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Alan Chaplin

Alan Chaplin

Glasgow Al!
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Glasgow
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T6.1 Ocean 150
Wow, I am really impressed by this DIY! Really well done; it looks great! You don't happen to have made a (digital) model or a description or 'howto'? If these fit a T5 I might give it a go myself.
Hi, See my post 4139 today with more info. Good luck.
 
Daveb999

Daveb999

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119
Location
Scotland
Vehicle
T6 Ocean 150
Finally took the plunge and got myself a Solar panel from @Roger Donoghue , gets delivered today.

The next stage is the bit thats always put me off buying one, fitting it. I’m not the best with that sort of thing.

I will probably put up photos when done, unless its a complete disaster
 
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Vagophile

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809
Location
Market Deeping
Vehicle
T5 SE 180
Finally took the plunge and got myself a Solar panel from @Roger Donoghue , gets delivered today.
I fitted one some time ago, with much trepidation. Although there were some glitches along the way, it's not too difficult to fit.
 
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Jester

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Dorset
Vehicle
Grand California 680
Just purchased this cool air blower for van and home, ie bedroom. Just tested it in the kitchen, not AC but really works well and quite on low speed which is sufficient for the van.

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L

Lightning

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1,692
Location
Bristol
Vehicle
T6 Ocean 204
I brought some of these, largely for the noise cancellation to block out road noise at night. I have almost convinced myself they were worth the money, I can’t take them off.

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GrumpyGranddad

GrumpyGranddad

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Wendover
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T6.1 Ocean 199
I brought some of these, largely for the noise cancellation to block out road noise at night. I have almost convinced myself they were worth the money, I can’t take them off.

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We’ve both got Bose noise cancelling headphones (used most on long haul flights - remember those!). They are brilliant bits of kit.

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Moose

Moose

T6 Ocean 204 DSG
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354
Location
London
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T6 Ocean 204
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Evapolar evaCHILL Personal Portable Air Cooler and Humidifier, we purchased 2 of these last year for home and work very well. Going to take on in the Cali this weekend to see how it works, just to cool the air at night, low setting will last around 7/8hrs.​


Item dimensions L x W x H 17.8 x 17.8 x 17.8 centimetres
Item weight 1.7 Pounds
 
WelshGas

WelshGas

Retired after 42 yrs and enjoying Life.
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United Kingdom
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T5 SE 180 4Motion
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Evapolar evaCHILL Personal Portable Air Cooler and Humidifier, we purchased 2 of these last year for home and work very well. Going to take on in the Cali this weekend to see how it works, just to cool the air at night, low setting will last around 7/8hrs.​


Item dimensions L x W x H 17.8 x 17.8 x 17.8 centimetres
Item weight 1.7 Pounds
They can be very effective, but remember to ventilate the van well as the 800 mls of water is deposited in the van, a confined space compared to a room or office.
 
marcdavis

marcdavis

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Location
Buckinghamshire
Vehicle
T6.1 Ocean 150
After taking delivery of my new Ocean earlier this week, I have been busy shopping! Based on the invaluable advice on here, I’m starting with essentials, and will then suss out what else we are missing as we go.

Purchased:
Spare safe
Thetford 335
25m hook up cable
Brandrup Second Skin Seat Covers for 2-seater bench “Circuit/Palladium” (note, as they are quite expensive, I wanted to see what they were like before splashing out on the front seats too. I’m really happy with the quality, so will be ordering the fronts shortly)
Ridge monkey XL
Mattress sheets (double from Dunelm)
Drawer kit for under the sink (came back into stock yesterday in the club shop)
Anker PowerCore Essential 20000 Powerbank

Still to purchase:
Brandrup second skin seat covers for front seats
Carpet from Campervancarpets.com
Gas bottle
Surf key
Dashcam (I seem set on the blackvue based on comments on here (thanks GG) plus my own research. I was looking at the DR750x 2CH but noticed there is now an upgraded DR900x 2CH. Will mull this one over a bit more. Once I do take the plunge, I’ll get it fitted properly (probably at SatNav Systems in Surbiton)
Solar panels from from Roger

More research required:
Best solution for a hose/funnel attachment to help fill the water tank
Strip LED lights for internal decoration - deemed an essential item by my wife :)

Setting off on our first trip later today (a short 2 night break). Let’s see what gets added to the list….
 
Perfectos

Perfectos

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Hertfordshire
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T6 Beach 150
After taking delivery of my new Ocean earlier this week, I have been busy shopping! Based on the invaluable advice on here, I’m starting with essentials, and will then suss out what else we are missing as we go.

Purchased:
Spare safe
Thetford 335
25m hook up cable
Brandrup Second Skin Seat Covers for 2-seater bench “Circuit/Palladium” (note, as they are quite expensive, I wanted to see what they were like before splashing out on the front seats too. I’m really happy with the quality, so will be ordering the fronts shortly)
Ridge monkey XL
Mattress sheets (double from Dunelm)
Drawer kit for under the sink (came back into stock yesterday in the club shop)
Anker PowerCore Essential 20000 Powerbank

Still to purchase:
Brandrup second skin seat covers for front seats
Carpet from Campervancarpets.com
Gas bottle
Surf key
Dashcam (I seem set on the blackvue based on comments on here (thanks GG) plus my own research. I was looking at the DR750x 2CH but noticed there is now an upgraded DR900x 2CH. Will mull this one over a bit more. Once I do take the plunge, I’ll get it fitted properly (probably at SatNav Systems in Surbiton)
Solar panels from from Roger

More research required:
Best solution for a hose/funnel attachment to help fill the water tank
Strip LED lights for internal decoration - deemed an essential item by my wife :)

Setting off on our first trip later today (a short 2 night break). Let’s see what gets added to the list….
Hi Mark,

if you find a surf key provider for the 6.1 please post accordingly, many have struggled to find anyone to make a 6.1 surf key.

enjoy the Maiden voyage (don’t forget the bubbly) and list a report on your experience, Site etc :cheers
 
Perfectos

Perfectos

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Hertfordshire
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T6 Beach 150
Hint for next time:
1 x 10m cable plus
1 x 15m cable
Offers more flexibility giving 3 distinct cable length options:
10m
15m
25m
At a small additional cost.
The male / female Plug connectors can be purchased separately, allowing the 25m cable to be cut to the required size, the split size is more convenient on most sites as you seldom need the fully 25m of cable.

when using the full length of 25m cable please remember to uncoil it fully to prevent potential over heating issues with the cable.

 
Calimili

Calimili

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947
Location
Lake Starnberg / Frankfurt
Vehicle
T6 Ocean 150 4Motion
The male / female Plug connectors can be purchased separately, allowing the 25m cable to be cut to the required size, the split size is more convenient on most sites as you seldom need the fully 25m of cable.

when using the full length of 25m cable please remember to uncoil it fully to prevent potential over heating issues with the cable.

and you would need a rain protection :
https://www.obelink.de/obelink-cee-stecker-sicherheitsbox.html
 
altvic

altvic

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305
Location
N Wales
Vehicle
T6 Ocean 204 4Motion
Hi Mark,

if you find a surf key provider for the 6.1 please post accordingly, many have struggled to find anyone to make a 6.1 surf key.

enjoy the Maiden voyage (don’t forget the bubbly) and list a report on your experience, Site etc :cheers
Old fashioned locksmith/cobbler in Pwllheli did a cut for me last week - I did take in a plastic blank that I got off eBay. The cutting is done with older type router costing £7.50 and works a treat; Simpsons will not help you as they say their routers are too aggressive!

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Stu@rt

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400
Location
Kent
Vehicle
T6.1 Coast 150
Old fashioned locksmith/cobbler in Pwllheli did a cut for me last week - I did take in a plastic blank that I got off eBay. The cutting is done with older type router costing £7.50 and works a treat; Simpsons will not help you as they say their routers are too aggressive!

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Hi,
Your vehicle details say T6. I thought there was a specific issue with the newer keys for the T6.1
Anyone been successful with T6.1 keys?
 

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