Trailsurfers: build summary & trip gallery

 

I drive a series 1 LT. None of them are younger than 21 years old. They have their quirks but to many they are a cherished piece of campervan history. Even more rare and desirable is the 4×4 version, and with each one still alive today (just 1,250 were made) there is usually a good story to them.

Trailsurfers is one such example. This German couple spent sometime researching a fully capable on and off road vehicle that would take them to any inhospitable place that they cared to visit: “We had a list of features in mind and the LT had most of them …and we always loved the look !!“.

The differential switching capabilities have a lot to be desired, and the D24 TDi engines of the later models are desirable if a little limited on power: “I would do [it all] the same way [again] – the only thing I would look into would be a bigger engine“.

But that’s the thing with the LT – while the rest of the world sped up and rushed off the LT retains the pace and purposefulness of the last of the pre-computer-mapped light commercial classics of the early ’90’s and therefore forces you into a mindset of nostalgia and of an affinity with overlanding adventures.

Renovation

Rebuild

The Camper Conversion

Trip Gallery

Follow their adventures here: https://www.facebook.com/trailsurftrip/

Buy their van here! (for a cool $35k): https://www.facebook.com/trailsurftrip/posts/595486427317932

And read more on their website: https://www.trailsurfers.net/

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