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6.1 Ocean - Specific Questions

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Mutema

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T6.1 Ocean 199 4Motion
It has nothing to do with that, that is 'Side Assist'. 'Lane Assist' gives you an audible warning and vibration on the steering wheel if you stray over the white lines. 'Active Lane Assist' is the same plus the van steers back into the lane on it's own. Phew, hope that has helped......
Perfect, thanks for the assist. :)
 
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Rowls1958

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T6.1 Ocean 150
And by the way, if your the type of person who changes lanes without indicating, don't bother specifying it as it would get on your nerves !! Also, these can be switched off of course in the display.
 
Alan Andrews

Alan Andrews

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T6 Ocean 150
I think that most questions have been answered now.

I have heated front screen. I had this on a couple of Ford cars, and the Ford windscreen works great. The VW heated windscreen is crap in comparison.

Keep with the double glazed rear window.

I have added radar blind spot system which works well for us. I put this on to give confidence to wife and kids when driving. It has proved itself a couple of times.

I've just added a solar kit to keep the batteries charged for some wild camping experiences.

I added a VW rear view camera. It was a pain to install as per VW original, but is probably the best thing I've added. I drive with VW bike rack permanently fitted.

Do a search on here for other configurator options. I'm sure I read that some things which we thought were standard fit were not installed by VW because a tick box was either ticked or un-ticked in the configurator at time of order.
 
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Mutema

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T6.1 Ocean 199 4Motion
And by the way, if your the type of person who changes lanes without indicating, don't bother specifying it as it would get on your nerves !! Also, these can be switched off of course in the display.
Most definitely not the type. Have it in the TCR as standard and it irritates me. Too many driver aids, I prefer to be connected to the drive and find that it keeps me more alert. The emergency braking is something I'd love to take off, I've nearly had whiplash with plastic bags crossing the sensors and the car dropping anchors to 'save a life'.
 
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Mutema

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Location
UK
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T6.1 Ocean 199 4Motion
I think that most questions have been answered now.

I have heated front screen. I had this on a couple of Ford cars, and the Ford windscreen works great. The VW heated windscreen is crap in comparison.

Keep with the double glazed rear window.

I have added radar blind spot system which works well for us. I put this on to give confidence to wife and kids when driving. It has proved itself a couple of times.

I've just added a solar kit to keep the batteries charged for some wild camping experiences.

I added a VW rear view camera. It was a pain to install as per VW original, but is probably the best thing I've added. I drive with VW bike rack permanently fitted.

Do a search on here for other configurator options. I'm sure I read that some things which we thought were standard fit were not installed by VW because a tick box was either ticked or un-ticked in the configurator at time of order.
I have the heated windscreen on a TCR and find that it works well in the depths of winter. I don't like slaking lots of deicer over the car as it isn't great for finishes. Wonder if it's a poor translation to the van. What specifically makes it bad?

I think the blind spot monitoring system is a must for us. My wife has never driven anything the size of a van and while I'm ok with it, it does make life a little more relaxing on a long motorway journey.

Think the rear view camera is a must too - I think it's standard on the 6.1 Ocean though, certainly was on the one that I looked at yesterday.
 
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GP

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Bath
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T6.1 Ocean 199
I think that most questions have been answered now.

I have heated front screen. I had this on a couple of Ford cars, and the Ford windscreen works great. The VW heated windscreen is crap in comparison.

Keep with the double glazed rear window.

I have added radar blind spot system which works well for us. I put this on to give confidence to wife and kids when driving. It has proved itself a couple of times.

I've just added a solar kit to keep the batteries charged for some wild camping experiences.

I added a VW rear view camera. It was a pain to install as per VW original, but is probably the best thing I've added. I drive with VW bike rack permanently fitted.

Do a search on here for other configurator options. I'm sure I read that some things which we thought were standard fit were not installed by VW because a tick box was either ticked or un-ticked in the configurator at time of order.
I'd be interested what solar kit you added to your Van? We wre thinking of it but be good to get some advice but no doubt there's load of info it I search
I think that most questions have been answered now.

I have heated front screen. I had this on a couple of Ford cars, and the Ford windscreen works great. The VW heated windscreen is crap in comparison.

Keep with the double glazed rear window.

I have added radar blind spot system which works well for us. I put this on to give confidence to wife and kids when driving. It has proved itself a couple of times.

I've just added a solar kit to keep the batteries charged for some wild camping experiences.

I added a VW rear view camera. It was a pain to install as per VW original, but is probably the best thing I've added. I drive with VW bike rack permanently fitted.

Do a search on here for other configurator options. I'm sure I read that some things which we thought were standard fit were not installed by VW because a tick box was either ticked or un-ticked in the configurator at time of order.
I'd be interested to know what solar kit you bought for your van, I have just started looking for our new 6.1 so advice most welcome, although I suspect there's loads on this site if I start digging?
 
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Tomato

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Cobham
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T6 Cali On Order
I had the Aracaju alloy wheels on my 6.1. I've just sold the wheels and tyres back to the supplying dealer, didn't want the look, bling or easy scuff looking style. Really didn't like the tricky pronunciation either. Wanted to fit the excellent all season Michelin Cross Climate tyres anyway, have replaced with these Cali 18" Disc alloys in white. Photo isnt of my car, I have a Beach 6.1. They come with grey spokes too. CALI DISC ALLOY.jpg

ACC radar cruise is very, very handy on long journeys and start stop slow traffic, I find it essential on cars now Ive had it. Many other safety devices might ( and I say might) encourage poor driving safety habits like looking over your shoulder every time so your call. IMHO lane assist and steering wheel wobbler might not be needed but stability programs and side wind assist might come in handy. My wife's Volvo has all the safety devices they make. She does have many, many talents. It's just driving isn't one of them.
 
Alan Andrews

Alan Andrews

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Staffordshire
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T6 Ocean 150
I'd be interested what solar kit you added to your Van? We wre thinking of it but be good to get some advice but no doubt there's load of info it I search

I'd be interested to know what solar kit you bought for your van, I have just started looking for our new 6.1 so advice most welcome, although I suspect there's loads on this site if I start digging?
I bought the 2x panel dual battery kit from Roger Donoghue on here.

You'll also get a 5% discount as a VIP member.


I also bought the MT11 remote display after the initial purchase, and am pleased how it all works.

I did have to extend the cable 400mm for the MT11 and also the supplied cable for the engine battery connection to the engine starter relay (by 400mm).

I used my angle grinder to trim down the relay mounting bracket, in order to improve access.

Because I was concerned about some bugger simply unbolting the panels, I also changed the plated panel fixings to be stainless steel and use stainless shear nuts instead of the plated nylocs.

I am going to make a cover to go over the panel connectors/cable on the top face of the panels, as these don't look nice and seem prone to damage.

I can provide photos, cabling route, and stainless fastener details if required.

I am very pleased with the kit. Everything is supplied and would work....I just wanted to use different routes to improve the look.
 
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GP

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Bath
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T6.1 Ocean 199
Excellent, I'd seen Solar Camper Solutions and started to look at them. Maybe I'll come back to you and take you up on your kind offer re cabling route etc once I have started to progress ordering with them, many thanks.
 
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Rowls1958

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Location
Abergavenny
Vehicle
T6.1 Ocean 150
I bought the 2x panel dual battery kit from Roger Donoghue on here.

You'll also get a 5% discount as a VIP member.


I also bought the MT11 remote display after the initial purchase, and am pleased how it all works.

I did have to extend the cable 400mm for the MT11 and also the supplied cable for the engine battery connection to the engine starter relay (by 400mm).

I used my angle grinder to trim down the relay mounting bracket, in order to improve access.

Because I was concerned about some bugger simply unbolting the panels, I also changed the plated panel fixings to be stainless steel and use stainless shear nuts instead of the plated nylocs.

I am going to make a cover to go over the panel connectors/cable on the top face of the panels, as these don't look nice and seem prone to damage.

I can provide photos, cabling route, and stainless fastener details if required.

I am very pleased with the kit. Everything is supplied and would work....I just wanted to use different routes to improve the look.
Thanks that would be great....
 
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Mutema

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Location
UK
Vehicle
T6.1 Ocean 199 4Motion
I'd be interested what solar kit you added to your Van? We wre thinking of it but be good to get some advice but no doubt there's load of info it I search

I'd be interested to know what solar kit you bought for your van, I have just started looking for our new 6.1 so advice most welcome, although I suspect there's loads on this site if I start digging?
I hadn't mentioned solar kit but I'm a photographer and have industrial quantities of power hungry equipment. Take a look at Goalzero, I've used quite a lot of their kit in some harsh conditions and it has worked brilliantly. Depending on your requirements, it might be of interest.

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