We love hearing about your road trips, so when we heard from the VW camper van Syncro owners group, the Syncronauts, we were inspired. They are an eclectic bunch of campers, off-roaders, ex military as well as a number of 9 to 5’ers and weekend warriors.
The Syncronauts like nothing more than to play in their 4 by 4’s. We heard directly from the group that the Syncro is an awesome vehicle that everyone should have a go in. They are very capable off-road vehicles and perfect for driving in the snow, negotiating the mud and tackling minor flooding.
A few details of the above camper van for the VW camper van geeks out there:
1987 VW Caravelle Syncro 4 by 4; 2.1 Petrol; fitted with a de-coupler to alternate between 2 and 4 wheel drive; front and rear diff. locks; LPG conversion; swivel Captain Seats; 12 volt lighting and leisure battery; full width rock and roll bed; and a kitchen pod to cook up a storm!
The owner, Greg, tells us that if you want one of these mean machines you need to have a knowledgeable team to help you maintain it. They use Coast VW here in good old Devon, who also have a few available to buy and convert.
So what exactly do a bunch of VW camper van 4 wheel drive enthusiasts do when they get together at the weekend? Well my friends, that is no longer a mystery…
… meet the Syncronauts!
Film and Picture Credits: Greg at Solution Studios and Jed at Campervan Culture