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VW California Review

What a Beauty.

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What a Beauty.

We are so very excited to add two new 2018 T6 VW Californias to the LokoCampers fleet. These are very special as not only do they look stunning in 2-tone Cherry Red and Candy White but they have just about every optional extra/upgrade that VW offer! They will be the talking point of the campsite. Your journey will be enjoyable with the added features enhancing the driving experience. Once you have set up for camp you will be able to enjoy all the additional comfort extras.

If you are looking to buy a T6 VW California Ocean and are baffled as to what extras are essential and are they worth the money.... then definitely try out one of ours new 2018 campers to ensure you are making the right choices when placing your order.  

Kerb Appeal

The 2-tone metallic paint, chrome package, LED lights and 17" cascavel alloy wheels is definitely turning heads when out and about and at campsites. We have got a black bumper protector which is essential to prevent scratches taking gear out of the boot or putting a bike rack on the removable towbar. The silver awning transforms this VW from van to camper in an instant.

Driver Appeal

Our customers who have tried out the new 2018 VW Oceans have been blown away by the high specification and truly enjoyed driving the VW Ocean as much as camping. The adaptive cruise control and automatic gearbox makes driving effortless in traffic or cruising along motorways. The leather multifunction steering wheel ensures you can have you eyes on the road while fully in control of your speed, system preferences, music, maps etc. Navigation and smart phone controls are totally handsfree through the 2 USB interfaces for app connect and car net (android Auto and Apple Car Play).  And, if you don't want to control the ambient sound via your smart phone  you can chose from the CD player, AUX point, bluetooth and media radio system.

The VW Oceans aren't longer or wider that many large family cars but we have opted for front and rear parking sensors with a rearview reversing camera to provide assistance for maneuvering. 

 

Comfort Appeal

At LokoCampers we actually look forward to the winters to enjoy the heated seats, heated windscreen and parking heater. We like it when the sun sets and we can set the ambient lighting inside or watching the steam rise from the whistling kettle while making breakfast when there is snow outside. You can really appreciate and test all of the features of VW Oceans when going for a road trip or camping in the Autumn or Winter. Check out why we love winter camping!

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Cycling Life. Getting outside and inspiring the next generation

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Cycling Life. Getting outside and inspiring the next generation

The VW California is the perfect companion for cycling events. 

LokoCampers is cheering on Scott Eurocycles team rider DKS through the ups and downs of the UK MTB National Cross Country Series 2017 in a VW California. Read on to see how the Cali, family and cycling got on last weekend at round 1 .....

"What a treat for the first NPS of 2017 – a literally brand new LokoCampers California T6 with only a few miles on the clock.. what a great start to the weekend!
We collected the Cali on Friday which gave us time to load up before leaving West London for Pembrey, South Wales, early on Saturday morning. We arrived in good time after a smooth journey (despite the M4 closure), unpacked the Cali and spread our stuff and selves all over the place. LokoCampers had provided us with a tent for the car seats and this was a huge help in getting them packed out of the way once pitched up. The Cali had been spec’d really well with a number of additional and welcome features including upgraded stereo, factory fitted bike rack, heated seats, park assist and reversing camera, and interestingly Dynamic Cruise Control – there’s no going back on this feature on long motorway runs. A great addition.
My race (Vets) was on the Sunday 10.45am but course practice is Saturday afternoon and fks (age 6) and aks (age 8) were due to ride their first ever NPS in the U8’s category on Saturday afternoon – lots of nerves, particularly for fks, in this regard! The boys did fantastically well in their event, a fun and essentially non-competitive event around a short course with a lot of children enjoying the atmosphere and the special circumstances of riding a marked course with a start/finish line and lots of cheering spectators.
I felt I was in decent form after racing two stage races in Spain already this year but a light cold was niggling me. More a distraction than a hindrance. I went out for a few practice laps on the main course and immediately witnessed a very nasty spill at one of the more technical sections. This section was then cordoned off for practice and so didn’t do my confidence any good. I completed 3 laps and felt comfortable about the course. Two difficult technical sections and some very steep (but short) climbs.
Race day came and it was fast from the gun. I was gridded 11th due to my ranking from 2016 but quickly lost a few places and settled in at about 20th place at the end of lap 1. Then the problems started. A few skipped shifts and by the end of lap 2 a progressive jumping of the chain and inability to find a working gear. Soft pedalling helped the technical problem but obviously not the race effort.
To cut a long story short I ended up running with the bike for the last km or so of the race and finished 39th. Very disappointed and really no idea of my true level as not seen lap times yet. Still, 4 more rounds to make it up, but my hard earned decent gridding position gone for the next few rounds!
The Cali on the other hand was epic. We love it and I can’t imagine a race weekend without it now. The children think it’s the best thing since sliced bread and I don’t know how we are going to be able to keep handing it back?!"
dks

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