autosleeper puzzle

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dru

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Hi guys, have purchased an autosleeper campervan (the Capri was really too big for us) which has got me trying to answer some questions regarding it. The base vehicle is a 1994 T4 with the 2.4L diesel engine, five speed manual box - now for the accomodation part - It never had a 240 volt hookup although a hookup had been retro fitted (straight in off the mains with no protection to a single socket - nasty). I have fitted a new consumer unit supplying lights and sockets. There was a 12volt lighting system fitted working from a 12v battery but no split charging facility ( again now fitted). There is only facilities for a porta potti in the toilet (I would have thought a cassette toilet would have been fitted) and the windows are single glaze glass - again I would have thought plastic dbl glazing would be fitted. I am beginning to think the accomodation unit is much older than the base 1994 vehicle. Any comment, ideas, suggestions would be appreciated, dru.
p.s. where is the spare wheel supposed to be kept? thanks.
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Hi Dru

It's like no Autosleeoer I've ever seen, my first thoughts were that it's either a very good home conversion or a one off ..

I agree with your assessment, vans of that age would generally have double glazed acrylic windows, a charging system and EHU .. so I lean toward a home conversion ..

Good luck with the improvements .. it's a good base vehicle and the coachwork looks in good nic

Jim
 
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To me it looks like a Clubman, but they all had the green, rather than they grey section and they all had toilets and mains hook ups as far as I am aware. The Clubman also had sliding side windows.
The colour scheme and luton look like the older Talisman.
Give Charles Trevelyan a ring at the Service Centre at Willesey and tell him about the van. Charles has a fantastic memory for the vans they produced and is better than a computer for info. Failing that contact the owners club, details on
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An interesting van !! please keep us posted
 
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Thanks guys for help - I will get in touch with Charles Trevelyan at the Service Centre at Willesey and see if I can get more info. It is fitted with a Zig CP400 distribution unit which may help to date it - also fitted with sliding side windows. Still don't know where the spare wheel goes - wasn't till I got home found it didnt have one!! Rgds Drew. P.S. also a radio ham GM4SCP
 
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Hi guys, have purchased an autosleeper campervan (the Capri was really too big for us) which has got me trying to answer some questions regarding it. The base vehicle is a 1994 T4 with the 2.4L diesel engine, five speed manual box - now for the accomodation part - It never had a 240 volt hookup although a hookup had been retro fitted (straight in off the mains with no protection to a single socket - nasty). I have fitted a new consumer unit supplying lights and sockets. There was a 12volt lighting system fitted working from a 12v battery but no split charging facility ( again now fitted). There is only facilities for a porta potti in the toilet (I would have thought a cassette toilet would have been fitted) and the windows are single glaze glass - again I would have thought plastic dbl glazing would be fitted. I am beginning to think the accomodation unit is much older than the base 1994 vehicle. Any comment, ideas, suggestions would be appreciated, dru.
p.s. where is the spare wheel supposed to be kept? thanks.
photo of vehicle:
Hi
We had a clubman. The spare wheel as far as we can remember was under the rear overhang. The toilet/shower cubicle was opposite the habitation door. However your vehicle looks rather different than I remember ours. The luton area looks strangely different as well. What is the interior layout like? Can you post a picture? There was also a slider window behind the offside settee & all habitation area windows were double glazed.

Whatever make it is or selfbuild I am sure you are going to enjoy gettingit to how you want it.

Motorhomer
 
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Will listen out for you Dru, when north of the border its MM0DWQ
 
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dru

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We had a clubman. The spare wheel as far as we can remember was under the rear overhang. The toilet/shower cubicle was opposite the habitation door. However your vehicle looks rather different than I remember ours. The luton area looks strangely different as well. What is the interior layout like? Can you post a picture? There was also a slider window behind the offside settee & all habitation area windows were double glazed.

Whatever make it is or selfbuild I am sure you are going to enjoy gettingit to how you want it.
Managed I think to add some photos thanks, Drew
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Look in the glove compartment, Autosleeper stuck a lable inside with their job number on it for the warrantee work. The fittings, furniture and lay-out look like Autosleeper. It looks very close to my old SV 100 Autosleeper which was on a 1985 Bedford CF chassis. Could be Talisman or Clubman
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Hi,
Family voted 6 out of 6 for its an Autosleeper SV100 on a VW chassis. We all remember 6 great years of weekends/holidays touring UK and Europe.
Nozzel
 
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Hi Dru, the GRP body is definitely an Autosleepers Talisman II most of the interior looks original from the pics, but there have been some modifications. The original vehicle had an AS badged Control Panel above the 'wine cabinet' immediately to the left of the rear entrance door, inbuilt charger for the batteries and a 240v consumer unit in the cupboard underneath the wine cabinet.
The base vehicle appears later than the GRP body and guess that someone has grafted the GRP body with most of the original fittings onto a later base vehicle.

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George
 
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started when I was 11 with my parents-forgot to stop!been real one since 1980!
Have you HPIed the vehicle. I would suspect an old body grafted on tp a more recent. Search for build numbers around the body.
 

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Hi,
It looks to me like the Autosleeper SV100 which was only ever made on the Bedford CF cab & chassis.
Maybe its been a swop over in the past :Eeek:

Doh!!! Message to self please read all answers before posting
 
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they look the same body to me......looks like the body has been very well stitched onto a newer chassis.

if you look just behind the door on yours there is an extra panel between body and cab that isnt there on the other one to extend the body to the narrower VW cab.
 
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Thanks, Pappajohn, well spotted!! you certainly know your way around Autosleepers, thanks a lot, Dru
 

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Thanks, Pappajohn, well spotted!! you certainly know your way around Autosleepers, thanks a lot, Dru
never had anything to do with them mate....just a little close scrutiny of the two photo's.:Eeek:
i'm amazed it fitted so neatly though.:thumb:

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