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  1. stuboy7

    stuboy7 Read Only Funster

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    we have just bought a 1991 dethleffs globetrotter LHD. didnt get a manual with it cant seem to work out how anything works. this is are first motorhome please can anybody help???
     
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    we have just bought a 1991 dethleffs globetrotter LHD. didnt get a manual with it cant seem to work out how anything works. this is our first motorhome please can anybody help???
     
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    Stuboy,

    Congrats on the purchase - and many years of happy motoring ahead no doubt.

    In order for us nice folk :)Rofl1:) to help - can you be a bit more specific?? What things are you most in need of guidance with.

    you could try search for a topic you need help with first - I'm sure others have already asked most questions, but in case you can't find the answers, post specific questions and we'll do what we can!
     
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    try dethleffsownersclub.co.uk they should be able to help you:thumb:
     
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    :BigGrin: thanks for your reply, what im trying to work out is the control panel, their are 4 small black buttons below the battery gauge which i think tell state of batteries? also i believe i need to fit 50 mbar regulator on gas bottles? cant lite fridge at mo,
     
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    hi stuboy.

    are your bottles Calor or some other make...its printed on them.

    if calor what colour are they....red or blue?

    if red then you need a propane regulator,

    if blue you need a butane regulator.

    if its yellow or grey then its not calor and calor regs wont fit.

    wouldnt worry too much about the pressure as new ones are 30/37millibar which is correct.

    available from any caravan shop and a lot of hardware stores. around £7

    while you are looking have a look at the date printed on the rubber gas hose in the locker. its the date the hose was made.
    anything over 5 years old and it should be renewed as a matter of safety....they do perish and will leak.

    if you cant find a date its worth renewing it anyway to be safe. couple of quid a meter.

    push the hose onto the reg and fix with a jubilee/hose clip.

    not sure about the buttons as all vans have different control panels.
     
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    OK - that control panel is known as a "zig" unit. There are different models, so Google ZIG unit and try to get details about your model.

    In general they are switches for

    on / off switches for:
    - all 12 V electrics in the cmping bit (light, pumps fans, etc)
    - the water pump
    - the battery charger
    - maybe the fridge (rare though)

    toggle switches combined with displays (either little lamps or dials)
    - battery voltage - main batt / leisure batt
    - water level - tank 1 / tank 2 or fresh / waste


    As for the Gas - perhaps someone with more info will pop by soon - it's not my area!
     
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    hi pappajohn:Smile: have got a blue bottle will get a new regulater, have joined dethleffs owners club think can get english manual from them.
     
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    :thumb::thumb::thumb:

    dont forget to check the hose date...for a couple of quid it isnt worth the risk of a leak.:RollEyes:
     
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    :Cool: will do thanks very much for info
     
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    skylark_irl

    thanks for info the panel has 5 red little push in trips and a green 1, hopefully will get a manual.:thumb:
     
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