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My recently acquired Avondale is fitted with a Truma Euro mover. I keep the van parked close alongside the house and now that I’ve made up a crossover bar, I’m reasonably happy with it. But the one thing I miss about my previous Powrtouch is the soft start. Press the button and the Truma takes off like a rocket – not good in confined spaces. Is there any method of modifying either the handset or control board so that the initial movement is a little less violent?

Citroen C5-X7 Tourer+Avondale Rialto 480/2
https://jondogoescaravanning.com

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I don't believe the remote control has anything to do with this - I suspect there is a timing circuit in the internal control box which ramps up the voltage to the motors in a controlled way. Difficult retro-fit. ...

 

Perhaps a Reich or other control box could be substituted as I can't imagine there's any significant difference in the connections to the motor.

 

I must admit the soft start is a great feature on the Reich and is fantastic for hitching up.

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I must admit the soft start is a great feature on the Reich and is fantastic for hitching up.

 

Good solution suggested if the OP can get the parts. A new handset would also be required and at £60+ might be a drawback. :(

Ford C-Max and Coachman Festival 380/2 SE 2006    Motto  Carpe Diem

Still trying to find the perfect pitch. ..110 amp Battery+ 65 watt roof mounted Solar and 25 watt Wind Turbine. LED lighting. Status Aerial 315. Loose chattels marked with UV,. Safefill Gas Fitted.

 

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Just an update on my Truma's lack of soft start. I saw on ebay an offer for a soft start control box together with a matching hand control. I decided to go for it and got it for £120. Fitting was easy - just a matter of transfering the six terminal connectors. Works a treat. Need to decide now whether to sell the old one on or keep it in the van as a spare.

Citroen C5-X7 Tourer+Avondale Rialto 480/2
https://jondogoescaravanning.com

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Good result and good feedback thank you.

Ford C-Max and Coachman Festival 380/2 SE 2006    Motto  Carpe Diem

Still trying to find the perfect pitch. ..110 amp Battery+ 65 watt roof mounted Solar and 25 watt Wind Turbine. LED lighting. Status Aerial 315. Loose chattels marked with UV,. Safefill Gas Fitted.

 

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Just an update on my Truma's lack of soft start. I saw on ebay an offer for a soft start control box together with a matching hand control. I decided to go for it and got it for £120. Fitting was easy - just a matter of transfering the six terminal connectors. Works a treat. Need to decide now whether to sell the old one on or keep it in the van as a spare.

john well done with the purchase, as far as selling or keeping = as soon as you sell you will need it if you keep it it will just gather dust :lol:, jim

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as soon as you sell you will need it if you keep it it will just gather dust :lol:

 

I know the feeling. I've got a garage and two sheds full of stuff 'that's too good to throw away'

Citroen C5-X7 Tourer+Avondale Rialto 480/2
https://jondogoescaravanning.com

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