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I suspect UK will follow the same (if the delete sliding door/ add kitchen is even an option offered here!).

Thanks again and good luck with your new Cali
 
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Hi Borris, I thought VW had standardised the dash across the range to cut costs and agree much preferred the comfort dash on our T6.
They may well have done. You may have gathered that I don't like what they've done. It's probably just me but I think this is a classic case of "If it ain't broke don't fix it". That's one of the reasons why I bought one of the last T6s.
 
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Although a few delays to delivery we went up to the factory in Hannover in mid August to pick 'Ludwig' up.

He certainly is Red and happy with the colour that certainly stands out when you park it.

Not managed a night out yet but certainly picnics and bike trips. The space also proved useful when moving house and it tested out its van capabilities! Very smooth cruising at speed and up to 170kmph as well as a fully loaded 850km trip across Europe with no difficulties.

Very happy with the spec ordered and don't think we missed anything out.

Just need to work out some accessories now. Have foldable kettle and mugs for a quick brew. Am looking at getting a topper for the downstairs bed (it's really not that flat) and some storage containers so using the very valuable insights on this site to make a decision what to get.

Realistically don't think first big trip away will be till the spring given who Europe currently is with COVID. Might plan some local trips away when time allows especially as we have the heater to take the chill off.

Have attached some pictures on collection day and with the bikes on the back. Our bike rack is a non-tilting version which is likely to be another purchase in the future so we can get in to the boot.View attachment 67931View attachment 67932View attachment 67933View attachment 67934View attachment 67935View attachment 67936
Thanks for updating and all the photos. It does look great. Love the colour too. VW New Zealand is not sure whether the Beach (Camper or Tour) will be available here at all. Apparently they didn't include it in the initial T6.1 California vehicle order, and are only now considering it due to public interest. Probably the example of the full order of 30 Australian Beach Tour vans selling out in the matter of days after the online-only release might be getting VWNZ to have a rethink. VW Australia press seem to indicate that the California Beach Tour is now sold out in Austrtalia until June 2021. Maybe we'll have some on the NZ market by then. We'd be keen at the right price.
 
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Hi @Thebears - can you confirm if you have EHU capability. The flap that is usually on the rear LHS seems to be missing in the pics. Thanks.
 
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Hi @Thebears - can you confirm if you have EHU capability. The flap that is usually on the rear LHS seems to be missing in the pics. Thanks.
Morning, No EHU on my Beach Tour!
Leisure battery charged off the alternator. Not sure if the Camper version is the same or not.
 
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No EHU!
That's not good. What are they thinking ?
True, External 230 V power supply with battery charging function and 230 V connection in the passenger compartment as option.
In Belgium; 837,32 € tax incl
 
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True, External 230 V power supply with battery charging function and 230 V connection in the passenger compartment as option.
In Belgium; 837,32 € tax incl
I hope it’s an option on UK models too...
 
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With us in Belgium you can tick the the external 230V connection as an option. The kitchenette is standard with us, but the external hookup is not. The 2-seater sofa with drawers is standard (then has the storage bins included) and can be replaced for free by the 3-seater sofa with reclining function and 3 drawers + padded Multiflex board.
I don't know how the beach T6.1 is offered to you in the UK, because for the time being I won't find much about it on volkswagen.uk.co so I don't know if one includes or excludes the other.
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With us in Belgium you can tick the the external 230V connection as an option. The kitchenette is standard with us, but the external hookup is not. The 2-seater sofa with drawers is standard (then has the storage bins included) and can be replaced for free by the 3-seater sofa with reclining function and 3 drawers + padded Multiflex board.
I don't know how the beach T6.1 is offered to you in the UK, because for the time being I won't find much about it on volkswagen.uk.co so I don't know if one includes or excludes the other.
Greetings
It’s not yet available in the UK - hence you can’t find it, and also all the questions from people in the UK who are thinking of ordering one when it becomes available (end October, so imminent...)
 
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It’s not yet available in the UK - hence you can’t find it, and also all the questions from people in the UK who are thinking of ordering one when it becomes available (end October, so imminent...)
yes, thanks, I realized that, just try to give some answers as it is with us now, but he can be offered completely differently to you. Usually the starting price in the UK is higher but with more standard so maybe you have the EHU included.
If I would want a beach, and live in the UK, I would also look forward to the moment you can order one ;)
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yes, thanks, I realized that, just try to give some answers as it is with us now, but he can be offered completely differently to you. Usually the starting price in the UK is higher but with more standard so maybe you have the EHU included.
If I would want a beach, and live in the UK, I would also look forward to the moment you can order one ;)
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That would be great if EHU as standard. Just as long as it is an option if not... :)
 
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That would be great if EHU as standard. Just as long as it is an option if not... :)
We had it retrofitted to our 2012 Beach and went for under the bonnet option to keep the stealth look and to stop me from driving away when still hooked up! Had one socket in the usual place and one in the boot for the slide out fridge. Fuse box Hidden in Jack bay.
 

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