbs, setup

Volks World
In partnership with Volks World
Written By Mark Walker

Bay Sliding Door Repair

Bay Window sliding doors suffer badly with rot. The vast majority of RHD Buses will either have had, or will need some repair work in this area, usually due to blocked drain holes, damage or just the fact that all
these Buses are now nearing half a century old. If you tackle the job and it hasn’t been repaired before, then your luck is in!

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Posted in Tech Guides on 2015-07-20 12:37:09 | Tags: doorrepair, bay

Volks World
In partnership with Volks World
Written By Jim Blackstock

How To Add Mood Lighting

LEDs have a number of advantages over conventional lights, not least of which they allow you to tune the mood of your Bus to your disposition.

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Posted in Tech Guides on 2015-07-17 12:49:43 | Tags: moodlighting, howtoguides

Volks World
In partnership with Volks World
Written By Matt Keene

How To Service a Type 4 Engine

A common sight in Late Bays, the so-called ‘pancake’, or suitcase engine is not to be feared.  Here’s how to look after your Type 4 properly. 

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Posted in Tech Guides on 2015-07-17 10:24:00 | Tags: howtoguides, type4, engine, service

Volks World
In partnership with Volks World
Written By Sam Jeffery

How To Fit Curtain Tracks - VW Camper

Old, stiff, bent and broken curtain tracks can not only look untidy, but can be a real pain come bedtime.  Maybe you’ve just bought a Bus and it hasn’t got any as it started life as a Transporter.  Or, maybe you would like to upgrade from the classic DIY wires or the flat aluminium rods Westfalia used. 

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Posted in Tech Guides on 2015-07-15 14:33:27 | Tags: curtains, howto

Volks World
In partnership with Volks World
Written By Sam and Laura Jeffery

Replace Cab Door Window Scrapers On A VW Camper

This is one of those fiddly jobs everyone tries to put off, but it’s essential to your Bus’s longevity and surprisingly easy when you know how. 

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Posted in Tech Guides on 2015-07-03 10:27:38 | Tags: cabdoor, windowscrapers, replacing

Volks World
In partnership with Volks World
Written By Matt Keene

Unravelling Wiring Issues In Your Classic VW

VW electrical systems are, by and large, pretty robust. They were made to a high standard and all components used were built to last, so it’s not uncommon to see 1950’s VWs still running quite happily on completely original electrics, right down to the 6V charging system – proof, if it were needed, that VW got it right in the first place.

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Posted in Tech Guides on 2015-06-09 15:26:48 | Tags: volksworld, wiring

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