- Melton Mowbray, Leicestershire, UK
- T6.1 Ocean 204 4 motion
Electric Air Conditioning - so it can be run from hookup
Buy all your VW California Accessories at the Club Shop Visit Shop
And we need an easy way to guide the warm air up and we need a smart Aircon for the nighttime when sleeping in more tropical countries.Some good ideas here I think. Having built my own campervan in the past, I’m a realist as to what can be achieved. I would like to see these options:
Integrated solar panels
Lithium batteries with amp-hours
Subtle mood lighting
Darker privacy tint.
More interior colour options
Forced ventilation system
Stereo system that runs from auxiliary battery
Air suspension option on 4Motion
Google maps for Appconnect for iPhone
App remote connection that enables remote system monitoring:
Heated seats and windscreen
Although I’m also happy to say I’m very content to have my high spec T6 just the way it is. Best vehicle I’ve owned and I’ve had 3 camper vans, 3 sports cars, modified safari vehicles and multiple normal vehicles over the years.
LWB but just seen the Westfalia Kepler Six, although some of you might prefer the Westfalia Keplar One.
WG, the new van I've just ordered (sadly not a VW) has a winter pack so the tanks are insulated and heated via a thermostat. (obvs not the gas tank)Not very useful for winter usage.
In a 5 m short wheelbase Campervan? Wow.WG, the new van I've just ordered (sadly not a VW) has a winter pack so the tanks are insulated and heated via a thermostat. (obvs not the gas tank)
No idea how effective they will be but they do save a lot of internal space The heating and hot water system is also underslung.
That's why on the California, water and waste tanks are inboard and gas locker insulated by water tank. With Parking Heater on, all are warmed sufficiently for normal operation.Underslung LPG is fine, it's boiling point is -42C. Butane (Campingaz) would be a problem with a boiling point of -1C
I'm intrigued by that! Have you found the ultimate accessory wine cooler fridge or do you mean the regular built-in fridge? Would love to know, as your priorities seeem close to mine!
Not just one bottle I hope.Oh the built in one is an amazing device!! How clever of VW to find it and design a camper around it!
A lifetime of caravan and motorhome fridges and freezers, 120l, 90l, 70l, all hopelessly inadequate for standing a bottle of wine in and the small box in the Cali is simply the best!
+GrumpyGranddad I only ever cook on electric when on EHU and have upgraded to 160w solar, Lithium Leisure batteries with a 3000w inverter to power our induction hob when off grid. I doubt the new T7 will be fully electric unless they build the diesel T6.1 alongside.
Factory fitted solar panels.Below features should be included as standard:
- Over the air software updates.
- Live vehicle tracking.
- Programable App based controls for preheating / defrosting.
- 360 Degree Camera that records every journey, with option to activate when parked.
- Blind spot camera which activates when indicating.
- App based Service booking.
- Traffic light, traffic sign recognition. ACC
- Autopilot capability....