CACTUS, Volkswagen LT 40 4X4

1987 VOLKSWAGEN LT40 4X4

We bought the van in January 2016 and self-rebuild completely during that year.

After a 15 months Roadtrip around Southamerica (in 2017-2018) we settled down in Barcelona and it looks like we are not going to travel in a while, that’s why with pain in our hearts we decided to sell our beloved camper-van Cactus, so he can keep living adventures.

We drove about 35.000km on and off road through dirt, gravel, sand, mud and salty roads and the camper never broke down. We took care of all the maintenance in time.

The interior of the camper is home made with lot of love. It is perfect for 2 people with plenty of storage and totally independent camping possibilities.

VOLKSWAGEN LT 40 4X4

  • 05/1987
  • 2,4 l TD (6 cilynders) with Intercooler (DV Motor + Acl Turbo + Acl Intercooler)
  • 4WD, transfer case with 2H, 4H, N, 4L
  • Differential-locks (front and rear)
  • Power steering 
  • Manual shift
  • German papers, classified as motorhome over 2,8 t
  • 205.000Km
  • Fuel consumption 15~17 l/100Km
  • Seats for 4 People with seatbelts
  • Sliding door replaced by 2 smaller side doors (with hinges)
  • Side protrusions (for install 2 meters fixed bed)

Technical information:

  • Complete bodywork – July 2016
  • Front brake rebuild (pads/hoses and calipers rebuild) – Sept 2016
  • Rear brake rebuild (new shoes/wheel brake cylinders) – Sept 2016
  • Oil cooler incl. oil temperature sensor + electrical fan with manual switch
  • Electrical fan with manual switch for water cooling
  • Alternator 65Ah
  • Original snorkel 
  • Original bull bar
  • Original Rims R17,5 with, 9,5 R 17,5 Michelin XYZ at the front (80%) – June 2017, 9,5 R 17,5 Hankook DH05 at the back (20%) + 1 complete spare Tire Hankook (50%) + rim
  • Rancho RS9000XL shocks absorbers adjustable – June 2017
  • Additional leaf spring layer in the back – February 2017
  • Original 120 l fuel tank + 2 additional 20L diesel canister
  • Customized roof rack
  • 3x additional led lights (2x front, 1x side)
  • RPM counter (original VW)
  • CD/MP3/ Radio with USB/Aux plug and 5 speakers
  • Webasto MS50 cruise control (Not install)
  • 2 Recaro Ergomed seats with electric functions
  • Front Cardan Shaft complete rebuilt, and all cardan Joints replaced – June 2017

Camper interior:

  • Body insulation with Armaflex (10 mm bottom, all other parts 2×20 mm)
  • Roof insulation with Styrofoam
  • Flooring made from durable PVC wooden Color
  • Inside clearance is 185 cm.
  • 3 rooftop windows, 2 side windows all double layer with mosquito nets and sun shield
  • Fixed bed including comfortable high-quality mattress 120cm x 200cm x 20cm – August 2017
  • Plastic cabinets for kitchen, light-weight drawers for food and accessories
  • Big closet above the cabin
  • 80-liter fresh water tank under the bed
  • 20-liter stainless steel gray water tank under the car
  • Stainless steel sink and tap (cold + hot water)
  • 12V Water pump + accumulator.
  • Fix Toilet with external deposit.
  • Outside shower (cold + hot water) (interior shower not functional, could be repair)
  • 2 gas Stove SMV with electrical ignition
  • 2 gas Bottles (5 liters European bottle and 11 liters US bottle) + all kind of adapters
  • CoolMatic CB-40 Compressor Cool-box (40 Liters)
  • Truma C6002 (gas heating + gas water boiler / 220V water boiler), works till 5.000 m. altitude
  • 8 x LED lights inside
  • 1 x LED big bar at the outside side door
  • Victron battery monitoring
  • 12V – 220V / 1000W Waeco power inverter with remote control
  • Installation of 3 x 220v plugs, 4 x 12v plug, 1 x 12v high current camping plug
  • 220 Watts solar panels (divided in 3 panels) with ivt solar management system
  • 2x 105 AGM batteries (charge from solar panel, alternator and connecting to 220 V)
  • 220V – 12V inverter (battery charger)
  • Thule Omnistor awning 3×2,5m – December 2016
  • Auxiliary outside table at the side door
  • 2 x plastic Shoe compartments
  • Double sit sofa + massive wooden table
  • Back storage with 4 durable plastic boxes for tools, spares, etc.
  • Linnepe TriGas Alarm
  • GPS Security Alarm

Maintenance / Service:

  • Engine oil change incl. filter every 7.500 km
  • Transmission and axle oils changed after 25.000 km
  • Fuel filter changed every 10.000 km
  • Air filter changed after 20.000 km
  • Axles greased every 7.500 km

Enjoy this blog? Please spread the word :)