VOLKSWAGEN CALIFORNIA BUYERS GUIDE – PART 2 of 4
In this section of our California buyers guide we will be concentrating on the kitchen and food preparation area along with the comfort of the rear heater.
KITCHEN, COOKER AND FRIDGE
Check that the ignition works on the cooker and there is no smell of gas.
There is a tap under the sink to isolate the gas, and it can also be turned on and off at the gas bottle (securely housed in the rear). If there is no gas bottle ensure all the fittings and governors are there to install a new bottle.
Check that the fridge works – it is probably a good idea to turn it on when you arrive to ensure it has cooled down by the time you have looked around everything. The overhead display will indicate that the fridge is working by means of a snowflake icon.
Check all fixtures and fittings including the doors handles and hinges – note that shelf clips can go missing but the cost pennies to replace. Best to just open all doors, drawers and cupboards. The small plastic washing up bowl can get melted whist cooking, so don’t forget to check this too.
Check that this works, operation of this is done from the heads up control panel. Check there are no diesel fumes in the vehicle and that the air blown out is hot. Check that the remote fob to operate the heating is present and works.
HEADS UP CONTROL
If you have been following this guide in order, you should have already used this overhead control to operate the roof, the heating system and the fridge.
Having been show all of the features this should highlight any potential problems with unresponsive controls, dead pixels etc.
If the water tank is full check that it reads full as there maybe a problem with the sender unit in the water tank.