VW T5 California Safe Install

One of the options available on the VW California from the factory is to have the safe installed in the bottom of the large cupboard/wardrobe this is something we weren’t sure about at the time of ordering but after having the Cali for a while and the space been a bit wasted I decided to retrofit the manufactures genuine part.


Turns out the safe is just a metal door thats shaped to fit perfectly in the space with some holes drilled inside to secure it flush with the raised part of the cupboard floor the cupboard.

Time to fit Approx. 10mins
VW Part number :- 7H7068191 – Lockable cover

The safe fits in the bottom of the cupboard to the left of the fridge, there are three small pre drilled holes on each side of the side walls. For better access I folded the seat down into bed mode.


Place the cover in the hole and push the supplied rivets through the holes in the cover into the hole in the side walls. This makes sure everything fits as it should, snap the rivets up and your done.


Lee Valley 9th March – £6.3 million Olympic legacy project underway.

Lee Valley PavillionMy first Lee Valley session of the year, an hours paddle on the Olympic course. It felt cold when I loaded the boat in the car, so cold I could see my breath, so I decided not to take the squirt boat.
When we got there we had to turn right and park in a tempory carpark due to building works, I found out the center has a £6.3 million Olympic legacy project underway.

The development project includes building:

  • First class facilities for athletes with a state of the art gym and physiotherapy suite housed in an extension to the existing centre. This extension will also include meeting rooms and offices for the British Canoe union (BCU), the sport’s National Governing Body.
  • A new outdoor classroom, more catering provision and extra space to find shade, shelter and seating in a stylish new pavilion overlooking the Olympic Standard Competition Course.
  • More changing rooms which will increase the capacity for rafting and paddling at peak times.
  • Additional car parking and toilets to better accommodate a very busy and popular sports venue/visitor attraction.

Photos taken by Lou