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

Ernest <ernb@...>
 

On 30/12/08 10:24, "Martin Bennett" <martin@...> wrote:

On both occasions they were very obliging, knowledgeable and looked a
thoroughly professional outfit.
It is the sum of their customers' experiences which counts in the end. I
suppose I came up against Sod's Law as I was wanting to get away to France.
--
ErnB
Bristol


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

Bennett Family
 

In message <C57F7FE0.925D%ernb@...>, Ernest <ernb@...> writes

On 30/12/08 06:33, "kenny" <kenny.macdougall@...>
wrote:

I've dealt with Truma direct and found their technical people very
helpful - they also will undertake the work themselves if you visit
them.
I found the very opposite. Everyone was at some caravan show.
They have moved sites in the last few years - so possibly connected.

I've been to both sites - the first time for fitting an electric heating element to the hot water tank on a 2001 Hymer S820 (I think). Then last summer for them to check the air con system on current S830 which Hymer said was OK but failed to lower temp. Answer was that the unit was ok but they way it had been fitted didn't allow sufficient airflow and didn't recirculate the air. Hymer have since rectified this - I think - difficult to tell this weather!

On both occasions they were very obliging, knowledgeable and looked a thoroughly professional outfit. They had demonstration models of all their units set out in a seminar room for dealer training.

Martin
--
Bennett House


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

Paul Ramwell <paul_ramwell@...>
 

Perhaps Truma should be re-named Trauma.that's how it feels!

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On 30/12/08 06:33, "kenny" <kenny.macdougall@
<mailto:kenny.macdougall%40btinternet.com> btinternet.com> wrote:

I've dealt with Truma direct and found their technical people very
helpful - they also will undertake the work themselves if you visit
them.
I found the very opposite. Everyone was at some caravan show. Nobody was
available to discuss my problem or to dispatch the spares South
Herefordshire Caravans ordered from them. If I remember correctly, S H C
flew the parts in from Germany.

My Message 89822 Oct 2007 was specific: -

Quote

It is now 6 days on since S Hereford Service Centre identified the fault and
ordered the basic parts needed from Truma UK. S Hereford even paid for
overnight delivery. The parts were not delivered. In fact, they are on back
order.

S Hereford are now trying desperately to source the parts elsewhere and they
have every hope that they will arrive today.

I emailed Truma a day or so ago to tell them that I was less than happy with
their service. No reply yet. Why am I not surprised?

Unquote

Update - Still no reply. Busy with shows, I suppose.
--
ErnB
Bristol


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

Ernest <ernb@...>
 

On 30/12/08 06:33, "kenny" <kenny.macdougall@...> wrote:

I've dealt with Truma direct and found their technical people very
helpful - they also will undertake the work themselves if you visit
them.
I found the very opposite. Everyone was at some caravan show. Nobody was
available to discuss my problem or to dispatch the spares South
Herefordshire Caravans ordered from them. If I remember correctly, S H C
flew the parts in from Germany.

My Message 89822 Oct 2007 was specific: -

Quote

It is now 6 days on since S Hereford Service Centre identified the fault and
ordered the basic parts needed from Truma UK. S Hereford even paid for
overnight delivery. The parts were not delivered. In fact, they are on back
order.

S Hereford are now trying desperately to source the parts elsewhere and they
have every hope that they will arrive today.

I emailed Truma a day or so ago to tell them that I was less than happy with
their service. No reply yet. Why am I not surprised?

Unquote

Update - Still no reply. Busy with shows, I suppose.
--
ErnB
Bristol


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

kenny.macdougall
 

Hi this is the chap that will help you www.arcsystems.biz
Kenny

----- Original Message -----
From: Martin Bennett
To: motorhome-list@...
Sent: Monday, December 29, 2008 8:12 PM
Subject: Re: [MH-list] Truma Combi 4 / Combi 6 Not Working


In message <gjb799+b63n@...>, johninstrall
<johninstrall@...> writes
>Hi We have a Truma boiler fitted in a Rapido 992 which has only
>worked
>intermittently since new, It was purchased in France,

I've dealt with Truma direct and found their technical people very
helpful - they also will undertake the work themselves if you visit
them.

Truma UK Ltd
Park Lane
Dove Valley Park
South Derbyshire
DE65 5BG
England

Service Tel: +44 (0) 1283 586020
Service Fax: +44 (0) 1283 586029

E-mail: sales@... or technical@...

Web: http://www.trumauk.com

Martin
--
Bennett House


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

Reg <lists.reg@...>
 

Posted by: "antoinette_upton" antoinette_upton@...

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.
_______________________________________________

Two solutions come to mind. Buy a MH with very good wall insulation,
but probably too expensive!

Unless you are a tall person, then fit extra insulation on all the
inside walls and roof of the Luton. At least 1/2 to 1 inch thick.

My MH has very good insulation and the walls feel warmish when touched
in cold weather. I guess that yours feel cold. So any moisture in the
air will condense on the walls.

We have the German plastic springs on our Luton Top bed. So there is a
large air gap between the underside of the mattress and the bottom of
the Luton Top. I specified this having experienced damp under caravan
bases.

There is a blown air outlet in this space. We have used the bed in the
coldest of weathers and never any sign of dampness.

Reg


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

Tim Atkinson
 

Hi

I had TomTom5 on an IPAQ rx3715 for a while - there is a known problem with some POI files where the POI graphic symbol causes TT5 to crash - took me a while to spot it crashed every time I drove past a Tesco's!! (amongst other places)

Now running TT6 on same IPAQ with no such problem.

Don't know if it relates to your problem as the symptoms are different (TT5 simply spontaneously closed in my case) but it might be worth disabling POIs in the display and seeing what happens.

Hope this helps

Cheers

--Tim

derek_sims@... wrote:


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] Truma Combi 4 / Combi 6 Not Working

Paul Ramwell <paul_ramwell@...>
 

I too have a Combi 4E and have not yet worked it out!



It works perfectly on gas - BUT can anyone tell me the dial settings I
should be using to provide heat ( ideally with no hot water) using electric
hook up only?



The instructions seem incomprehensible frankly!



Paul

-----Original Message-----
From: motorhome-list@...
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Sent: 29 December 2008 19:09
To: motorhome-list@...
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

Bennett Family
 

In message <gjb799+b63n@...>, johninstrall <johninstrall@...> writes
Hi We have a Truma boiler fitted in a Rapido 992 which has only
worked
intermittently since new, It was purchased in France,
I've dealt with Truma direct and found their technical people very helpful - they also will undertake the work themselves if you visit them.

Truma UK Ltd
Park Lane
Dove Valley Park
South Derbyshire
DE65 5BG
England

Service Tel: +44 (0) 1283 586020
Service Fax: +44 (0) 1283 586029

E-mail: sales@... or technical@...

Web: http://www.trumauk.com

Martin
--
Bennett House


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@...
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@...> 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@...> 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@..., "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@...>
To: <motorhome-list@...>
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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