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Kingk2

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thank you
Wellllll...I'm sorry to say, as yours is an Ocean, no.:(
Mine was ordered 8 October and I don't have a build week yet...
good to know I suppose. October wow !!
 
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Kingk2

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I ordered a Ocean in December and only just got a build week so possibly not for a long time.


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Thank you for update. I will be lucky to get it by end of the year then.
 
Monkey67

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I know there’s lots of issues for many items mainly coming from the east. Lack of shipping containers, microchips etc. But to be a told some 8 weeks back when I’m 14 on the list that it’s either May without tow bar of June with then to find out it’s another 2 months is a bit rubbish especially when it seems other vans are coming through with the same spec items which were lower down the list back then.
at a car plant when there is a part missing on system or a quality issue. it will not go into build.
it will be pulled out of the system which is not easy. if an hour later the parts tuned up. it could take a few weeks to get put back in the system . that's how you get delayed. the system don't no if its a brake light bulb or set of wheels. its no ones fault . its just how it is. the parts get to factory just in time. they do not stock pile.
 
66tim99

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thank you

good to know I suppose. October wow !!
I should add that I’ve ordered a tow bar and sports pack both of which have caused delays. Oceans ordered after me are at least being built...so you might be lucky. It seems like pot luck tbh
 
Daytona1977

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Hi @Stu@rt. I was afraid you'd ask but that is spooky. I nearly didn't post it for fear of winding you up even more but I've literally just had a dealer update. Are you ready for this?..

So, I never made it into the Week 20 club and have been sitting at status 10 with no confirmed build until this landed in my inbox this morning, from Adam at LVC (who has been brilliant I must say). And I quote:

"Some great news for you!! Your California had flew past status 20 so built and now shipped. I’m expecting it to land in a couple of weeks so will definitely have it ready for you before the end of this month."

I've asked for some clarification around the status code and what "shipped" means (on the way to the port, waiting at the port or on a boat?) because, as we all know, that "couple of weeks" could be rather optimistic.

Needless to say, we are a tad excited. When did you last check yours with your dealer because I'm getting the impression this info has come out of the delayed queue update from VW. Maybe 128 and 129 are indeed sitting next to each other on a cruise? Fingers crossed for you.
Good news for you Graham, we too ordered from Adam at LVC. Ours is now at Port of Tyne awaiting transfer to dealership. We now have our number plate and chassis number! As you said too, we should receive in the next 2 weeks. Wishing everyone else speedy deliveries.
 
Dean Kennett

Dean Kennett

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It’s like having a baby, you forget how bad it was when you see it in front of you !

probably a similar gestation time also :Iamsorry
i wouldn't mind but we decided to do an extension at the very same time. Had no kitchen, not hot water or central heating since Jan. And guess what..???? bloody delays!!!!! At this rate I reckon both builds will come in like buses and I wont know what to do with myself. Ordered end of Nov. 204 4 motion sports and all the gear and not one utter of anything. This blog is the only thing keeping me happy & sane, as it is nice to see others getting theirs. even when it does come in, I think I'll still keep an eye on this thread.
 
Monkey67

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T6 Cali On Order
Good news for you Graham, we too ordered from Adam at LVC. Ours is now at Port of Tyne awaiting transfer to dealership. We now have our number plate and chassis number! As you said too, we should receive in the next 2 weeks. Wishing everyone else speedy deliveries.
i was very lucky to make it onto the earlier ship. hope to get it in time for our honeymoon. it should be at dealer next week then 2 days for p d i .
 
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Gutted, just got a call from our dealer in Limerick Ireland and our van will not be built now until week 50, so we will be vanless now until Jan 2022. we ordered it on the 2nd January 2021. and initially told, build week 23, then 25 then 35 now week 50!. It was a Beach, manual, tinted windows, two-tone paint, Bay leaf green and white, aux heater, nothing extra. I can't understand how it has been pushed back so much. It appears UK orders are going through a lot quicker. Anyone else from Ireland finding the same delay? Should I start a thread for Irish Californias?
 
bob_summers

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Gutted, just got a call from our dealer in Limerick Ireland and our van will not be built now until week 50, so we will be vanless now until Jan 2022. we ordered it on the 2nd January 2021. and initially told, build week 23, then 25 then 35 now week 50!. It was a Beach, manual, tinted windows, two-tone paint, Bay leaf green and white, aux heater, nothing extra. I can't understand how it has been pushed back so much. It appears UK orders are going through a lot quicker. Anyone else from Ireland finding the same delay? Should I start a thread for Irish Californias?
Same here in Spain, likely to be a year until picking ours up (March '22)
On the plus side, you have a build week ;) There are some on here who ordered two or three months before you without even that.

I don't know what plans you had for the van but in our case at least there's little difference between the original quoted leadtime of Oct '21 and the new Mar '22 estimate: we were going to miss the summer in it anyway, and it looks like (fingers crossed) like it'll be here for the easter break.
So really have only lost a few winter weekends, which we might even be locked down for again!
 
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Mehdime

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Gutted, just got a call from our dealer in Limerick Ireland and our van will not be built now until week 50, so we will be vanless now until Jan 2022. we ordered it on the 2nd January 2021. and initially told, build week 23, then 25 then 35 now week 50!. It was a Beach, manual, tinted windows, two-tone paint, Bay leaf green and white, aux heater, nothing extra. I can't understand how it has been pushed back so much. It appears UK orders are going through a lot quicker. Anyone else from Ireland finding the same delay? Should I start a thread for Irish Californias?
Dubliner here. When I started looking in April this year, I was told by several dealers that VW Ireland had run out of California allocations for the whole of 2021 already but that I could still place an order for 2022. So I did (end of April) and was told I was the first Irish customer to order for 2022 but that the ETA would be… March 2022.

It’s now been delayed already to May 2022 and VW Ireland have apparently stopped taking orders altogether (even for next year - https://vwcaliforniaclub.com/thread...ntil-mid-next-year-in-ireland-at-least.40647/)

So it’s looking like Ireland is indeed at the back of the queue. And those that haven’t got their order in already will most likely be looking at 2023 to get their vans.
 
66tim99

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Gutted, just got a call from our dealer in Limerick Ireland and our van will not be built now until week 50, so we will be vanless now until Jan 2022. we ordered it on the 2nd January 2021. and initially told, build week 23, then 25 then 35 now week 50!. It was a Beach, manual, tinted windows, two-tone paint, Bay leaf green and white, aux heater, nothing extra. I can't understand how it has been pushed back so much. It appears UK orders are going through a lot quicker. Anyone else from Ireland finding the same delay? Should I start a thread for Irish Californias?
Sorry to hear that - so frustrating.
My UK order Ocean isn't going through quicker though - ordered 8 October, called the dealer yesterday - still no build week. It may be that UK Beaches are coming through quicker though.
 
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Graham T

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Sorry to hear that - so frustrating.
My UK order Ocean isn't going through quicker - ordered 8 October, called the dealer yesterday - still no build week. It may be that UK Beaches are coming through quicker though.
Feel for you @66tim99. Yours has been quite the saga.
 
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Lance Burkhart

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Dubliner here. When I started looking in April this year, I was told by several dealers that VW Ireland had run out of California allocations for the whole of 2021 already but that I could still place an order for 2022. So I did (end of April) and was told I was the first Irish customer to order for 2022 but that the ETA would be… March 2022.

It’s now been delayed already to May 2022 and VW Ireland have apparently stopped taking orders altogether (even for next year - https://vwcaliforniaclub.com/thread...ntil-mid-next-year-in-ireland-at-least.40647/)

So it’s looking like Ireland is indeed at the back of the queue. And those that haven’t got their oer in already will most likely be looking at 2023 to get their vansor
Ordered mid March in Ireland also. Told maybe in the last quarter of 21.Dealer rang last week to say early 2022 and more or less what you stated above. Also said my build would be at the top of the pile for 22(taken with a pinch of salt). Also asked if I wanted to cancel. No point in cancelling now. Heels dug in for sure. Imagine how gutted you'd feel to see your bus on a campsite somewhere next year.
 
66tim99

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Ordered mid March in Ireland also. Told maybe in the last quarter of 21.Dealer rang last week to say early 2022 and more or less what you stated above. Also said my build would be at the top of the pile for 22(taken with a pinch of salt). Also asked if I wanted to cancel. No point in cancelling now. Heels dug in for sure. Imagine how gutted you'd feel to see your bus on a campsite somewhere next year.
Or on your dealers website for £10k more than you’d have paid. Dealer would have loved you to cancel
 
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Progress. Caught a lift out of Emden on the Malacca Highway yesterday, arrived in Sheerness a couple of hours ago. So c.2weeks in build, and 8 days in Emden. Fingers crossed for a swift transit to the dealer but really can’t complain since build started; hopefully some normality returning to the process after some of the horror stories seen recently.
 
Corradobrit

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My dealer is now telling me the LHD 199/204 4Mo I ordered mid-Nov isn't expected to be delivered until Nov/Dec '21. Was originally told Sept/Nov. On the bright side it should be a MY22.
 
Daytona1977

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Progress. Caught a lift out of Emden on the Malacca Highway yesterday, arrived in Sheerness a couple of hours ago. So c.2weeks in build, and 8 days in Emden. Fingers crossed for a swift transit to the dealer but really can’t complain since build started; hopefully some normality returning to the process after some of the horror stories seen recently.
Indeed, mine built in roughly 2 weeks, was in Emden for three days and then shipped. Awaiting transport to dealers for the last 2 days. Pretty speedy after build to be honest.
 
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Ordered an Ocean 150 in January, was given a 12-20 week leadtime although I had a hunch that was a little optimistic. The dealer (Breeze) have been amazing and give me updates weekly even when the update is no news so I have no complaints about the dealer, but, does anyone know why Volkswagen can’t tell someone that ordered a cali 6mths ago, when it’s going to be built? Even if it’s next year, I’d rather just know so I can plan accordingly?
 

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