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VW T4 Autosleeper Clubman GL 

Volkswagen T4 Transporter Auto-Sleeper Clubman GL Camper Model History

VW T4 Autosleeper Clubman GL Motorhome

VW T4 Autosleeper Clubman GL Camper

VW T4 Autosleeper Clubman Grande Luxe

Circa 1990 Volkswagen phased out the rear engined T25 / T3 Transporter. The replacement for the T25 was the front engined T4 Transporter. Auto-Sleepers used the new short wheel base T4 Chassis Cab Transporter as the base vehicle for a totally new coachbuilt model using an advanced one piece fibreglass monocoque body. It was  called the Autosleeper Clubman GL (Grande Luxe) motorhome and was released circa Sept 1991. The interior had a seating / bedroom area behind the cab seats and then further back a kitchen area with sink, fridge, cooker and oven and then at the rear offside the shower and bathroom area with fold down washbasin and cassette toilet. Note that during the production period of this model various changes were made to the specification including changes to cupboard door handles, 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.

1) VW T4 Autosleeper Clubman GL motorhome engine options and approx price (inclusive road tax and VAT when new in standard form):

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Petrol Watercooled 2.0 Litre, 4 Cylinder, AAC Otto Motor (1968cc), 62 Kw 84 PS, 5 speed manual gearbox, wheelbase 2920 mm, £?

Petrol Watercooled 2.5 Litre, 5 Cylinder, AAF / ACU 1993 onwards / AEN 1995 onwards Otto Motor (2461cc), 81 Kw 110 PS, 5 speed manual gearbox, wheelbase 2920 mm, £?

Diesel Watercooled 1.9 Litre, 4 Cylinder, 1X (1896cc) 45 Kw 61 PS 5 speed manual gearbox, wheelbase 2920 mm, £?

Turbo Diesel Watercooled 1.9 Litre TD, 4 Cylinder, ABL  1993 onwards (1896cc), 50 Kw 68 PS, 5 speed manual gearbox, wheelbase 2920 mm, £?

Diesel Watercooled 2.4 Litre, 5 Cylinder, AAB (2370cc) 57 Kw 78 PS 5 speed manual gearbox, wheelbase 2920 mm, £?

Turbo Diesel Watercooled TDI 2.5 Litre, 5 Cylinder, ACV 1995 onwards (2461cc) 75 Kw 102 PS 5 speed manual gearbox, wheelbase 2920 mm, £?

 

2) Dimensions

Length 5290 mm

Height 2629 mm

Width (excl mirrors)  1943 mm

Width (incl mirrors) 2185 mm

 

3) Volkswagen T4 Transporter Autosleeper Clubman GL Colour Options

As far as I know the VW Autosleeper Clubman GL was available in 1 colour.

T7T7 Grey White R902 (Grauweiß). Monocoque body was light blue / white duo-tone.

VW R902 Grey White

VW T4 Transporter Autosleeper Clubman GL

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) Volkswagen T4 Transporter Autosleeper Clubman GL Furniture Specification

The Volkswagen T4 Transporter Autosleeper Clubman GL layout consisted of:

VW T4 Autosleeper Clubman GL Layout

 

 

 

 

 

 

VW T4 Transporter Autosleeper Clubman GL Layout

VW T4 Autosleeper Clubman GL Furniture  Layout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1993 owners manual shows there were 2 options available for the interior trim.

Materials Used:

Option 1:

Cushions - Rhapsody 31 Prima

Curtains - Antionette Chintz

Carpets - Dalmation Grey Hudson

Lining Material - Cockcroft Grey Blue / Gaskell Cloud AS Blue

Units - Light European Oak

Unit Work Surfaces - Light European Oak

Shower lining - Atlas

Shower Curtain - Hadida Savoy Beige

 

Option 2:

Cushions - Anthony 15 MF Rose

Curtains - Pink Chatres

Carpets - Dalmation Red Deer

Lining Material - FBC 27/60 / Wheat/Mid Coral

Units - Light European Oak

Unit Work Surfaces - Light European Oak

Shower lining - Atlas

Shower Curtain - Hadida Savoy Beige

 

A) Fully adjustable driver and passenger cab seats upholstered in same material as rear seats.

VW T4 Autosleeper Clubman GL Motorhome Front Cab Seats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B) Dinette converts to form two longitudinal single beds (1905 mm x 686 mm) or a transverse double bed (1905 mm x 1321 mm).

VW T4 Autosleeper Clubman GL Rear Seating Arrangement

VW T4 Autosleeper Clubman GL Double Bed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C) Removable tables x 2. When not in use tables are stored behind the backrest of the near side settee. The table legs are clipped in place in the wardrobe.

VW T4 Autosleeper Clubman Table

VW T4 Autosleeper Clubman Table Storage

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D) Wardrobe with Carver 3000 S (or Carver 3600-STC or Trumatic E 2400 or Truma S 3002) thermostatically controlled space heater below.

Truma Ultraheat S 3002 Electric Heater.

Trumavent hot air distribution and ventilation fan.

VW T4 Autosleeper Clubman GL Rear Wardrobe

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E) Shower / toilet compartment with Thetford cassette toilet, vanity unit and drop down hand basin, ducted heating and large dressing mirror.

Shower and wash basin have hot and cold water.

Toilet compartment has a large top hinging acrylic window.

VW T4 Transporter  Autosleeper Clubman Bathroom

VW T4 Autosleeper Clubman Toilet Cubicle

VW T4 Autosleeper Clubman Cassette Toilet

VW T4 Autosleeper Clubman GL Motorhome Wash Basin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VW T4 Autosleeper Clubman Toilet Cassette Hatch

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kitchen unit consisting of:

F) Two burner stainless steel cooker and grill (with specially designed heat resistant laminated lid so that it can be folded away when not in use) and Leisure Products LP Voyager 2000 oven below.

G) Alongside the cooker unit is the stainless steel sink and drainer unit (with specially designed heat resistant laminated lid so that it can be hidden away when not in use) and cupboard below. Sink has mixer tap for hot and cold running water.

VW T4 Autosleeper Clubman GL Kitchen Unit

VW T4 Autosleeper Clubman GL Kitchen Area

VW T4 Autosleeper Clubman GL Two Burner Stove

VW T4 Autosleeper Clubman GL Oven

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H) Electrolux RM 4213 tilt resistant three way (gas / 12 volt / 240 volt operated) refrigerator (or RM2200 or RM4217) with electronic ignition system. Fridge has internal freezer compartment. Above fridge is a cocktail cabinet.

VW T4 Autosleeper Clubman GL Fridge

VW T4 Autosleeper Clubman GL Electrolux Fridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I) Overhead lockers above cab area. As an optional extra a bed could be specified instead of lockers.

VW T4 Autosleeper Clubman GL Overhead  Locker

 

 

 

 

 

J) External gas storage for 2 x 7kg gas cylinders.

VW T4 Autosleeper Clubman GL Gas Locker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other features include:

Opening roof vents for fresh air. Roof vents have flyscreens and night blinds.

An electrical quartz clock is mounted on the overcab bulkhead.

Stainless steel roof rack and ladder.

VW T4 Autosleeper Clubman GL Ladder and Roof Rack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full carpeting throughout.

Mains electric hook up with safety protection via RCCD circuit breaker and two MCB’s.

Zig electrical control panel with water level gauge, individual fuses for each electrical appliance, master switches for 12 volt lighting system and water pump, a 12 volt outlet socket and a light indicating when fridge is operating on 12 volts. The Zig unit was mounted above the fridge unit. Different Zig units were used depending on year including Zig MC-2000 and Zig MC-3000m.

VW T4 Autosleeper Clubman GL Zig  MC2000 Control Panel

VW T4 Autosleeper Clubman GL Zig  MC3000mControl Panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

On later vans (circa post 2001) a different type of zig electronic control panel was used. This was mounted on the front facing wall of the rear wardrobe.

VW T4 Autosleeper Clubman GL Zig Panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 Volt 60 Amp / Hour (petrol engines) 12 volt 66 Amp / Hour (diesel engines) second auxiliary equipment battery.

Battery charger (Zig DCU3 on earlier models and Zig X7 / Zig X-70 / CEC Plug In Systems Inter Power on later models depending on year).

84.6 litre (18 1/2 gallon) fresh water tank for pressurised water system with electrically pumped water tap.

54.8 litre (12 gallon) waste water tank.

Carver Cascade 2 (or Carver Rapide or Truma Ultrastore on later models) water heater with mains hook up facility mounted in the offside bed box.

Carver 3000S (or Carver 3600-STC or Truma S3002 space heater.

Truma  Ultraheat 240 Volt Heater

Trumatic E2400 LPG Heater

12 volt Trumavent hot air and ventilation fan.

Large double glazed windows.

Cassette window blinds and flyscreens.

Four 16 watt fluorescent lights, two spot lights 10 watt, One 9 watt fluorescent light in toilet/shower compartment, one 9 watt fluorescent light in overcab compartment, one DL9K fluorescent light in overhead storage lockers (if fitted), one 240 volt mains light.

Head rests on both cab seats.

Fire extinguisher.

Intermittent wipe and two speed wipers.

Padded steering wheel.

Two courtesy lights.

White Taurus wheel trims.

Radio cassette.

Thermally lined curtains.

Scatter cushions.

Specially selected seat fabrics with fire retardant foam.

Handcrafted edging on all cabinet work.

Tableware for four in overhead cabinet above fridge unit.

AutosleeperClubmanCrockery

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5) Options available at extra cost included:

Overhead bed (1727 mm x 1092 mm) above cab area in place of overhead lockers.

VW T4 Autosleeper Clubman GL Overcab Bed

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Roof vent with built in extractor / cooling fan in place of rear roof ventilator.

Lap restraints to forward end of rear inward facing dinette seats.

Cab seats with arm rests.

Awning wedges.

Awning(specify).

Ladder Guard.

Omnimax TV aerial.

Detachable work surface.

Front marker lights.

Bicycle rack.

 

 

6) Volkswagen T4 Transporter Autosleeper Clubman GL Side Stripes and Logos

The exterior varied depending which option was chosen for the interior.

If option 1 interior was chosen the exterior colours were:

Base vehicle - Volkswagen grey white

Base vehicle code - R902

Coachwork - Toyota white 023

Skirt and upper coachline - Austin Rover slate grey

Code - LRC 348

Adhesive coach stripes 3/4” Grey, 1/2” Grey, 1/4”, 1/8” White with 1/16” Red

If option 2 interior was chosen the exterior colours were:

Base vehicle - Volkswagen grey white

Base vehicle code - R902

Coachwork - Toyota white 023 or Renault beige 170

Skirt and upper coachline - Austin Rover slate grey

Code - LRC 348

Adhesive coach stripes 3/4” Grey, 1/2” Grey/Burgundy, 1/4”, 1/8” White with 1/16” Red

There was normally a small blue AS logo on the front of the vehicle and a blue Clubman GL logo on the side of the front wings. Also there was a blue Auto-sleeper logo on the front of the roof and the rear of the monocoque body.

VW T4 Autosleeper Clubman GL Bonnet Logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

White and light blue duo-tone body is complimented by a dark high level body stripe a coach line just below the windows and by a lighter coloured combination stripe at low waist level.

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VW T4 Autosleeper Clubman GL  Side Logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VW T4 Autosleeper Clubman GL Rear Logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The roof had stripes at the front, rear and sides and an auto-sleeper logo on the front:

VW T4 Autosleeper Clubman Front Roof

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7) Links to Volkswagen T4 Transporter Autosleeper Clubman GL Motorhome Owners Instruction Manuals, Sales Brochures  and Price Lists

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VW Volkswagen T4 Autosleeper Clubman GL Motorhome Sales Brochures Prospekt Download

1991 VW T4 Transporter Autosleeper Model Range (Includes Autosleeper Trident, Trooper, Trophy and Clubman models) Sales Brochure (PDF Format)

1994 VW T4 Transporter Volkswagen Motorcaravan Model Range (Includes Autotrail, Autosleeper, Autohomes, Holdsworth, Swift and Compass ) Sales Brochure (PDF Format)

1995 VW T4 Transporter Volkswagen Motorcaravan Model Range (Includes Autotrail, Autosleeper, Autohomes, Holdsworth, Swift and Compass ) Sales Brochure (PDF Format)

1996 VW T4 Transporter Autosleeper Model Range (Includes Autosleeper Trident, Trooper, Topaz, Clubman and Medallion models) Sales Brochure (PDF Format)

1996 VW T4 Transporter Volkswagen Motorcaravan Model Range (Includes Autotrail, Autosleeper, Autohomes, Cockburn Holdsworth, Swift and Compass ) Sales Brochure (PDF Format)

2001 VW T4 Transporter Volkswagen Motorcaravan Model Range (Includes Auto-sleeper, Bilbos, Reimo and Compass ) Sales Brochure (PDF Format)

2002 VW T4 Transporter Volkswagen Motorcaravan Model Range (Includes Auto-sleeper, Bilbos, Reimo and Compass ) Sales Brochure (PDF Format)

2003 VW T4 Transporter Autosleeper Model Range (Includes Autosleeper Trident LE, Trooper LE, Topaz LE, Clubman Anniversary LE and Gatcombe LE models) Sales Brochure (PDF Format)

 

VW Volkswagen T4 Autosleeper Clubman GL Motorhome Price Lists Download

Download 2003 VW T4 Transporter Autosleeper Model Range Price List (PDF Format)

 

VW Volkswagen T4 Autosleeper Clubman GL Motorhome Owners Instruction Manual Handbook Download

1993 VW T4 Transporter Autosleeper Clubman GL Owners Instruction User Manual and Wiring Diagram (PDF Format)

2001  VW T4 Transporter Autosleeper Clubman GL Owners Instruction User Manual and Wiring Diagram (PDF Format)

 

VW Volkswagen T4 Autosleeper Clubman GL Motorhome Magazine Adverts / Reviews / Articles Download

1993 Autosleeper Clubman GL Magazine Review

1994 Autosleeper Clubman GL Magazine Review

May 1994 VW T4 Transporter Autosleeper  Magazine Advert Featuring Trident, Trooper, Trophy and Clubman GL

Download July 2003 VW T4 Transporter Autosleeper New Limited Edition Model - Trident LE, Trooper LE, Topaz LE, Clubman Anniversary LE and Gatcombe LE Magazine Aricle with Prices (PDF Format)

Download 2003 VW T4 Transporter Volkswagen Motorcaravan Model Range (Includes Auto-sleeper, Bilbos, Reimo and Compass) Sales Brochure (PDF Format)

Download July 2003 VW T4 Transporter Autosleeper Clubman Anniversary LE and Gatcombe LE Magazine Advert (PDF Format)

 

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