Cold Feet

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  1. Lord Mac

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    I have an Autotrail Apache 600se, 04 plate on aFiat Ducato. Only had it a year and enjoying the MH experience. Not so much my wife, she is always complaining that her feet and legs are cold. There appears to be a draught coming from somewhere on the passengers side. Any suggestions and how to correct it?
    Thank you in anticipation.
     
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    Is your habitation door on that side?
     
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    Our Wentworth has vents low down in the cab doors, we intend to block them up in winter and also put up a full height curtain just behind the driver and passenger seats so we don't lose heat into the cab area.
     
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    I think this is the Ducato draught. Pretty common I think.

    I bought one of those bonnet bra things which seems to do the trick when its cold and blowy.
     
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    Could be the seal round the door letting cold air in? Is the fridge properly sealed? Ours isn't but soon will be, blows a hell of a gale through there.
     
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    Is this when your wife is sitting in the passenger seat whilst you are driving or when stationary?
     
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    Hi,Check out under the van directly behind passenger door you should find a large hole this is the vent it can be blocked off as I have done mine I used a cloth ,you can buy a blanking plate from e bay also tape up the holes in the door card and the edge of the door it makes a big difference to the passengers/wifes comfort and a cosy van.:LOL:
     
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    Lisa it is when we are moving. Mike I will check that tomorrow.

    I knew there would answers on here.
    Thank you
     
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    I'll have to check on ours (670g), although I haven't experienced draughts, but good to know where these vents are…..
     
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    It's deffo the door vent then. Open the door and on the trailing edge you will see a virticle line of louvres and in the door card itself under the door pocket there will be holes punched in the card, both could do with covering. Hope that helps. :)
     
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    On our 04 Ducato the cold came from the vents in the steps on the cab

    My wife (bless her) couldn't sit for long with her feet down anyway

    She'd put them on a cushion on the dash (no passenger airbag) - I know she shouldn't have

    We used to wonder what the French thought seeing the soles of the 'drivers' slippers coming towards them..........................



    :):)
     
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    I think I saw an article about this in one of the magazines they recon that some of the Fiat base vans have no heater ducts on the passenger side.....it was ages ago .

    David
     
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    Right.....Like this???

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    I thought that was you!
     
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    What, another??? Greedy! :LOL:
     
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    Looking good, eh
     
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    Actually, would mind the pair!.......er.....pear.......:)
     
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    Definitely a gap there which needs plugging.
     
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