ice-snow and motorhome

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  1. Goldenoldies

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    We are living in our motorhome at the moment (lovely toastie warm).
    Question! should I clean snow and ice off the roof or wait till the thaw?


    Question! Is it normal for the ecu fan to be noisey?​
     
  2. Ralph-n-Bev

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    When were out and about and its snowing, we just use a soft brush to brush off the fresh snow.
    We have webasto so cant help with the noisy fan bit.
     
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    I just left it. You end up with some fantastic icicles ...

    I managed to get one almost 6 foot long and about a foot and a half across:thumb:
     
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    got some fantastic icicles already! just a bit worried about the weight of the snow and ice on roof, then again it might help with extra insulation.
     
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    Never had a problem. The heat leakage clears it off quick enough on its own hence the icicles.
     
  6. Vlad The Impaler

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    As Gromett says,just leave it .Snow. is an insulator and will melt over time !!!
    If Rod Hull was here today he would tell you to stay indoors and do nothing !!
    Roofs are dangerous enough never mind when there covered in snow!!


    Vlad The Sensible !!!!!
     
  7. Spacerunner

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    Just check that no gas heater vents are being blocked and be careful if you have to open any roof lights!

    What's a ECU fan
     
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    Mine's a bit noisy at times, especially when first plugged in, never worried about it.
     
  9. TheBig1

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    snow on the roof insulates, but be aware it will stop airflow through skylights and may lead to leaks when melting. when you drive off, it tends to shed when going round the first bend

    as for the fan on your ecu, that should be quiet and only run when drawing power, so heating up the electronics.
     
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    If you get an answer to your noisy fan. let me know! Ours started becoming noisy soon after we had the van and at times it's so bad we switch it off at night. So we then have to remember to switch it on again in morning or the battery don't charge...
     
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    Aup lads :Eeek:...what is an ecu fan when it's at home ?????? :thumb:
     
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    certain electronic chargers and power supply units have fans fitted to cool the electronics. very similar to computer case fans, infact probably they are identical. they should run silently in operation, but the motors seize up making them noisy. sometimes a squirt of wd40 helps, but it would be better replacing the faulty fan
     
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