VW T5 Kombi Conversion

How I did what I did and why!

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Always wanted a T5 and finally got one at 6 months old (it not me). Very useful for going away camping or sailing. Loads of storage space and somewhere to sleep. However it could be more useful if I modified the interior to suit our requirements

Conversion Requirements

The aim of the conversion is to make use of the space provided as well as making it more useful.

We require the following features:

  • Rear seating that can be used whilst on the road (so with seatbelts);
  • Be able to sleep in the back;
  • Storage of:
    • tool box(es);
    • normal vehicle emergency stuff (jack, triangle, hi-viz vest etc);
    • Fold up chairs;
    • Fold up baskets for when away camping etc;
    • Electric Coolbox (near to front cab);
  • Removable kitchen units (Kitchen unit to have gas stove / grill and storage);
  • Windows to have blinds fitted;
  • Be able to use the van as a van and transport things such as 2.4m sheets of wood, and bags of gravel etc;
  • Have the ability to remove all furniture reasonably easily (no removing panels to get at bolts and screws etc);
  • Audio in the back;
  • 240v supply from either 240v input or 12v input;
  • 12v cig sockets;
  • LED Interior lightin – saves more power than standard bulbs;
  • Walls to be insulated, Ply Lined, Carpeted;
  • Side driveaway tent to be fitted;
Van with wet walking gear draped over it drying - sort of.

We are currently not bothered about:

  • Kitchen sink;
  • Washing facililty;
  • Waste Water;
  • Television;
  • Fancy ICE equipment;

That is about it.

Well I think that’s it!

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