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Hi just after advise again for our Triton.

When we purchased the Triton we were advised to use and actually purchased a cover for over winter.

We never did with our previous caravans but being as the Eriba is kept at home, we are able to keep a small mains convection radiator on a very low setting just to keep it 'aired'.

Plus we will open the door on clement days to air it out.

What we're wondering is what the situation is with Eriba ventilation when covered.  

Obviously again on clement days we'll open the door but the main top ventilation will be covered.

There are as far as we can ascertain a vent under the kitchen unit and the fire.

Any advise will be gratefully received.

Very best regards



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There's no particular reason for an Eriba Touring to be covered in the winter. A lot are, but probably more to do with it being quite easy to fit a cover because of the relatively small size, compared to a 'normal' caravan, rather than any specific need to cover.

As to ventilation, all caravans have lots of ventilation points and gas drop-out holes and have no need for additional help in this regard. Left unheated vans will automatically have the same level of moisture inside as the surrounding air, as it alters, depending upon local meteorlogical conditions.

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Hi Andy, thanks for the as usual informed information.

Must admit it wasn't to do with the ease of covering the caravan, although yes you're correct it is a lot easier than  fitting one onto one of the big beige boxes.

 It was actually on advice from Automotive Leisure, who up to press having been really genuinely helpful.

Probably there's the psychological factor as well .

We're well read on the pro's and cons of covers but thought we'd try it anyway, we'd risk it for a biscuit, so to speak.

Also we always have been and still are mindful of animal infestation (mice), although we've never found the need to block any ventilation holes as is advised in the handbook.

As for heating we have used an oiled filled rad in our conservatory over night for a few years, which just keeps that chill dank feeling at bay.

So we bought one of the new small convection type rads and we've tried it in the caravan on a very low setting and up to press it's great.

Actually having the Eriba in the garden has been brilliant, rather than having to travel to and from storage.

It's also give our garden a nice Continental feel when sit out having a brew by the caravan.

Anyway many thanks Tombo.


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