Tuning The Volkswagen Crafter motorhome

2013 Volkswagen Crafter

Motorhome – 2.5L – Turbo Diesel – 50 SCC LWB 100 SM
 Bosch EDC16CP34 ECU

The Challenge

While the Volkswagen Crafter is widely recognized as a dependable commercial van, it also serves as a suitable foundation for a motorhome. In this article, we’ll explore how tuning the Volkswagen Crafter motorhome can significantly enhance your camping experience.

A motorhome is a compact commercial vehicle cab chassis converted into a mobile living space. In this blog post, our focus is on a converted Volkswagen Crafter, a C-class motorhome featuring a bed over the driving cab. Manoeuvring a fully loaded motorhome over steep hills presents a challenge for most engines, and the Volkswagen Crafter’s 2.5L turbo diesel engine is no exception. However, a solution exists for this issue—tapping into the extra power concealed within the Engine Control Unit (ECU) can transform your camping adventures.

The Solution

ECU tuning is the technology employed to fine-tune the settings in the ECU, optimizing the engine’s performance. At Alt Tune, we specialize in adjusting ECU settings to maximize your vehicle’s capabilities. Through a custom tune from Alt Tune, your Volkswagen Crafter motorhome’s performance can be tailored to meet your specific requirements. For instance, a customer with a 2013 Volkswagen Crafter motorhome sought increased power for conquering hills and facilitating safer overtaking. We use Alientech KESS3 to flash the ECU with our custom tune. Our tune successfully boosted power and torque, resulting in a more responsive Volkswagen Crafter motorhome and an overall smoother driving experience.

Many diesel engines encounter issues with their emission systems, leading to reduced reliability and higher repair costs. In response, we’ve developed an emission solution tailored for the Volkswagen Crafter Motorhome. This solution addresses issues with EGR, DPF and Adblue (SCR/DEF), transforming your motorhome into a more dependable travel companion.

Increased Power And Torque


Increased Power


Increased Torque

Further benefits Of ECU Tuning The Volkswagen Crafter Motorhome

Increased Power and Torque

Increased power and torque result in safer over taking and easier open road driving. Throttle response is also increased.

Years of Development

We have been tuning Volkswagen Crafter’s 2.5L diesel engines for years, and understand how they work as well as the limitation on factory hardware.

Emissions solutions

We have solutions for emission systems such as disabling the Exhaust gas recirculation (EGR), Diesel particulate filter (DPF), Selective Catalytic Reduction (SCR) (Adblue) and associated DTC fault codes.
So, if you’re looking to take your Volkswagen Crafter Motorhome to the next level, don’t hesitate to reach out to us! Our dedicated team is ready to unleash the full potential of your vehicle and make your driving dreams a reality!

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