Alde or Blown Air

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  1. garjanco

    garjanco Funster

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    Anybody got Alde heating always had blown air but thinking possibly Alde in new motorhome but is it worth the extra £1000
    Gary and Janet
     
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    Yes

    And the heat exchanger as well.

    Martin
     
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  3. Robert Clark

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    You need to look at how quick it will heat up from cold
    Hot air heating is quick to come on, when you need it
     
  4. Brian and Jo

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    Yes definately #warmastoast(y)
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    Hi.
    H ad both,Alde heating went all around the c/van,so at night in the winter,the bed was toasty warm,however,it was power hungry.with electric.We have blown air now in the PVC,we are as warm as toast in that as well. The blown air system we had in a VIP model Coachman c/van,left so much to be desired,we came back to a PVC m/home...Result.
    Another thing to watch,the Alde, "Radiator" type thingy's, have very delicate,sharp, fins on,so you have to be carefull when stowing away stuff,just something to have a look at,where they are routed. Enjoy whatever.
    Tea Bag
     
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    I have only been in one MH with Alde on & working
    That was a bailey from Helen (Scousebirds)
    If we ever replace our MH it will have Alde heating.

    Mel
     
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    In a word YES go for it.
     
  8. Glandwr

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    Is the Alde in addition or instead of blown air? We have both, blown air to warm van quickly then Alde aqua to maintain. Alde is great, quiet and best of all easy on the sinuses and throat. Not so good for quick heat though.

    Dick
     
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    We have Truma blown air in our PVC.......... keeps us nice and toasty but gives the battery a hammering (20-24 amps a day if on all the time) :eek:
     
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    Are there any weight \ payload implications between Alde \ blown air heating set-ups?
     
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    I had blown air on the RV, whilst the diesel US Aquahot is a powerful beast, the Alde unit is smaller but very controllable and I am impressed with the 3020 control unit and the radiator style wet heating option is far better at maintaining a comfortable temperature, and without a load of noise. Blown air always seems to be hot or cool, never just right. So whilst you get the impression of heat very quickly with blown air the Alde system gets there and creates a nice cosy QUIET atmosphere. I would choose Alde again.
     
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    If you put it on gas and electric for a short while it boosts it up to temp really quick, then turn the gas off and the electric will keep it ok then.
     
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    Another vote for Alde every time from me ... have had both systems in different m/hs.
     
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    We've had both and it's Alde for us. Blown air is very drying for the eyes.
     
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    Thanks for all the info, a few things there for us to check out but looks like we might take the plunge and go for Alde.
     
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    Yes. Definitely Alde.

    We would never buy another van without it.
     
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    Yes, depends on how big the van is as to how much water is in the system. The Alde components are quite light, comparable to Truma
     
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    Trauma = hot head cold feet, noise and horrible dry air.....Alde every time if its an option IMO. But! like everything if its not installed properly......what van?
     
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    exposed rads should have diffuser/plate cover
     
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    I think the gas switches off/on automatically when you reached the required temperature set on the thermostat
     
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