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

Category: Lining

240v & 12v Sockets

28 July, 2010 (20:49) | Electrics, Lining | By: pete

Require 240v sockets for when plugged into campsite mains. I considered normal domestic sockets, but thought I wanted something a little more fancier / modular. Looking around and asking on the vwt4forum, I was lead to the products from CBE components. Best / easiest supplier is www.marcleleisure.co.uk. The mounting frame (the bit with the 3 […]


15 July, 2010 (21:23) | Lining | By: pete

Insulation: B&Q recyled plastic bottle insulation. www.diy.com Selected this because: It is safer / healthier than rockwool for starters; You get more for your money than the sheeps wool for B&Q; You can stuff it into holes better than polystyrene or celotex boards; It doesn’t make squeeky noises like polystyrene or celotex boards; Quicker and […]

Sound Proofing / Deadening

14 July, 2010 (21:50) | Lining | By: pete

Whilst the van is stripped, I thought I would look into sound proofing. It isn’t too complex a subject, just that most people complicate it. There is a difference between sound proofing and sound deadening, so you need to know what you want to do so to apply the correct method. Now I’m not going […]

Lining the ply lining…

3 July, 2010 (21:37) | Lining | By: pete

It is amazing what a deadline can do for you, Friday 9th July I have to have the van back on the road so to tow the boat to Lee on Solent Saturday morning for the ISO National Championships (http://www.isoracing.org.uk). Along with the fact I am unfortunately on day shifts next week instead of useful […]