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Anthony1

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Does anyone know how long you can stay off grid before your batteries go flat, just running the lights and fridge and of coure the thirsty powered door.

Second question. Has anyone dismantled the poweredc door mechanism? At the moment mine works about 50/50.
 
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Does anyone know how long you can stay off grid before your batteries go flat, just running the lights and fridge and of coure the thirsty powered door.

Second question. Has anyone dismantled the poweredc door mechanism? At the moment mine works about 50/50.
Leisure batteries should last for 3+ days no problem. Just keep an eye on the voltage. Fridge should cut out if it drops to 11.5 volts.

Powered Sliding Door - not very long and really depends on how much you use it, that’s why there is an On/Off button, I believe, on the Dashboard. Also, switch Off the cab lights or they will come on every time a door is opened.
 
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Hi Anthony, My Albert had an electric door. I managed 5 days once but it was tight. When I'm off grid the courtesy lights are off and the electric door turned off.
 
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Thank you both re. the powered door.

I have had this van for coming up to three years and I didn't know you could turn the door off. I thought that button was to lock the door.

So much for reading handbooks eh?
 
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Same here my Ocean has a powered door had no idea it could be set to manual to conserve power.


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Someone, somewhere cut down a tree to produce that Handbook.:headbang
 
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Sorry Bud


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Anthony1

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I switched the electric door off but could n ot open it, when the when was unlocked.
 
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I switched the electric door off but could n ot open it, when the when was unlocked.
Do you mean you disabled the door but couldn’t open it manually? You should be able to although it’s heavy!
 
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Do you mean you disabled the door but couldn’t open it manually? You should be able to although it’s heavy!
Yes, I had to reach in from the driver's side to do internally.
 
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Do ‘power latching’ doors use much power too? Surely not?
 
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Some, but not in the same league as a full electric sliding function.
Thanks. I’m still on a steep learning curve after buying a new T6 Cali Ocean. There were some insane offers about a few months ago and I took the plunge. Still, I’ve wanted a VW camper since the age of four (my son’s age) so you could say it was delayed gratification writ large!
 
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Does anyone know how long you can stay off grid before your batteries go flat, just running the lights and fridge and of coure the thirsty powered door.

Second question. Has anyone dismantled the poweredc door mechanism? At the moment mine works about 50/50.
Interesting question - I have been attempting to find out if it is ok to use the powered side door manually (power off) without damaging the motor or the cables. The manual is not helpful, and my local VW dealer suggests not to open/close manually other than in an emergency??

Is the somebody out there who knows??
 
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Interesting question - I have been attempting to find out if it is ok to use the powered side door manually (power off) without damaging the motor or the cables. The manual is not helpful, and my local VW dealer suggests not to open/close manually other than in an emergency??

Is the somebody out there who knows??
Hi I have been using mine manually for the last twelve years every time I camp..
Two weeks holiday every year and numerous weekends.
I have had one set of cables in that time about four years ago due to a break.
 
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Hi, Thanks for this, sounds like a good idea to go to manual whilst camping to save battery power, and be able to open the door part way, thank you.
 
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