VW T4 Caravelle Reimo Campervan

Posted on 18 February, 2021 in caravelle

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VW T4 Caravelle Reimo Campervan
VW T4 Caravelle Reimo Campervan
VW T4 Caravelle Reimo Campervan
VW T4 Caravelle Reimo Campervan
VW T4 Caravelle Reimo Campervan
VW T4 Caravelle Reimo Campervan
VW T4 Caravelle Reimo Campervan
VW T4 Caravelle Reimo Campervan
VW T4 Caravelle Reimo Campervan
VW T4 Caravelle Reimo Campervan
VW T4 Caravelle Reimo Campervan
VW T4 Caravelle Reimo Campervan

VW T4 Caravelle Reimo Campervan
A very rare and unique T4 campervan. This is an original Caravelle with the VR6 petrol engine and automatic gearbox. It is the 2.8 litre 140bhp model. First registered May 2000. It flew through the last MOT with just a new tyre needed. See below for details of gearbox rebuild required. As its a Caravelle its registered on the V5 as a car rather than a converted motor home so is subject to car speed limits which it can very comfortably reach! This is a professional four-berth Reimo conversion (City Van, completed 2005). It appealed to me as it comes with a full width double bed on sliding rails. The bed itself is very comfy. We slide it forward when driving so that the kids are just behind us. In the rear there are two three-point seat belts and a middle lap belt. This is a really clever conversion – the units are all ultra slim to allow for the wider bed – there is a small sink with running water, storage cupboards (including fresh and waste water tanks), a small single gas hob, table (stows away), wardrobe and top loading 28litre fridge – everything you could want for trips away, especially if attaching an awning. There are fitted curtains to all rear windows and we use insulated window covers for the front to give more space in the cabin. The covers will come with the van. The van has been fitted with a petrol Eberspacher heater with control panel by a previous owner – weve never needed to use it. Upfront you have two captain seats on swivel bases. There is an Alpine CD/radio, electric windows and mirrors and very rare ice cold Aircon! There are 3 x 12v sockets (one in front, two in the rear). Interior is in great condition for age with no rips to original seat upholstery. Pop top has the original Reimo mattress and Ive fitted a safety net for added peace of mind for the little ones. Pop top has side opening windows and a large clear window at the front as well as a reading light. Bed board rises up on gas struts to create enough headroom to stand up easily (Im just over 6ft). Outside features include silver side bars, fantastic BK Racing Alloys, all round tinted windows, Reimo awning rail (fitted last year) and Central locking with two original keys. There is no electric hookup socket – weve always used a hookup straight into the awning tent so never an issue for us. There is a charger though that connects straight to the leisure battery (under driver seat) which will come with the van. Work completed in the last 12 months. MOT and service – July 2020. Full Aircon rebuild incl compressor – July 2020. Reimo Awning rail fitted – July 2020. Replaced all spark plugs and HT leads – Aug 2020. Replaced perished sliding door rubber seals – Nov 2020. New Throttle body – Nov 2020. As you can see this is a fully loaded camper ready for your next adventure. However, there are some issues to be completely honest about. The main issue is with first gear where it clunks into second. Perfectly driveable but is still something to get sorted. Linked to the gearbox is a knocking noise that kicks in about 20 seconds after starting engine (Can send a video to highlight this). Gearbox specialist who quoted for the rebuild believes it is all linked and likely coming from the torque converter/drive plate. I have an old spare EQE gearbox given to me when I bought the van (these are incredibly rare). Its not tested or offered with any guarantee that it works but might have some salvageable parts for the rebuild? Body work reflects a 21 year old van. Its been resprayed from an original red colour by a previous owner but there is evidence of small amounts of rust around the windscreen, which is very common with T4s and small other random spots around body. The worst rust is around the wind deflector (see pictures). Wheel arches are in good condition. Pop top roof is in good condition with one small tear where the air vent has separated from the canvas at the front which should be pretty easy to fix (c10cm wide, currently taped). There are no rips or holes to the canvas. We camped in Storm Francis last year and there was no water ingress at all despite torrential rain! The sliding door and areas around the rear lights and bumper have faded paint that needs a touch up or professionally polished. Front after market lower splitter has cracked. These are not expensive to replace or remove if you dont like them. Central locking works with the key but the remote has recently been a bit temperamental. Some recent signs of water ingress in front passenger footwell – I think this is likely due to the rust around windscreen needing to be resealed/cut out. Ive had a cover over the whole van since winter started to protect it from the elements and the footwell is now dry. This is a rare camper that would be valued far far higher with the gearbox fixed so this is reflected in the reserve. Any questions please let me know, including requests for pictures of any other areas of the van. Weve loved looking after it and will be sad to see it go. Van is located in Winchester, Hampshire. The item “VW T4 Caravelle Reimo Campervan” is in sale since Wednesday, February 17, 2021. This item is in the category “Cars, Motorcycles & Vehicles\Campers, Caravans & Motorhomes\Campervans & Motorhomes”. The seller is “davy_brighton” and is located in WINCHESTER. This item can be shipped to United Kingdom.
  • Model: Caravelle
  • MOT Certificate: 6 Months Remaining
  • Colour: Grey
  • Safety Features: Back Seat Safety Belts
  • Drive Side: Right-hand drive
  • Sleeping Capacity: 4
  • Features & Equipment: 12V Lighting
  • Year of Registration: 2000
  • Model Year: 2000
  • Type: Campervan
  • V5 Registration Document: Present
  • Manufacturer: Reimo
  • Wheel Base: SWB
  • Vehicle Sub-Type: Camper Van
  • Engine Size: 2800
  • Transmission: Automatic
  • Fuel Type: Petrol
  • Mileage: 132000
  • Horsepower (Bhp): 140
  • Featured Refinements: VW T4

VW T4 Caravelle Reimo Campervan

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