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heyjack

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France
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T6 Cali On Order
We have no power available in our garage or an option to install solar.
So without going for a long drive to charge or top off our leisure batteries we decided to buy one of these and have been using it for quite some time.
https://amzn.to/3OtCQPn

We can run lights, charge allsorts of other things mobiles, laptops, tablets, lights, some power tools ( I have used an orbital polisher) even tried a low wattage kettle https://amzn.to/3O7p9ps and fan heater. I also charge up some of my sporting kit and even an electric bike.

But mostly I can fully top off the leisure batteries and it also overspills a bit and charges the starter battery. Or you can use it to charge your starter battery directly with a CTEK car battery charger https://amzn.to/3bbuttk . It has a 1000w inverter so we use it as EHU (Electric Hook up) with our normal power cable to get our fridge nice and cold.

We have had so much use out of it. It has a 12volt cigarette socket 4 USB sockets and a C type socket. It has 240v 2 x English Plug sockets + 1000watts and can be charged either by mains at home or elsewhere when you are out. It can also be charged by solar panel and comes with a cable.

We went to Scotland for a month in winter and it was overcast most days so solar was useless. Only way we could top off the leisure batteries was go for a drive or find a campsite. So when we were wild camping without driving we could plug into this as EHU and give ourselves a couple of extra days easily. We also charged it up when we were in a campsite. On one occasion we were stuck in snow 2 days with overcast days so our solar panel was not producing anything worthwhile.

We have found so many uses for it and can even use it at home if need be.

So if like us you don't want to go for an unnecessary drive especially with the cost of diesel ATM and don't have handy access to power we found it really handy. We also made up a short cable to plug into the EHU and run a cable through the window while camping to charge up our leisure batteries. Its given us so much more flexibility we highly recommend it.
https://amzn.to/3OtCQPn
Awesome, thanks!
I live in apartment and don't have power in the parking to charge up the Cali!
Looks like this could solve many of our problems!
 
campandfly

campandfly

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Sunny Cornwall
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T5 SE 180 4Motion
Awesome, thanks!
I live in apartment and don't have power in the parking to charge up the Cali!
Looks like this could solve many of our problems!
You're welcome.

Tip if you buy/use one.... just top up your California leisure batteries and then turn the suitcase off. If you leave the suitcase switched on continuously having the 240v inverter on standby drains the suitcase battery.
 
GrumpyGranddad

GrumpyGranddad

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Wendover
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T6.1 Ocean 199
Nothing but with a couple of hours to kill, I made a small shelf to hold my wine glass. Fits on the sliding door. Used some old bits of IKEA stuff that were not needed. Obviously can’t open the door when it’s in place.

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California Dreamer

California Dreamer

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Birmingham
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T6.1 Coast 150
A Campingaz party grill 400cv (similar to Cadac safari chef). So versatile and easy to clean. Superb, highly recommended!


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dspuk

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United Kingdom
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T6.1 Ocean 204
With pickup now next Friday the last few items are coming thick and fast!! Already a garage full of bits, from Oxo dustpans to cables to Cadacs and today's haul includes the fabled S2S Camper Mattress (Bergzeit has them in stock), a large amount of tat from Ikea this morning from Kuggis to potatoes peelers and a last-minute order from Wow Camping gets us the usual stuff - Collapsable Kettle, some dry bags for our SUPS and a good old pizza stone!

Tried out the mattress - it basically feels like an air bed with a foam topper - so not as great as foam alone, not as bad as air alone - somewhere between. Which is what we were looking for but to be 100% honest - not as great as I'd hoped and a little less than I would have thought for 230 quid. The USB mini inflator worked a treat though.

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flying banana

flying banana

T6 Ocean 204ps manual
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doncaster
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T6 Ocean 204
Had a great bloke out to remove all my dents. I had a few. All gone. Really pleased with the results. Great guy local to me. Took his time and loved the bus. One of my best spends on the van,brilliant job. Had 1 on the bonnet,1 on passenger door,1 strange Ripple on quarter panel, and now all gone. You all know how much these dings annoy you , mine are all gone!!!!!

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Georgeo

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Paisley, Scotland
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T6 Beach 150
Memory foam mattress toppers grade Vasco 50 cut to size by foams4u.co.uk
just giving them an airing before trying out on a trip tomorrow.

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