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BOAC

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About BOAC

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    BOAC
  • Birthday 05/08/1944

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  • Gender
    Male
  • Location
    Near Shrewsbury
  • Interests
    Aerial Photography
    Caravan DIY
    Staying Alive
  • Towcar / Toad
    Hyundai Santa Fe 2. 2 CRD CDX Auto.
  • Caravan / Motorhome / Static (Make and model)
    Swift Challenger 480 SE
  • Year of manufacture (Caravan / Motorhome / Static)
    2014 Swift Challenger 480SE

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  1. Hi BFM. I am out and about on the gap year I never had in my younger years hence the intermittent appearance on CT. I only discovered the source of the problem as it took a time to realize that it was something to do with the Alde system. After three sites this is the first site I am experiencing the pixelation. It does not happen on all channels and it is a new occurrence.
  2. My Alde heating causing TV picture pixilation / interference when the heating switches on. The Alde 12v pump motor is situated about 4 feet from the TV aerial amplifier, although I only suspect this is causing the problem. Any ideas on how to eliminate the problem please?
  3. So what is causing this? Stress lines because of a sloppy window catch fitting being too tight and stressing the plastic window. The remedy is to redrill the screws so that the holding catch on the caravan is in line against the rubber. Sloppy fitting Swift !!!!!!!
  4. While touring, this is very useful to find the cheapest fuel location & prices in any given area :- CLICK HERE You have to complete various boxes of information, but it is totally free.
  5. Come the time I will see a Command enabled caravan on a site I will ask for a Command demo. I have to agree with you the data it presents would help me enormously. Just one adage related to the heating system. I feel that if Alde had designed and developed a blown air system rather than the wet system it would be - and I hate to use the word - awesome. The advantages far out weigh the disadvantages. The two main advantages are that blown air systems are cheaper to install and manufacture, and they are more economical on gas and electricity. What you
  6. Thanks Martin. However, I am going to see how effective my present system is before I 'take the plunge'. Now for a bit of a ramble. You know, part of me is remembering the days of blown air heating in a caravan. That system was quicker to heat the caravan it seemed to me. Although it had its drawbacks which were easily remedied, such as insulating external trunking, the main advantage was that it was more economical on gas consumption compared to the Alde system. I have read from Alde owners that a 6 Kg bottle was consumed within 3 days which is a horrendous gas consump
  7. Interesting. Thanks. Have you any pics of your radiator ? Did you buy and fit it?
  8. No, I do not have the Fireangel. And before you suggest I upgrade the caravan, Martin is already on my case.
  9. AND another thing. Ern touched on it namely the heat in the cupboard. You could grow cannabis in it since the heat output from the finned radiator is ideal for cannabis. Where can I buy a plant please? My question here is nearly all the heat stays in the cupboard which is about as much use to warming the bathroom as Hitler was to promoting world peace. What would you suggest to release some of the heat into the bathroom? Don't say open the door please.
  10. Thanks to all for your replies. To hp1004 - Pump was not running when bleeding however LE's reply got me thinking. My heating has always been rubbish so for LE to say what he did got me thinking. I got our weather station from the house and put it by the sink worktop. After a while it read 12C while the Alde panel read 8 C. After a quick deek at the temperature in settings, it was set to +4. Ah Ha!! After some experimentation minus 2.5 C got the internal temperature to match the weather station. Thanks EL. Reading Erns posting was an eye-opener. REALLY ! Heat is meant to come up by
  11. Hi Alan. to CT. Have a read of CLICK HERE Since you don't have to use water no-one will object. Have fun
  12. Err. No - in my opinion and their muffin egg whatits is like chewing a fence post and less tasty. Dreadful.
  13. Nice one. Had a good chuckle at that We are shopping isolating for the next week at least and online ordering if necessary. A wise choice I reckon hearing about the mayhem.
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