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ThomasHJ

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Good evening,

I got the 800mm CaliCap for my Ocean. I thought about the pros and cons to have the bench 1.5 cm more forward (disadvantage) but the size is optimal for euro size boxes (advantage).

I decided to that the advantage to get most out of the space with euro size boxes is greater then "losing" the 1.5 cm in the living area.

I got the drawer in July of this year and love it. I take the boxes out and go shopping, for storage etc. It is expensive but well worth it.

Regards,
Eberhard
I'm wondering, if the 800mm version forces you to place the bench 1.5cm more to the front of the vehicle, is the nech still locked/safe to transport passengers? I believe (I have a t5SE 2011) that the bench 'clicks' in to place when you slide it. Does it still click safely in place when you move it 1.5 cm?
 
Kryspinski

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This photo shows the space in the rear compartment with the Calicap 700 fitted. The additional two captains swivel seats could be fitted as well if needed. Note: the bench seat could actualy go back a little further still but I still need to make up some form of rubber stop to prevent the plastic on the rear of the bench seat base coming in contact with the tray subframe when the bench is moved backwards on the floor rails. The rubber stop would prevent any damage to the plastic bench seat trim.
hi Boris. What is the seat cover you have? And how do you manage to click in the isofix with the seat covers? Thnx :)
 
Borris

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hi Boris. What is the seat cover you have? And how do you manage to click in the isofix with the seat covers? Thnx :)
They are Inka waterproof seat covers. They are a very good fit and I thoroughly recommend them.
The are tailored to fit very well and include provision (holes) for the isofix. So you don't need to worry. Anyone with kids or dogs should have a set fitted. They can be wiped clean with wet wipes and/or hand washed. They come up like new.
 
Kryspinski

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They are Inka waterproof seat covers. They are a very good fit and I thoroughly recommend them.
The are tailored to fit very well and include provision (holes) for the isofix. So you don't need to worry. Anyone with kids or dogs should have a set fitted. They can be wiped clean with wet wipes and/or hand washed. They come up like new.
Thnx, is it this model?
 
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Thnx, is it this model?
Yes.
 
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Part 2. My tray storage for everyday use and camping:

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Kitchen Box

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We have found that items tend to drift back into the house or don't get put back into the various boxes after being washed up. So to prevent this, I being rather OCD, compiled a check list of standard essential kit for each box. It sounds a bit anoracky and it is but it's now a simple matter to check if everything is present and correct. The lists which can be easily updated on the computer have been encapsulated and placed in each box.

View attachment 39210

These two boxes are for Electrical equipment (EHU cable etc) and Washing up Equipment respectively.

View attachment 39212

These two boxes at the rear are for veg, groceries and other food stuffs. They only get used when we go away otherwise they remain empty apart from two empty large click top boxes for flours etc. The top box is shallow to take tins etc whilst the bottom box is useful for bulky goods. The water box contains 2 x 5 litres of fresh water. The Fridge/Freezer is a Waeco Dometic CFX 35. The spare 240v and Continental two pin electrical leads are stored in the small gap behind the fridge (front end of the vehicle) in the pull out tray along with a 19mm socket and breaker bar for wheel changing.

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The Comforts Cali topper stores nicely in the space on top of the Euro boxes. The Comfortz awning room is stowed on top of the VW Comfort mattress on top of the Multiflex. I store a silicon rubber collapsible washing bowl and bucket along with a tray in the gaps between the Multiflex legs and the vehicle side trims

View attachment 39221

This photo shows the space in the rear compartment with the Calicap 700 fitted. The additional two captains swivel seats could be fitted as well if needed. Note: the bench seat could actualy go back a little further still but I still need to make up some form of rubber stop to prevent the plastic on the rear of the bench seat base coming in contact with the tray subframe when the bench is moved backwards on the floor rails. The rubber stop would prevent any damage to the plastic bench seat trim.
I recognise this is an old post, but I just want to say thanks for sharing; we've had our Beach for 3 years now - never quite got packing right and looking to spend the isolation savings on something that will make the whole experience more enjoyable when we can get back out there. Just one question if I may - on the Calicap website the size seems to be 740mm - I assume therefore that 700mm is the internal dimensions and that the 740mm version would be identical to yours and what's shown here?
 
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Hello Rick,
I recognise this is an old post, but I just want to say thanks for sharing; we've had our Beach for 3 years now - never quite got packing right and looking to spend the isolation savings on something that will make the whole experience more enjoyable when we can get back out there. Just one question if I may - on the Calicap website the size seems to be 740mm - I assume therefore that 700mm is the internal dimensions and that the 740mm version would be identical to yours and what's shown here?
The actual tray length of my set up is 740mm, as you have stated, although I am pretty sure that at time of writing they described it on their website as "the 700". I seem to remember they then advertised the 600, 700, 800 and 1000 trays. The fine print may have detailed the exact dimensions. Sorry, I can't remember.

With a 400 and 300mm Eurobox taking up most of the length the remaining 40mm provides space for a breaker bar for wheel changing and a canvas wind shelter for our gas stove.

I am sure you will find the pull out tray and Euroboxes a real game changer. No more pulling everything out whilst tunneling to the back of the boot to find something in the dark. Just pull the tray out and select what you need. The trays are expensive but are exceptionally well made and easy to fit. IMO worth every euro. You can even cook on it under the shelter of the tailgate with the boxes still in situe.

Good luck.
 
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BeagleMum

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I recognise this is an old post, but I just want to say thanks for sharing; we've had our Beach for 3 years now - never quite got packing right and looking to spend the isolation savings on something that will make the whole experience more enjoyable when we can get back out there. Just one question if I may - on the Calicap website the size seems to be 740mm - I assume therefore that 700mm is the internal dimensions and that the 740mm version would be identical to yours and what's shown here?
Caleicap drawer is the best investment we made for our Beach
 
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Guy Raymond

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Great post. Are there any major differences to the club shop drawer? Does the club shop drawer optimise space in the same way?
 
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After pondering for a long time I finally ordered the 740mm calicap as they had a discount at the moment. About £500 delivered to the UK - it has already been dispatched
 
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After pondering for a long time I finally ordered the 740mm calicap as they had a discount at the moment. About £500 delivered to the UK - it has already been dispatched
That’s a great discount we bought ours a year ago for well over £700, it’s a great investment
 
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After pondering for a long time I finally ordered the 740mm calicap as they had a discount at the moment. About £500 delivered to the UK - it has already been dispatched
Ordered Friday, arrived today!
 
McGons

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Part 2. My tray storage for everyday use and camping:

View attachment 39208

Kitchen Box

View attachment 39209

We have found that items tend to drift back into the house or don't get put back into the various boxes after being washed up. So to prevent this, I being rather OCD, compiled a check list of standard essential kit for each box. It sounds a bit anoracky and it is but it's now a simple matter to check if everything is present and correct. The lists which can be easily updated on the computer have been encapsulated and placed in each box.

View attachment 39210

These two boxes are for Electrical equipment (EHU cable etc) and Washing up Equipment respectively.

View attachment 39212

These two boxes at the rear are for veg, groceries and other food stuffs. They only get used when we go away otherwise they remain empty apart from two empty large click top boxes for flours etc. The top box is shallow to take tins etc whilst the bottom box is useful for bulky goods. The water box contains 2 x 5 litres of fresh water. The Fridge/Freezer is a Waeco Dometic CFX 35. The spare 240v and Continental two pin electrical leads are stored in the small gap behind the fridge (front end of the vehicle) in the pull out tray along with a 19mm socket and breaker bar for wheel changing.

View attachment 39213

The Comforts Cali topper stores nicely in the space on top of the Euro boxes. The Comfortz awning room is stowed on top of the VW Comfort mattress on top of the Multiflex. I store a silicon rubber collapsible washing bowl and bucket along with a tray in the gaps between the Multiflex legs and the vehicle side trims

View attachment 39221

This photo shows the space in the rear compartment with the Calicap 700 fitted. The additional two captains swivel seats could be fitted as well if needed. Note: the bench seat could actualy go back a little further still but I still need to make up some form of rubber stop to prevent the plastic on the rear of the bench seat base coming in contact with the tray subframe when the bench is moved backwards on the floor rails. The rubber stop would prevent any damage to the plastic bench seat trim.
Hi, I really like this set up with the boxes, thanks for posting the photos, it really helps to see it for real ( though I know it was a couple of years ago now!) Can I ask where you put any gas and stoves, are they in the kitchen box? We have a Cadac Safari Chef and used to use our calor patio gas when we camped with the tent where it stayed outside but wondered whether to switch to campingaz if it would fit in better in our Beach. We also have a brukit with smaller gas canisters so working out where to keep these too.

Thanks, Bev
 
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After much procrastination.......decided on "Hatch" version.
Ordered last Thursday, arrived Sunday morning, fitting took about 45 mins. Rearrangement of boxes etc took about three hours! Smiles will last rather longer with no contortions required to get at our stuff! :happy

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Hi, I really like this set up with the boxes, thanks for posting the photos, it really helps to see it for real ( though I know it was a couple of years ago now!) Can I ask where you put any gas and stoves, are they in the kitchen box? We have a Cadac Safari Chef and used to use our calor patio gas when we camped with the tent where it stayed outside but wondered whether to switch to campingaz if it would fit in better in our Beach. We also have a brukit with smaller gas canisters so working out where to keep these too.

Thanks, Bev
Hello Bev,
Our cooking stove sits in the "kitchen box" along with a Campingaz 907 cylinder. It suits us just fine although I am currently considering altering our stowage plan. I'll come back to that. Here are three photos which may help.
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At present there are six Euro boxes in my stowage system so there is plenty of space to store a stove.

However, I am currently considering replacing the Kitchen box and the two other boxes that sit on top of it with a "Dock" camping kitchen. See the following thread for details.

https://vwcaliforniaclub.com/threads/has-anyone-got-a-dock-camping-kitchen.35257/

This camping kitchen will fit precisely into the space left by the three aforementioned Euro boxes. It has internal stowage for a two burner stove. So it may be worth a look.

I hope that helps.

Best wishes
Paul

P.s the Campingaz 907 refills are expensive but last for ages. May be worth looking at other energy sources.
 
McGons

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Hello Bev,
Our cooking stove sits in the "kitchen box" along with a Campingaz 907 cylinder. It suits us just fine although I am currently considering altering our stowage plan. I'll come back to that. Here are three photos which may help.
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View attachment 60739
At present there are six Euro boxes in my stowage system so there is plenty of space to store a stove.

However, I am currently considering replacing the Kitchen box and the two other boxes that sit on top of it with a "Dock" camping kitchen. See the following thread for details.

https://vwcaliforniaclub.com/threads/has-anyone-got-a-dock-camping-kitchen.35257/

This camping kitchen will fit precisely into the space left by the three aforementioned Euro boxes. It has internal stowage for a two burner stove. So it may be worth a look.

I hope that helps.

Best wishes
Paul

P.s the Campingaz 907 refills are expensive but last for ages. May be worth looking at other energy sources.
Thanks for your reply, it’s really helpful. I’ll compare the gas refill to our patio gas and see if there’s much difference. I think it’s propane in the patio gas, is Campingaz butane? Do you know if it matters which type is carried in the van and can it be left in the van in hot weather? We always left ours in the porch when we had the tent so I didn’t worry about it there.

I’ve read that I should get an LPG sticker though so will get one ordered.

I saw that thread about the Dock kitchen, it does look good, neatly storing everything you need for camp cooking. Do you think you’ll get one?
 
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