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Welcome to the build diary of our T5 camper conversion! I have wanted a VW camper for a very long time but there has always been a reason why I couldn’t have one.

So finally, at the ripe old age of 41 (and a very large amount of months) we have finally bought a VW T5 to convert.

This is a picture we took at the showroom:


Van specs:

  • 2014 T5 T28
  • 99,000 miles
  • Air-con
  • Electric Heated Folding Mirrors
  • Cruise Control
  • Factory Bluetooth
  • Rear Parking Sensors

Over the next year we intend to do a full camper conversion, which I am going to document in this build thread.

Our plans for the conversion (none of which are final) are:

  • Soundproofing & Insulation
  • Elevating roof
  • Swivel Double seat
  • SatNav Upgrade
  • R&R bed on rails
  • Underslung gas tank
  • Propex heater
  • Fitted units
  • Tow Bar
  • Lowered 35mm ish
  • 18” alloys
  • Chrome side bars
  • Sportline front spoiler & splitter
  • Rear Sportline spoiler
  • Reversing camera

My current plan is not to fit any underslung tanks, but to have a grey water tank which I can slide under the van, and a clean water tank which I can put in the unit at the back.