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VW T4 Transporter Autosleeper Gatcombe 

Volkswagen T4 Transporter Auto-Sleeper Gatcombe Motorhome Model History

VW T4 Autosleeper Gatcombe Motorhome

VW T4 Autosleeper Gatcombe Motorhome

VW T4 Transporter Autosleeper Gatcombe

Circa Sept 1999 Auto-Sleepers used the latest version of the short wheel base chassis cab T4 Transporter as the base vehicle for a totally new coachbuilt model using an advanced one piece fibreglass monocoque body. It was  called the Autosleeper Gatcombe motorhome. The Autosleeper Gatcombe was available in two variants. The standard configuration featured an inward facing settee on the nearside and a dinette incorporating a forward facing seat on the offside The optional layout featured a settee on both nearside and offside. then at the rear both layouts had a shower and toilet cubicle area with fold down washbasin and cassette toilet.

1) VW T4 Autosleeper Gatcombe 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, AEN Otto Motor (2461cc), 81 Kw 110 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 5537 mm

Height 2864 mm

Width (mirrors folded) 2172 mm

 

3) Volkswagen T4 Transporter Autosleeper Gatcombe Colour Options

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

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

VW R902 Grey White

VW T4 Autosleeper Gatcombe Motorhome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) Volkswagen T4 Transporter Autosleeper Gatcombe Furniture Specification

The Volkswagen T4 Transporter Autosleeper Gatcombe layout consisted of:

Layout Option 1:

Rear has a forward facing seat with three point safety belt.

VW T4 Autosleeper Gatcombe Layout Option 1

VW T4 Autosleeper Gatcombe Layout Option 1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Layout Option 2:

Rear has a settee on each side.

 

VW T4 Autosleeper Gatcombe Furniture Layout 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

VW T4 Transporter Autosleeper Gatcombe Layout 2

VW T4 Transporter Autosleeper Gatcombe Layout 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Materials Used:

Cushions -

Curtains -

Carpets -

Lining Material -

Units - Light European Oak

Unit Work Surfaces - Light European Oak

 

 

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

VW T4 Autosleeper Gatcombe Front Cab Seats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B) The rear is available in two layouts: one with a settee on both sides, the other with a settee on one side and an optional forward facing seat on the other. The forward facing seat is fitted with a three point lap and diagonal seat belt.

VW T4 Autosleeper Gatcombe Seating

VW T4 Autosleeper Gatcombe Rear Seating Plan

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The seats can be converted into either two single beds or one double bed. There is also an option to have an overhead bed instead of storage lockers above the cab area.

VW T4 Autosleeper  Gatcombe Rear Double Bed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C) Removable table

VW T4 Autosleeper Gatcombe Rear Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

VW T4 Autosleeper Gatcombe Wardrobe

VW T4 Autosleeper Gatcombe Heater

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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 Autosleeper Gatcombe Toilet Cubicle

VW T4 Autosleeper Gatcombe Cassette Toilet

VW T4 Autosleeper Gatcombe Toilet

VW T4 Autosleeper Gatcombe Hand Basin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kitchen unit consisting of:

F) Four burner Spinflo Caprice tower cooker and grill with oven below.

G) Alongside the cooker unit is the sink and drainer unit with cupboard below. Sink has fold up work top cover. Sink has mixer tap for hot and cold running water.

VW T4 Transporter Autosleeper Gatcombe Kitchen Unit

VW T4 Autosleeper Gatcombe Sink

VW T4 Autosleeper Gatcombe Oven

VW T4 Autosleeper Gatcombe Motorhome Kitchen Layout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H) Electrolux RM 4213 three way (gas / 12 volt / 240 volt operated) refrigerator (or RM2200 or RM4217 or RM4233S) with electronic ignition system. Fridge has internal freezer compartment. Above fridge is a cocktail cabinet.

VW T4 Autosleeper Gatcombe Electrolux Fridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

VW T4 Autosleeper Gatcombe Overhead Locker

 

 

 

 

 

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

VW T4 Autosleeper GatcombeGL Gas Locker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other features include:

Opening roof vent / skylight for fresh air.

VW T4 Autosleeper Gatcombe Skylight

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stainless steel roof rack and ladder.

VW T4 Autosleeper Gatcombe Ladderand 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. This was mounted on the front facing wall of the rear wardrobe.

VW T4 Autosleeper  Gatcombe  Zig Unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

12 Volt 60 Amp/Hour second auxiliary equipment battery.

Zig X70 or CEC (Plug In Systems) battery charger.

Fresh water tank for pressurised water system with electrically pumped water tap.

Wastewater tank.

Carver Cascade 2 (or Carver Rapide or Trumatic Ultrastore)) water heater with mains hook up facility.

Carver 3000S space heater.

12 volt Truma blown air heater.

Large double glazed windows.

Cassette window blinds and flyscreens.

Fluorescent lights, reading lights and mains light.

Head rests on both cab seats.

Fire extinguisher.

Intermittent wipe and two speed wipers.

Padded steering wheel.

Two courtesy lights.

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.

VW T4 Autosleeper Gatcombe Crockery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5) Options available at extra cost included:

Overhead bed above cab area in place of overhead lockers.

VW T4 Autosleeper Gatcombe Overcab Bed

VW T4 Autosleeper Gatcombe Overcab Bed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6) Volkswagen T4 Transporter Autosleeper Gatcombe Side Stripes and Logos

There was normally a small blue stripe on the front of the vehicle and a burgundy Gatcombe logo on the driver and passenger doors. Also there was a blue Auto-sleeper logo on the front of the roof and the rear of the monocoque body.

VW T4 Autosleeper Gatcombe Front Stripe

 

 

 

 

 

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

VW T4 Autosleeper Gatcombe Side Stripe

 

 

 

 

VW T4 Autosleeper Gatcombe Side Logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VW T4 Autosleeper Gatcombe Rear Logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

AutosleeperGatcombeRoofLogo

 

 

 

 

 

 

VW T4 AutosleeperGatcombe Roof Stripe

 

 

 

 

 

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

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VW Volkswagen T4 Autosleeper Gatcombe Motorhome Sales Brochures Prospekt Download

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)

Nov 2002 Autosleeper Model Range Weights and Dimensional Date Brochure including VW, Ford and Peugeot (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 Gatcombe Motorhome Price Lists Download

Download Nov 2002 Autosleeper Model Range Price List including VW, Ford and Peugeot (PDF Format)

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

 

VW Volkswagen T4 Autosleeper Gatcombe Motorhome Owners Instruction Manual Handbook Download

Download 2004 VW T4 Transporter Autosleeper Gatcombe Owners Instruction User Manual and Wiring Diagram (PDF Format)

 

VW Volkswagen T4 Autosleeper Gatcombe Motorhome Magazine Review / Magazine Articles / Magazine Adverts Download

Download 2000  VW T4 Transporter Autosleeper Gatcombe Magazine Review (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 New Limited Edition Model - Trident LE, Trooper LE, Topaz LE, Clubman Anniversary LE and Gatcombe LE Magazine Aricle with Prices (PDF Format)

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

 

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