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Westfalia T25 / T3 Buying Guide — Volkswagen Atlantic

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Westfalia T25 / T3 / Vanagon Buyers

This buyers guide give you some useful if you are considering buying a Westfalia T25 / T3 / Camper Van.

If you already own a T25 / T3 / Vanagon camper you may still this buying guide as I have included some tips about common and possible causes.

If you have any information to add please contact me .

You can by reading my Volkswagen T25 / T3 / Vanagon Guide. which is a general for anyone buying a VW T25 / T3 / Vanagon Once you have read guide then the information is additional reading specifically for looking at buying a Volkswagen T25 / T3 / Vanagon camper.

As I am based in the UK the is biased towards the European but a lot of the information equally applies to the USA and Vanagon models as well.

When checking a bus be realistic as buses are over 20 years old now so will generally not be absolutely The idea of this guide is it will help you make an decision highlighting any problems exist so that you know what you are buying. You can decide if the is worth the asking price and if you can point out any problems to the seller it can you a basis for price negotiation.

VW Camper Frequently Asked

Are all Westfalia T25 / T3 / Vanagon campers Hand Drive ?

The vast of Westfalia T25 / T3 / Vanagon campers ARE hand drive. There are a few to this, which have been built using a kit was supplied by Westfalia called the programme (see Model for more info). These were still intended for use in Hand Drive vans so have been adapted to fit a hand drive van. there is at least one (maybe right hand drive van that was built by Westfalia at factory in Germany as a special

Does it matter that my Westfalia camper will be Hand Drive ?

If you are based in Canada or most of Europe obviously not.

The paragraph is for those who like me are based in the UK.

The Westfalia VW buses are so popular is the build quality, design and is far better than anything was built in the UK. Most owners are to accept that these far outweigh the disadvantage of the bus being

It is not difficult to drive a LHD vehicle in the UK. is normally easier as the driver is to the kerb. The only disadvantages

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A slight blind spot pulling out of a slip road or lanes to overtake on a dual or motorway (easily rectified a blind spot mirror on side or by leaning forward for a look before pulling

If you need to take children or in and out of the sliding door on a road the door will be on road if the vehicle is facing the right Generally not a problem unless the van is to be as a daily vehicle, as for most the sliding door is most to be opened in car parks and on campsites.

Checks to make when a Volkswagen Westfalia T25 / T3 / Vanagon

Checking that the bus is a genuine factory bus.

VW Westfalia T25 / T3 / campers are generally selling for prices than other of T25 / T3 camper. This is because have a better reputation for quality and reliability of equipment. the vehicles coming from seem to be in better structural than a similar aged UK possibly due to stricter testing, structurally unsound examples the road. Unfortunately this is to less scrupulous dealers buses as Westfalias even they are not, in order to a better price. Also owners genuinely believe a bus to be a because it comes from (or they were told it was a when in fact there many other convertors of VW whose quality may or may not be as good.

The first check you can make it to a look at the photos on the VW Westfalia T25 / T3 / model history pages and that the van you are looking at has the right furniture and upholstery for that model and year.

After it gets a bit more difficult to as even the original German logbook doesn’t mention the Westfalia for some reason ?

all Westfalia T25 / T3 / Vanagon Camper conversions were delivered Volkswagen to the Westfalia factory a particular bodyshell type “253 Kombi shell ”. You can if the van you are looking at has this body by looking firstly at a metal that should be fitted on the pillar when you open the (right hand side) In the photo below you will see the bus has 253-609.

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