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  1. I am trying to work out if I am being unreasonable, expecting too much or just not understanding caravan heating. We got our new Swift Challenger Sport 586 last year and we have now used it a few times when we have needed to use the heating. In most cases I have tried the heating in 4amp and 8amp electric modes assuming that this would be capable of heating the caravan to a comfortable temperature. To my surprise I found that the electric modes were completely useless leaving the bathroom and back of the caravan cold. Having hecked the vents i found that there was very little ai
  2. Hi everyone, We have a 2016 Sterling elite 650 with an alde 3020 operating panel. When we go to turn it on, it powers on but then shuts off straight away. We have checked the fuses and reset the system, but no luck. Does anyone have any ideas on what might be the issue and how to fix it? Thanks!
  3. Hello newbie here so hello all. My wife and I have recently bought a 2010 Willerby Herald Gold static caravan but the heating doesn't appear to do anything. My understanding is that it has blown air heating though since there's a switch for each room I'm not sure how this would work. Does anybody else here have the same caravan and if so what should happen when I turn the switch on (I've already confirmed that the switches are live) Regards Mark
  4. As you may be aware, Alde and our user base (possibly you amongst them) have been keen for UK caravan manufacturers to fill with a 5-year heating fluid as standard, for many years. We're very pleased to announce that for 2020 MY onwards all UK caravan* manufacturers will fill with the same spec 5-year heating fluid. To facilitate this change in industry practice, Alde UK carefully vetted a range of heating fluid products, each conforming to VW TL-774-J specification (more commonly known by the product code G13). This process created a list of Alde-approved h
  5. Hi I’ve recently bought a Willerby Westmorland, 2001, 6 berth and the gas fire was fine when we first used it, but this has changed. The fire now hardly gives any heat out, even on the top setting. We asked the site owner to get out the gas fitter, who changed the gas bottle regulator. This didn’t alter anything, so we mentioned it again. We were told that the fire is not designed to go very high and is doing what it is supposed to, but we can leave it on all day and are still not warm by evening. Are there any other owners that have experienced the same thing or know whether the fires ha
  6. Hi am based in Nelson, New Zealand. On Friday I got delivery of my Bailey Senator Louisiana 2006 arrived in the weekend. It raining here I wanted to try the heater out truma ultraheat gas, electric. I like using the electric but for some reason just seems to be blowing cold air I had it on 2000w and set around 5 Any ideas? I am new to caravaning so is a learning experience going to be my home. Thanks for your time
  7. Does anyone know if its viable to keep very low heating on run by a solar panel to keep the damp off while not using the caravan over winter. I have a great solid fuel stove while I'm in the caravan but I plan to go away for several months this winter and wondered if there was any heating that would stop everything in my caravan getting very damp. Thanks
  8. Hi guys I have I think but don't know a fault! ive had swift before having a Conqueror 645 2011, and the heating was fine no problems, I think my question is this although my Aldie is switched off when I go in the caravan a swift challenger 645 2013, on cold days parked in my drive its lovely and warm when entering ? how if the heating is turned off? does it have a frost thermostat? that's the question
  9. Hi everyone, We've just published Superpete's great guide on how to lay your own electric underfloor heating: Electric underfloor heating - DIY Worth a read for those DIY fans out there who fancy warm feet (and caravans) this winter!
  10. Anyone know where the heating drain plug is on an Alde Affinity, have looked everywhere.
  11. A member of our group on holiday with us has no mains heating, all fuses checked and ok. The green light on the control switch is on but no heat. Any ideas anyone, TIA
  12. The electric side of our Carver heater has packed in and apparently it's so elderly that parts can't be sourced any more. The gas still works but we'd like to get a portable electric heater so we don't have to rely on gas since we're usually on an electric pitch. What does everyone recommend as the best type of portable heater? Also, is there any sort you can get that is safe to leave on all night?
  13. Hi All, I was just reading some posts about the RugBuddy product (under carpet heating). I was wondering if anyone has tried this product under lino in a caravan, as this might be what I need for gentle, low cost ambient heat. Basically, I'm worried it might not be flat enough under to go under lino. Cheers! Jules http://www. bewarmer. co. uk/rugbuddy-under-rug-heating/
  14. I have just purchased a new 460/2. I went away for the first time this weekend. I love the van - apart from one thing (so far). The shower does not run at a consistent temperature. The water fluctuates from cold to very hot (too hot to stand in). I cannot believe that this is how the shower should perform. Does anyone have any experience/solutions to this problem - other than using the site facilities!
  15. Hello We've just joined CT as Trade Members and, to mark the occasion, we're offering FREE p&p* on all RugBuddy under-rug heaters and underlay ordered before Easter. *Saving you £12. The RugBuddy is a mains powered under-rug heater that, uniquely, is approved by the IEC as safe to use on any floor surface. It's the perfect accessory for your caravan or motor home and means you can be less reliant on other heaters that make the air stuffy and promote condensation. Image shows a RugBuddy, on its underlay, with the rug pulled back up to the top left corner. Courtesy of DeltaTIow
  16. Does anyone know what is involved with the "on route heating" as per options in Lunar caravans? NB did not post in Lunar in case it is a common thing. John
  17. Hi I have a problem with my heating panel it's still blank after holding the start button for 3 sec. The van has been back to the dealer to have an alarm fitted. I've got 240v supply water heater switch lights up and water pump works the leisure batt is new thanks for any help
  18. Hi can anybody help I bought a abbey spectrum 520 year 1999 model caravan I am having problems with the heating I had it blowing hot air but it nocks of and on the control panel the light flashes green any body now what the problem is or does anybody have a manual on the heating system also it does not show that its charging the battery ????? Cheers Mike
  19. Lower screen on control panel completely blank. returned original to alde who tested and said all ok, just in case they have sent me a new one,which is the same (blank) checked all visable wires all look ok. Any ideas please. ALAN
  20. We recieved our new 2013 Elddis Avante 636 (badged Magnum 636GT by pearman briggs)in March, brilliant van except for the heating. Noisy on electric on any setting but try it on gas. We do a lot of rallying and CLs so running on gas is important to us. This is how it works on gas Turn on - fan runs full tilt for about 30 secs - gas fires up accompanied by a loud rumble - van reaches temperature - gas turns off but fan carries on for 3 mins at full tilt followed by a deafening silence when it turns off. Everybody falls asleep, van cools down, and whole sequence starts again. As
  21. I bought a Lunar Clubman ES in April 2012 with Alde heating. On our first trip out the pump was a little noisy due to air in the system. I dropped the front end of the van and bled air from the radiator in the bathroom - problem solved. Over the 12 weeks or so we toured during that year we used the heating on 2Kw and 1Kw electric and all was fine. There was a little audible pump noise but nothing remarkable. However at Christmas and, initially with the door open to the awning when cooking, we found that the system was kettling on 2Kw but seemed fine on 1Kw. I mentioned the problem to the
  22. Hi Everyone We picked up our new van last week and yesterday we tried out the heating whilst putting things away in it. The actual air that blows out of the (somewhat limited) vents is hot but the draft that blows out from under both front settees and the chest of drawers is terrible. I am really worried now about using it in cold weather as we plan to caravan year round. Has anyone else had this problem?
  23. Can anyone help??? Just bought a coachman laser 520/4 2013 model and brought it to a campsite for its first use, and I must say am absolutely unhappy about the heating system. Been on site for 4 hours now and the van is still freezing can anyone advise of what I need to do to get the heating to work correctly
  24. Hi! I have a 1996 mayfly 25 annisversary model, at presnt I cannot get any heat out of the fire/fan unit when I am using mains. there are two switches near to the floor one with a neon light, I think the one with the neon is to do with the water heating element but what the other switch does I am not sure. seems unclear how it works in the supplied manual, Can unyone advise me, regards dave courtney.
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