VW Caddy Camper Conversion

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Volkswagen Caddy Maxi Life camper review

Lukas Cech – Nimblecamper.com

Boot size (length 225cm & height 113cm)
Storage – awesome
Comfort (interior)
Comfort (driving)
Off-road driving
Consumption
EURO NCAP safety rating (2015)
ADAC Rating 2.3/5 (lower = better)

Summary

The VW Caddy Maxi Life is the second biggest MPV out there (as of 2021) but probably the best small camper van available. If boot size is your primary criteria – you can’t go wrong with a Caddy. The car drives good too. Where it lacks a bit is comfort – it takes after its van origins and offers a more basic interior. But it makes up for it in storage – it really has a lot of compartments all over the place. It’s not the best car to take off the road completely – but you can take it down a good enough mud road without any big problems. A very good car camping / microcamping conversion candidate, unless you are planning to drive through forests and very much offroad – or you prefer a higher class interior comfort.
VW Caddy Maxi Life is one of the top cars in our 30+ cars for car camping table.

3.6

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  • 【Convenient to Carry】: Convenient to carry, no complicated operation required, just put the product on car and select appropriate hook.
  • 【Firm Stitching】: The tent thread is neat and even, the fabric is stitched firmly, each stitching line uses waterproof tape to prevent rain.
  • 【Better Wind Resistance】: Fit car body well, use elastic connection ports, fit car body and have better wind resistance, and can be used in various SUV models.
  • 【Block Sunlight】: With silver-coated fabric, PU3000 can effectively block sunlight and ultraviolet rays, allowing you to better rest in the car, and can effectively block rainwater invasion.
  • 【Prevent Mosquitoes】: Using B3 gauze, can effectively prevent mosquitoes, allowing you to spend good afternoon.
  • Universal-fit canopy shade fits small-to-midsize CUVs, SUVs, and minivans
  • Get sheltered from the sun with more than 2 feet of awning
  • Mesh screen keeps bugs out of your vehicle
  • Integrated storm flap gives you more privacy and protection from weather
  • Comes with a convenient carry and storage bag
  • Rugged and Durable: Made of Tear Resistant PU3000 silver plated fabric, the car awning has higher quality. strong rope and excellent windproof performance.
  • Wind resistance: It fits the body well, uses elastic connection ports, fits the body, has better wind resistance, and can be used in various SUV models.
  • Multi-purpose Use : easy to carry, no complicated operations, just put the product on the car and choose the appropriate hook.Fix the shelter on vehicles, hatchbacks and SUV awning. Perfect for picnics, festivals, camping or just relaxing in your vehicle while escaping the sun or rain.
  • Blocking the sun: PU3000 uses silver-plated fabric, which can effectively block the sun and ultraviolet rays, allowing you to better rest in the car, and can effectively prevent rainwater from intruding.
  • Prevent mosquitoes: Using B3 gauze can effectively prevent mosquitoes and make you spend a pleasant afternoon.
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  • Compact and powerful: Easy to use table cooker (2200 W) with Piezo ignition; the flame is individually adjustable; an easy-clean fixed enamelled pan support adds stability whilst cooking
  • Maximum safety: The enhanced cartridge safety locking system ensures safe and correct gas cartridge insertion - every time; sturdy plastic carry case included
  • Practical design and protection: Runs on Campingaz gas cartridge CP 250 which can be disconnected, even it isn’t empty and disappears in the integrated cartridge compartment during operation
  • Worldwide availability: Campingaz has a global distribution network for gas cartridges (in over 50 countries), dealer overview on campingaz/gasfinder website
  • Dimensions: 33 x 28 x 9 cm; gas consumption 160 g/h; running time 1 hour 25 minutes; weight 1.43 kg; not suitable for inside use
  • Powerful: Two high-performance, fully adjustable 1.5 kW stainless steel burners + 1.5 kW downward burner (with toast rack and tray, ideal for gratinating/toasting)
  • Compact and practical: Easy to use gas cooker with push and turn piezo ignition for convenient lighting (match free); folds up compact - sturdy steel lid with metal handle
  • Enhanced design: The lid covers the cook top for protection and works as a wind deflecting shield when it is open
  • Worldwide availability: Runs on Campingaz gas cylinders R907/R904 (runtime: 14/8 hours), high availability in over 50 countries; dealer overview on campingaz.com/gas finder
  • Size (open/closed): 60 x 40 x 35 / 59.5 x 32.5 x 8.5 cm, gas consumption: 327 g/h; weight: 4 kg; stove for outdoor use only
  • PORTABLE GAS STOVE COOKER BRUNER CAMPING GARDEN + 4 BUTANE CANISTER REFILLS NEW
  • EASY TO CARRY - The base camp stove gas comes with a sturdy hard plastic case that protects it effectively and allows you to carry it easily
  • SAFETY LOCKING MECHANISM - The gas burner camping stove is equipped with a safety mechanism that ensures the correct installation of the canister
  • ENAMEL PAN HOLDER - Cooking with a pan or a pot on the gas cooker camping stove is not a problem, stability is guaranteed
  • ADJUSTABLE TEMPERATURE - The camp gas cooker has a simple and effective temperature control that allows you to cook the different ingredients in the best possible way
  • Popular with coffee enthusiasts worldwide, the patented AeroPress is a new kind of coffee press that uses a rapid, total immersion brewing process to make smooth, delicious, full flavored coffee without bitterness and with low acidity.
  • Good-bye French Press! The rapid brewing AeroPress avoids the bitterness and high acidity created by the long steep time required by the French press. Plus, the AeroPress paper Microfilter eliminates grit and means clean up takes seconds.
  • Makes 1 to 3 cups of American coffee per pressing in about a minute, and unlike a French press, it can also brew espresso style coffee for use in lattes, cappuccinos and other espresso based drinks.
  • Perfect for home kitchen use, the AeroPress is lightweight, compact, portable and durable, making it also ideal for traveling, camping, backpacking, boating and more!
  • Includes the AeroPress press, funnel, scoop, stirrer, 350 microfilters and a filter holder. Phthalate free and BPA free. Mug not included. Assembled measurements: 9 1/2" h X 4" w X 4" d
  • Ready made for Volkswagen Caddy
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  • Made of premium cast acrylic glass
  • Premium Material --- Made of high-quality polyester material, knotless fabric, soft and not injurious, with good breathability and durability.
  • Two Layer --- It can store large items of light goods such as clothes, pillows, blankets, plush toys, zipper seals, protect items from falling out, prevent items from moving during driving, and save space inside the car.
  • Easy to Install --- 4 snaps for easy connection to the roof rail, sturdy and safe, and take up less space.
  • Wide Application --- It can also be used as a storage bag in the trunk. It is very suitable for outdoor use with many items to go out. It is suitable for any model such as car Jeep Van SUV.
  • Package Included --- 1 x Ceiling Cargo Net Pocket.
  • ✔[Large Capacity & Save Space] - Car ceiling cargo net pocket is a easy way of storing things like quilt, down jackets and lightweight cloths, saving the interior room
  • ✔[Drawstring Design] - The drawstring of roof storage bag is a great feature to help secure your stuff, the ceiling cargo net pocket tuck away nicely in the roof of the car and absolutely no sagging to inhibit driving visibility
  • ✔[Easy To Install] - You just need to hold the fixing buckles of the ceiling cargo net pocket and tighten the straps, then put in the items, tighten the drawstring in the end, the ceiling cargo net pocket is overhead
  • ✔ [Suitable For Most Models] - 89 x 59cm / 35 x 23 inch (Tile), the ceiling cargo net pocket can be installed on the car with four handlebars, but three can't
  • ✔ [Quality Guarantee] - We promise 12-month warranty for quality-related issues of our car ceiling cargo net storage pocket , we will provide the refund or replacement. You could contact us if you have any questions. Waiting for your purchase, thank you
  • 【DURABLE TO USSE】Small size and lightweight, easy to install and operate, convenient to use. Suitable for the original car with 4 handlebars on the roof.
  • 【EASY TO CARRY】Car ceiling cargo net pocket is a easy way of storing things like quilt, saving the interior room. Micro elasticity mesh cloth, can be folded and stored conveniently.
  • 【CONVENIENT TO TAKE OUT】Release buckle design, convenient to take out. Made of high quality polyester material, sturdy, durable and long service life.
  • 【DRAWSTRING DESIGN】The drawstring of roof storage bag is a great feature to help secure your stuff, the ceiling cargo net pocket tuck away nicely in the roof of the car and absolutely no sagging to inhibit driving visibility.
  • 【EASY TO INSTALL】You just need to hold the fixing buckles of the ceiling cargo net pocket and tighten the straps, then put in the items, tighten the drawstring in the end, the ceiling cargo net pocket is overhead.

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