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Dark Ocean

Dark Ocean

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I’ve treated Bertie to a Brandrup main cabin carpet to make it nice and cosy from the club shop. Although I have to say it’s a different shade entirely from the VW carpets that came supplied with the Cali. They aren’t seen together so shouldn’t be a problem. Really finishes of the interior and protects the floor from scratches. I’m still waiting for the boot carpet to come back in stock. Having only had Bertie for a week, I still have a huge list of accessories left to buy.
BBQ is next on my list. I’ve been recommended the Cadac Safari Chef 2. It even comes with a bag!!

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Phillip T

Phillip T

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Highlands
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T6 Ocean 150
I’ve treated Bertie to a Brandrup main cabin carpet to make it nice and cozy from the club shop. Although I have to say it’s a different shade entirely from the VW carpets that came supplied with the Cali. They aren’t seen together so shouldn’t be a problem. Really finishes of the interior and protects the floor from scratches. I’m still waiting for the boot carpet to come back in stock. Having only had Bertie for a week, I still have a huge list of accessories left to buy.
BBQ is next on my list. I’ve been recommended the Cadac Safari Chef 2. It even comes with a bag!!

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good call, makes it much more cosy, just keeping the dirt off, we have a stiff brush on standby.
 
Dark Ocean

Dark Ocean

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good call, makes it much more cosy, just keeping the dirt off, we have a stiff brush on standby.
Really cosy and it also changes the acoustics too. Bloody expensive though for a small bit of carpet.
 
IainB

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T6.1 Ocean 204 4 motion
Memberships to Caravan and Motorhome Club and the Camping and Caravan Club, one piece rubber mat for cab area and rubber mats for the side steps.
 
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jamessclarke

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Chester
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T5 Beach
Had H&R arbs with Koni shocks and spacers to level rear up, amazing difference in ride quality and road holding much safer in the bends no dive from front end when braking. forget your fairy lights etc these will improve your California no end and last for years
Which Koni shocks did you use?
 
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CaliCarol

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Hove
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T6 Ocean 204
I’ve treated Bertie to a Brandrup main cabin carpet to make it nice and cosy from the club shop. Although I have to say it’s a different shade entirely from the VW carpets that came supplied with the Cali. They aren’t seen together so shouldn’t be a problem. Really finishes of the interior and protects the floor from scratches. I’m still waiting for the boot carpet to come back in stock. Having only had Bertie for a week, I still have a huge list of accessories left to buy.
BBQ is next on my list. I’ve been recommended the Cadac Safari Chef 2. It even comes with a bag!!

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We've got the Cadac it's a really good buy
 
66tim99

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I’ve treated Bertie to a Brandrup main cabin carpet to make it nice and cosy from the club shop. Although I have to say it’s a different shade entirely from the VW carpets that came supplied with the Cali. They aren’t seen together so shouldn’t be a problem. Really finishes of the interior and protects the floor from scratches. I’m still waiting for the boot carpet to come back in stock. Having only had Bertie for a week, I still have a huge list of accessories left to buy.
BBQ is next on my list. I’ve been recommended the Cadac Safari Chef 2. It even comes with a bag!!

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I recommend these as a lighter Cadac alternative with a 904 bottle that also acts as a spare for your Cali
https://www.amazon.co.uk/Campingaz-...=9046005&hvtargid=pla-303752904935&psc=1&th=1
 
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SAM49

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West Sussex
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T6.1 Ocean 150
Had a tint applied to all the habitation windows by Phil the owner of South Coast Tints at Southamton.... The job took about 2.5 hours and I can't fault it, quite perfect in every way. On arrival Phil took me through the tints he offers, to keep it simple these are a light, a medium and a dark tint. The dark corresponds to the "limo" tint.... very, very dark. He has done a lot of Californias fitted with the factory tint and with this experience steered me towards the medium tint as best corresponding with my requirements. Phil warned me that as some window units are double glazed these might 'mirror' a bit in bright light...... well if they do, I have not noticed yet, the extra UV protection and the privacy benefits far outweigh this, IMO, minor disadvantage....... Having steered me away from the LIMO tint for the windows Phil used LIMO for the sun strip across the top of the windscreen which BTW is absolutely brilliant.......... not everyone might need their windows tinted but a sun strip in Limo is an absolute must have !
 
Dark Ocean

Dark Ocean

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Had a tint applied to all the habitation windows by Phil the owner of South Coast Tints at Southamton.... The job took about 2.5 hours and I can't fault it, quite perfect in every way. On arrival Phil took me through the tints he offers, to keep it simple these are a light, a medium and a dark tint. The dark corresponds to the "limo" tint.... very, very dark. He has done a lot of Californias fitted with the factory tint and with this experience steered me towards the medium tint as best corresponding with my requirements. Phil warned me that as some window units are double glazed these might 'mirror' a bit in bright light...... well if they do, I have not noticed yet, the extra UV protection and the privacy benefits far outweigh this, IMO, minor disadvantage....... Having steered me away from the LIMO tint for the windows Phil used LIMO for the sun strip across the top of the windscreen which BTW is absolutely brilliant.......... not everyone might need their windows tinted but a sun strip in Limo is an absolute must have !
Sounds brilliant. It would be great if you could share photos of the finished result.
 
Bigfish6969uk

Bigfish6969uk

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Stourbridge
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T6 Beach 150
Hi, just an update on the fridge and solar generator I posted on page 184.
Spent a week away at Old Oaks and tried both out.
Dometic cfx3 fridge worked perfect, large capacity for all my beers plus plenty of space left for food. Very quiet operation and the ice maker was a bonus for the wife’s Brandy and cokes. Super impressed with it.
Ecoflow Delta solar generator is an exceptional piece of kit. I ran it with a Renogy 100w solar panel and try as I might I struggled to flatten it. I ran numerous things from it including charging 2 ebikes all week. This will definitely allow us to stay off grid for longer.
Both items were a tad more expensive than others out there but as the saying goes “you only get what you pay for”. So, all in very pleased with both purchases.
 
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Waldo

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T6 Ocean 204
Hi, just an update on the fridge and solar generator I posted on page 184.
Spent a week away at Old Oaks and tried both out.
Dometic cfx3 fridge worked perfect, large capacity for all my beers plus plenty of space left for food. Very quiet operation and the ice maker was a bonus for the wife’s Brandy and cokes. Super impressed with it.
Ecoflow Delta solar generator is an exceptional piece of kit. I ran it with a Renogy 100w solar panel and try as I might I struggled to flatten it. I ran numerous things from it including charging 2 ebikes all week. This will definitely allow us to stay off grid for longer.
Both items were a tad more expensive than others out there but as the saying goes “you only get what you pay for”. So, all in very pleased with both purchases.
I see your solar generator has 220V 1800 W output, does this mean you can use it for a Nespresso machine?
 
Bigfish6969uk

Bigfish6969uk

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I see your solar generator has 220V 1800 W output, does this mean you can use it for a Nespresso machine?
Hi, I don’t have a nespresso machine(maybe next on my list) but I would say yes it will power the machine, just check the wattage rating of the nespresso first.
 
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icic

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T6 Ocean 150
I’ve treated Bertie to a Brandrup main cabin carpet to make it nice and cosy from the club shop. Although I have to say it’s a different shade entirely from the VW carpets that came supplied with the Cali. They aren’t seen together so shouldn’t be a problem. Really finishes of the interior and protects the floor from scratches. I’m still waiting for the boot carpet to come back in stock. Having only had Bertie for a week, I still have a huge list of accessories left to buy.
BBQ is next on my list. I’ve been recommended the Cadac Safari Chef 2. It even comes with a bag!!

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We have the cadac which is fantastic but we also have a cheap gas canister single burner as well. The reason being getting the cadac out and away again is a bit of a faff if you are doing a quick lunch or picnic stop etc it’s more suited to a full camp setup. The gas canister burner is great as it sets up in a few seconds takes very little space and is perfect for a quick brew or picnic etc

Having both set ups and the van stove and you are totally covered on the cooking front

On the cadac front we also got the high pressure gas canister adapter as an extra (it comes with the regular) reason being you don’t have to disconnect the van gas to use it and the high pressure canisters contain more gas for their size than regular ones, having both gas options allows for more flexibility when travelling and means you won’t run out as both options are available.

Something like this but there are loads around

Kampa Evo Portable Single Gas Camping Stove – CampervanBits
vwcaliforniaclub.com vwcaliforniaclub.com
 
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66tim99

66tim99

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T6.1 Ocean 150
Hi, just an update on the fridge and solar generator I posted on page 184.
Spent a week away at Old Oaks and tried both out.
Dometic cfx3 fridge worked perfect, large capacity for all my beers plus plenty of space left for food. Very quiet operation and the ice maker was a bonus for the wife’s Brandy and cokes. Super impressed with it.
Ecoflow Delta solar generator is an exceptional piece of kit. I ran it with a Renogy 100w solar panel and try as I might I struggled to flatten it. I ran numerous things from it including charging 2 ebikes all week. This will definitely allow us to stay off grid for longer.
Both items were a tad more expensive than others out there but as the saying goes “you only get what you pay for”. So, all in very pleased with both purchases.
I see there are several cfx3 models. Which did you go for? Fits under the bed, and powered from the 12v cig in the back?
https://www.leisureoutlet.com/elect...-KnH2OljAhR8gQBCt63l66FvwYDk2hvwaAmUEEALw_wcB
 
Bigfish6969uk

Bigfish6969uk

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Stourbridge
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T6 Beach 150
66tim99

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Hi, we went for the cfx3 55. Yes it fits under the shelf and plugs into the 12v socket in the back. we bought ours from the club shop with 5% off and fast delivery.
Thanks. Does it let you have both a fridge and a freezer function at the same time, or is the whole interior one temperature?
 

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