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Wesel

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Sometimes you also have to pay attention to the width. I had a big fright in Nîmes in France. I hadn't paid attention to this 2-meter width limit plate. At the end of the path, a few hundred meters further, it was really very very very narrow. There were only a few millimeters left with the mirrors folded. And unthinkable to go back.
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Phillip T

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Sometimes you also have to pay attention to the width. I had a big fright in Nîmes in France. I hadn't paid attention to this 2-meter width limit plate. At the end of the path, a few hundred meters further, it was really very very very narrow. There were only a few millimeters left with the mirrors folded. And unthinkable to go back.
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yes, we had an interesting experience on a a bridge near kendal when we had the Caddy camper, the mirrors were above the bridge walls and there was a twist part way over. wouldn't do that in the cali !
Sign said "No HGV's" an understatement !
 
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In the past week, 2 vehicles have got stuck under the bridge up the road from us; There is a diversion in place as a result of a long term local road closure (Fox Hill) but they dont seem to highlight the height of the bridge in advance on the diversion signs + virtually impossible for a large vehicle to turn round once you reach the bridge!:



 
Curryzz

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Reading through this thread I still don’t know if my ocean will fit in my garage, has anyone been been able to confirm the height of a new ocean recently?Iv just ordered one for delivery next year, my converted T6 Transporter fitted in,(20 inch wheels lowered)but was tight. I hope at 206cm my ocean will go in, if not I need to book in to have to lowered before collecting it.

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homerorchid

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Loads of room, measured my 2019, 4motion, DSG Loaded (possessions), standard height (not lowered), came in at 1940mm. Put a piece of thin material under a 2 meter spirit level (to protect Cali roof paint) which I placed on the middle/centre of Cali roof, side to side. Using step ladders I keep the bubble in the middle of spirit level whilst wife measured from the end of spirit level to the ground. I have an electric, 4 section, up and over garage door which gives more clearance than my previous traditional up and over garage door. I've always been able to keep my Cali in the garage with no issues. Hope this helps
 
bob_summers

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Reading through this thread I still don’t know if my ocean will fit in my garage, has anyone been been able to confirm the height of a new ocean recently?Iv just ordered one for delivery next year, my converted T6 Transporter fitted in,(20 inch wheels lowered)but was tight. I hope at 206cm my ocean will go in, if not I need to book in to have to lowered before collecting it.

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I measured a couple of new vans back in March on the showroom floor. 203cm containing only what they were delivered with, 150 4M as I remember. No idea of the tyre pressures of course.

So if that’s worst case scenario (reportedly they settle on the springs, plus lowering from loading) then you’re fine. It would give me a dry mouth backing into a garage with only an inch to spare though!
 
Curryzz

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Loads of room, measured my 2019, 4motion, DSG Loaded (possessions), standard height (not lowered), came in at 1940mm. Put a piece of thin material under a 2 meter spirit level (to protect Cali roof paint) which I placed on the middle/centre of Cali roof, side to side. Using step ladders I keep the bubble in the middle of spirit level whilst wife measured from the end of spirit level to the ground. I have an electric, 4 section, up and over garage door which gives more clearance than my previous traditional up and over garage door. I've always been able to keep my Cali in the garage with no issues. Hope this helps
Brilliant. Very helpful. I understand there will be some differences between vehicles but if generally most people’s are under 2 meters or very close to it that gives me piece of mind. I’d like to leave the suspension standard ideally so thanks for your help & il keep my fingers crossed.
 
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I measured a couple of new vans back in March on the showroom floor. 203cm containing only what they were delivered with, 150 4M as I remember. No idea of the tyre pressures of course.

So if that’s worst case scenario (reportedly they settle on the springs, plus lowering from loading) then you’re fine. It would give me a dry mouth backing into a garage with only an inch to spare though!
Thank you, 203cm would be very tight indeed. Thanks for the message and information. I guess I will have to hope that once I put my camping gear etc in the vehicle & once the suspension has settled it will go in no problems. It was really tight on my previous T6 Transporter, always made me nervous but having it in the garage is a real plus . Cheers Paul
 
Calimili

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Brilliant. Very helpful. I understand there will be some differences between vehicles but if generally most people’s are under 2 meters or very close to it that gives me piece of mind. I’d like to leave the suspension standard ideally so thanks for your help & il keep my fingers crossed.
Being under 2m is the whole point of the California. That's the most important single feature that makes this van so attractive. Because of the 2m height many can use it as a car and park it like a car in garages, private and public in addition to fuel economy/speed.
Otherwise a fixed taller roof would have already solved a number of complications and costs that an elevating roof require.
 
Calimili

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Thank you, 203cm would be very tight indeed. Thanks for the message and information. I guess I will have to hope that once I put my camping gear etc in the vehicle & once the suspension has settled it will go in no problems. It was really tight on my previous T6 Transporter, always made me nervous but having it in the garage is a real plus . Cheers Paul
I am confident it will be below 2m especially an Ocean. It will definitely drop with camping gear. Infact the majority of people complain here of the opposite problem, that the rear end sags!
I would advise, just check it careful the first time you ark it in, being new, unloaded and new springs etc. But with 2,06 you are safe.
 
Curryzz

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Being under 2m is the whole point of the California. That's the most important single feature that makes this van so attractive. Because of the 2m height many can use it as a car and park it like a car in garages, private and public in addition to fuel economy/speed.
Otherwise a fixed taller roof would have already solved a number of complications and costs that an elevating roof require.
Yes, I read some conflicting information in this thread. I also read online on VWs technical information it read 1900mm but I assumed that didn’t include the pop top or awing so started to to worry how high it actually measures. Thanks for the help
 
Curryzz

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I am confident it will be below 2m especially an Ocean. It will definitely drop with camping gear. Infact the majority of people complain here of the opposite problem, that the rear end sags!
I would advise, just check it careful the first time you ark it in, being new, unloaded and new springs etc. But with 2,06 you are safe.
Happy days. Yes, I will have somebody checking behind it etc when I eventually reverse it in. I saw about the sagging when looking at the lowering springs. I think that made me lean towards just leaving the ride height standard & not play about with things. Is the ocean lower than the coast? Iv opted for 18inch wheels but don’t think it’s makes any difference once the tyres a lower profile
 
Calimili

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Happy days. Yes, I will have somebody checking behind it etc when I eventually reverse it in. I saw about the sagging when looking at the lowering springs. I think that made me lean towards just leaving the ride height standard & not play about with things. Is the ocean lower than the coast? Iv opted for 18inch wheels but don’t think it’s makes any difference once the tyres a lower profile
I think the coast and ocean will be similar. They both are heavier than a Beach because of the furniture and batteries etc. 18" not an issue if ordered with suggested tyres combination (i.e. not higher side wall).
 
B J G

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Happy days. Yes, I will have somebody checking behind it etc when I eventually reverse it in. I saw about the sagging when looking at the lowering springs. I think that made me lean towards just leaving the ride height standard & not play about with things. Is the ocean lower than the coast? Iv opted for 18inch wheels but don’t think it’s makes any difference once the tyres a lower profile
The 18" option with 255/45/18 will give a negligible height drop of 0.1" over the standard 215/60/17

Tyre Brand can also make a difference as the tread depth can vary with design purpose, summer/all season/winter.
 
Curryzz

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The 18" option with 255/45/18 will give a negligible height drop of 0.1" over the standard 215/60/17

Tyre Brand can also make a difference as the tread depth can vary with design purpose, summer/all season/winter.
Thank you. Full of information this forum. Impressed
 
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Our 2016 Beach fits in our garage: entrance 2030mm high. Not lowered, standard tires etc, but was a worry before we got it and definitely squeaky bum time the first time I actually reversed it in there :-|
I just drive in like I don't care know, and let everyone else look worried :)
 
Trudi

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I asked this exact question when I visited vw Liverpool a couple of weeks ago.
The van itself is under 2meters. However with the awning, the coast/ocean is 203.
This is brand new of the forecourt empty with just the fixed interior.
 
Curryzz

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Brilliant. Thank you very much for passing on the information. Cheers Paul
 

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