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BugglePopples

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I picked ours up on Friday from Breeze Pool and got well acquainted on the 5 and a half hour drive home!

Currently in the Yorkshire dales, laying in the top bunk with my 18 month old daughter napping on me. Off for a walk by the river once she wakes up.

Feeling very lucky to be able to use it this summer having only ordered in March.

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TwoTone-BayLeaf

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Norfolk
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T6 Cali On Order
Looks lovely, I have an Ocean on order since Oct 21 same colour, call from the dealer on Friday expected delivery date of late Sept.

Amazingly when we ordered it he predicted "late Sept 22", date has moved a number of times but as its now built he may be right after all.
 
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I picked ours up on Friday from Breeze Pool and got well acquainted on the 5 and a half hour drive home!

Currently in the Yorkshire dales, laying in the top bunk with my 18 month old daughter napping on me. Off for a walk by the river once she wakes up.

Feeling very lucky to be able to use it this summer having only ordered in March.

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Speedy! Looks lush! Enjoy it and the walk
 
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T6.1 Ocean 204 4 motion
Got a surprise today
Called for an update and ours is waiting to be shipped to the UK.

Ordered November 21 and dealer predicted Oct 22

Need to get lots of things sorted now as we had put the planning on the back burner thinking it would likely be next year given I had not heard anything about it’s stages of build etc…

Exciting times … we had only just experienced our first time in a camper this weekend after hiring one to make sure it was what we wanted

It absolutely is
 
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T6.1 Ocean 204 4 motion
Just heard from dealer matt at SMG Tonbridge that our new van HUNTER is at the dealership. Two weeks after I was told it was in build. I wasn't expecting that. Almost a year to the day since order... Too early for a vat reduction unless I stalll him, haha. It will be sad to say goodbye to Betty Boo... Just sitting here at Busfest in the Club camping area with sone of his customers haha. And some of you... What a great bunch you are.... If you want to buy some red aluminium worktop protectors (3part worktop) come find us (look for sticker on side of van). I think I paid 65,yours for 45, still with cellophane on them... I'm going to reorder in orange for hunter.... Goodbye Betty Boo... Next video will be her last (from Busfest)
Been to meet Hunter today... a bit dirty, but he will have an imminent ceramic coat to be applied (at dealership but not by dealer), and just as I was leaving, I spotted something weird in their showroom Cali.... woah, an upgraded speaker system... I was going to do this after market, but SMG have started adding this as an option on Calis... I had a listen, awesome. It is being installed in Hunter next week... it replaces 4 speakers at front, adds a sub under driver seat, and new amp... plus front door sound proofing... 1200+VAT - all pioneer kit I think, but not 100% sure... I will review on our youtube channel soon. My music quality is important to me, being a fumbling musician myself. Finally, there were rubbish reg plates available to choose from, so it had to be done..... VW72HUN purchased.
 
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T6.1 Ocean 150
So, finally everybody please say hello to Lunar who, after just over 14 months, has finally made it home. She's an Ocean 150, ordered June 30th 2021, went into build March 2022, then again (!) in May 2022, left factory at the beginning of August, arrived in the UK begging of September and collected on the 7th.

Apart from calling round to a few friends and families houses so they can be very jealous, I've had no time to do anything except take a few pictures. Had to cancel planned leave because of work pressures but hoping this weekend I can get out and play at least and maybe get a couple of nights away next weekend.

So far, all good - one very minor paint scuff just near the drivers side rear light and a faint scratch on the light cluster next to it, waiting to hear from dealer how they will resolve. Was in a warehouse type building when I collected and didn't spot until I pulled in to get fuel round the corner on the way home. Dealer didn't answer mobile and the collection was from a depot rather than a garage so emailed pics instead.

No sign of any delay compensation type freebies like blankets, cups or keyrings. Mentioned this to the collection guy who replied along the lines of Ted the gardener from the Fast Show - "I wouldn't know about that Sir, sorry". I'll chase VW directly and see what I can blag. Did get two window fly screen things and little torch that plugs into a 12v socket but I think they seem to be standard now. Oh and I'd already asked for some rubber mats to be thrown in.

So happy she's finally here. Now the real fun begins....

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Excellent stuff….great colour choice…and those wheels…:)

Should be collecting ours next Wednesday. Could have had it last week but we went to a Switzerland instead. Given the dreadful experience of flying from Manchester I wish we’d taken the Cali instead….next time…!

Enjoy your Cali and maybe we’ll see each other around Manchester.
 
Californication69

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Been to meet Hunter today... a bit dirty, but he will have an imminent ceramic coat to be applied (at dealership but not by dealer), and just as I was leaving, I spotted something weird in their showroom Cali.... woah, an upgraded speaker system... I was going to do this after market, but SMG have started adding this as an option on Calis... I had a listen, awesome. It is being installed in Hunter next week... it replaces 4 speakers at front, adds a sub under driver seat, and new amp... plus front door sound proofing... 1200+VAT - all pioneer kit I think, but not 100% sure... I will review on our youtube channel soon. My music quality is important to me, being a fumbling musician myself. Finally, there were rubbish reg plates available to choose from, so it had to be done..... VW72HUN purchased.
What ceramic coat are you having ?
Have you researched the many different combo’s ?
 
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Kent
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T6 Cali On Order
Been to meet Hunter today... a bit dirty, but he will have an imminent ceramic coat to be applied (at dealership but not by dealer), and just as I was leaving, I spotted something weird in their showroom Cali.... woah, an upgraded speaker system... I was going to do this after market, but SMG have started adding this as an option on Calis... I had a listen, awesome. It is being installed in Hunter next week... it replaces 4 speakers at front, adds a sub under driver seat, and new amp... plus front door sound proofing... 1200+VAT - all pioneer kit I think, but not 100% sure... I will review on our youtube channel soon. My music quality is important to me, being a fumbling musician myself. Finally, there were rubbish reg plates available to choose from, so it had to be done..... VW72HUN purchased.
Out of interest who are you using for the ceramic coating as its something I will need to consider in the future, when my van lands.
 
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Still no updates on delivery of my rebuilt Cali Coast. But I do know at this point it will be MY23 and probably have the new bellows material. Silver linings and all that.
 
Californication69

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I had a quote at the weekend for Gtechniq on a California and was £799 plus vat but came with a 9 year guarantee.
 
Californication69

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I had a quote at the weekend for Gtechniq on a California and was £799 plus vat but came with a 9 year guarantee.
That’s good, mine was £500 for 3 year.
 
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BlakeyA

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Woodhall Spa
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T6 Cali On Order
Been to meet Hunter today... a bit dirty, but he will have an imminent ceramic coat to be applied (at dealership but not by dealer), and just as I was leaving, I spotted something weird in their showroom Cali.... woah, an upgraded speaker system... I was going to do this after market, but SMG have started adding this as an option on Calis... I had a listen, awesome. It is being installed in Hunter next week... it replaces 4 speakers at front, adds a sub under driver seat, and new amp... plus front door sound proofing... 1200+VAT - all pioneer kit I think, but not 100% sure... I will review on our youtube channel soon. My music quality is important to me, being a fumbling musician myself. Finally, there were rubbish reg plates available to choose from, so it had to be done..... VW72HUN purchased.
Good plate. Soo I bent poor Matts ear today, bizarre , I reckon ours left the factory within a few days of each other but mines still over there & has been for 3 weeks ‍♂️ Very frustrating as we go away in 2 weeks, ain’t gonna happen..
You’re paying very little for the ceramic, check if he’s doing a stage one polish first, though gtechnic is the way to go. Look forward to seeing the vid when you finally get Hunter .
 
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T6 Beach 150
So, finally everybody please say hello to Lunar who, after just over 14 months, has finally made it home. She's an Ocean 150, ordered June 30th 2021, went into build March 2022, then again (!) in May 2022, left factory at the beginning of August, arrived in the UK begging of September and collected on the 7th.

Apart from calling round to a few friends and families houses so they can be very jealous, I've had no time to do anything except take a few pictures. Had to cancel planned leave because of work pressures but hoping this weekend I can get out and play at least and maybe get a couple of nights away next weekend.

So far, all good - one very minor paint scuff just near the drivers side rear light and a faint scratch on the light cluster next to it, waiting to hear from dealer how they will resolve. Was in a warehouse type building when I collected and didn't spot until I pulled in to get fuel round the corner on the way home. Dealer didn't answer mobile and the collection was from a depot rather than a garage so emailed pics instead.

No sign of any delay compensation type freebies like blankets, cups or keyrings. Mentioned this to the collection guy who replied along the lines of Ted the gardener from the Fast Show - "I wouldn't know about that Sir, sorry". I'll chase VW directly and see what I can blag. Did get two window fly screen things and little torch that plugs into a 12v socket but I think they seem to be standard now. Oh and I'd already asked for some rubber mats to be thrown in.

So happy she's finally here. Now the real fun begins....

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I’ve been looking for a spare wheel/tyre for our soon to be delivered Cali.

I’ve found 4 new steel takeoffs from a local van converter. Would anyone be interested in buying one…? Around £65.
 
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Not been on here for a bit as been away in Florida for 2 weeks. (Strange not seeing any transporters at all over there). Was really hoping for an update on our October 2021 order from our dealer (Eurovans) whilst away but still nothing. Very frustrating to say the least. Anyone else using Eurovans?
Not had one call since ordering. Any updates (or lack of) have been after I have emailed or phoned. :(
 
Californication69

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Wish I’d had a similar experience but sadly not. Not been dealing with Mike :confused:
Just call and ask for Mike. He is asking Admin tomorrow for an update.
Who’s your contact at EV ?
 
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