Volkswagen Grand California parked in field

Your Volkswagen Grand California Pre Season Check

Drive with confidence this summer. 

So, you’ve planned where you’re going, packed your bags, and are ready to hit the road. There are just a few things you should check before you head off to ensure your Volkswagen campervan is in tip-top condition.

More information can be found in your owner’s manual, or you can speak to the team here – we’re your local authorised Volkswagen dealership and are more than happy to help.


Both visual and function checks can include:

  • Interior and exterior lights
  • Window mechanisms (including skylight and camping windows)
  • Roller blinds and fly screens
  • Drawers, flaps and hinges
  • Both heating and cooling systems
Grand California interior skylight

Water Systems

Check both the Fresh and Grey water systems

  • Empty, clean and sanitize freshwater tank and empty freshwater lines if the vehicle has been parked for a prolonged period 
  • Empty and clean the grey water tank if the vehicle has been parked for a prolonged period
  • Check function of hot water system

Kitchenette and Refrigerator

  • Ensure functionality of all kitchenette components
  • Check kitchen sink drains
  • Check functionality of gas hob flame and cover plate
  • Fill up gas bottle if needed
  • Ensure the refrigerator is working
  • Check refrigerator grille for damage/obstruction
  • Check the back panel of freezer for damage
  • Check refrigerator seal fits correctly and there is no damage
Volkswagen Grand California kitchen

Wetroom and WC

  • Undertake visual inspection of seal for WC cassette
  • Treat seal on WC cassette tank using care spray
  • Check the VW cassette chemical additive
  • Carry out functional check of all wetroom components and drain
  • Ensure toilet is operating correctly

Talk to your local Volkswagen dealership

We have written this blog based on the Grand California, however many of these checks also apply cross the entire Volkswagen Camper range (California Ocean, Caddy California).

For more information have a read through your owners manual, or contact our service and parts team – we’re more than happy to help.

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Volkswagen Grand California parked in field

Discover the Volkswagen Grand California

Who says you have to rough it when you’re travelling around New Zealand? The Volkswagen Grand California has other ideas.

Home is where you park it in the Grand California campervan, and no luxury is spared. From a comfy bed that perfectly sleeps two adults and loft bed for the kids (available only on the 600), to a gas stovetop, and shower, you’ll feel right at home – whether you’re on a riverbank or perched on a hilltop.

The permanent 4MOTION four-wheel drive means no winding backroad or ski field will stop you, and you’ll comfortably reach your destination without a hitch.

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