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VW T25 / T3 Autohomes Karisma 2 

Volkswagen T25 / T3 Autohomes Karisma (Mark 2) Camper Model History

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Campervan

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Mk2 Hightop Camper

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Camper

Circa 1984 Autohomes introduced the latest version of the T25 / T3 Volkswagen Autohomes Karisma. This was an updated and improved version of the Autohomes Karisma Mark 1 and it was officially called the Autohomes Karisma Mark 2 although generally it was just called the Authomes Karisma. As with the Mark 1 version it was a 2 berth camper with hightop roof. The interior had cupboards along the side behind the drivers seat and the rear seat converted into a 3/4 width double bed. The hightop roof had extra storage cupboards built in. The improvements over the Autohomes Karisma Mark 1 included restyled high top roof with opening high level windows and doors on the rear roof storage area, new soft furnishings, mains electric hook up with earth leakage circuit breaker, 12 volt socket, enamelled cooker and sink with a hinged glass top over the cooker, separate drainer, simplified and strengthened conversion of the rear sear to a double bed,  centre leg table, cutlery draw, larger vanity unit with mirror, water gauge, special wheel trims and a large (approx 2 cubic foot) Electrolux RM212 fridge (gas, electric, 12 volt) with freezer compartment and electronic ignition. The Karisma MK2 was essentially the same as the Autohomes Kameo MK2 model but with a much better specification.

This version of the Autohomes Karisma was fitted with VW water cooled engines.

1) VW Autohomes Karisma Mark 2 Hightop engine options and approx price (inclusive road tax and VAT when new in standard form):

Price below taken from Oct 1985 magazine buyers guide price list. Do you have a copy of any other price list that you could send me ? Please help improve the site and send me a copy or contact me for postal details ;-)

Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DF Otto Motor (1913cc) 44 Kw 60PS 4 speed manual gearbox 11,445

Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DF Otto Motor (1913cc) 44 Kw 60PS 5 speed manual gearbox ?

Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DG Otto Motor (1913cc) 57 Kw 78PS 4 speed manual gearbox ?

Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DG Otto Motor (1913cc) 57 Kw 78PS 5 speed manual gearbox ?

Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DG Otto Motor (1913cc) 57 Kw 78PS automatic gearbox ?

Petrol Watercooled 2.1 Litre DJ Fuel Injected Motor (2109cc) 82 Kw 112PS 4 speed manual gearbox ? (Circa 86 onwards)

Petrol Watercooled 2.1 Litre DJ Fuel Injected Motor (2109cc) 82 Kw 112PS 5 speed manual gearbox ? (Circa 86 onwards)

Petrol Watercooled 2.1 Litre DJ Fuel Injected Motor (2109cc) 82 Kw 112PS automatic gearbox ? (Circa 86 onwards)

Diesel Watercooled 1.6 Litre CS (1588cc) 37 Kw 50PS 4 speed manual gearbox ?

Diesel Watercooled 1.6 Litre CS (1588cc) 37 Kw 50PS 5 speed manual gearbox ?

Turbo Diesel Watercooled 1.6 Litre JX (1588cc) 51 Kw 70PS 5 speed manual gearbox ? (Circa 86 onwards)

 

2) Dimensions

Length 4570 mm

Height  2464 mm

Width 1850 mm

 

 

3) Volkswagen T25 Autohomes Karisma (Mark 2) Colour Options

As far as I know the VW Autohomes Karisma (Mark 2) was available in 4 colours.

R1R1 Pastel White (L90D) (Pastellweiss) (with white roof)

B5B5 Bamboo Yellow (LH1B) (Bambusgelb) (with white roof)

D6D6 Timor Beige (LH8T) (Timorbeige) (with white roof)

H3H3 Marsala Red (LH3D) (Marsalarot) (with white roof)

 

PastelWhite

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Mk2 Hightop Camper

BambooYellow

1984 VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Mk2 Camper

TimorBeige

1985 VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Beige

MarsalaRed

1987 VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Red

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4) Volkswagen T25 / T3 Autohomes Karisma Mark 2 Furniture Specification

The Volkswagen T25 / T3 Autohomes Karisma Mark 2 layout consisted of:

Autohomes Karisma Interior Layout

 

 

 

 

 

 

AutohomesKarisma2Layout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Materials Used:

Upholstery - Crystal copper 950 with crystal beige plain

Mattress - Concord mushroom

Curtains - ATP 2614 colour 32

Carpet - Symposium

Wall fabric - Medium flax FMC 223

Furniture board - Alkor PVC 643/ 09 Light Oak

Worktops - Tatami-Ecru preformed

Roof lining - Panasom

 

 

A) Adjustable drivers cab seat with cover that matches the rear upholstery.

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Front Seats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

B) Swivelling adjustable passenger cab seat with cover that matches the rear upholstery.

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Swivelling Front Seat

 

 

 

 

 

 

Extensive storage in wardrobe, cupboards, lockers and drawers including a unit that stores the included as standard Thetford Porta Potti 235 flushing toilet. Furniture is finished in a very attractive wipe clean wood grained laminate with heat resistant work tops that fold away to reveal the cooker, sink, drainer, cutlery storage and vanity unit complete with mirror.

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Rear Layout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

C)  Enamelled sink and cooker unit with grill. Hinged toughened glass top over cooker and sink / drainer / vanity unit covered with a heat resistant work top.

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Kitchen Unit

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Side Storage Unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cutlery storage draw.

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Cutlery Drawer

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Electrolux RM 212 three way (gas / 12 volt / 240 volt operated) refrigerator (with electronic ignition system) below sink. Fridge has internal freezer compartment. Carver water heater is in the upper part of the cupboard next to the fridge.

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Electrolux Fridge

VW T3 Autohomes Karisma RM212 Fridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D) Drainer Unit.

VW T25 Autohomes  Karisma Drainer Unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

E) Vanity Unit with mirror.

F) Storage

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Furniture

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Storage Locker and Basket

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

G) Rear wardrobe.

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Rear Wardrobe

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

H) Rear Draw Units

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Rear Drawers

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I) Rear bench seat converts to a large double bed (185.5 cm a 122 cm). New strengthened and simplified method for converting from seat to bed.

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Rear Seat

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Rear Bed

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

J) Pole mounted removable rear table (stowed behind rear bench seat on top of the cushion when not in use).

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Rear Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Side storage unit with cupboard underneath that holds the Thetford 235 Porta Potti which was standard equipment for the Karisma model and two Camping Gas 907 gas cylinders.

VW t25 Autohomes Karisma Porta Loo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Stainless steel rear roof rack is standard equipment.

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Rear Roof Rack

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Side sliding door.

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Sliding Door

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other features include:

Full carpeting including cab area.

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Carpet

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Rear Carpet

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Caravan body sides are insulated up to window level.

Built in 54.5 litre (12 gallon) freshwater tank (above floor inside rear seat to prevent freezing in winter) with water gauge and  external lockable filler cap. Electric submersible water pump with foot operated isolating switch.

54.5 litre waste water tank (not standard on the Kameo model).

Thetford 235 Porta Potti flushing toilet (not standard on the Kameo model).

1987 Thetford Porta Potti 235

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cupboard storage for two Camping Gas 907 cylinders.

Mains electric hook up with earth leakage and overload circuit breakers,

12 volt socket.

Built in but removable Ferguson 38030 black and white TV with sockets, wiring and aerial (not standard on the Kameo model).

1987AutohomesFergusonTV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Cocktail cabinet and crockery storage rack incorporated into pull out front overhead roof lockers.

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Front Lockers and TV

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fitted melamine crockery (not standard on the Kameo model).

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma  Crockery

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Storage cupboard with doors at rear of roof.

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Rear Roof Locker

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Opening sliding window on offside above cooker / sink.

Fluorescent lighting above kitchen.

Courtesy lights.

All the windows are fully curtained with velcro strips at bottom for added privacy.

10 litre Carver water heater (not standard on the Kameo model).

Fly screen for sliding window.

Second battery and Zig CF6 / CF8 Control panel with fuses and battery condition indicator (not standard on the Kameo model).

VW T3 Autohomes Karisma CF8 Zig  Control Panel

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

5)  Options available at extra cost included:

Childs cab bunk.

Propex thermostatically controlled blown air heating system.

Rack systems including bicycle and sailboard racks.

 

6) Volkswagen T25 / T3 Autohomes Karisma Mark 2 Hightop Roof Specification

VW T3 Autohomes Karisma Hightop Roof

 

 

 

 

Fully insulated double skinned roof.

Multi directional opening roof light with fly screen provides ventilation.

Two opening high level double glazed windows in side of roof.

 

7) Volkswagen T25 / T3 Autohomes Karisma Mark 2 Side , Rear  and Front Stripes and Logos

Side Stripes

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Side Stripes

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Side Logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Front Stripes

VW T25 Autohomes Karisma Front Stripe Decals

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rear Stripes And Logos

VW T3 Autohomes Karisma Rear Stripes and Logo

 

 

 

 

 

 

Autohomes Logo

VW T25 Autohomes Logo

 

 

 

 

 

8) Links to Volkswagen T25 / T3 Autohomes Karisma Mark 2 Owners Instruction Manuals, Sales Brochures  and Price Lists

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VW Volkswagen T25 / T3 Autohomes Karisma Mark 2 Sales Brochures Prospekt Download

1984 VW T25 / T3 Autohomes Hightop Roof Karisma Mark 2 (and Kamper Mk 3 and Kameo Mk 2) Sales Brochure (PDF Format)

 

VW Volkswagen T25 / T3 Autohomes Karisma Mark 2 Price Lists Download

Download Oct 1985 VW T25 / T3 Autohomes Kamper MK3,  Karisma MK2, Kameo MK2 (and Autosleeper VT20 and VHT) Price List From Magazine Article (PDF Format)

Sept 1987 VW T25 / T3 Autohomes Kamper, Karisma, Kameo and Komet, Autosleeper VT20, VHT and VX50, Holdsworth Villa Mk3 and Holdsworth Vision Price List From Magazine Article (PDF Format)

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VW Volkswagen T25 / T3 Autohomes Karisma Mark 2 Owners Instruction Manual Handbook Download

VW T25 / T3 Autohomes Karisma 2 (and Kamper 3 and Kameo 2) Owners User Instruction Manual (PDF Format)

VW T25 / T3 Autohomes Karisma 2 (and Komet and Karmeo 2 and  Kamper 3) Owners User Instruction Manual (PDF Format)

 

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VW Volkswagen T25 / T3 Autohomes Karisma Mark 2 Magazine Article / Advert / Review Download

Jan 1985 VW T25 / T3 1984 Earls Court Show Report including Autohomes Kamper, Kameo and Karisma (also includes Holdsworth Villa Mk2 and Variety, Diamond RV Popular Autostrada and Autocruiser and some other non VW models - (PDF Format)

July 1985 VW T25 / T3 Autohomes Kamper Mk3, Kameo Mk2 and Karisma Mk2 Magazine Advert (PDF Format)

July 1985 VW T25 / T3 Autohomes Kamper Mk3, Kameo Mk2 and Karisma Mk2 Magazine Advert (PDF Format)

Sept 1985 VW T25 / T3 Autohomes Open Weekend Magazine Article featuring Autohomes Kamper, Kameo and Karisma (as well as Bedford Midihome) - (PDF Format)

Feb 1986 VW T25 / T3 Autohomes Kamper, Kameo and Karisma Magazine Advert (PDF Format)

Feb 1986 VW T25 / T3 Autohomes Kamper, Kameo and Karisma Magazine Advert (PDF Format)

 

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