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On 26/10/2019 at 19:51, Pebble said:

Truma Aventa Comfort being fitted in Feb 2020 (£1700 by Truma) to our Adria Thames in Feb 2020. For those that say use fans and close blinds - closing the blinds is a good idea to keep the sun out but then there's no air coming in. Been there and done it for the past three years and now its time to splash out 👍.

Thanks I will look into this one , we were in the South of France in June last year and it was unbearable .

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FWIW, the Truma Aventa  comfort can also be linked directly to the Alde 3020 boiler with a plug and play lead, thus allowing the a/c to be controlled via the Alde panel. However, this is an option you have to ask for prior to installation 👍.

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Biggest issue I can see with aircon is the impact on my available payload 25-30kg is a big percentage of 155 kg to be permanently without.

I did have roof-mounted aircon in a previous motorhome, ooooh it was sooooo nice to be able to keep cool (it was rather noisy though AND it was located over the bed) 

 

Andy

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If anyone “ooop north” is looking for a Coolmycamper unit there is one on eBay for £450 in Edinburgh Look here Its a collect only sale so too far away for me. 

 

Andy

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1 hour ago, Mr Plodd said:

Biggest issue I can see with aircon is the impact on my available payload 25-30kg is a big percentage of 155 kg to be permanently without.

 

And add to that an Oyster self seeking dish and a 4WD mover and I reckon just over 100kg gone.

 

Guy I know has all three on a theoretical 155kg pay load, doesn't seem perturbed at all.

 

I only have a 4WD mover on a 255kg pay load and am always scratching around getting rid of stuff concerned I might overload mine.:(

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12 minutes ago, Griff said:

And add to that an Oyster self seeking dish and a 4WD mover and I reckon just over 100kg gone.

 

Guy I know has all three on a theoretical 155kg pay load, doesn't seem perturbed at all.

 

I only have a 4WD mover on a 255kg pay load and am always scratching around getting rid of stuff concerned I might overload mine.:(

After adding all the above weighing approximately 106kg to our Cruiser we have approximately 140kg payload which is enough for us. 

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With plenty of time on my hands I have just finished DIY fitting a Truma Saphir Compact concealed A/C unit in our Swift Elegance 560. Being a true 3 room 'van, a centrally mounted ceiling unit in the front cabin would have have been too much of a compromise for us. Mind you, fitting a ducted version was a huge undertaking to get the install right in terms of function AND aesthetics - not for the faint hearted! I will provide a link to a full description and photos in due course.

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If you've got the standard 560 payload and a battery, mover and Saphir you'll have used around half the payload before putting anything at all in the van. Presumably it can be upgraded by 36kg or possibly 86kg

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3 hours ago, Ukzero said:

With plenty of time on my hands I have just finished DIY fitting a Truma Saphir Compact concealed A/C unit in our Swift Elegance 560. Being a true 3 room 'van, a centrally mounted ceiling unit in the front cabin would have have been too much of a compromise for us. Mind you, fitting a ducted version was a huge undertaking to get the install right in terms of function AND aesthetics - not for the faint hearted! I will provide a link to a full description and photos in due course.

I did the same in our Delta TI and we are very pleased with the result. I added to/amended the ducting runs 3 times over an 18 month period and we now have 8 outlets. Rather a labour of love!

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13 hours ago, Steamdrivenandy said:

If you've got the standard 560 payload and a battery, mover and Saphir you'll have used around half the payload before putting anything at all in the van. Presumably it can be upgraded by 36kg or possibly 86kg

 

2019 560 had a MPTLM of 1684Kg. We have had this upped to 1750Kg.

Luckily it's just for the two of us, so less to carry in the 'van and more space in the tow vehicle for heavy items.

Just as well as we also have the E&P compact levelling fitted as well.

11 hours ago, bubble2015 said:

I did the same in our Delta TI and we are very pleased with the result. I added to/amended the ducting runs 3 times over an 18 month period and we now have 8 outlets. Rather a labour of love!

Definitely a labour of love to get it right - couldn't agree more. The  level of "invasive surgery" I carried out is not the kind of thing a regular installer would offer as the time and complexity involved (especially if you take into account bespoke trim work) would make the cost truly eyewatering!

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