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Dadwithbeach

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So as many people with the beach tour have found out there is not EHU now there’s a leisure battery and an inverte, its a bit frustrating. But we needed 6 seats and this was the only option, in honesty the TOUR is not especially good value. so with that in mind can people pleas shame me the pictures of their retrofit EHU please so I can see wath the meet options are. Many thanks
 
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Well I can't tell you how to do it as that's a bit too techy for me but I would have thought that with the "Tour" model, a good place to have the EHU socket would be in the Vehicle battery compartment under the bonnet.
 
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You might have a bit of a wait, as far as I can recall you are the first person here to post about owning a tour.
 
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A lot of converters connect one either under the bonnet or under the rear bumper. Have a chat with some
 
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Looking for the neatest factory like fit job possible really
 
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To look like factory you would have to cut open your back quarter panel . I wouldn't do that.
 
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Can’t do that as double sliding doors gets in the way
 
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The sliding door precludes adding the external hook up on the rear quarter. The under bonnet solution at least saves panels being cut and is completely unobtrusive.
 
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Not a tour, but got ours done for £300 and went for it under the bonnet so I don’t forget I’m hooked up before driving off ! (Also had the option of the usual place on the body as we only have 1 slider.

Had one socket in the usual place and one in the boot for the fridge / running extension cable to an awning.

Circuit breaker is in the Jack compartment.

 
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Can’t do that as double sliding doors gets in the way
Some info and pictures,.
 
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Another siting option is the plastic panel below rear light cluster, particularly in conversions.

Some, as per this image stolen from the net, adapt the whole panel to swing.

An easier option is to get the square original equipment style flap covered socket and mount it in the lower part of the plastic panel. ( no faffing with hinges etc.) This looks neat and there is a grommet through the bodywork for cables. Advantages are its only a plastic panel to cut through and relatively easy to buy another panel later if needed.

I've no clue where the Tour leisure battery is so I guess that would be a factor in terms of running cables.

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I use this California fitting on my self-builds, obviously you don't want the water filler portion but I believe there is a similar item with just the 240v input. That way you keep it looking proper VW.

Sorry I can't find a part number for the single frame with flap, the actual socket is the same as that fitted in the caravan world.

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I use this California fitting on my self-builds, obviously you don't want the water filler portion but I believe there is a similar item with just the 240v input. That way you keep it looking proper VW.

Sorry I can't find a part number for the single frame with flap, the actual socket is the same as that fitted in the caravan world.

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The problem is the Beach Tour has sliding doors both sides.
The best position on the Tour would be under bonnet as the Leisure Battery is under the front passenger seat.
 
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The problem is the Beach Tour has sliding doors both sides.
The best position on the Tour would be under bonnet as the Leisure Battery is under the front passenger seat.
Ah, sorry I forgot about the twin sliders.
 
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Another siting option is the plastic panel below rear light cluster, particularly in conversions.

Some, as per this image stolen from the net, adapt the whole panel to swing.

An easier option is to get the square original equipment style flap covered socket and mount it in the lower part of the plastic panel. ( no faffing with hinges etc.) This looks neat and there is a grommet through the bodywork for cables. Advantages are its only a plastic panel to cut through and relatively easy to buy another panel later if needed.

I've no clue where the Tour leisure battery is so I guess that would be a factor in terms of running cables.

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I could see someone (probably me) walking into the flap and bending it back!
 
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The problem is the Beach Tour has sliding doors both sides.
The best position on the Tour would be under bonnet as the Leisure Battery is under the front passenger seat.
I understand that but looking at the placement of the socket its after the. door rail? so should fit ?
 
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I understand that but looking at the placement of the socket its after the. door rail? so should fit ?
My picture is of a LWB van, on a SWB the door comes too far back to clear the socket a SWB is 14inches shorter between the rear of the sliding doors and the back of the vehicle.
It looks as if there is clearance but there is too much reinforcement on the inside to get even the single 240v inlet into the body cavity.
 
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I understand that but looking at the placement of the socket its after the. door rail? so should fit ?
Beach with EHU connection
Note it’s position in relation to the Rear Window.
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Sliding door, fully open. Note the position of the rear of the sliding door.
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