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Chris Harris

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Location
Huddersfield
Vehicle
Grand California 600
When it happened to me, i simply disconnected the water pump. It is located at the top of the fresh water tank which is under the lefthand side of the bed. All you have to do is lift the mattress and the inspection cover and you will see the water tank and then you'll see (hear) the water pump and the wire connecting it. On my GC there was a connector about 40cm before the pump which I simply opened in order to isolate the pump.
 
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Chris Harris

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Location
Huddersfield
Vehicle
Grand California 600
Hi all the above GC owners are you able to advise upon your build dates as I was advised this was fixed from March 2020.
Hi if it is fixed then VW must know what the problem was. What was causing it??
 
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Simon1

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Location
Devon
Vehicle
Grand California 680
Hi if it is fixed then VW must know what the problem was. What was causing it??
They still don’t know but the new vans have a small sign next to the tap saying ‘Don’t use after midnight’, I think they still have a few Gremlin’s in the system.
 
flying banana

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doncaster
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They still don’t know but the new vans have a small sign next to the tap saying ‘Don’t use after midnight’, I think they still have a few Gremlin’s in the system.
Don't worry mate. I got it.
 
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simonizzy

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Hymer Free S?
I share your dilemma, we love our Cali but need something contained because of CVD 19 . The Hymer S and the GCal seem to have less 'living space " than the cali as the bed is permanently up. I seems a waste of space as unfolding the bed isn't really a chore . We would like a larger van with a folding bed so we get lots of living space, but this seems hard to find !
 
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Wondering Star

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Location
Cambridgeshire
Vehicle
T6 Beach 150
The area at the rear which the bed folds on to acts as a storage area i.e boot. More importantly it houses a 100l water tank, two large gas bottles and in my case two 95 amp/hr lesuire batteries plus fuse boards etc.
Personally after the Cali the addition living room is enhance by swivel seats that actually work and the fact there's no floor handbrake.
The fact that you can stand upright throughout the van is a real bonus.
Hymer Free and S are also available with poptop.
If living space is still an issue the only option is one of the longer 6.5/7 m PVC or even a small 'A' class.
 
4x4 joker

4x4 joker

VW T6 Westfalia Club Joker 4motion
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Southampton
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I share your dilemma, we love our Cali but need something contained because of CVD 19 . The Hymer S and the GCal seem to have less 'living space " than the cali as the bed is permanently up. I seems a waste of space as unfolding the bed isn't really a chore . We would like a larger van with a folding bed so we get lots of living space, but this seems hard to find !
Sounds like you need a club joker :thumb
 
4x4 joker

4x4 joker

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Southampton
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Joker has bigger lounge and kitchen, sleeps 3 and is 4x4 and only 5.4m.
A few tweaks and the grand will be just as good like the sven underfloor heating and 4x4
You win on the closed off bathroom:thumb
 
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Jonsey

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Location
Stafford
Vehicle
Grand California 600
Hi folks,

Has anyone out there suffered problems with their GC's. I've had major issues with the hot/cold water system. After being on-site for a couple of the days, the water pump wouldn't turn off ultimately needing to be disconnected. The issue would then go away and then return randomly without anyone using the system. Vehicle now in for repair, but VW are struggling to diagnose and repair the issue.
We have noticed the water pump issue is connected to the kitchen sink tap, push it to cold turn it on and then turn it off this sorted ours. There's a micro switch on that tap
 

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