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f3fisa

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Potters Bar
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T6.1 Ocean 150
Hi @f3fisa
Would you mind checking your V5C to see if your Ocean has been registered as a Pricate Light Goods vehicle with a motor caravan body type?
I’d be grateful as there is a theory mine has been mis-registered as such.
Thanks I’m advance
Tim
My V5C says Private Light Vehicle with Motor Caravan body and vehicle category M1. I think this is correct, is yours different.
 
bob_summers

bob_summers

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Donosti
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T6.1 Ocean 150
Love the colour! Getting Starlight Blue on our Beach.. What are those wheels called?
The wheels (which happen to be my favourites) were the 17" standard fitment here on the MY2021 Cali. VW Spain doesn't spec alloys as standard even on the Ocean.
When we rolled over to MY22, I thought I'd lose those wheels and get the 16" steels with hubcaps, but happily it's turned up with the old ones. Wouldn't be the end of the world as you can buy them new of 80 quid each, and they must be practically free 2nd hand.

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bob_summers

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Donosti
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T6.1 Ocean 150
when I saw this a year ago, I was sold

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Can't wait to see it in the sun!

I ordered starlight without seeing one - I was undecided between that and the metallic red.
My dad had just passed away and his T5.1 (inherited by my sis) is dark blue, although not Starlight so I went for that. When we get up to the UK in Summer, they'll look great parked up together in a field somewhere!

A few months later I saw both colours in a carpark side by side. Still love the red, but sentimentally I guess Starlight wins out.
 
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SFO

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London
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Looking to buy
The wheels (which happen to be my favourites) were the 17" standard fitment here on the MY2021 Cali. VW Spain doesn't spec alloys as standard even on the Ocean.
When we rolled over to MY22, I thought I'd lose those wheels and get the 16" steels with hubcaps, but happily it's turned up with the old ones. Wouldn't be the end of the world as you can buy them new of 80 quid each, and they must be practically free 2nd hand.

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I like these a lot. It has a simplicity to them which suits the California.

not available on UK spec Californias
 
bob_summers

bob_summers

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Donosti
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T6.1 Ocean 150
I like these a lot. It has a simplicity to them which suits the California.

not available on UK spec Californias
If you really wanted them you could sell your alloys and buy a set, and be quids in.
 
jonr71

jonr71

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London
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T6.1 Ocean 204
Great news, did your dealer mention anything about side assist?
Edited: assuming not as you’ve already got a confirmed build week.

We’re still waiting for an update from our dealer, but it has only been two weeks of trying to get hold of him *insert rolleyes emoji*. On the plus side, I’m hoping we’re now two weeks closer to a build week.

Love seeing everyone’s good news updates - looks like lots of lovely vans arriving in time for summer.
I was going to ask about side assist, but when he told me the build week, I didn't bother. Good luck getting hold of your dealer. 2 weeks is appalling.
 
66tim99

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My V5C says Private Light Vehicle with Motor Caravan body and vehicle category M1. I think this is correct, is yours different.
Mine is blank...
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And my Rotherhithe Tunnel appeal decision stated:
"The vehicle is classified as a goods vehicle as an N type vehicle when referencing the vehicle category section of the V5C"

Seems yours is both a goods vehicle (N1 is a van) and a car (M1 is a passenger car).

I'm more confused than ever.

Considering raising the inaccuracy IF a PLG can also be M1 in principle...

Thoughts very welcome @andyinluton @WelshGas @Hawthorn37
 
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NessL

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Kent
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T6.1 Coast 150
So now that Oceans are in production, does that mean that everyone has received their Coasts?
Sad that Coasts can no longer be ordered.
 
California Dreamer

California Dreamer

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Location
Birmingham
Vehicle
T6.1 Coast 150
So now that Oceans are in production, does that mean that everyone has received their Coasts?
Sad that Coasts can no longer be ordered.

Not me! Ordered Coast early September 21, a build date of mid March was the last we heard then nothing since. Really hoping for some news soon!


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Themadwife

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Bedford, UK
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T6.1 Coast 150
So now that Oceans are in production, does that mean that everyone has received their Coasts?
Sad that Coasts can no longer be ordered.
So now that Oceans are in production, does that mean that everyone has received their Coasts?
Sad that Coasts can no longer be https://vwcaliforniaclub.com/threads/new-t6-1-order-delays.35353/post-580274
Not me! Ordered Coast early September 21, a build date of mid March was the last we heard then nothing since. Really hoping for some news soon!


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Ordered ours 21 August - on ship today , so fingers crossed for you : )
 
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f3fisa

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Location
Potters Bar
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T6.1 Ocean 150
Mine is blank...
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And my Rotherhithe Tunnel appeal decision stated:
"The vehicle is classified as a goods vehicle as an N type vehicle when referencing the vehicle category section of the V5C"

Seems yours is both a goods vehicle (N1 is a van) and a car (M1 is a passenger car).

I'm more confused than ever.

Considering raising the inaccuracy IF a PLG can also be M1 in principle...

Thoughts very welcome @andyinluton @WelshGas @Hawthorn37
Here is a copy of my V5C, bought from Eurovans.

David

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couplands

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Location
Peak District & Cornwall , UK
Vehicle
T6 Cali On Order
According to our dealer, our Ocean has gone into “build” today - 2022-05-18.

Does anyone know actually what “build” means…? Do they literally start pressing the body panels, build the engine etc…..or do they take an already built Transporter and start cutting the roof off, putting the kitchen/bed in…?
 
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NessL

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Kent
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T6.1 Coast 150
Not me! Ordered Coast early September 21, a build date of mid March was the last we heard then nothing since. Really hoping for some news soon!


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I think you must have the last Coast!
Might be worth giving your dealer a call. It could be in transit.
 
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dspuk

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United Kingdom
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T6.1 Ocean 204
According to our dealer, our Ocean has gone into “build” today - 2022-05-18.

Does anyone know actually what “build” means…? Do they literally start pressing the body panels, build the engine etc…..or do they take an already built Transporter and start cutting the roof off, putting the kitchen/bed in…?
The latter. This article may help - https://flamencocampers.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/VW California Factory.PDF

The build takes around a week and then the Van is sent to the car park to schedule onto the relevant transport to the country distribution. From a Status 30 (in build) you should take delivery 6 - 8 weeks later. All the parts, including the body, are ordered at status 10. Status 20 means they have all been confirmed ready to move to production, status 30.
 
California Dreamer

California Dreamer

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Location
Birmingham
Vehicle
T6.1 Coast 150
I think you must have the last Coast!
Might be worth giving your dealer a call. It could be in transit.

Ha I think my dealer is sick of my calls! As of yesterday there was no further news … but from what I’ve heard they do seem to be turning up unannounced so I’m hopeful it’ll be here soon.


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GracieCali_IRE

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Ireland
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T6 Cali On Order
I think you must have the last Coast!
Might be worth giving your dealer a call. It could be in transit.
I’ve a Coast hopefully going into build next week (so of course, having last minute colour doubts if two-tone white/green is too OTT but if changing it affects date!) and ordered Oct 2021 .. last of the Coasts??
 
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couplands

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Location
Peak District & Cornwall , UK
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T6 Cali On Order
I’ve a Coast hopefully going into build next week (so of course, having last minute colour doubts if two-tone white/green is too OTT but if changing it affects date!) and ordered Oct 2021 .. last of the Coasts??
We’ve gone for two tone green/white. I think it does look OTT but that as the point for us. We want it to look fun…
 
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GracieCali_IRE

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Ireland
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T6 Cali On Order
We’ve gone for two tone green/white. I think it does look OTT but that as the point for us. We want it to look fun…
Yes, hear you on this! It’s a once-in-a-lifetime buy for us (so we say today!) buts trying not to over-think it that it looks like a VW ice-cream van in the driveway!!
 
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