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2haw

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Only 5 on the VW Website now!
(+ 1 Coast and 1 Ocean)

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WelshGas

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I'm surprised they get the Ocean registered as a Motor Caravan.
Going by DVLA it must have...

- a high-top roof (this does not include a pop-top elevating roof)

Motor Caravan...must describe what a vehicle looks like in traffic. This description, as well as other distinguishing features, allows the police and other enforcement agencies to easily identify vehicles.


Also, Beach, doesn't have cooking facilities,
This is for 'converting a vehicle'...maybe they get round it because it's the first registration.

I agree. But if they don't there will be a lot of unhappy owners of new T6. 1s who are awaiting their vehicles because that's what it states in the latest brochure and price list.
 
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& at least 5 Grand California’s listed by dealers on FB marketplace.
 
Borris

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If VW were selling the T6.1 Beach what would it be registered as?
If a new Ocean is registered as a Motor Caravan with VED of? £270/yr then I presume a new Beach would be registered as a MPV, according to DVLA requirements and thus attract the £40,000 + premium for 5 years unlike the Ocean.
Interesting question. The current rules state:

"The body type information held on the vehicle record must describe what a vehicle looks like in traffic. This description, as well as other distinguishing features, allows the police and other enforcement agencies to easily identify vehicles."

Since the Ocean and Beach variants look almost identical in traffic they should, based on this definition, be taxed the same.

Since the Beach isn't a conversion are the rules stated on Willwanders Link in post #60 above, appropriate? Those rules state, amongst other things, that the cooking facilities must be fixed to the van. So IF the DVLA are applying those rules to determine the taxation class of the Beach, any imported T6-1 would throw up a problem. Since there are two T6-1 Beach variants, one with a fixed stove and a second with a second sliding door instead, would they have two different taxation classes?

Having a 2019 Beach I think mine is classed as an MPV. So I will have to pay the sky high VED rate for the next few years. Whilst I'd rather be paying the lesser MC/MH rate there is one advantage. Being an MPV my vehicle isn't officially a campervan. At a time when signs seem to be sprouting up all over the place restricting access or parking to camper vans or motorhomes, I should be OK. Having said that it won't stop me from being challenged or even ticketed.
 
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Now down to three and one of those is reserved.
 
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Well, when I get round to registering my 6.1 Beach (it’s insured and currently on 90 day German export plates) I could copy VAG UK’s lead as they should know ;) and register as per the VAG press 6.1 Cali ie an MPV. I wont fill out the V55/5 with an incorrect low road tax and super low emissions caravan...1AFB0CCE-7F85-49B3-901B-956D10F7D51C.png
 
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Well, when I get round to registering my 6.1 Beach (it’s insured and currently on 90 day German export plates) I could copy VAG UK’s lead as they should know ;) and register as per the VAG press 6.1 Cali ie an MPV. I wont fill out the V55/5 with an incorrect low road tax and super low emissions caravan...View attachment 61979
Does your T6 -1 have the inbuilt pull out stove?
 
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There are other tax issues, as you know HMRC do not allow anything camper as a way of allowing a low or zero rated benefit in kind commercial vehicle on your company books, this doesn’t make any difference to me but registering your Beach 6.1 as a list price below £40,000 low VED Transporter would be evasion rather than avoidance methinks
 
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Just 100% percent more options than the Camping Beach 6.1 on which door to slide open
 
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Now down to three and one of those is reserved.
And the little one said, roll over !

There going like hot cakes, none on the forum for sale

What do VW know ?
 
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I’m waiting for them all to sell out, then I’m sticking my Edition up for 100k..
Definitely good value. Especially as it still has 35.5 months of factory warranty left.
Will sell in 15mins tops..
 
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60K to be the second owner of a Beach, yikes.
 
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I’m waiting for them all to sell out, then I’m sticking my Edition up for 100k..
Definitely good value. Especially as it still has 35.5 months of factory warranty left.
Will sell in 15mins tops..
Let me know when yours has gone and I’ll put my Edition up for sale next. There can’t be many Beach Editions around, can there?


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Let me know when yours has gone and I’ll put my Edition up for sale next. There can’t be many Beach Editions around, can there?


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Let me know when yours has gone and I’ll put my Edition up for sale next. There can’t be many Beach Editions around, can there?


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32 in the UK - a reasonable number given all the same spec.
 
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32 in the UK - a reasonable number given all the same spec.
That’s a few more than I thought. (No idea why).
Is there a public place to look and see how many of each model are in the UK or is it a VW system?
Mine has the wheel on the wrong side and is different spec I guess.


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That’s a few more than I thought. (No idea why).
Is there a public place to look and see how many of each model are in the UK or is it a VW system?
Mine has the wheel on the wrong side and is different spec I guess.


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Yes, originally 80 units for UK market according to Auto Express :-

This is the Volkswagen California Edition – a limited-run version of the brand’s iconic camper van. Just 80 examples will come to the UK, adding styling and equipment upgrades to both Beach and Ocean models
 
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I believe that there were originally 40 Ocean Editions and 40 Beach Editions (UK RHD)!
 
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