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  1. beachcaster

    beachcaster Read Only Funster

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    To all those many people who diagnosed my gas issues as being a faulty regulator...........Id just like to say

    It was:Smile:

    So hugs to all those bright sparks
    and a kick in the goolies for Truma for producing such a useless bit of bulkhead mounted crap......with 100s of disgrunled users all over the internet !


    barry
     
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    thousands not hundreds my last one had less that 6kg of gas before packing up Truma will not replace them under warranty:Eeek:.The laws do not seem to apply to them
     
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    Having read many of the posts ..it seems that Truma have said its not the fault of their product but that its the fault of the gas suppliers for having oil in their gas bottles.

    But talking to other people it seems that "older" regulators "went on forever" with the same gas bottles.
    So it would seem that Truma cocked up the design of this bulkhead mounted regulator and just wont admit it .....refusing to replace them .

    So why do the motorhome and caravan makers still fit them ?
    At £50 a go to replace them its a crime !

    barry
     
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    on your mounting ,is the inlet to regulater at the bottom ???
     
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    No I think the connector from the bottle connects at the top
    and the connection to copper ( and into the system) is at the bottom


    barry
     
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    I attended a lecture at a self build meet by the guy who wrote the haynes manual on campers (cant remember his name john something old age again ) who said that oil could be passed to regulator if entry was at top. the suggestion was if enty at the bottom it let the oil residue run back into the bottle and not contaminate the regulator.

    for what it is worth
     
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    john wickersham I think
     
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    I think If I was about to design a regulator I would at least look at conventional wisdom...and what design issues were important.

    There is obviously an issue here and truma do have a responsibility to create products that work. Is oil in gas bottles a new issue?
    If not design products to cope with it As it seems regulators have done in the past.
    Its a bit like designing a tyre that cant cope with the wet.Then blaming the rain ...not your tyres.

    Trading standards ( If they had any teeth ) should be looking at this.

    But motorhome manufacturers are also lazy in continuing to use components which have a track record for failing.

    This is what we find :Smile:

    barry

    If oil is running into the regulator...why not design a regulator that could Be cleaned....
    Give that man a toffee apple !
     
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    Because they think when a problem arises the gullible amongst us will buy a straight replacement & improve their profits.....................:Angry:
    ..........well there are alternative manufacturers out there and it's high time Truma realised that.
     
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    why else would they install them with the inlet uppermost:Doh::Doh:
     
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