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DianeM

DianeM

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Isle of Bute
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T6 Ocean 150
Never could understand why people buy shelves for the wardrobe. It's a wardrobe! Use wire coat hangers and you can get masses of clothes in there.
100% agree, my favourite thing in the van, hubby’s clothes are in a bag in the boot
 
Elly Swanson

Elly Swanson

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East Midlands
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T6 Ocean 150
VW 'Comfort' mattress = Horribly uncomfortable! I took out the original bed support and made my own. Shortened the bed to give more room for the night loo. Custom made mattress (Super comfy) and I can also access the rear cargo area from inside the vehicle

Comfortz pop up cover (for use with roof bars) Does the job but awkward for 1 person to fit (particularly when using a roof box)..
Could you post some pics, Chris? I like the idea of this.
 
Seaview

Seaview

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Scotland
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T6 Ocean 150
For us it would have to be the set of remote controlled variable colour LED lights we had made and put up inside the Cali. (There’s a video on YouTube where someone else did this to their Cali). Have to say the novelty wore off pretty quick as some of the colour choices caused short term issues with our eyesight when we went outside the van and one colour made us all feel nauseous. Really like the standard VW lighting setup in the T6 especially lights around the kitchen unit and won’t be adding to the internal light set-up this time around.

Inka seat covers work well for us with no fitting issues and they stay in place at a bargaintastic price of £59.99 for a new complete set in sand colour. They wash well, fit relatively easily and are air bag compliant, what more could you want!
 
ChrisB

ChrisB

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Torre Del Rico, Spain
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T6 Ocean 150 4Motion
For us it would have to be the set of remote controlled variable colour LED lights we had made and put up inside the Cali. (There’s a video on YouTube where someone else did this to their Cali). Have to say the novelty wore off pretty quick as some of the colour choices caused short term issues with our eyesight when we went outside the van and one colour made us all feel nauseous. Really like the standard VW lighting setup in the T6 especially lights around the kitchen unit and won’t be adding to the internal light set-up this time around.

Inka seat covers work well for us with no fitting issues and they stay in place at a bargaintastic price of £59.99 for a new complete set in sand colour. They wash well, fit relatively easily and are air bag compliant, what more could you want!
We got a plain white led strip that fits under the roro awning. It's dimmable and remote controlled. It's really good.
 
Seaview

Seaview

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Scotland
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T6 Ocean 150
We got a plain white led strip that fits under the roro awning. It's dimmable and remote controlled. It's really good.
A plain soft white would be lovely we should have gone with that option.
 
oryx white

oryx white

Travelling hopefully
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Kent
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T6 Ocean 204
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Fell off after 200miles scratching the paintwork ...

Just use the sticky on beam flippers!
 
Bobbybus

Bobbybus

Learning how to be a hedonist...
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Leeds
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T5 SE 180 4Motion
I keep thinking I should get some wind deflectors, but never got around to it. Mainly because I couldn't make up my mind which ones to get. Having read your very negative appraisal all of them, I'm glad I haven't made a purchase.
...and yet I love mine! They are most useful when parked and both Windows are just lowered a little, letting some fresh air in but not the rain. I always have the windows open at night. I rarely have the windows open when driving as I rely on the aircon to do its work; very little extra noise whilst driving.
 
Fast Freddie

Fast Freddie

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Berkshire, United Kingdom
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T6 Beach 150
These:
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Fell off after 200miles scratching the paintwork ...

Just use the sticky on beam flippers!
That’s odd - we fit ours when travelling overseas and remove them on our return. We have never had a problem with them falling off and have driven through Holland, Belgium and down into Germany on a few occasions. Sorry you had bad luck with them. Anyone else had any issues?
 
WelshGas

WelshGas

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Vale of Glamorgan
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T5 SE 180 4Motion
That’s odd - we fit ours when travelling overseas and remove them on our return. We have never had a problem with them falling off and have driven through Holland, Belgium and down into Germany on a few occasions. Sorry you had bad luck with them. Anyone else had any issues?
No. Not even on a 7000 mile trip to Nordkapp and there are some rough roads in Norway.
 
andyinluton

andyinluton

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T5 SE 140
Same here, our protectors go on with the permanently attached bit of gaffer tape every time we go abroad, reckon they have been on & off at least 3 times a year X 6 years & have done 25k + abroad with them on.
 
soulstyledevon

soulstyledevon

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Had them on my van from new. First thing I bought, never had a single issue.
Had deflectors on all my vans over the last twenty years and never experienced an issue.
The poster above must’ve had cheap ones or fitted them incorrectly...
 
johnyboy

johnyboy

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Hampshire
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T5 SE 180
Club shop: £65 of aluminium with angle glued on, with some plastic angle to glue into the wardrobe
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Lorri

T6 204 Ocean
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Essex
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T6 Ocean 204
...and yet I love mine! They are most useful when parked and both Windows are just lowered a little, letting some fresh air in but not the rain. I always have the windows open at night. I rarely have the windows open when driving as I rely on the aircon to do its work; very little extra noise whilst driving.
Totally agree - liked them so much on the VW I got some for my little Fiesta too - do like a little “fresh” air whilst driving without spits of rain getting in.
 
BeagleMum

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Wirral
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T6 Beach 150
...and yet I love mine! They are most useful when parked and both Windows are just lowered a little, letting some fresh air in but not the rain. I always have the windows open at night. I rarely have the windows open when driving as I rely on the aircon to do its work; very little extra noise whilst driving.
Same here, never had a problem with them.
 
BeagleMum

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Wirral
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T6 Beach 150
That’s odd - we fit ours when travelling overseas and remove them on our return. We have never had a problem with them falling off and have driven through Holland, Belgium and down into Germany on a few occasions. Sorry you had bad luck with them. Anyone else had any issues?
No issues for us.
 
oryx white

oryx white

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Kent
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T6 Ocean 204
That’s odd - we fit ours when travelling overseas and remove them on our return. We have never had a problem with them falling off and have driven through Holland, Belgium and down into Germany on a few occasions. Sorry you had bad luck with them. Anyone else had any issues?
That's what I had intended. They just didn't seem to sit properly - they were original VW ones. Must he user error on my part then. But thinking about it, I did get a biffed by something (as in road rubbish) on the autoroute - so maybe that dislodged them?
 
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