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VW T4 Autohomes Merlin 

Volkswagen T4 Transporter Autohomes Merlin Coachbuilt Motorhome Model History

VW T4 Autohomes Merlin Motorhome

VW T4 Autohomes Merlin Camper

VW T4 Transporter Autohomes Merlin Motorhome

Circa 1995 Autohomes released a new coachbuilt model based on the VW T4 Long Wheel Based chassis cab platform called the VW T4 Autohomes Merlin Motorhome. The interior had a “U” shaped lounge area at the rear that converts to a bed at night, a well fitted kitchen area in the middle and a shower area. Entry was via a side door. Note the Autohomes Merlin name had been used in earlier years for non VW models.

1) VW T4 Autohomes Merlin Motorhome roof version 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 xxxx mm, £?

Petrol Watercooled 2.5 Litre, 5 Cylinder, AAF Otto Motor (2461cc), 81 Kw 110 PS, 5 speed manual gearbox, wheelbase xxxx mm, £?

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

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

 

2) Dimensions

Length 5410 mm

Height 2720 mm

Width 2150 mm

 

3) Volkswagen T4 Transporter Autohomes Merlin Colour Options

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

T7T7 Grey White R902 (Grauweiß)

VW R902 Grey White

VW T4 Autohomes Merlin Coachbuilt Motorhome

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) Volkswagen T4 Transporter Autohomes Merlin Furniture Specification

The Volkswagen T4 Transporter Autohomes Merlin layout consisted of:

VW T4 Autohomes Merlin Layout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

VW T4 Autohomes Merlin Furniture Layout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

“U” Shaped lounge area with seating (storage under seat bases) that converts into double bed (2010 mm x 1350 mm) and removable table.

VW T4 Autohomes Merlin Lounge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Materials Used:

Upholstery - Capiro Milano

 

Fully adjustable captains cab seats upholstered in same material as rear seats. Seats had headrests.

VW T4 Autohomes Merlin  Front Seats

VW T4 Autohomes Merlin Cab  Seats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sink and drainer has hot and cold water via mixer tap and cover to create additional work surface.

AutohomesMerlinSinkDrainer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spinflo three burner hob and grill.

Thermostatically controlled Maxol Monte Carlo 3000 Oven with push button ignition.

VW T4 Autohomes Merlin Kitchen Unit

VW T4 Autohomes Merlin Cooker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Electrolux RM4206 three way (gas / 12 volt / 240 volt operated) refrigerator (with electronic ignition system). Fridge has internal freezer compartment.

VW T4 Autohomes Merlin Electrolux Fridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Wardrobe between shower unit and rear seat. Maxol Montana 1800C space heater at base of wardrobe.

AutohomesMerlinWardrobe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Shower cubicle (behind drivers seat) with Thetford electric flushing cassette toilet, hand basin, built in strip lighting.

VW T4 Autohomes Merlin Wash Basin

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VW T4 Autohomes Merlin Shower Room

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening roof lights for ventilation.

Overhead  lockers along both sides.

VW T4 Autohomes Merlin Overhead Locker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exterior lockable compartment accessible from inside and outside the vehicle.

Exterior access gas bottle cupboard holds two x 7 kg butane or two x 6 kg propane cylinders.

Maxol Montana 1800C space heater.

Carver Cascade 2GE water heater with mains hook up facility.

VW T4 Autohomes Merlin Carver Cascad

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

54 litre fresh water tank for pressurised water system with electrically pumped water tap via a self priming Shureflo water pump. Externally locking filler cap.

36 litre wastewater tank.

 

Other features include:

Full carpeting throughout.

CEC 225 (Plug In Systems) 240 volt mains electric hook up with safety protection via RCCD circuit breaker and two MCB’s.

Zig electrical control panel with Zig X3 charger for leisure battery. Two x internal 240 volt mains outlet sockets.

VW T4 Autohomes Merlin Zig Control Unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two x twin-tube fluorescent units, single fluorescent over kitchen, twin bulb unit in overcab bed, single tube unit in washroom.

Head rests on both cab seats.

TV table.

VW T4 Autohomes Merlin TV Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two vanity mirrors.

Ladder for overcab bed.

Cocktail cabinet.

Cutlery draw.

Fire extinguisher and blanket.

Smoke alarm.

TV aerial socket.

12 volt socket.

Intermittent wipe and two speed wipers.

Padded steering wheel.

Double glazed windows with insulated roller blinds, fly screens and lined curtains.

Two scatter cushions.

Tableware for four located in roof side locker

Specially selected seat fabrics with fire retardant foam.

Wheel trims.

 

5) Options available at extra cost included:

Power steering for 2.0 litre petrol model - it was already standard on other larger petrol and diesel models.

 

6) Volkswagen T4 Transporter Autohomes Merlin Motorhome Roof Specification

Fully insulated roof.

VW T4 Autohomes Merlin Roof

 

 

 

 

 

Opening roof vents for fresh air.

Overcab double bed (1960 mm x 1040 mm) with retainer net.

VW T4 Autohomes Merlin Overcab Bed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

7) Volkswagen T4 Transporter Autohomes Merlin Side Stripes and Logos

I have seen two different styles of striping on the Autohomes Merlin

On the first the coachline stripes on the side and rear were blue and situated at the lower, mid and roof height.

On the second the coachline stripes on the side front and rear were a brown and silver grey combination.

There was a Merlin logo on each side below the side front roof height window.

On the rear there where also blue or brown and silver grey stripes with the mid level one having a Merlin logo in the centre.

VW T4 Autohomes Merlin Side Stripes and Logos

VW T4 Autohomes Merlin Side Stripe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The front of the roof also had blue or brown stripes.

VW T4 Autohomes Merlin Roof Stripe

 

 

 

 

 

 

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

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VW Volkswagen T4 Autohomes Merlin Sales Brochures Prospekt Download

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

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

Download Feb 1996 VW T4 Transporter Autohomes Model Range (includes Kamper, Karisma and Merlin Models) Sales Brochure  (PDF Format)

 

VW Volkswagen T4 Autohomes Merlin Price Lists Download

Download 1995 VW T4 Transporter Autohomes Merlin and (Autohomes Kamper, Autohomes Explorer, Autohomes  Komet and Peugeot Autohomes Highwayman) Owners Instruction User Manual (PDF Format)

 

VW Volkswagen T4 Autohomes Merlin Owners Instruction Manual Handbook Download

Download 1995 VW T4 Transporter Autohomes Kamper, Autohomes Komet,  Autohomes Explorer, Autohomes Merlin and Peugeot Autohomes Highwayman Owners Instruction User Manual (PDF Format)

Download 1996 VW T4 Transporter Compass (Autohomes) Motorhome Owners Instruction User Manual (PDF Format)

Download 1997 VW T4 Transporter Compass (Autohomes) Motorhome Owners Instruction User Manual (PDF Format)

Download 1998/99 VW T4 Transporter Autohomes Motorhome Owners Instruction User Manual (PDF Format)

VW Volkswagen T4 Autohomes Merlin Magazine Reviews Download

1995 Autohomes Merlin Magazine Review

 

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