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T25 "camping"

Postby Marcsnapon » 30 Aug 2018, 19:26

Hi all,
I have the chance to buy a T25 which has been fire damaged.
Possibly restorable but more likely for spares,
On the tailgate it is badged as "CAMPING" in the correct lettering to match the VW font.
Can anyone say who did this conversion or offer any links, I am curious to find out where the van was converted.
It's air cooled and on a W reg.
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Re: T25 "camping"

Postby tforturton » 30 Aug 2018, 21:04

It's a stock VW badge. Stick some pictures up, and someone will identify the type for you.
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Re: T25 "camping"

Postby TheDocmeister » 15 Sep 2018, 11:14

My '81 Autohomes Kamper has one, but as has been said I don't think they were exclusive to Autohomes by any means.
Try this site to identify your conversion - loads of info there...

http://www.vwt25camper.info/
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Re: T25 "camping"

Postby cubus » 15 Sep 2018, 15:28

My 1980 Westfalia Joker ( Aircooled) has the same badge. I think they were used on all the official camper conversions?

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Re: T25 "camping"

Postby Jeff J » 16 Sep 2018, 06:01

cubus wrote:My 1980 Westfalia Joker ( Aircooled) has the same badge. I think they were used on all the official camper conversions?

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What do you mean by "official" ? My Autosleeper does not have one & I haven't seen another with one
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Re: T25 "camping"

Postby cubus » 16 Sep 2018, 09:16

I meant the firms like Westfalia who got the vans direct from the factory. But, it's just an assumption...
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Re: T25 "camping"

Postby Oldiebut goodie » 16 Sep 2018, 10:36

I thought that they had Kamping on the rear rather than Camping. I must admit that is what I have seen on some, presumably the Camping badge is a UK converter add on?
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Re: T25 "camping"

Postby 937carrera » 16 Sep 2018, 14:58

Not the first time this has come up

http://forum.club8090.co.uk/viewtopic.php?f=40&t=136008

I looked in my own early brochures and the only badges were Transporter and Bus. Apparently Autohomes and Devon were the only VW approved UK converters so I suspect only approved converters got supplied with the Camping badges, or Kamping on the continent.

http://www.devon.vwt25camper.info/Sept-1983_Volkswagen_Autohomes_Devon_Magazine_AdvertWM.pdf

It's a theory :)
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Re: T25 "camping"

Postby Smcknighty » 16 Sep 2018, 16:29

My German westy has camping not kamping.


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Re: T25 "camping"

Postby 937carrera » 16 Sep 2018, 16:37

In that case it's Camping weltweit :)
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Re: T25 "camping"

Postby Smcknighty » 16 Sep 2018, 16:45

On a side note, I can find my camping badge, my Volkswagen badge has done a runner though. Found this

https://www.shapeways.com/product/GM628 ... arketplace

Looks it should be feasible to print a new one - might be spending tonight figuring out how to do that. NOS badges are £40 and they aren’t even the correct one.


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Re: T25 "camping"

Postby 937carrera » 16 Sep 2018, 16:56

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Re: T25 "camping"

Postby Smcknighty » 16 Sep 2018, 17:07

https://www.shapeways.com/product/C7VUQ ... gon-logo-2

Getting closer :)


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Re: T25 "camping"

Postby Smcknighty » 16 Sep 2018, 17:09

They have the newer rear but not the early rear Volkswagen - mine was like the link I posted. Likely I have it somewhere, pulled it to cover up the rust years ago


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Re: T25 "camping"

Postby Smcknighty » 16 Sep 2018, 17:17

Looks like folks on the samba started down this path before.

Ending thread hijack now. I suspect though they maybe didn’t print the posts. I will experiment once I can find somewhere reasonable to print them for me


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