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VW T25 / T3 Devon Moonraker 

Volkswagen T25 / T3 Devon Moonraker Camper Model History

1982 VW T25 Devon Moonraker Poptop Camper

1982 VW T25  Devon Moonraker Camper

1982 VW T25 Devon Moonraker Camper

Circa 1980 Devon introduced the T25 / T3 Volkswagen Devon Moonraker (similar interior design and layout to the earlier Type 2 Bay window Devon Moonraker). It had a side elevating “Double Top” pop top roof initially. On later models it was also possible to specify either a solid sided elevating roof or a high top fixed roof option. 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 for the earlier versions used either the 1600 cc or the 2000 cc CU air cooled engines.  Circa 1982 the Devon Moonraker was available with the new water cooled diesel engine option and circa 1983 the petrol air cooled engine options were replaced with petrol water cooled engine options. Note that during the production period of this model various changes were made to the specification including changes to upholstery materials, electrical control panels, furniture design etc. Where possible I will try and show examples of any updates and the approximate date of any change in the descriptions below.

For the European market a Dutch company called Eurec built a camper called the Eurec Cassandra using Devon Moonraker parts in a left hand drive VW T25 /T3. For more information on this model CLICK HERE.

 

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

Prices shown are from Feb 1982 pricelist

From circa 1980:

Petrol Aircooled 1.6  litre CT Motor (1584cc) 37 KW 50 PS 4 Speed Manual Gearbox 8671

Petrol Aircooled 2 litre CU Motor (1970cc) 51 KW 70 PS 4 Speed Manual Gearbox 9140

Petrol Aircooled 2 litre CU Motor (1970cc) 51 KW 70 PS Automatic Gearbox 9611

 

From circa 1982:

Diesel Watercooled 1.6 Litre CS (1588cc) 37 Kw 50PS 4 speed manual gearbox 9294

 

Prices shown are from Oct 1983 pricelist

From circa 1983 water cooled engines replaced aircooled options:

Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DF Otto Motor (1913cc) 44 Kw 60PS 4 speed manual gearbox 9918

Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DF Otto Motor (1913cc) 44 Kw 60PS 5 speed manual gearbox 10119

Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DG Otto Motor (1913cc) 57 Kw 78PS 4 speed manual gearbox 10156

Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DG Otto Motor (1913cc) 57 Kw 78PS 5 speed manual gearbox 10357

Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DG Otto Motor (1913cc) 57 Kw 78PS automatic gearbox 10737

Diesel Watercooled 1.6 Litre CS (1588cc) 37 Kw 50PS 4 speed manual gearbox 10401

Diesel Watercooled 1.6 Litre CS (1588cc) 37 Kw 50PS 5 speed manual gearbox 10602

 

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 Injection 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 Available circa 1985 onwards.

Height 2590 mm Sheldon Hightop

Height ??? mm Later Devon Hightop

 

 

 

3) Volkswagen T25 Devon Moonraker Colour Options

Initially in 1980 the VW Devon Moonraker was available in 4  duo-tone colour combinations.

E1E1 Brilliant Orange (L20B) Leuchtorange) / B9B9  Ivory Beige (L567) (Elfinbein)

T1T1 Agate Brown (L86Z) (Achatbraun) / B9B9  Ivory Beige (L567) (Elfinbein)

T6T6 Assuan Brown (LH8B) Assuanbraun) / Samos Beige (LH1N)

B5B5 Bamboo Yellow (LH1B) (Bambusgelb) / B9B9  Ivory Beige (L567) (Elfinbein)

 

OrangeIvoryPaint

1980DevonMoonrakerOrange

agatebrownIvoryPaint

1980DevonMoonrakerDarkBrown

SamosBeigeAsswanBrownPaint

1982DevonMoonrakerAssuanBro

BambooYellowIvoryPaint

1982DevonMoonrakerYellow

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

By 1982 it was also possible to order single tone options at a reduced price.

From 1983 price list the following 3 single tone colours were available as standard. Other colours could be ordered at extra cost. At this point I believe Devon stopped supplying duo-tone colour options.

R1R1 Pastel White (L90D) (Pastellweis)

D6D6 Timor Beige (LH8T) (Timorbeige)

N1N1 Escorial Green (LT6A) (Escorialgrn)

 

PastelWhite

1985 VW T25 Devon Moonraker White

TimorBeige

1984 VW T25 Devon Moonraker Camper

EscorialGreen

VW T25 Escorial Green Devon Moonraker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) Volkswagen T25 / T3 Devon Moonraker Camper Furniture Specification

The Volkswagen T25 / T3 Devon Moonraker layout consisted of:

Daytime Layout:

VW T25  Devon Moonraker  Daytime Layout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nightime Layout:

Volkswagen T25  Devon Moonraker Nighttime  Layout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VW T25 Devon Moonraker  Camper Layout

VW T25 1980 Devon Moonraker Kitchen Layout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Initially side units were available in “Coffee and Cream” and by circa 1983 another option called “Harvest” was available:

1980 Devon Moonraker  Coffee And Cream Interior

1985 Devon Moonraker Harvest Interior

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1) Drivers seat.

2) Passenger seat.

VW T25 Devon Moonraker Front Seats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) Rear facing buddy seat / storage box.

1980 VW T25 Devon Moonraker Buddy Seat / Stoarge Box

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) Fold out extension dining seat.

1980 VW T25 Devon Moonraker Extension Dining Seat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5) Forward facing seat with storage underneath. Seat pulls out to make a large double bed (1842 mm x 1092 mm)

1980 VW T25 Devon Moonraker Rear Seat

1983DevonMoonrakerRearBed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6) Centre leg table.

1980 VW T25 Devon  Moonraker Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

8) Daytime storage area. Cushion is seated on a fibreglass plinth.

1980DevonMoonrakerRearCushi

 

 

 

 

 

 

9) Stainless steel sink and drainer with switch controlled electric pump and tap.

1980 VW T25 Devon Moonraker Sink And Drainer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10) Drop down work surface.

11) Optional Electrolux RM122 two way (gas / 12 volt) refrigerator. Fridge has a built in  ice cube tray. Fitted as standard in later models.

1980DevonMoonrakerRM122Frid

1980DevonMoonrakerRM122Open

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12) Fellows 2 burner cooker with heat shield and grill.

1980 VW T25 Devon Moonraker Fellows Cooker And Grill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fold out flap in front of cooker provides extra  work surface.

1980DevonMoonrakerCookerFla

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13) Deep storage locker. Contains portable coolbox when fridge is not specified as an optional extra. Locker has a false floor to reveal gas bottle stored beneath.

14) Wardrobe.

1980 VW T25 Devon Moonraker Rear Wardrobe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

15) Built in 34 litre (7 1/2 gallon) freshwater tank. Tank can be filled by removing it from vehicle and wheeling it to water supply or in-situ. Electric water pump with switch.

1980 VW T25  Devon Moonraker Fresh Water Cani

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Later models were fitted with a leisure battery and Devon electrical control panel equipped with fuses, switches for water pump, lights and fridge and a 12 volt outlet plug.

1985 VW T25 Devon Moonraker Electrical Control Pa

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Side sliding door.

VW T25  Devon Moonraker Sliding Door

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other features include:

Cupboard storage for two Camping Gas 907 cylinders.

Opening sliding window on offside.

Fluorescent lighting above kitchen and in the upper bed area.

Courtesy lights.

All the windows are fully curtained.

 

5)  Options available at extra cost included:

Porta Potti chemical flushing toilet.

Electrolux RM122 Two way fridge (Gas / 12 volt). Fitted as standard in later models.

Childs safety seat (Kangol Universal).

Fire Extinguisher.

Side Step.

Cab Hammock Bunk.

 

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

 

Volkswagen T25 / T3 Devon Moonraker “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 Moonraker Solid sided “Aero Space” Insulated Elevating Roof Specification

1990 Devon Moonraker Aero Roof

1990DevonMoonrakerAeroRoof3

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Available from circa 1985 onwards.

Roof is easy to lift with assistance from four gas struts.

Roof can be opened and shut from inside the vehicle.

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 Sunrise Roof Bed

1990 VW T25 Devon Moonraker AeroRoof

1990 VW T25 Devon Moonraker Solid Sided Poptop Roof

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volkswagen T25 / T3 Devon Moonraker Fixed Hightop “Sheldon” and “Hi-Top”  Roof  Specification

Available from circa 1985 onwards.

First versions used a “Sheldon” fibreglass roof.

I believe later versions used a Devon “Hi-Top” fibreglass roof.

Windows on both sides.

Roof vent with flyscreen.

Lockers built into hightop.

 

 

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

Side Stripe And Door Logo

1980 Devon Moonraker Door Stripe and Logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rear Tailgate Logo

1984 VW T25 Devon Moonraker Rear Tailgate Logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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