Window Pod®

  • What type of vans do you offer Window Pods for?

    We currently manufacture Window Pods® for the VW T5/T6 and Ford Transit Custom (2013+). The pods are designed & precision engineered at our dedicated facility in South Yorkshire.

  • Can I install my Window Pod?

    Window Pods are a pre-assembled blind and frame system which offers stylish privacy for all windows of your camper van. They're designed to be as easy as possible to fit directly into your camper interior, using just a few tools. Check out our 3-minute video installation tutorial.

  • Can I order Window Pods without carpet?

    Yes of course simply go to the options page and select naked Pods. Or why not take a look at our Spectrum Signature range of painted naked pods, an high grade luxury finish in a huge range of colours.

  • Can I order colour samples for free?

    Yes, of course! We are able to send you samples for all of our finishes and colours. Click here to order yours now.

  • Are Window Pods available for a Caravelle or Shuttle?

    Unfortunately not, any vehicle with an interior plastic trim around the windows is not suitable for Window Pods. They must be fitted to the steel body of the vehicle; this can however be carpeted prior.

  • I don’t know what colour carpet my van is already carpeted in and I’m concerned about colour match.

    We would recommend you speak with your local conversion company who will be able to help you. If not we can always send you a free sample in the post and take things from there.

  • Do your Window Pods cover the side windows too?

    Yes they do, please take visit our WindowPod® page for more details.

  • I’m unsure what colour my van lining is already carpeted in, is there a way to find this out?

    We would recommend you speak to your conversion company or previous owner regarding carpet colours to be sure, however, if you're unable to do so you can use our free sample service. Please be aware that our stocked carpets are limited, and we cannot guarantee a 100% match.

  • What do Window Pods look like from the outside of the vehicle? Is the blind colour the same on the outside?

    As Window Pods® feature a thermal, blackout blind. Most blinds are white on the reverse (outside) to reflect light and heat. We have included two colours in our range which are coloured on the reverse which are Midnight and Wine.

  • What is a Window Pod and what are they made from?

    A Window Pod is an ABS plastic frame vacuum formed to fit a window recess. The frame holds a polyester pleated blind which is completely blackout, with a foil lined honeycomb structure which adds thermal properties to the vehicle.

  • Can I fit a Window Pod behind my current kitchen splashback?

    We manufacture our own splashbacks, and we can also offer a Window Pod or blind only (without frame) to be secured to the back of your existing splashback. This will be difficult to add to a splashback which is already installed in a vehicle!

  • I have bought a Vanshades splashback, how do I cut it to size?

    As our splashbacks are sold by default in one size, they will need resizing to fit your vehicle. Whether you have an aluminium composite or acrylic splashback, they can be cut with a jigsaw and straight edge. We recommend using masking tape where you are cutting to avoid scratching and chipping.

  • Are Window Pods® compatible with Evo Motion Design kitchens?

    As Evo kitchens are normally of a higher worktop height than most units. This can have an impact on a Window Pod for a sliding window behind the driver. We recommend using a splashback with an Evo kitchen.

  • Will the fitting of the product put any holes in the body of the vehicle?

    As Window Pods are fitted with self-drilling screws, there will be holes in the steel bodywork of the vehicle, these are however all hidden by the product and are nowhere near any glass, electrics, or locks.

  • I have a rear wash wiper on my tailgate, will this affect the fitting of the Window Pod?

    No, Window Pods have been designed with this in mind. The tailgate Window Pods® have a motor housing cover built in to cover the wiper motor.

  • Can the blinds be cleaned?

    The blinds in Window Pods can be cleaned with a damp cloth.

  • I’ve fitted a Window Pod to the sliding door of my vehicle, why won’t my door fully close?

    You must have a VW factory sliding glass. Prior to fitting Window Pods®, you must remove the plastic trim cover on the top bar of the sliding window for the Window Pod to sit correctly. This is covered in our fitting guide provided with every order.

  • I have replica VW windows, will Window Pods fit these?

    If you have an aftermarket copy of the VW OEM Kombi sliding windows (flush glass from outside of vehicle), our product for the VW OEM windows should still fit, it is best to check with our sales team if you have any concerns regarding the style of your windows.

Privacy Glass

  • What type of vans do you offer Privacy Glass for?

    We currently offer privacy glass windows for the VW T5 & T6 models.

Wraps, Screens & Covers

  • Why do you print your designs and not sew them on?

    We use a print process that is approved for all outdoor usage called Dye Sublimation which uses special inks to create transfers designed to be imprinted on textiles, and in which the dyes do indeed sublimate into the material. This means that there are no holes in our fabrics which, in time, will allow the ingress of water.

  • I can’t find the image I want on your image gallery, can you print my own supplied design?

    Yes we can print any design, the only limitation is your imagination. If you need your Vanshade to match your vehicle colour for instance, simply supply us with the paint code and we’ll take care of the rest.

  • What format do you need the artwork in for my bespoke Vanshade?

    Our printing art formats are as follows, PDF, AI and SVG. Minimum file size should be at least 4-5mp or 72dpi at full size. Don’t worry we can help you with the process.

  • I cant find the image I need in the required format or resolution

    That’s fine we can help with that too, although we do have to pass on a nominal artwork fee (POA).

Orders & Payments

  • How long will I have to wait to receive my order?

    Our lead times vary from time to time. This is because all of our products are hand-built to order and production times can sometimes fluctuate. Please keep an eye on the red banner at the top of our website, which will give you an indication of current lead times.

Delivery

  • How long will I have to wait to receive my order?

    Our lead times vary from time to time. This is because all of our products are hand-built to order and production times can sometimes fluctuate. Please keep an eye on the red banner at the top of our website, which will give you an indication of current lead times.

Returns & Guarantee

  • What is the warranty on Window Pods®?

    On the rare occasion that you have any issues with the product being faulty, we offer a no quibble lifetime guarantee on Window Pods®, we will gladly repair product as we see fit.

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