gas problems in benidorm

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  1. chrisboyo

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    We had a mobile engineer to check out our problem of no gas supply
    He spent a good hour checking everything he could get at but no joy , as it is a pcv it needs to go up on a ramp to get at all the gas pipework
    He told me of a motor home repair garage just outside be I but had no contact number for it
    Any one got info on it
    it would be much appp as we are running on all electric at the moment
    Thanks
     
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    did he change the regulator ?
     
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    How old is the motorhome and have you any idea when it last had a regulator change?
     
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    Trauma valve?:rolleyes:
     
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    When were the appliances last working and was it a gradual loss or a sudden loss of supply?
     
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    Is the pipework to the regulator rubber or stainless steal?
     
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    I was told that the rubber deterioration causing gunging was a myth although it is not clear what causes regulators to fail.
     
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    I have stainless pipes and my Truma regulator failed after 3 years!
    Looks like it has gone again awaiting repair as we speak!!
     
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    Hi, this dealer / workshop is on N332 halfway between Benidorm and Alicante very easy access,
    http://www.caravanasferrero.com/direccion-caravanas-autocaravanas-ferrero/
    also another workshop near this but cannot remember the name but it is also on the N332. and visible from main road
    Remember the Alicante motorhome starts tomorrow and a lot the dealers and there staff will be involved in that.
     
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    Thanks for all the info guys
    After chasing around locally for a bit on friday with no success, tremybach found what we wanted on the internet then got in touch with Leisure Direct in the UK and we will have replacement regulator delivered to villa sol via fedex on monday, great service, so a heads up for them
    The local places were not that helpful and were quoting 4-6 days
    When I took the old one off there was quite a lot of evil smelling oily stuff came out of it
    so fingers crossed, that will cure the problem
    Cheers and see some of you in Benicarlo
    Chris
     
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    yip.. that will be the problem.. (y)

    something we should all carry as a spare..
     
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    Sounds odd here.

    You said you were back feeding via BBQ point. So that is nothing to do with the on board regulator. It should be Spanish bottle/reg/BBQ point.
     
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    this happend to me the other year in Beni, bought a single hob gas cannister cooker from chinese supermarket till I had one posted from UK...will never have another trauma valve again, not the first time its happened and when you carry insulin its a real pain:(
     
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    i thought you had the same problem from both external bottle and underslung tank if so how can it be the regulator unless your unfortunate enough to have two go dodgy together can you not swop your bottle with some one else that you know is working
     
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    the great thing about carrying a spare anything is it absolutely guarantees that part will never fail
     
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    Glad you got it sorted!(y)
     
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    I have indeed been feeding in through the BBQ point using a repsol cylinder and spanish regulator that I know is ok as I am currently using it on the outside camping stove
    It seemed odd to me that my van regulator failing would effect both feeds but it may be that having now emptied down all the gunk it will work ok
    When I fit the new regulator all will be revealed
    Watch here for further exciting gas news flash !!!!
     
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