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VW T25 / T3 Diamond RV Autocruiser 

Volkswagen T25 / T3 Diamond RV Autocruiser Camper Model History

1983  VW T25  Diamond RV Autocruiser Camper

1984 VW T25  Diamond RV Autocruiser Elite Camper

1984VW T25  Diamond RV Autocruiser Campervan

Circa April 1983 Diamond R.V. introduced the T25 / T3 Volkswagen Diamond RV Autocruiser. It had a high top fibreglass roof. The interior configuration could be changed to several layouts for traveling, dining, lounging and sleeping

The layout was unusual in that included a shower / toilet cubicle and a kitchen at the rear. It also came with a high specification including a heater for hot and cold running water.

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1) VW Diamond RV Autocruiser engine options and approx price (inclusive road tax and VAT when new in standard form):

Prices shown are from Oct 1984 pricelist

Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DF Otto Motor (1913cc) 44 Kw 60PS 4 speed manual gearbox 11316 (* with elite package as detailed below 12139)

Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DF Otto Motor (1913cc) 44 Kw 60PS 5 speed manual gearbox 11520

Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DG Otto Motor (1913cc) 57 Kw 78PS 4 speed manual gearbox 11568

Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DG Otto Motor (1913cc) 57 Kw 78PS 5 speed manual gearbox 11772

Petrol Watercooled 1.9 Litre DG Otto Motor (1913cc) 57 Kw 78PS automatic gearbox 12130

Diesel Watercooled 1.6 Litre CS (1588cc) 37 Kw 50PS 4 speed manual gearbox 12017

Diesel Watercooled 1.6 Litre CS (1588cc) 37 Kw 50PS 5 speed manual gearbox 12221

 

2) Dimensions

Length 4570 mm

Width (excl mirrors) 1850 mm

Height 2380 mm (needs confirming as a magazine review says 2510 mm)

 

 

 

3) Volkswagen T25 Diamond RV Autocruiser Colour Options

All the Diamond RV Autocruiser’s I have seen are in the following colour:

R1R1 Pastel White (L90D) (Pastellweis)

 

VW Paintcode L90D Pastel White

1984 VW T25  Diamond RV Autocruiser White

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

It was possible to order your new Diamond RV Autocruiser in other colours from the VW paint range of the day so if you have one in a different colour please send photos and I will add them to the page.

 

4) Volkswagen T25 / T3 Diamond RV Autocruiser Camper Furniture Specification

The Volkswagen T25 / T3 Diamond RV Autocruiser layout consisted of:

Travelling:

VW T25  Diamond RV Autocruiser Travelling Layout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Dining:

VW T25  Diamond RV Autocruiser Dining Layout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lounging:

Volkswagen VW T25  Diamond RV Autocruiser Lounge Layout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Sleeping:

Volkswagen VW T25  Diamond RV Autocruiser Nighttime  Layout

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Key to drawings above:

1) Swivel Cab Seats

2) Rear Seats (Together)

3) Rear Seats (Apart)

4) Seats in Single Beds Configuration

5) Shower / Toilet Cubicle

6) Electrolux 122 Fridge

7) Vitreous Enamelled Sink

8) Optimus 8340 Stove Hob Unit

9) Wardrobe

10) Table

11) Overhead Locker

12) Rear Storage Area (Boot)

 

Front seats swivel and rear front facing seats slide together for dining with a removable table in between. Table top is stored using brackets above the kitchen area when not in use.

VW T25  Diamond RV Autocruiser Table

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Front seats fold flat and rear front facing seats slide apart and reconfigure to create two single beds. There was an option to buy extra parts in order to create a double bed.

VW T25  Diamond RV Autocruiser Beds

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

In the rear is a shower / toilet cubicle. The porta potty loo is stored in a cubby hole when the shower is in use. Photo also shows the vitreous enamelled sink and the Electrolux 122 fridge above it.

VW T25  Diamond RV Autocruiser Table

VW T3  Diamond RV Autocruiser Toilet Cubicle

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Kitchen unit with built in vitreous enamelled sink (with cover that can be used as worktop or cutting board when sink is not in use) and the Optimus 8340 2 burner cooker with grill and hot plate .

VW T25  Diamond RV Autocruiser Kitchen Unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Rear tailgate storage area behind kitchen unit. Access also to the Paloma or Vaillant Gas Fired Water Heater. Behind the heater is a wardrobe.

1VW T25  Diamond RV Autocruiser  Rear Storage Area

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Two way Electrolux RM122 two way (gas / 12 volt) refrigerator above sink. Fridge has a built in  ice cube tray. 

1VW T25  Diamond RV Autocruiser  Fridge

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Optimus 8340 2 burner stove with warming plate and grill. Photo also shows table top stored above kitchen area. Held in place by brackets.

VW T25  Diamond RV Autocruiser  Stove & Grill

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Zig CF-8 Charging & distribution unit in roof above living area. Photo also shows fluorescent light and freshwater tank water level indicator.

VW T25  Diamond RV Autocruiser Zig CF-8 Distribution Unit

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Other features include:

12 gallon fresh water tank

12 gallon grey water tank

Freahwater tank water level indicator

Porta Potti chemical flushing toilet.

All the windows are fully curtained.

Fully insulated walls and roof.

Tinted windows.

Fully carpeted

Various lights including fluorescent in living area, bathroom and kitchen and a spot light above stove.

Two camping gas cylinders stored in ventilated compartment below inboard rear forward facing seat.

 

5) The Elite Autocruiser Version

Circa January 1984 it was possible to purchase an “Elite” version of both the Autocruiser and Autostrada models.

The “Elite” models came with extra equipment including front and rear spoilers, side skirts, full width front grills, twin head lights, special wheel trims, matching paintwork, cab drinks tray and a sunroof.

1984DiamondAutocruiserElite

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

6)  Options available at extra cost included:

Mains electric hook up including earth leakage trip - 290

Propex “Hot Box” warm air gas heating system - 387

Eberspacher diesel or petrol heater - 483

Tinted double glazing - side windows and tailgate - 544

Sliding window - 73

Adjustable rooflight including flyscreen - 42

Interior rear roof locker - 22

Exterior roof storage pod - 169

Extra equipment to convert two single beds into one double bed - 103

Extra equipment to convert two single beds into one kingsize double bed incorporating extra seat - 236

Cab hammock bunk - 70

Highback captains cab seat - 341 (Listed in price list as suitable for Autocruiser but I doubt it was an option for the Autocruiser as the cab seats form part of the beds and I dont think you could make the bed with high back seats ? Contact me if you know different ;-)

Rear lap seat belt - 18

Winterizing kit - 121

Diamond 3 year aftercare insurance - 199

Interior decor colour choice.

Second battery.

Side Awning.

 

7) Volkswagen T25 / T3 Diamond RV Autocruiser Fixed Hightop One Piece Glassfibre Roof  Specification

 

1984 Diamond RV Autocruiser Roof

 

 

 

 

 

Top locker at the front inside the roof above cab area.

Roof is insulated.

Roof vent with extractor fan

Hightop has a built in external rear roof rack

 

8) Volkswagen T25 / T3 Diamond RV Autocruiser Logos

Front panel has Autocruiser logo and rear tailgate has Diamond RV logo. I dont have any photos yet so if you do please send me a copy and I will add it to the site.

 

9) Links to Volkswagen T25 / T3 Diamond RV Autocruiser Owners Instruction Manuals, Sales Brochures  and Price Lists

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VW Volkswagen T25 / T3 Diamond RV Autocruiser Sales Brochures Prospekt Download

Download Feb 1983 VW T25 / T3 Diamond RV Autocruiser Sales Brochure (PDF Format)

Download October 1984 VW T25 / T3 Diamond RV Autocruiser Sales Brochure (PDF Format)

Download October 1984 VW T25 / T3 Diamond RV Model Range Specification (PDF Format)

 

VW Volkswagen T25 / T3 Diamond RV Autocruiser Price Lists Download

Download October 1984 VW T25 / T3 Diamond RV Model Range Pricelist (PDF Format)

 

VW Volkswagen T25 / T3 Diamond RV Autocruiser Owners Instruction Manual Handbook Wiring Diagram Download

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VW Volkswagen T25 / T3 Diamond RV Autocruiser Magazine Article / Adverts / Review Download

Download January 1983 VW T25 / T3 Diamond RV Magazine Article (PDF Format)

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Download August 1996 VW T25 / T3 Magazine Review about 1983 Diamond RV Autocruiser (PDF Format)

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Download January 1984 VW T25 / T3 Diamond RV Autocruiser Elite Magazine Advert (PDF Format)

Download March 1984 VW T25 / T3 Diamond RV Autocruiser Elite Magazine Article (PDF Format)

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