Differences between Split Screen and Bay Window Campers

The post-67 Bay Window camper vans have many improvements including...

  • Larger and higher bay window
  • 12 volt electrics
  • Improved suspension and handling
  • From 1972 the type 4 1700-2000cc engines provide more power
  • Some models had servo brakes


If you're set on a pre-67 Split Screen camper go for it but...

  • Expect to put up with the quirks and limitations of a 40+ year old vehicle including...
  • 6 volt electrics
  • Weaker 1200-1500cc engines
  • Smaller and lower split windscreen

Comments (2)

  • Darren's picture

    The Joker is a nice looking conversion. I think you can expect 20 - 30 mpg.

    Apr 22, 2010
  • Isobella's picture

    Am just buying this - any comments welcome!!! It is watercooled - anyone know the petrol consumption? Thanks

    Apr 21, 2010

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