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VW T25 / T3 Devon Sunrise 

Volkswagen T25 / T3 Devon Sunrise Camper Model History

VW T25 Devon Sunrise Camper

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1985 VW T25 Devon Sunrise Camper

Circa 1983 Devon introduced a new model called the T25 / T3 Volkswagen Devon Sunrise. It had a side elevating “Double Top” pop top roof initially. On later models it was also possible to specify either an “Aerospace” elevating roof or a “Hi-top” 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 Devon Sunrise was available with water cooled diesel and petrol engine options.

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

Prices shown are from Oct 1983 pricelist

Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DF Otto Motor (1913cc) 44 Kw 60PS 4 speed manual gearbox 10340

Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DF Otto Motor (1913cc) 44 Kw 60PS 5 speed manual gearbox 10541

Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DG Otto Motor (1913cc) 57 Kw 78PS 4 speed manual gearbox 10578

Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DG Otto Motor (1913cc) 57 Kw 78PS 5 speed manual gearbox 10779

Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DG Otto Motor (1913cc) 57 Kw 78PS automatic gearbox 11159

Diesel Watercooled 1.6 Litre CS (1588cc) 37 Kw 50PS 4 speed manual gearbox 10823

Diesel Watercooled 1.6 Litre CS (1588cc) 37 Kw 50PS 5 speed manual gearbox 11024

 

From circa 1986: !!!!!

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

Elevating “Aerospace” Poptop Roof

Height (roof down) 2210 mm

Height (roof up) ?? mm

 

Hightop “Hi-Top” Fixed Roof.

Height ??? mm

 

 

 

3) Volkswagen T25 Devon Sunrise Colour Options

The VW Devon Sunrise was available in 3 colours (although other colours could be could be specified at extra cost).

R1R1 Pastel White (L90D) (Pastellweis)

D6D6 Timor Beige (LH8T) (Timorbeige)

N1N1 Escorial Green (LT6A) (Escorialgrun)

 

PastelWhite

 

TimorBeige

VW T25 Devon Sunrise Poptop Camper

EscorialGreen

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Possible extra cost option

J5J5 Medium Blue (LH5G) (Mediumblau)

MediumBlue

1986DevonSunriseBlue

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) Volkswagen T25 / T3 Devon Sunrise Furniture Specification

The Volkswagen T25 / T3 Devon Sunrise layout consisted of:

Daytime Layout:

VW T25 Devon Sunrise Daytime Layout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Nightime Layout:

Vw T25 Devon Sunrise Nighttime Layout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VW T25 Devon Sunrise Camper Layout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Interior was available in either Golden Dawn or Daybreak Green colour options.

1) Drivers seat.

2) Passenger seat.

Photo also shows the extra cost swivel seat with front table option.

VW T25 Devon Sunrise Front Seats Showing Front Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

3) Rear facing seat with storage under for optional porta potti. With backrest removed it could be used another dining seat.

1980 VW T25 Devon Sunrise Rear Facing Seat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) Fold out extension dining seat.

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

6) Centre table on cranked leg.

1980 VW T25 Devon  Sunrise Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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

1985 VW T25 Devon Sunrise Rear Cushion

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

9) Vitreous enamel Optimus 8340 two burner cooker with hot plate and grill. Matching sink and drainer with switch controlled electric pump and tap.

1983 VW T25 Devon Sunrise Cooker SinkAnd Drainer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

10) Electrolux RM 212 two way (gas / 12 volt) refrigerator. Fridge has a built in freezer box.

1983 VW T25 Devon Sunrise Electrolux Fridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

11) Deep storage locker.

12) Rear wardrobe.

1985 VW T25 Devon  Sunrise Rear Wardrobe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

13) 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 Sunrise  Fresh Water Cani

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Side sliding door.

VW T25  DevonSunrise 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:

Luxury cab trim.

Swivel front seat and table package.

Porta Potti Model 35 chemical flushing toilet.

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

1983 VW T25 Devon Sunrise Electrical Control Panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Riviera de luxe underfloor remote control gas operated heater.

Insulated roof skirt.

Side Step.

Cab Hammock Bunk.

Sliding window.

Louvre window.

Cab Hammock Bunk.

 

 

6) Volkswagen T25 / T3 Devon Sunrise “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 Sunrise “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 Sunrise “Aero Space” Insulated Elevating Roof Specification

Available from circa 1985 onwards.

1985 Devon Sunrise Elevating Roof

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Volkswagen T25 / T3 Devon Sunrise 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.

Window on passenger side.

Roof vent with flyscreen.

Lockers built into hightop.

 

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

Side Stripe

1983 VW T25 Devon Sunrise  Side Stripe

1983 VW T25 Devon Sunrise Logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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VW Volkswagen T25 / T3 Devon Sunrise Sales Brochures Prospekt Download

Download 1983 VW T25 / T3 Devon Moonraker And Devon Sunrise Poptop Elevating Roof Sales Brochure (PDF Format)

Download 1985 VW T25 / T3 Devon Moonraker and Devon Sunrise Sales Brochure (PDF Format)

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)

 

VW Volkswagen T25 / T3 Devon Sunrise Price Lists Download

Download Oct 1983 VW T25 / T3 Devon Moonraker and Devon Sunrise Poptop Elevating Roof Camper Pricelist (PDF Format)

Download Oct 1985 VW T25 / T3 Devon Moonraker, Devon Dart and Devon Sunrise Poptop Elevating Roof Camper Pricelist from magazine buyers guide (PDF Format)

 

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

Download 1984 VW T25 / T3 Devon Sunrise Poptop Camper Owners User Instruction Manual (PDF Format)

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

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

Download July 1983 VW T25 / T3 Devon Moonraker and Devon Sunrise Motor Caravan SMTT Test Day Report (also includes Autohomes Kamper, Autosleeper VT20, Holdsworth Villa, Diamond RV Autocruiser, Cavalier Coachman Classic and some other non VW models - (PDF Format)

Download Sept 1983 VW T25 / T3 Devon Sunrise Camper Magazine Review (PDF Format)

Download Sept 1983 VW T25 / T3 and Devon Sunrise (Autohomes Kamper Mk 2 and Holdsworth Villa and Autosleeper VT20) Magazine Advert (PDF Format)

Download Jan 1985 VW T25 / T3 1984 Earls Court Show Report including Devon Sunrise 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 July 1985 VW T25 / T3 Devon Camper Magazine Advert featuring Devon Sunrise (PDF Format)

 

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