If you’re just beginning your search for a Volkswagen T4, it’s a good idea to learn more about the types of VW camper vans for sale on the market. The more you know about the various versions of the T4, the better chances you have of finding a camper that fits your needs. In this review we’ll take a look at the camper van conversions based off of the T4 that were done by 3 companies: Westfalia, Autosleeper and Reimo.
Westfalia Volkswagen T4 Camper Vans
Your chances are greatest of finding a used VW camper van made by Westfalia. VW partnered directly with Westfalia to make the T4 series of camper vans. Westfalia many features that were popular, including:
- Sliding windows
- Rear heating for passengers
- Door pockets
- Sliding seat/bed with safety belts
- Lower profile elevating roof
- Easy-clean vehicle lining
- Steel storage units
- Swivel cab seats
- Two-burner stove with storage underneath
- Fresh water tank
- Built-in closet
Westfalia T4’s are very popular, so plan on spending some time locating one in your area.
VW T4 Autosleeper Camper Vans
One of the fascinating things about looking for used camper vans for sale is the variety that you’ll be able to see. In the UK, a company called Autosleeper came up with their own camper van conversions built on the right-hand drive version of the T4. There were two models – a high roof version called Trident, and a elevating roof model called Trooper. In layout, they were both similar to the Westfalia conversions having the sink and kitchen area along one side and the bed and sleeping area in the rear of the vehicle.
In general, the Autosleeper models are a bit more plush offering more in the way of carpeting and finer detailing in the kitchens. Since these were made for the UK market, relatively few (if any) are found in the US.
Reimo Camper Vans
In Germany, a small company called Reimo had a good distribution network of dealers to sell their modified T4’s. They had two models, the Lucky and the Miami. Both had a sliding bed/seat and a low profile elevating roof. Interiors are generally clean and uncluttered looking with good space utilization. Since fewer Reimo’s were made than Westfalias, finding a good used one will likely take perseverance.
If you’re looking for a quality T4 be sure to look for conversions made by all 3 companies to increase your chances of finding a VW T4 that best suits you and your family.