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Spooky! - Ive just ordered the same! they look great and Ali was so helpful
For Info re the carpets Ive established that as a general size to fit all and so draw opens they make each carpet piece with a 45cm width. However, for a 6.1 with the seat fully forward they have 47cm available which still allows draw to open but you get 4cm extra floor coverage and the whole carpet is just that little bit wider and maximising the available area. You will need to ask for this at point of order.
 
BeagleMum

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Ok thanks for the tip . I will research the bungee some more.

Only added it to our list as the “try before we buy” rental van had one and said it was to avoid the canvass being caught and ripped

Cali ownership is definitely one big learning curve
Used a bungee for 3+ years without any problem.
 
dspuk

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10m Blackvue rear camera cable because the 6m one is 1ft too short and a new A frame door handle cover because I snapped this one getting it off to hid the cable. One of those weeks!
 
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Well. I bought this BlackVue Dashcam a few weeks ago but it’s been a mare to fit and have the cables fully hidden and routed to the back. Finally cracked it today after having to buy a 10m cable and a load of installation rods. Pleased with the end result but my fingers will never forgive me.

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Spotted this at the NEC and couldn't resist. For the life of me our previous one, while half the size, was a nightmare. This one up and pegged in 5 minutes. Massive bag though. Much bigger than expected.

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Corradobrit

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Spotted this at the NEC and couldn't resist. For the life of me our previous one, while half the size, was a nightmare. This one up and pegged in 5 minutes. Massive bag though. Much bigger than expected.

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Will and Sarah's personal favourite too. Looks smart.
 
flying banana

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Did they do a swap for your blue 907 bottle and if you wanted to could you swap this one back for a 907 blue one, FB?
i did swap a blue bottle yes. i never asked that question but don't see why not as i know them quite well down there, something to do with there being a bar behind the shop.
they did say they were struggling to get hold of the blue campingaz ones
 
Viktorgeorge

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T 6.1 Starlight Blue Ocean 4Mo MY2023
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As a first-time owner, I took delivery of my new Ocean last Wednesday (https://vwcaliforniaclub.com/threads/new-t6-1-order-delays.35353/post-610597)

Prior to then I purchased:
- Seat to Summit ‘Campervan’ mattress (due to apparent scarcity)
- Johnboy low roof bar mounts https://vwcaliforniaclub.com/thread...est-profile-option-for-t6-1.39672/post-567945 & https://vwcaliforniaclub.com/thread...est-profile-option-for-t6-1.39672/post-529201
- Cheap non-slip mats and various ‘tupperware’ containers when noticed in Lidl
- Thetford 335 with Brandrup tray and strap from Campervantastic (ditto scarcity: CampervanBits out of stock at the time)
- Ecover zero tablets for the 335 (on assumption that the normal Thetford products smell awful) https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07MDJY2FC/?tag=eliteelect-21
- Zoflora to add as and when if necessary https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07S9VWZ8T/?tag=eliteelect-21
- 12v battery indicator https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B09LQ65DRF/?tag=eliteelect-21
- Upholstery protector https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07N6MFY1G/?tag=eliteelect-21
- Collapsible plastic wine glasses https://van-x.co.uk/product/portable-travel-wine-glass-bpa-free-plastic-set/

Since Wednesday I have purchased:
- 2 VW Transporter in door waste bins off EBay £10 each plus postage (missing on the California when supplied) and a safety triangle (ditto).
- Brandrup Water fill plus Puriclean, both from CampervanBits
- Water treatment pills https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0B1BCF798/?tag=eliteelect-21
- Water funnel https://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/classifieds/water-tank-filler-funnel.1506/
- 2.5 litre Outwell kettle (tried 1.5 and 2.5 and decided the latter better suited with larger base for heat and not that much bigger when collapsed) in dark navy to match the Ocean: from Amazon as that colour unavailable on CampervanBit
- Adaptor for the EHU cable – allowing dual use of OEM cable both in UK (connected to extension lead at home, with bucket over connection when inclement) and abroad https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/363880352117?var=633106999681
- Dash trim https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/374244420845
- SpareSafe CampervanBits
- Leisuregaz 007 £59.95, including £10.00 for cylinder.
- John Lewis Bin fits behind passenger seat https://www.johnlewis.com/umbra-skinny-can-waste-paper-bin/p4851389
- Fire Safety Stick https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07RCHSPTS/?tag=eliteelect-21



I am still deliberating:
Other security such as Autowatch Ghost, Tracker (several alternatives), Bearlock, etc.

Also, since I ordered 4 keys, I have split one to make a ‘surf key’ as per Welsh Gas’s useful (as always) tip elsewhere on the forum.

My wife and I are off sometime soon to Portugal, for a while, self-catering so only ‘day camping’, what California specifics have I missed?

We are seasoned continental motorists in a normal saloon so have all the normal European car travel stuff (including assigned to the new number plate: Mango Mobilités, German Green Badge, Critair).
 
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As a first-time owner, I took delivery of my new Ocean last Wednesday (https://vwcaliforniaclub.com/threads/new-t6-1-order-delays.35353/post-610597)

Prior to then I purchased:
- Seat to Summit ‘Campervan’ mattress (due to apparent scarcity)
- Johnboy low roof bar mounts https://vwcaliforniaclub.com/thread...est-profile-option-for-t6-1.39672/post-567945 & https://vwcaliforniaclub.com/thread...est-profile-option-for-t6-1.39672/post-529201
- Cheap non-slip mats and various ‘tupperware’ containers when noticed in Lidl
- Thetford 335 with Brandrup tray and strap from Campervantastic (ditto scarcity: CampervanBits out of stock at the time)
- Ecover zero tablets for the 335 (on assumption that the normal Thetford products sell awful) https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07MDJY2FC/?tag=eliteelect-21
- Zoflora to add as and when if necessary https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07S9VWZ8T/?tag=eliteelect-21
- 12v battery indicator https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B09LQ65DRF/?tag=eliteelect-21
- Upholstery protector https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B07N6MFY1G/?tag=eliteelect-21
- Collapsible plastic wine glasses https://van-x.co.uk/product/portable-travel-wine-glass-bpa-free-plastic-set/

Since Wednesday I have purchased:
- 2 VW Transporter in door waste bins off EBay £10 each plus postage (missing on the California when supplied) and a safety triangle (ditto).
- Brandrup Water fill plus Puriclean, both from CampervanBits
- Water treatment pills https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B0B1BCF798/?tag=eliteelect-21
- Water funnel https://www.motorhomefun.co.uk/forum/classifieds/water-tank-filler-funnel.1506/
- 2.5 litre Outwell kettle (tried 1.5 and 2.5 and decided the latter better suited with larger base for heat and not that much bigger when collapsed) in dark navy to match the Ocean: from Amazon as that colour unavailable on CampervanBit
- Adaptor for the EHU cable – allowing dual use of OEM cable both in UK (connected to extension lead at home, with bucket over connection when inclement) and abroad https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/363880352117?var=633106999681
- Dash trim https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/374244420845
- SpareSafe CampervanBits
- Leisuregaz 007 £59.95, including £10.00 for cylinder.
- John Lewis Bin fits behind passenger seat https://www.johnlewis.com/umbra-skinny-can-waste-paper-bin/p4851389
- Fire Safety Stick https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B07RCHSPTS/?tag=eliteelect-21



I am still deliberating:
Other security such as Autowatch Ghost, Tracker (several alternatives), Bearlock, etc.

Also, since I ordered 4 keys, I have split one to make a ‘surf key’ as per Welsh Gas’s useful (as always) tip elsewhere on the forum.

My wife and I are off sometime soon to Portugal, for a while, self-catering so only ‘day camping’, what California specifics have I missed?

We are seasoned continental motorists in a normal saloon so have all the normal European car travel stuff (including assigned to the new number plate: Mago Mobilites, German Green Badge, Critair).
Interesting. Quite a shopping list!

I guess the 12v plug / battery indicator is meant for the starter battery, plugging in on the dash?
I‘ve not seen those low profile roof bars - something we’d consider if we mount the roof box we have.
The dash trim you have - not seen it before - what’s the purpose of this?
Water purity tablets - personally steered away from these, but everyone to their own.

Other things to consider that would be on our list:
1. Levelling ramps and wheel chocks.
2. Ridge Monkey cookware.
3. Hold down strap kit (Thule) for wind out awning. Club shop.
4. Hammer, for awning pegs (don’t laugh - we forgot ours when doing a trip and needed to buy another)
5. Side tarps for the wind out awning, for added shelter. Outwell or similar. Club shop.
6. Outdoor Revolution Mini Max air pump, plus connection for self inflating mattress (to add a bit more air for firmness, and to quickly deflate). Club shop. Not essential I guess.
 
Viktorgeorge

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Intrigued by this. Does it actually reduce noise?
The collapsible wine glasses are clever, but I’d rather drink out of metal than plastic. These also keep your vino cold, though they encourage large measures…
https://uk.yeti.com/products/rambler-10-oz-wine-tumbler?variant=41854362222783
I understand the dash trim to be principally to stop small objects and dust etc. collecting in the gap. Others have suggested it previously in this string.

Those stainless wine ‘glasses’ look interesting, not seen them before, can’t quite imagine wine from metal but could be swayed with the right content!
 
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