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VW T25 / T3 Autosleeper VHT 

Volkswagen Auto-Sleeper T25 / T3 VHT Camper Model History

VW Autosleeper VHT Hightop Camper

VW Auto-Sleepers VHT Hightop Camper

VolkswagenT25  Autosleeper VHT Hightop Camper

Circa 1983 Auto-Sleepers introduced the T25 / T3 Volkswagen Autosleeper VHT Camper. It had a solid high top roof. The interior specification was similar to the poptop elevating roof version known as the Autosleeper VX50. The interior had cupboards along the side behind the drivers seat and the rear seat converted into a 3/4  width double bed. The engine options used the newly released water cooled boxer engine.

 

1) VW Autosleeper VHT Camper hightop roof version engine options and approx price (inclusive road tax and VAT when new in standard form):

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Prices below taken from Motorhome Monthly magazine article July 1988

Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DF Otto Motor (1913cc) 44 Kw 60PS 4 speed manual gearbox ? (standard model up to circa 1986)

Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DG Otto Motor (1913cc) 57 Kw 78PS 4 speed manual gearbox 14,495(standard model after circa 1986)

Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DG Otto Motor (1913cc) 57 Kw 78PS 5 speed manual gearbox 14,784

Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DG Otto Motor (1913cc) 57 Kw 78PS automatic gearbox 15,212

Petrol Watercooled 2.1 Litre DJ Fuel Injected Motor (2109cc) 82 Kw 112PS 5 speed manual gearbox 15,402

Petrol Watercooled 2.1 Litre DJ Fuel Injected Motor (2109cc) 82 Kw 112PS automatic gearbox 15,831

Diesel Watercooled 1.7 Litre KY (1716cc) 42 Kw 57PS 4 speed manual gearbox 15,140

Diesel Watercooled 1.7 Litre KY (1716cc) 42 Kw 57PS 5 speed manual gearbox 15,429

Turbo Diesel Watercooled 1.6 Litre JX (1588cc) 51 Kw 70PS 5 speed manual gearbox 15,977

 

Circa 1986 a 4 wheel drive syncro version was also available.

 

 

2) Dimensions

Length 4569 mm

Height 2514 mm

Width (excl mirrors) 1844 mm

Width (incl mirrors) 2082 mm

 

 

3) Volkswagen T25 Autosleeper VHT Camper Colour Options

So far I have seen VW Autosleeper VHT in the following colours.

R1R1 Pastel White (L90D) (Pastellweiss) (with white roof)

J5J5 Medium Blue (LH5G) (Mediumblau) (with white roof)

H3H3 Marsala Red (LH3D) (Marsalarot)

 

PastelWhite

VW T25 Autosleeper VHT Camper

MediumBlue

1983 VW T25 / T3 Autosleeper VHT Camper

MarsalaRed

1988 VW T25 Autosleeper VHT Red

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) Volkswagen T25 / T3 Autosleeper VHT Camper Furniture Specification

The Volkswagen T25 / T3 Autosleeper VHT Camper layout consisted of:

VW T25 Autosleeper VHT Interior Layout

 

 

 

 

 

 

VW T25 Autosleeper VHT Layout1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

A) Fully adjustable drivers cab seat upholstered in same material as rear seats. There was an extra cost option for this seat to have a swivel  mount (in conjunction with removable front table option).

VW T25 Autosleeper VHT Front Seats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B) Fully adjustable swivelling passenger cab seat upholstered in same material as rear seats.

VW T25 Autosleeper VX50 Swivel Seat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C) Extra cost option small table that fits between passenger and drivers cab seats (in conjunction with swivelling drivers seat option).

VW T25 Autosleeper VX50 Front Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storage locker and china tableware cupboard above cab.

VW T25 Autosleeper VHT Roof Storage Locker

1986 VW T25 Autosleeper VHT Crockery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D) Two burner Fellows stainless steel cooker and grill (with specially designed lid for so that it can be folded away when not in use) and full length cupboard below. Cupboard is shorter when night heater is specified as an option as described later on. Also Electrolux RM 212 F three way (gas / 12 volt / 240 volt operated) refrigerator (with electronic ignition system) below. Fridge has internal freezer compartment.

VW T25 Autosleeper VHT Cooker

VW T25 Autosleeper VHT Fridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E) Stainless steel sink (with specially designed lid for so that it can be folded away when not in use) and cupboards below.

VW T25 Autosleeper VHT Sink Unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F) Large storage locker with removable trays.

VW T25 Autosleeper VHT Side Locker

VW T25 Autosleeper VHT Storage Locker Basket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G) Wardrobe behind rear seat.

VW T25 Autosleeper VHT Rear Wardrobe

VW T25 Autosleeper VHT Rear Wardrobe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H) Parcel shelf with storage below.

Autosleeper VHT Rear Shelf

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I) Dinette seat designed to sit two adults in comfort.

VW T25 Autosleeper VHT Rear Seat Fabric

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H and I) Convert to a large double bed.

VW T25 Autosleeper VHT Lower Bed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J) Removable rear table.

VW T25 Autosleeper VHT Rear Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

K) Chemical porta potti Thetford 35 (Thetford 235 / 335 also believed to fit depending on year) toilet in special cupboard below sink. The gas bottles are also accessed via this cupboard.

VW T25 Autosleeper VHT Porta loo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L) Side sliding door.

VW T25 Autosleeper VHT Sliding Door

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M) Stainless steel ladder with roof rack.

VW T25 Autosleeper VHT Rear Ladder

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other features include:

Full carpeting.

Mains electric hook up with safety protection via earth leakage circuit breaker.

Earlier models had electrical control panel with fuses, switches for water pump and fridge, 12v outlet socket and water level gauge.

VW T25 Autosleeper VHT electrical control panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Later models had AS badged (actually Labcraft CP4) electrical control panel with water level gauge, battery level indicator, fuses for electrical circuits, master switches for fridge and water pump and 12 volt outlet socket.

VW T25 Autosleeper VHT Control Panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

45 litre freshwater tank for pressurised water system with electrically pumped water tap.

Possibly the 36 litre waste water tank was standard on the VHT model as well.

Opening louvre window with integral fly screen behind sink and cooker.

Fluorescent lighting above kitchen and above rear side window.

VW T25 Autosleeper VHT Fluorescent Light

 

 

 

 

 

 

Courtesy lights.

Full curtains from high quality fabrics.

Tableware for four.

1986 VW T25 Autosleeper VHT Tableware

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wheel trims.

5) Options available at extra cost included:

Thermostatically controlled Propex  blown air heating system which is flued to exterior of vehicle (326).

Cupboard to the left of fridge is no longer full length when heater option is specified. Heater is installed in base of unit as can be seen in photo below where the vent and outlet holes can be seen.

VW T25 Autosleeper VHT Heater Vents

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swivelling drivers seat and cab table (109)

VW T25 Autosleeper VHT Front Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening roof windows (29)

Fly screens for opening roof windows (53)

Rear seat restraints (lap type) (46 per strap)

Second battery and charging unit also available.

 

6) Volkswagen T25 / T3 Autosleeper VHT Camper Hightop Roof Specification

Fully insulated roof.

Windows in side of roof.

VW T25 Autosleeper VHT Hightop Roof

 

 

 

 

 

Opening roof vent for fresh air

Fully upholstered bed in roof with ladder frame to hold stored luggage in place. Ladder is removable and allows you to climb into roof bed.

VW T25 Autosleeper VHT Roof Bed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7) Volkswagen T25 / T3 Autosleeper Camper Side Stripes and Logos

There was normally a small burgundy AS logo on the front of the vehicle and a white AS logo on the side rear quarters on top of the thick coloured stripe. Also there were burgundy Auto-sleeper logos on the driver and passenger doors.

The coachline stripes on the side were painted on and the colour varied for different years. The majority of earlier Autosleeper VHT’s had a blue stripe (Paint Code VW LP5Z Orly Blue) although occasionally other colours were used including green (Paint Code Jaguar Racing Green Met HDN) and brown (Paint Code Talbot Deep Mango YW). Later Autosleeper VHT’s sometimes had burgundy stripes (Paint Code British Leyland Damson Red BLVC 211).

The main thick painted stripes were then decorated using stick on coloured pinstripes. The pinstripes above & below the thick stripe were dual 3/6mm gold stripes (possibly orange when main stripe was brown?) and there was also a 6mm white pinstripe down the centre.

VW T25 Autosleeper VHT Side Stripe Decals

Volkswagen T25 Autosleeper VHT Logos and Stripes

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8) Links to Volkswagen T25 / T3 Autosleeper VHT Camper Owners Instruction Manuals, Sales Brochures  and Price Lists

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VW Volkswagen T25 / T3 Autosleeper VHT Camper Sales Brochures Prospekt Download

1983 VW T25 / T3 Autosleeper Hightop VHT Sales Brochure (PDF Format)

1985 VW T25 / T3 Autosleeper VT20, VX50 and VHT Sales Brochure (PDF Format)

1987 VW T25 / T3 Autosleeper VT20, VX50 and VHT Sales Brochure (PDF Format)

 

VW Volkswagen T25 / T3 Autosleeper VHT Camper Price Lists Download

Download Oct 1985 VW T25 / T3 Autosleeper VT20 and VHT Price List From Magazine Buying Guide (PDF Format)

Download Nov  1985 VW T25 / T3 Autosleeper VT20, VHT and VX50 Price List also includes Talbot, Bedford and Renault Autosleeper Models (PDF Format)

Download May  1987 VW T25 / T3 Autosleeper VT20, VHT and VX50 Price List (PDF Format

Download Sept 1987 VW T25 / T3 Autosleeper VT20, VHT and VX50, Holdsworth Villa Mk3 and Holdsworth Vision, Autohomes Kamper, Karisma, Kameo and Komet Price List From Magazine Article (PDF Format)

 

VW Volkswagen T25 / T3 Autosleeper VHT Camper Owners Instruction Manual Handbook Download

1987 VW T25 / T3 Autosleeper VHT Hightop Camper Owners Instruction User Manual (PDF Format)

 

VW Volkswagen T25 / T3 Autosleeper VHT Camper Press Release / Advertising / Reviews Download

Download July 1985  Magazine Advert VW T25 / T3 Autosleeper VHT Hightop Camper - (PDF Format)

Download Feb 1986  Magazine Review VW T25 / T3 Autosleeper VHT Hightop Camper - (PDF Format)

Download Sept 1987 Magazine Advert VW T25 / T3 Autosleeper VHT Advert - (PDF Format)

Download 1986 - 1987 Autosleeper Magazine featuring VW T25 Autosleeper VX50, Autosleeper VT20 and Autosleeper VHT Models (as well as Bedford Clubman, Bedford Midi, Ford Transit Frisky, Ford Transit Legend, Ford Transit Flair, Renault RV50, Renault RHT, Renault Rapport, Renault RCX, Talbot  Express CXL Hightop, Talbot Express SL and Talbot Express Talisman).

Download 1988 Autosleeper Magazine featuring VW T25 Autosleeper VX50, Autosleeper VT20 and Autosleeper VHT Models (as well as Ford Frisky, Ford Legend, Ford Flair, Renault RV50, Renault RV50, Renault Rapport, Renault RCX, Talbot Sportsman SL, Talbot Rambler and Talbot Talisman).

Download July 1988 Motorhome Magazine VW T25 / T3 Autosleeper VHT Review (PDF Format)

Download July 1989 Magazine Article VW T25 / T3 Autosleeper VHT Modifications - (PDF Format)

Download Feb 1991 Magazine Article VW T25 / T3 Autosleeper VHT Modifications - (PDF Format)

 

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