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I stand to be corrected but I seem to recall that the Campingaz cylinders contain 100% Butane whereas the cartridges contain a butane/propane mix. Our gas stays in the van all year round buried in the boot so never gets that hot.
It's a good idea to display an LPG warning sticker. If your vehicle is in an accident or is on fire then one of these LPG stickers will warn the emergercy services to treat the vehicle with extreme caution.

As for the "Dock" camping kitchen, I haven't decided yet. I really want to see one before making up my mind.
 
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I stand to be corrected but I seem to recall that the Campingaz cylinders contain 100% Butane whereas the cartridges contain a butane/propane mix. Our gas stays in the van all year round buried in the boot so never gets that hot.
It's a good idea to display an LPG warning sticker. If your vehicle is in an accident or is on fire then one of these LPG stickers will warn the emergercy services to treat the vehicle with extreme caution.

As for the "Dock" camping kitchen, I haven't decided yet. I really want to see one before making up my mind.
 
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Hi everyone. Thanks to all who’ve posted on this thread, I’ve found it to be a game changer for us and super helpful. One thing I’m slightly unsure of is sizing.

The website now offers 710 760 and 810mm.
Does anyone know if the 710 equivalent to the 700 mentioned in this thread? I’d like to maximise space for the boxes as in the 700mm example with the euro boxes but with 4-5 in the ocean need to keep space upfront maximised too!

So question is whether I need the 760 or the 710 to equal the space offered by the 700 example?

Thanks in advance for any time you spend reading this otherwise utilitarian and dull post. On a happier and more interesting note. We bought the ocean after reading this forum and 4 years later with two children (now) up to 6 years old it. Has. Been. The. Best. Thing. Ever.

Happy camping all.
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Just to go slightly of topic, I have just installed the calicap. But the right hand lock will not twist around to lock whatever I try, it sort of semi locks by pushing down but not completely engaging. It’s very easy to still push that side around. Has anyone else had this issue. I can’t see why it won’t lock
 
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I can’t see why it won’t lock
I think if the tray isn't quite square it won't rotate. Try undoing them all and doing this one first.
Edit - Also make sure you have fully unscrewed it
 
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Hi everyone. Thanks to all who’ve posted on this thread, I’ve found it to be a game changer for us and super helpful. One thing I’m slightly unsure of is sizing.

The website now offers 710 760 and 810mm.
Does anyone know if the 710 equivalent to the 700 mentioned in this thread? I’d like to maximise space for the boxes as in the 700mm example with the euro boxes but with 4-5 in the ocean need to keep space upfront maximised too!

So question is whether I need the 760 or the 710 to equal the space offered by the 700 example?

Thanks in advance for any time you spend reading this otherwise utilitarian and dull post. On a happier and more interesting note. We bought the ocean after reading this forum and 4 years later with two children (now) up to 6 years old it. Has. Been. The. Best. Thing. Ever.

Happy camping all.
All the
Hello,
The 700 mm tray mentioned in the above thread actually has a 740mm useable internal depth and refers to the version for the Beach. I posted some time ago and I believe Calicap have made some changes since then.

With reference to the version suitable for the Ocean, Calicap's website says:

" The 760mm version fits into the vehicle with the rear seat position as standard. When selecting the 800mm version, the rear seat must be pushed 2-3cm further into the passenger compartment. For this, the 800 version is able to hold two Euro boxes with a depth of 400mm in a row".

As far as I can make out the internal usable depth of the 710 and 760 is 709 and 759 respectively. So if you were to use Euro boxes you could go for versions with a 400mm and a 300mm width. There will obviously be a small gap remaining of either 9 or 59mm respectively. As stated, if you go for the 810 you could stow two 400mm wide Euro boxes but with a slight loss of space in the passenger compartment.

Personally, I'd go for the 760. With our 700 (740mm) Beach tray I keep a 19mm socket and breaker bar in the gap that's left.
 
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Hello,
The 700 mm tray mentioned in the above thread actually has a 740mm useable internal depth and refers to the version for the Beach. I posted some time ago and I believe Calicap have made some changes since then.

With reference to the version suitable for the Ocean, Calicap's website says:

" The 760mm version fits into the vehicle with the rear seat position as standard. When selecting the 800mm version, the rear seat must be pushed 2-3cm further into the passenger compartment. For this, the 800 version is able to hold two Euro boxes with a depth of 400mm in a row".

As far as I can make out the internal usable depth of the 710 and 760 is 709 and 759 respectively. So if you were to use Euro boxes you could go for versions with a 400mm and a 300mm width. There will obviously be a small gap remaining of either 9 or 59mm respectively. As stated, if you go for the 810 you could stow two 400mm wide Euro boxes but with a slight loss of space in the passenger compartment.

Personally, I'd go for the 760. With our 700 (740mm) Beach tray I keep a 19mm socket and breaker bar in the gap that's left.
Borris thank you so much for looking at this. I will take a look and come back with some thoughts and eventually pictures. All the very best.
 
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Borris thank you so much for looking at this. I will take a look and come back with some thoughts and eventually pictures. All the very best.
One question from an obviously me talked challenged chap like me! Do we order from the .ch or .de website for this?! Cheers
 
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Been eyeing up one of these pull out drawers and probably would have bought if they were in stock. But another member (Tim) gave me the idea of making myself. He suggested bending aluminium angle for corners so all credit to him on that idea. Came out really well and is feels strong enough for our needs.

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4 x 1.2m 32x32 aluminium angle (tray frame £6 each)
2 x heavy duty sliders (most expensive part at £49 for the pair. Takes 98kg load)
1 x 1.2m 50x50 aluminium angle (bracket £12)

for the base I was gonna buy some plywood but I had some left over manufactured wood flooring from our living room. A little thicker and heavier but kinda looks nice and works for the moment.

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and rigorously strength tested by my helper.

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Nice job, well done.
Can I ask where you got the Aluminium Angle, and the sliders from?
 
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Been eyeing up one of these pull out drawers and probably would have bought if they were in stock. But another member (Tim) gave me the idea of making myself. He suggested bending aluminium angle for corners so all credit to him on that idea. Came out really well and is feels strong enough for our needs.

Parts:

4 x 1.2m 32x32 aluminium angle (tray frame £6 each)
2 x heavy duty sliders (most expensive part at £49 for the pair. Takes 98kg load)
1 x 1.2m 50x50 aluminium angle (bracket £12)

for the base I was gonna buy some plywood but I had some left over manufactured wood flooring from our living room. A little thicker and heavier but kinda looks nice and works for the moment.

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and rigorously strength tested by my helper.

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Nice job
Your assistant looks well pleased

The plastic parts on the u/s of the multiflex (bag handle holder and rubber strap) can be removed to give a little more space to the u/s of the multiflex
 
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Nice job, well done.
Can I ask where you got the Aluminium Angle, and the sliders from?
I was lazy and it’s all from Amazon. Out of lockdown it would be cheaper still to source from specialist places I’m sure.
 
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Nice job
Your assistant looks well pleased

The plastic parts on the u/s of the multiflex (bag handle holder and rubber strap) can be removed to give a little more space to the u/s of the multiflex
great tip! I actually cut the bracket to the shape of the gaps underneath the multiplex so it’s not squeezing or damaging it in any way. Multiplex holds one end. Eyelet bolt into the rail other side.
 
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Would I be right in saying thise are the parts?

50mm heavy duty rails (based on your pricing)

32x32mm angle

And possibly 50x50mm angle for corners?
Yep the first two look like the ones. Other than it being a 60mm rail (here)

I think I plumped for 50x50 for the brackets. Was a little more but amazon pricing seems to fluctuate a lot. (here)
Although all probably cheaper from specialists if you're more patient than me. ;)

I'll get out to the van and measure up the dimensions later. Basically I had to adjust a few times so it'll save others the effort.
 
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Yep the first two look like the ones. Other than it being a 60mm rail (here)

I think I plumped for 50x50 for the brackets. Was a little more but amazon pricing seems to fluctuate a lot. (here)
Although all probably cheaper from specialists if you're more patient than me. ;)

I'll get out to the van and measure up the dimensions later. Basically I had to adjust a few times so it'll save others the effort.
I put the measurements for anyone that needs in this DIY post:

 
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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.
Finally stopped procrastinating; just ordered! (& still discounted) Getting ready to be more organised and to make getting away (days or weekends) in the remainder of 2020 easier and more fun! Thanks @Borris & @BeagleMum. Will post some photos when I get organised - EuroTrays next!! & then fridge - what did you go for @paul_f?
 
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I went for the CFX3 35 with a discount code I found online (I did post it up somewhere)
Although after buying that I discovered my local camping shop sells a number of similar units for half the price (although not quite as nice)
 
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