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VW T4 Autohomes Karisma 

Volkswagen T4 Transporter Autohomes Karisma Camper Model History

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Hightop Camper

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Hightop Camper

VW T4 Transporter Autohomes Karisma Motorhome

In Nov 1986 Autohomes introduced a new model based on the VW T4 Long Wheel Base (LWB) platform called the Autohomes Karisma Camper. Note that the Autohomes Karisma name had been used previously for a VW T25 based model. The VW T4 Autohomes Karisma had a solid high top roof and the interior had a seating / bedroom area behind the cab seats and then further back a kitchen area with sink, fridge, and two burner gas hob / grill and then at the rear a shower and bathroom area with fold down washbasin and cassette toilet. This was a 2 berth camper and the roof had storage cupboards inside at the front and on the outside a tailgate ladder leading to a rear roof rack. Specification included a hot water heater, propex blown air heating and a mains hook up facility with Zig control panel and leisure battery charger.

 1) VW T4 Autohomes Karisma hightop roof version engine options and approx price (inclusive road tax and VAT when new in standard form):

Diesel Watercooled 2.4 Litre, 5 Cylinder, AAB (2370cc) 57 Kw 78 PS 5 speed manual gearbox, wheelbase 3320 mm, £26,745 - Price from Buyers Guide MMM magazine December 1996

 

2) Dimensions

Length 5100 mm

Height 2690 mm

Width 1930 mm

 

3) Volkswagen T4 Transporter Autohomes Karisma Colour Options

As far as I know the VW Autohomes Karisma was available in 1 colour.

T7T7 Grey White R902 (Grauweiß) (with white roof)

VW R902 Grey White

1997 VW T4 Autohomes Karisma LWB Motorhome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) Volkswagen T4 Transporter Autohomes Karisma Furniture Specification

The Volkswagen T4 Transporter Autohomes Karisma layout consisted of:

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Outline Layout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Layout

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Floorplan

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Floorplan Layout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

AA) Settee that converts to Two x Single Beds (one 1829 mm x 610 mm and one 1880 mm x 610 mm) or Double Bed (1829 mm x 1600 mm).

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma  Rear Settee

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Single Beds

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Double Bed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EB) Forward facing rear seat with three point inertia seat belt.

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Front Facing Rear Seat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

EE) Fully adjustable swivelling captains cab seats upholstered in same material as rear seats. Seats had headrests and adjustable armrests.

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma  Cab Seats

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Swivelling Cab Seats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

F) Rear inertia seat belts.

HH) Free standing folding table that is stored in rear wardrobe when not in use .

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Table

Autohomes Karisma Table Stored in Wardrobe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

II) Spinflo two burner hob and grill.

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma 2 Burner Cooker

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Cooker and Grill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fold Out Kitchen Worktop

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Fold  Out Worktop

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J) Sink and drainer.

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Sink and Tap

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cutlery Drawer.

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Cutlery Drawer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

L) Rear Wardrobe

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Wardrobe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

N) Vanity Unit

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Vanity Unit

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma  Washbasin

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storage Cubby above Washbasin

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Vanity Unit

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Vanity Unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

NN) Thetford C2 Cassette Toilet.

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Cassette  Loo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O) Rooflight.

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Rooflight Vent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Q) Wine Locker Next To Fridge.

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Wine Locker

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Wine Locker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R) Overcab Front and Side Storage Lockers.

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Front Roof Locker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R) Side Roof Storage Locker Above Sink

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Rear Side Roof Cupboard Above Sink

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

R) Side Roof Storage Rack Above Cooker

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Rear Side Storage Rack Above  Cooker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S) Gas bottle cupboard with space for one 3.9 Kg propane cylinder.

 

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Gas Locker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

T) Thermostatically controlled Propex blown air heating system which is flued to exterior of vehicle.

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Propex Thermostat

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Heater outlet and heater are beneath the front facing rear seat as shown in photo below.

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Propex Heater

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Propex Heater Outlet Vent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

U) Electrolux RM 4201S three way (gas / 12 volt / 240 volt operated) refrigerator (with electronic ignition system) below. Fridge has internal freezer compartment.

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Electrolux RM4201S Fridge

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Electrolux Fridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

W) Shower Cubicle In Rear Bathroom - Shower Tray is Accessed By Lifting Floor Panel - Door Slides Out To Seperate Bathroom Area

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Shower Cubicle

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Sliding Bathroom Door

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

X) Carver Cascade Rapide water heater (located under rear settee).

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Carver Heater

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Carver Heater External Vent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Y) 75  ?? litre (16.5 gallon) or 78 litre (17 gallon) fresh water tank for pressurised water system with electrically pumped water tap via a self priming Shureflo water pump. Externally locking filler cap.

Z) 38 ?? Litre (8.3 gallon) or 25 litre (5.5 litre)  wastewater tank.

 

ZZ)Shower and dressing room separated by dividing sliding door.

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Sliding Shower Door

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other features include:

Stainless steel ladder with rear roof rack.

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Rear Ladder and Roof Rack

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Rear Ladder and Roof Rack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Full carpeting throughout.

CEC 225 SPN (Plug In Systems) 240 volt mains unit for electric hook up with safety protection via RCCD circuit breaker and two MCB’s (under rear settee seat).

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma CEC225 SPN Mains Unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zig Marque ||| electrical control panel with Zig X-7 charger (located under rear settee seat) for leisure battery, individual fuses for each electrical appliance, master switchs for 12 volt water pump, lighting, propex heater and a water level gauge and a 12 volt outlet socket. Internal 240 Volt mains outlet socket.

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Zig Marque Unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening sliding window above settee and in sliding door.

Fluorescent lights.

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Fluroescent Light

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rear seat restraint straps.

Head rests on both cab seats.

Fire extinguisher and blanket.

Smoke alarm.

Intermittent wipe and two speed wipers.

Padded steering wheel.

Two courtesy lights.

Blinds with flyscreens / curtains all round.

Specially selected seat fabrics with fire retardant foam.

Heated rear window with wash wipe.

Wheel trims.

 

5) Options available at extra cost included:

Not aware of any as this was a fully equipped van as standard.

 

6) Volkswagen T4 Transporter Autohomes Karisma Hightop Roof Specification

Fully insulated roof.

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Hightop Roof

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

O) Opening roof vent for fresh air.

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Roof Vent

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening double glazed plastic roof side windows.

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Roof Window

 

 

 

 

 

 

7) Volkswagen T4 Transporter Autohomes Karisma Side Stripes and Logos

The coachline stripes on the front, side and rear were green and blue.

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Side Stripe

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Side Stripe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Front Stripe

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Rear Stripe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Front Autohomes Logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The roof had stripes at the front, rear and side and a Karisma logo on the front and rear as shown below:

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Roof Stripes

 

 

 

 

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Front  Roof Logo

VW T4 Autohomes Karisma Rear Roof Stripe and Logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

8) Links to Volkswagen T4 Transporter Autohomes Karisma Owners Instruction Manuals, Sales Brochures  and Price Lists

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Buyers Guide VW T4 Autohomes Kamper and Karisma Pricelist From Magazine December 1996

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