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Pedro the Baja Beetle - World Rallies

You are likely to see Fiona Easterby driving a beetle through Iran or being a co-driver in a Nissan Micra through Mongolia, so when she came to our Open Day with her baja beetle “Pedro” we had to take the opportunity to ask her about her travels.

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Posted in Volks Life on 2015-06-09 11:38:11 | Tags: worldrallies, beetle, baja

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

Australia - Full Circle

Our journey began in January 1990, after a few months travelling through India, Nepal, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, we finally arrived in Darwin, Australia around May 1990. 

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Posted in Volks Life on 2015-06-10 12:08:05 | Tags: Australia, travelling, VW

Just Kampers
Written By Caz (JK Sales Staff - T2 Bay Owner)

Our Guide To Driveaway Awnings For Your Camper

So in order to make a personal recommendation I guess I should probably introduce the family and explain how we use the awning so you can see if it would be relevant to YOU!

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Posted in Product Reviews on 2015-06-18 10:42:09 | Tags: vango, awnings, countryroad, outwell, jk, retro, justkampers

Just Kampers
Written By Just Kampers

How To Avoid Vehicle Theft

JK Tips on How To Avoid Vehicle Theft

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Posted in Tips & Tricks on 2015-06-24 12:53:13 | Tags: theft, safety, vw, tips, tricks

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 Volks World

Inside Job - VW Camper Interiors

In the 70's, straight was great, but in this day and age interiors have to be bendy to be trendy.

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Posted in Volks Life on 2015-07-15 09:33:40 | Tags: interior, inside, campers, vw, justkampers

Volks World
In partnership with Volks World
Written By Gordie Wollacott

Faux Show - VW Camper

Few things divide opinion like faux patina but, when you live in bonnie Scotland and the end result is as good as this, it might be the way to go.

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Posted in Volks Life on 2015-07-15 12:01:08 | Tags: fauxtina, fauxshow, vw, volkslife

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

Just Kampers
Written By Just Kampers

History of the VW Camper Van

The JK team have pooled their knowledge, and raided the JK archive, to reveal the history behind the iconic VW camper. 

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Posted in Volks Life on 2015-07-16 10:55:07 | Tags: history, vw, camper

Volks World
In partnership with Volks World
Written By Hans Klapp

Long Live The Volkswagen

Anything you can do, VW can do better. Han’s explains why quality counts.

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Posted in Volks Life on 2015-07-16 14:32:35 | Tags: volkswagen, volkslife

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 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 Mark Walker

Tips for Buying Through The Internet

With over 20 years Bus buying experience, Mark Walker talks us through the potential pitfalls of making a purchase ‘sight unseen’.

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Posted in Tips & Tricks on 2015-07-20 12:01:29 | Tags: buying, internetguide, tips&tricks

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 Hans Klapp

The Dream and The Reality

From the outside looking in the Camper world looks lovely, but is it really?

If you drive a Camper, and because you are ready this I assume you do, then you will be only to familiar with the envious glances fired your way by lesser car owners.

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Posted in Volks Life on 2015-07-20 16:24:42 | Tags: dream, volkslife, vdublife

Just Kampers
Written By Just Kampers

What To Take When You Travel Abroad

The JK Team have racked their brains come up with a list of commonly forgotten things that  you must remember when you travel abroad.

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Posted in Tips & Tricks on 2015-07-22 15:55:33 | Tags: abroad, travelling, vw, justkampers

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 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 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 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 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 Mike Pye

Old Speed With A Twist

Vintage Speed VWs are, by their very nature, nothing new.  The whole idea behind them is to build cars inspired by those that were raced in the 1950s and ‘60s in road races and timed events across Europe, in an era when fuel injection, turbochargers and electronic ignition were either just twinklings in the eyes of enlightened designers or the preserve of high-end grand prix cars and aeroplanes.  Race cars back then were simpler affairs, pretty much standard production cars with basic tuning tweaks made to the engines, a little more in the way of safety features and a little less in the way of weight.

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Posted in Volks Life on 2015-08-01 11:06:00 | Tags: oldspeed, vw, volkswagen, karmannghia

Just Kampers
Written By Carolyn Kirvan-Cranfield

Climbing in the Gorge Du Tarn

The urge to climb outdoors in a beautiful setting, combined with a riverside location ideal for the children to play and spend idle hours listening to the river as it flows gently passed our gloriously positioned camping pitch, provided the impetus for us to make the long (695 mile / 11 hr) journey to La Blaquiere Campsite in Les Vignes, France.

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Posted in Volks Life on 2015-08-24 08:54:25 | Tags: climbing, camping, gorgedutarn

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