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VW T25 / T3 Devon Caravette 

Volkswagen T25 / T3 Devon Caravette Camper Model History

1989 VW T25 Devon Caravette Poptop Camper

1989 VW T25 Devon Caravette Camper

1989 VW T25 Devon Caravette Camper

Circa 1985 Devon introduced the T25 / T3 Volkswagen Devon Caravette. With ingenious design it had up to seven forward facing seats and sleeping for up to five people using optional roof bed boards and cab bunk.  It came as standard with either a newly available solid sided insulated “Space Top” roof or a side elevating “Double Top” pop top roof. A high top “Hi-Top” fixed roof was available as an option. The interior had a forward / rearward facing rear seat, a fold out cooker storage unit, a dual position sink, drainer and fridge unit and the rear seat converted into a 3/4 width double bed. The Devon Caravette was available with water cooled diesel and petrol engine options.

1) VW Devon Caravette engine options and approx price (inclusive road tax and VAT when new in standard form):

Prices below are taken from Sept 1987 magazine buyers guide pricelist. Do you have a copy of any other pricelist that you could send me ? Please help out and send me a copy or contact me for postal details.

Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DF Otto Motor (1913cc) 44 Kw 60PS 4 speed manual gearbox ?

Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DF Otto Motor (1913cc) 44 Kw 60PS 5 speed manual gearbox ?

Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DG Otto Motor (1913cc) 57 Kw 78PS 4 speed manual gearbox ?

Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DG Otto Motor (1913cc) 57 Kw 78PS 5 speed manual gearbox - Elevating Roof 13,186, Hightop 13,422

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

Diesel Watercooled 1.6 Litre CS (1588cc) 37 Kw 50PS 4 speed manual gearbox ?

Diesel Watercooled 1.6 Litre CS (1588cc) 37 Kw 50PS 5 speed manual gearbox ?

 

From circa 1986:

Petrol Watercooled 2.1 Litre DJ Injection Motor (2109cc) 82 Kw 112PS 5 speed manual gearbox ?

Petrol Watercooled 2.1 Litre DJ OInjection Motor (2109cc) 82 Kw 112PS automatic gearbox ?

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

 

2) Dimensions

Length 4570 mm

Width (excl mirrors) 1850 mm

 

Side Elevating “Double Top” Poptop Roof

Height (roof down) 2210 mm

Height (roof up) 2970 mm

 

Solid Sided Insulated Elevating “Space Top” Poptop Roof

Height (roof down) 2210 mm

Height (roof up) ??? mm

 

Hightop “Hi-Top” Fixed Roof.

Height ??? mm

 

 

3) Volkswagen T25 Devon Caravette Colour Options

I believe the VW T25 Devon Caravette was available in 3 colours (although it is likely other colours could be could be specified at extra cost).

R1R1 Pastel White (L90D) (Pastellweis)

D6D6 Timor Beige (LH8T) (Timorbeige)

H3H3 Marsala Red (LH3D) (Marsalarot)

 

PastelWhite

1989 VW T25 Devon Caravette Camper

TimorBeige

 

MarsalaRed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) Volkswagen T25 / T3 Devon Caravette Furniture Specification

The Volkswagen T25 / T3 Devon Caravette layout consisted of:

VW T25 Devon Caravette Camper Layout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) Drivers seat.

2) Passenger seat.

VW T25 Devon Caravette Front Seats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) Front facing / rear facing rear seat.

Earlier models had a twin reversible seat as shown below:

1984 VW T25 Devon Caravette Twin Seat

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Later models had a swivel seat as shown below:

1980 VW T25 Devon Caravette Front Facing Rear Seat

 

 

 

 

 

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4) Forward facing seat with storage underneath. Seat pulls out to make a large double bed (?? mm x ?? mm)

1980 VW T25 Devon Caravette Rear Seat Bed

1989 VW T25 Devon Caravette Rear Fold Out Bed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5) Side fitting and free standing table.

1980 VW T25 Devon Caravette Rear Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6) Wear and stain resistant “Flotex” carpet throughout.

7) Daytime storage area behind rear seat. Cushion is seated on a fibreglass plinth.

1989 VW T25 Devon Caravette Tailgate And Rear CushionV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8) Dual position stainless steel sink and drainer with cutlery drawer. Inboard Devon patented 7 gallon water carrier on wheels with switch controlled submersible electric pump and sink tap.

1980 VW T25 Devon Caravette Sink And Drainer with Cutelry Draw

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cutlery Drawer

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9)  Electrolux RM122 two way (gas / 12 volt) refrigerator. Fridge has a built in  ice cube tray.

1989 VW T25 Devon Caravette Electrolux Fridge

VW T25 Devon Caravette Fridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10) Fold out Fellows 2 burner cooker with heat shield and grill.

1980 VW T25 Devon Caravette  Fellows  Cooker And Grill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Side sliding door.

VW T25  Devon Caravette Sliding  Door

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other features include:

Opening sliding window on offside.

Courtesy lights.

All the windows are fully curtained.

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5)  Options available at extra cost included:

Mains electric package including split charging system and Devon or Zig CF8 electrical control panel equipped with fuses, switches for water pump, lights and fridge and a 12 volt outlet plug.

Hi-Top fixed high top roof.

Porta Potti chemical flushing toilet.

Childs safety seat (Kangol Universal).

Fire Extinguisher.

Side Step.

Cab Hammock Bunk.

 

6) Volkswagen T25 / T3 Devon Caravette “Double Top” Poptop Side Elevating Poptop Roof, Solid sided “Space Top” Insulated Elevating Roof and Fixed Hightop “Hi-Top” Roof  Specification

 

Volkswagen T25 / T3 Devon Caravette “Double Top” Poptop Side Elevating Poptop Roof Specification

VW T25 Devon Moonraker Double Top  Poptop Roof1

1980 VW T3 Devon Moonraker Side Elevating Roof

1980 VW T25 Devon Moonraker Poptop Roof

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Devon “Double Top” fibreglass roof runs full length of the vehicle.

Gas filled struts assist with raising roof, hold the roof in place and take weight when lowering.

Roof light with fly screen provides variable ventilation.

Fully upholstered bed in roof (?? cm x ?? cm).

Two solid based bed mattresses.

Can be used as twin beds for children or pushed together to make double bed.

1980 VW T25 Devon Moonraker Roof Bed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VW T25 Autohomes Kamper Upper Bed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volkswagen T25 / T3 Devon Caravette Solid sided “Space Top” Insulated Elevating Roof Specification

1989 VW T25 Devon Caravette Space Elevating Solid Sided Insulated Roof

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Devon “Space Top” fibreglass roof runs full length of the vehicle.

Gas filled struts assist with raising roof, hold the roof in place and take weight when lowering.

Roof light with fly screen provides variable ventilation.

Fully upholstered bed in roof (?? cm x ?? cm).

Two solid based bed mattresses.

Can be used as twin beds for children or pushed together to make double bed.

Windows on both sides.

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1989 VW T25 Devon Caravette Roof Bed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volkswagen T25 / T3 Devon Caravette Fixed Hightop “Hi-Top”  Roof  Specification (Option At Extra Cost)

Available from circa 1985 onwards.

Window on passenger side.

Roof vent with flyscreen.

 

 

7) Volkswagen T25 / T3 Devon Caravette Side Stripes and Logos

Side Stripe

VW T25 Devon Caravette Side Stripe Decals

1989 VW T25 Devon Caravette Side Decals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Front Logos

1989 VW T25 Devon Caravette Front Logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tailgate Logo

VW T25 Devon Caravette Tailgate Logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8) Links to Volkswagen T25 / T3 Devon Caravette Owners Instruction Manuals, Sales Brochures  and Price Lists

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VW Volkswagen T25 / T3 Devon Caravette Sales Brochures Prospekt Download

Download 1985 VW T25 / T3 Devon Range including VW T25 Moonraker, Devon Sunrise, Devon Eurovette And Devon Caravette as well as Bedford Midi Dove and Domino, Toyota Hi-Ace Tourace and Topace and Ford Transit Dawn Sales Brochure (PDF Format)

Download 1985 VW T25 / T3 Devon Moonraker, Devon Eurovette And Devon Caravette Sales Brochure (PDF Format)

Download 1985 VW T25 / T3 Devon Eurovette And Devon Caravette Sales Brochure (PDF Format)

 

VW Volkswagen T25 / T3 Devon Caravette Price Lists Download

Download Sept 1986 VW T25 / T3 Devon Moonraker, Devon Caravette and Devon Eurovette Camper Pricelist (PDF Format)

Download Aug 1987 VW T25 / T3 Devon Moonraker, Devon Caravette and Devon Eurovette Camper Pricelist (PDF Format)

Download Sept 1987 VW T25 / T3 Devon Moonraker, Devon Caravette and Devon Eurovette Camper Pricelist from magazine buying guide (PDF Format)

 

VW Volkswagen T25 / T3 Devon Caravette Owners Instruction Manual Handbook Download

Download 1984 VW T25 / T3 Devon Aerospace Poptop Roof User Instruction Manual (PDF Format)

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VW Volkswagen T25 / T3 Devon Caravette Magazine Article / Adverts / Review Download

Download Jan 1985 VW T25 / T3 1984 Earls Court Show Report including Devon Caravette Roof Update  (also includes Autohomes Kamper, Kameo and Karisma, Holdsworth Villa Mk2 and Variety, Diamond RV Popular Autostrada and Autocruiser and some other non VW models - (PDF Format)

Download Feb 1987 VW T25 / T3 Devon Caravette Poptop Camper Magazine Review (PDF Format)

 

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