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Re: [MH-list] Truma Combi 4 / Combi 6 Not Working

Brian <simply.closer@...>
 

Only one suggestion - air intake!
I have a Truma diesel space heater which once stopped working due to the air intake in the cupboard being blocked by a cereal packet!
I also have a Truma gas boiler - you must take the outside vent cover off before using!

HTH
Brian

----- Original Message -----
From: johninstrall
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2008 7:09 PM
Subject: [MH-list] Truma Combi 4 / Combi 6 Not Working


Hi We have a Truma boiler fitted in a Rapido 992 which has only worked
intermittently since new, It was purchased in France, But taken to
Brownhills (Canterbury) Twice where a new PCB was fitted first time and
a new regulator on the second visit both at a cost, The fault sheet
indicates gas or primary air, but both appear to be ok.
When turned on the green and amber lights come on, the fan starts after
about 15-20 seconds runs for about another 15- 20 seconds and then
locks out. On a couple of occasions it does complete the cycle and
produce warm air / hot water not very often, so can not be relied on.
Any thoughts, suggestions gratefully received.


Re: [MH-list] Truma Combi 4 / Combi 6 Not Working

Ernest <ernb@...>
 

On 29/12/08 19:09, "johninstrall" <johninstrall@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

On a couple of occasions it does complete the cycle and
produce warm air / hot water not very often, so can not be relied on.
Any thoughts, suggestions gratefully received.
When they act up, they do it in spades, John. And while many gas people will
claim to know it all, I found them generally incompetent. Some work on the
theory that replacing everything expensive will get it to ackle, but they do
not know what they are about.

I finished up at S Hereford Motorcaravan Service Centre.

Greenacres, Marsh Lane,
Ellwood, Coleford, GL16 7NA
Tel/Fax: 01594 835777

They really are the experts. Have a word with Julie Franklin.

HTH
--
Ernie Bull
Bristol


Truma Combi 4 / Combi 6 Not Working

johninstrall <johninstrall@...>
 

Hi We have a Truma boiler fitted in a Rapido 992 which has only worked
intermittently since new, It was purchased in France, But taken to
Brownhills (Canterbury) Twice where a new PCB was fitted first time and
a new regulator on the second visit both at a cost, The fault sheet
indicates gas or primary air, but both appear to be ok.
When turned on the green and amber lights come on, the fan starts after
about 15-20 seconds runs for about another 15- 20 seconds and then
locks out. On a couple of occasions it does complete the cycle and
produce warm air / hot water not very often, so can not be relied on.
Any thoughts, suggestions gratefully received.


Re: [MH-list] Tom Tom GPS - Help!

Brian Marsden
 

At 10:33 29/12/2008, Derek wrote:
Hi All


I'm wondering if it would be best to buy a new
GPS receiver and was thinking about a Bluetooth
one this time. There appear to be a number
available on Ebay but I'm not sure of the
significant differences between them or how much
the technology has improved in the last four
years. I don't want to go away from the IPAQ
because it is useful for a number of other things.
++++++++++
Hi Derek
Bluetooth gps would be ideal, specially if you
have a luton or need an extra aerial for your
gps. The best ones were using SiRF Star III when
I bought my latest one about 12 to 18 months ago.
Could be a good idea to have a browse through
http://www.pocketgpsworld.com/ to see what the
latest technology is. I'm using a Globalsat
BT359S SiRF Star III Gps Receiver. This was
bought on the strength of the Pocket Gps review
and I have been well pleased with it----often
getiing 9 or 10 sats up. At the time it cast £42.00----so maybe something cheaper on ebvay.
I can understand the buying of a new standalone
TomTom---but £100 plus pounds is just
that----also I have other applications on my 02 xda II
Best of luck and have a good trip.
Regards
BrianM


Re: [MH-list] HELP PLEASE - BIG PROBLEM WITH CONDENSATION IN LUTON ON HYMER CAMP SWING

Brian Marsden
 

At 10:22 29/12/2008, Antoinette wrote:
I noticed that the bottom of my duvet felt quite damp and on checking noticed the edge of
the mattress at head and feet where it meets the side wall of the
motorhome felt actually wet to touch. On lifting the mattress this
morning also found a fair bit of moisture in the channels running
under the mattress.
+++++++++++++++++++++
The only practical advice I would give is to buy some "camping-mat"(closed cell foam) and put that beneath your mattress and also some cut off pieces to fix to the walls at the head and foot of your bed. These camping mats give great insulation and may get rid of the problem or at least greatly reduce it. I agree with the ventilation and slight warmth. Also if possible open a vent or a window when you cook or boil a kettle as this gives rise to a lot of condensation. With you and the dogs there is a lot of breathy condensation on a very cold night.
Regards
BrianM


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Re: [MH-list] HELP PLEASE - BIG PROBLEM WITH CONDENSATION IN LUTON ON

Ernest <ernb@...>
 

On 29/12/08 13:14, "Mick" <mdp0309@yahoo.co.uk> wrote:

We experienced a similar problem once.
I leave my Truma running on '1' in truly frosty weather and the inside keeps
to a steady 11.5ºC. When just chilly I leave water on 'V Hot'. I have been
lucky this week as there has just been enough sun to keep the battery
kind-of-charged. Otherwise I have to take it for a run or give it a boost
with my power-pack. Neither options very appealing with this bloody flu.

Have you all noticed though? The days are lengthening and the sun is getting
a little higher every day.
--
ErnB
Bristol

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Re: Sites outside Benidorm/coast

Colin Mitchell <cmitchell@...>
 

--- In motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk, "skchandler4"
<SKCHANDLER4@...> wrote:

Hi
Usually wild camp but have decided to plump for an actual campsite
this
year. Can anyone recommend somewhere NEAR Benidorm (all the sites
I
have looked at seem to be extortionate). We have a motorcycle to
commute and sightsee the area but would like somewhere secure to
leave
the van and return on a night.
Happy New Year to all.
Thanks in advance.
Further to my comments a few minutes ago, I have just remembered that
I posted about Camper Stop Costa Blanca last year - see Post #
90293. From that u will note it is not a Sauna but a Jakuzzi!!

Cheers
Colin


Re: Sites outside Benidorm/coast

Colin Mitchell <cmitchell@...>
 

Can anyone recommend somewhere NEAR Benidorm (all the sites I
have looked at seem to be extortionate). We have a motorcycle to
commute and sightsee the area but would like somewhere secure to
leave the van and return on a night.

Its not a campsite but u may wish to have a look at Camper Park Costa
Blanca. It's a privately run aire about 8kms NE of Benidorm with
good electricity connections plus fresh & grey water facilities.
There is also a sauna(!) and the area is gated, at least at night.

We have used it a couple of times but not recently; if my memory
serves me correctly it is about €10/night. I think it also worth
noting that we found the turning off the N-332 a little tricky if
there is traffic around as within a few metres of the main road there
is an awkward twist in the narrow side-road with buildings rather too
close for comfort. Depends on ur length of course; we r 6.8 metres.

Coordinates: N 38º35'02.0" W 0º04'53.0"
Tel: 00 34 96 686 8668 (English spoken)

Happy New Year to one and all from a rather wet and miserable
Barcelona.

Colin


HELP PLEASE - BIG PROBLEM WITH CONDENSATION IN LUTON ON

mdp0309
 

Hi. We experienced a similar problem once. Our first night out, 18
years ago, was in a blizzard at -4. We suffered major condensation.
Since that day we have never had a problem, even at temperatures down
to -14. We always leave the heater on, set at minimum, and have one
roof light open on vent. Also leaving the wardrobe door ajar solves
any "chill factor" when getting dressed in the morning.

Enjoy the weather and have a healthy New Year.


Re: [MH-list] Tom Tom GPS - Help!

Ernest <ernb@...>
 

Hi Derek

Any recommendations/suggestions very gratefully received.
And I also see that you asked me about selling you my GPSlim Bluetooth. The
holidays here have been a bit busy.

Margaret came down with that vomiting flu thing on Christmas day, and now my
granddaughter and I have succumbed to the virus. My fault. Too bloody busy
to go get my flu shot.

Anyways back to your problem. I am sorry, but I now use my receiver with a
little programme on my old phone to find my altitude. I then enter that in
my weather machine to get a more accurate forecast.

Somewhere, I have a HaiCom HI-204-lll PS2 GPS Mouse Receiver. I think it is.
Complete with the leads and adaptors for my old iPaq 3970. If you could make
use of it and if I can find it, it is yours. Any good?
--
ErnB
Bristol


Re: [MH-list] HELP PLEASE - BIG PROBLEM WITH CONDENSATION IN LUTON ON HYMER CAMP SWING

Fredthegaffer <fredthegaffer@...>
 

I get this sometimes, and also in cupboards.
I simply open a couple of windows to air off then put the heating on, and for a while keep cupboard doors open.
I've not ever heard of a solution so I just live with it.
It only happens tho after extreme cold, (it was minus 8 the other night with wind chill) and then I got up and put the fire on straight away.
Regards
Fred

----- Original Message -----
From: "antoinette_upton" <antoinette_upton@yahoo.co.uk>
To: <motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk>
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2008 10:22 AM
Subject: [MH-list] HELP PLEASE - BIG PROBLEM WITH CONDENSATION IN LUTON ON HYMER CAMP SWING


Here is a problem closer to home than those warmer climates. I went to
Devizes for Christmas and as I was on a Camping and Caravan site,
purchased a fan heater and used it to conserve my gas bottle. I moved
to a rally in Shepton Mallet and although in the grounds of a school
there, there are no facilities whatsoever so its back onto gas for
fridge, heating and cooking. OK here is my problem, I noticed that the
bottom of my duvet felt quite damp and on checking noticed the edge of
the mattress at head and feet where it meets the side wall of the
motorhome felt actually wet to touch. On lifting the mattress this
morning also found a fair bit of moisture in the channels running
under the mattress. I have never camped in such cold conditions before
and wonder if this has been caused by heating with the electric heater
which made the van quite snug and warm and most importantly how to
sort the problem out?? I sleep in the Luton area as I not only find it
comfortable but also I dont have two Westies and a Yorkie sleeping on
top of me.
Can anyone assist or if they have a similar van have they found the
same problem??


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Re: [MH-list] HELP PLEASE - BIG PROBLEM WITH CONDENSATION IN LUTON ON HYMER CAMP SWING

Peter S
 

Some British manufacturers do build some of their vans to the top standard eg I think the more expensive Swifts are - I can't actually tell from their web site. It is just a matter of checking that you have the right van to use in cold weather e.g for skiing.

Peter S





I've known about this for some time but, with only casual looking, 
I've not seen any manufacturers/converters who give their vehicles a 
'certificate' in their promotional material. Is the only solution to 
ask?

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Re: [MH-list] HELP PLEASE - BIG PROBLEM WITH CONDENSATION IN LUTON ON HYMER CAMP SWING

Peter S
 

Silly me - its a Hymer - the clue was in the subject.

Peter S



Subject: Re: [MH-list] HELP PLEASE - BIG PROBLEM WITH CONDENSATION IN LUTON ON HYMER CAMP SWING


Re: [MH-list] HELP PLEASE - BIG PROBLEM WITH CONDENSATION IN LUTON ON HYMER CAMP SWING

B WEBB <woodlake21rry@...>
 

I've known about this for some time but, with only casual looking,
I've not seen any manufacturers/converters who give their vehicles a
'certificate' in their promotional material. Is the only solution to
ask?

We've been 'B.' cold in December in our campervan, but having been
long term tenters not too inconvenienced, but age & rheumatism creeps
on!

On 29 Dec 2008, at 10:55, PETER STALLWOOD wrote:

I can't remember what van you have but if it is British it is most
likely to be a three season van rather than one that is built to
standards to be camped in below freezing conditions.


Re: [MH-list] Tom Tom GPS - Help!

Peter S
 

I used to use one of these (or rather an earlier version of this)

http://www.amazon.co.uk/Socket-Bluetooth-GPS-Receiver/dp/B00008W5X5

with my Ipaq. Never had any problems. Unfortunately now discontinued but this looks similar

http://www.expansys.com/p.aspx?i=115544

With prices of stand alone systems now rapidly falling in price you could get a Tom Tom with european maps from Halfords for £110.

Peter S




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From: "derek_sims@lineone.net" <derek_sims@lineone.net>
To: motorhome-list@yahoogroups.co.uk
Sent: Monday, 29 December, 2008 10:33:12 AM
Subject: [MH-list] Tom Tom GPS - Help!

Hi All

Just experienced a strange problem with our GPS (TT5 running on a HP IPAQ 4700 with a Haicom CF slot-in receiver) and wondered if anyone else has had similar and/or knows the solution:

Travelling between North and South Devon on 24th and 27th December, both clear days, the GPS would start and lock-on OK but after a period of running it would apparently lose all the satellite signals. Removing the unit from its cradle and resetting the receiver interface appeared to immediately bring back about five or six satellites, but after a variable period of time, from a few minutes to half an hour, the signals would disappear again.  The set-up is the same as has worked in the 'van for three or four years, although I've added some more POIs since last using it.

I suspect a dirty contact on the CF connecter, so have sprayed it with IPA and slotted it in an out a few times, but it will be difficult to find out if I've cured it before setting off for the continent on January 16th.  I don't want to find out then that the problem isn't solved.

I'm wondering if it would be best to buy a new GPS receiver and was thinking about a Bluetooth one this time.  There appear to be a number available on Ebay but I'm not sure of the significant differences between them or how much the technology has improved in the last four years.  I don't want to go away from the IPAQ because it is useful for a number of other things.

Any recommendations/suggestions very gratefully received.

TIA

Derek

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Re: [MH-list] HELP PLEASE - BIG PROBLEM WITH CONDENSATION IN LUTON ON HYMER CAMP SWING

Peter S
 

I think that the problem is not the electric but more likely the insulation in the van. If you do not keep the fabric of the van warm all the time condensation will form on any cold surface from cooking washing and breathing etc. I am surmising that the very fact of you sleeping in the luton compounds the problem as the moisture in your breath is trapped rather than dissipating through the van.

I think the only way of minimising the problem is keeping the heating on all the time and ensuring that there is adequate ventilation.

See

http://www.aber.ac.uk/residential/en/accommodation/condensation-eng.pdf


You can also get condensation forming under your mattress if you have a solid base, that is why the use of slats is now more prevalent. We used to put cardboard under the bed matresses in our caravan to stop this.

I can't remember what van you have but if it is British it is most likely to be a three season van rather than one that is built to standards to be camped in below freezing conditions.

Peter S




Can anyone assist or if they have a similar van have they found the
same problem??


Tom Tom GPS - Help!

derek_sims@...
 

Hi All

Just experienced a strange problem with our GPS (TT5 running on a HP IPAQ 4700 with a Haicom CF slot-in receiver) and wondered if anyone else has had similar and/or knows the solution:

Travelling between North and South Devon on 24th and 27th December, both clear days, the GPS would start and lock-on OK but after a period of running it would apparently lose all the satellite signals. Removing the unit from its cradle and resetting the receiver interface appeared to immediately bring back about five or six satellites, but after a variable period of time, from a few minutes to half an hour, the signals would disappear again. The set-up is the same as has worked in the 'van for three or four years, although I've added some more POIs since last using it.

I suspect a dirty contact on the CF connecter, so have sprayed it with IPA and slotted it in an out a few times, but it will be difficult to find out if I've cured it before setting off for the continent on January 16th. I don't want to find out then that the problem isn't solved.

I'm wondering if it would be best to buy a new GPS receiver and was thinking about a Bluetooth one this time. There appear to be a number available on Ebay but I'm not sure of the significant differences between them or how much the technology has improved in the last four years. I don't want to go away from the IPAQ because it is useful for a number of other things.

Any recommendations/suggestions very gratefully received.

TIA

Derek

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HELP PLEASE - BIG PROBLEM WITH CONDENSATION IN LUTON ON HYMER CAMP SWING

antoinette_upton <antoinette_upton@...>
 

Here is a problem closer to home than those warmer climates. I went to
Devizes for Christmas and as I was on a Camping and Caravan site,
purchased a fan heater and used it to conserve my gas bottle. I moved
to a rally in Shepton Mallet and although in the grounds of a school
there, there are no facilities whatsoever so its back onto gas for
fridge, heating and cooking. OK here is my problem, I noticed that the
bottom of my duvet felt quite damp and on checking noticed the edge of
the mattress at head and feet where it meets the side wall of the
motorhome felt actually wet to touch. On lifting the mattress this
morning also found a fair bit of moisture in the channels running
under the mattress. I have never camped in such cold conditions before
and wonder if this has been caused by heating with the electric heater
which made the van quite snug and warm and most importantly how to
sort the problem out?? I sleep in the Luton area as I not only find it
comfortable but also I dont have two Westies and a Yorkie sleeping on
top of me.
Can anyone assist or if they have a similar van have they found the
same problem??


Re: [MH-list] Hi Everyone

derek_sims@...
 

having spent the last 2 years on a narrowboat I must confess to finding
things a little strange on 'real'roads Graham

Hi Graham

I know what you mean. After just a week on a narrowboat 30mph felt like flying to us. Welcome to the list. I'm sure, like us, you'll find it a tremendous source of information, support and humour on all things motorhoming and a few others besides.

Happy travels

Derek


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Re: Euro Exchange Rate Turkey Trip

Steve Pyke
 

Hi Don,

Hope your trip goes well and the money lasts !

Heaven knows where the UK economy will be by the time you get back.

We are thinking of scaling back our plans for 2009 staying mostly in France and maybe a few days in Switzerland.

All the best to everyone for 2009 and enjoy your travels.

Steve
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