Introducing Bilbo's Celex, the VW camper van that won the MMM and Which Motorhome 'UK Camper of the Year 2013' and MMM's 'Best Elevating Roof 2005'.
Over years of touring, we’ve evolved our own style of doing things; everyone does. But realising that some travellers may have different layout preferences, we invited our customers to tell us what they’d like to see in a Bilbo’s Motorhome. The wealth of feedback we received helped us to take a fresh look at our design approach. The Celex VW camper van was the delightful result, hailed by many as the VW motorhome that others are judged by. We were particularly pleased when this VW camper van model won the much-coveted 2005 Motorhome Monthly Magazine – Best Elevating Roof Motorhome of the year. More recently the Celex LWB has won The Which Motorhome 'Best Campervan 2012' and The Which Motorhome 'Campervan of the year 2013'.
Benefiting from a double bed and endless storage options, this is a superior multi-purpose VW camper van, that’s as comfortable at the golf club as it is on distant Mediterranean beaches.
Designed to supply the 2 burner hob and grill / warming oven, the Celex gas locker will carry two Camping Gaz 907 cylinders, one Calor Propane 3.9kg cylinder or one Calor Butane 4.5 kg cylinder, all at 30Mbar. Gas cylinders are stored in an air tight steel lined storage compartment, which is vented through the floor of the vehicle. There is easy access to the gas locker on the Celex from the tailgate located at the rear of the vehicle.
The Celex is fitted with a 36 litre onboard fresh water tank and 35 litre waste tank, with an easily accessible drainage tap.
All Bilbo VW conversions are fitted with a 12V system and 240V hook-up. The 12V system uses power from a 120amp/hr leisure battery (additional battery to the vehicle battery) and controls all 12V conversion equipment. This system runs the compressor fridge, lighting and water system and is charged when driving or when hooked up to mains.
A Power Management System is fitted with a digital display showing; battery voltage levels, water levels, internal and external temperature, appliance current consumption and alarm clock.
The Celex conversion is fitted with a 240v socket, 12v socket and twin USB socket as standard.
Window van base vehicle standard features include:
Offering the complete range of Transporter engines, at Bilbo's you have the choice between 4 x Diesel and 2 x Petrol engine sizes. Further options include Manual, DSG Automatic and/or 4Motion (4x4) transmission which are available in certain combinations shown below. All models are 4 cylinder common rail turbo'd engines, Euro 6 compliant for emissions, with Diesel models all fitted with an AdBlue tank.
|Euro 6 Engine and power||Transmission, (gears)|
|2.0 TDI 84 ps||Manual (5)|
|2.0 TDI 102 ps||Manual (5)|
|2.0 TDI 150 ps||Manual (6) / DSG auto (7) / 4Motion (6)|
|2.0 BiTDI 204 ps||Manual (6) / DSG auto (7) / 4Motion (6) / DSG auto with 4Motion (7)|
|2.0TSI 150 ps||Manual (6)|
|2.0TSI 204 ps||DSG auto (7)|
|With mirrors folded||2100mm|
|With elevated roof down||2000mm†|
|With High top||2460mm‡|
|Standard / Max||4 / 6|
|Double||1900 x 1325mm|
note: (†) Height measurements are based on vehicles partially loaded and may differ ±20mm
note: (‡) Height of the high top roof will increase to 2560mm with roof vent fitted
Our standard range of VW conversions is built upon specialised, high specification derivative of the T6 VW motorhomes. Any Base vehicle issues are covered by Volkswagens range of new vehicle warranties and Conversion issues are covered by Bilbo’s warranty.
Volkswagen 3-year roadside assistance
In the unlikely event of a breakdown, your vehicle is covered by a comprehensive roadside assistance package. Anyone driving the vehicle with your permission is also covered. The service operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. Three year UK & Europe roadside assistance provided by Volkswagen Emergency Assistance is subject to terms and conditions. Further details are available on request from your nearest Volkswagen Van Centre.
Volkswagen 3-year whole vehicle warranty
Consisting of a 2-year unlimited mileage manufacturer’s warranty and 1-year Van Centre warranty. In the third year the warranty continues until a maximum of 100,000 miles. Third year warranty is only available on vehicles purchased and registered in the UK through a Volkswagen ‘Specialist Converter’, and approved Volkswagen motorhome dealer or a Volkswagen Van Centre. Warranty excludes non-durable parts such as brakes and clutch linings.
Bilbo’s modification & products
Consisting of a non-transferable 2-year / 24,000 miles (whichever comes first) covering all aspects of workmanship and components. Should defects be deemed to result from misuse, this warranty will be void. Subject to one years warranty.
Volkswagen 3-year paintwork warranty
There are no special conditions attached and defects to paintwork caused during manufacture will be rectified without charge. Naturally, during the warranty period, the vehicle should be cared for in compliance with the operating instructions.
Volkswagen 12-year body protection*
Special rust proofing treatment of internal body sections and panels, applied at the time of manufacture, guards against rusting through from the inside. Should this occur during the warranty period, rectification will be made free of charge, and is not subject to compulsory inspection as with other ‘anti-corrosion’ guarantees.
Note (*) These warranties only apply to the paint finish and body panels manufactured and supplied by Volkswagen.
Owning your New Bilbo’s VW camper van may be closer than you think. Bilbo’s have teamed up with Blackhorse finance to help you obtain the motorhome of your dreams. We are able to offer competitive rates of finance on New and pre-owned vehicles due to there strong residual values. Finance can be from 2 – 10 years as long as the vehicle is no older than 17 years at the end of the term. Please ask for details. Terms and conditions apply.
For more information see our financial services.