Interesting - why German MHs don't have proper ovens.

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  1. bladerunner

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    The VERY nice Bavarian on the Morelo stand I was chatting to (I know, but it is very nice just a few £100k too much) was surprised we Brits could get decent ovens in our MH.
    He said it is illegal in Germany as the vent would be near the window, which one would often open. Thereby allowing noxious gases to re-enter and do bad things. *not another gassing thread.


    P.s. They really are nice motorhomes, especially the one with the slide out. Liked the Concorde carver with the rear lounge also.
    Others didn't impress and I'm glad my FRANKIA is a couple of years old as the new interior is rather square and "cheaper" IMHO.
     
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    I wondered why it was hard to find a MH with an over in it when we were looking at buying in Germany then importing..
    At the time i thought it was because the weather was always that good and the just used the grill all the time :D
     
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    Move the window?(n):whistle:
     
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    put a switch on the window that prevents the oven operating when it is open. It's what Truma does.
     
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    Sounds like salesman gobbledegook to me
     
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    Our vent for the water heater is near a window, if I open the window the boiler switches off...Simples
     
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    Is the gas oven vented?

    Certainly isn't at home.

    Martin
     
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    Our gas Tec Tower gas oven is vented through the roof.
     
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    Honestly.
    Whats all these dangerous gases doing to your food before the exit out of the vent?
    What vent anyway?
    There isn't one, and what about the hob? Its burning the same gas as the oven but straight out into your kitchen area, just like at home!!!
     
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    My German van has an oven which we use all the time it isn't vented hasn't exploded or killed us yet.
    Salesman bullshit if you ask me and how come Travelworld have brand new German vans on show with ovens fitted. We looked at a 2016 Hymer B544 Premium line a few months ago and it had an oven fitted.
     
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    Our Euramobil had a proper oven, ;) very rarely used it. :LOL: Bob
     
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    There is no requirement for a seperate vent, gas ovens vent into the room, as most of the C02 is burned off by the flames inside the oven. If need be, you can always open a window to vent.

    Pete
     
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    Your gas oven at home doesn't have an external vent. Why do you need one on a van oven? Our TecTower oven vents into the van - not a problem. :RollEyes:
     
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    i alway wonder about design when the fridge is on the door side . possibly it would be in the sun all day.
    nut then many have the fridge vent covered by the door when its open .
    i always think fridge away from door on other side as usually park with door in the sun if i can.
     
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    Cant do that you'l let the fumes in ;)
     
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    As long as the oven burns clean nice blue flame don't se a problem
    Bilk
     
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    On the other hand one can imagine the effect on German MH exports if one of our more rabid tabloids got hold of a "Brits gassed in German motorhome" story.

    Our Italian made MH has a water heater cut off if the main (top hinged) window is open above the vent.
     
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    Its possible the ovens in mh need vents due to the size of the space its in
    you cant have a cooker in rooms below a certain size in a house
    Some one mentioned the truma over priced window switch. W hich is the only reason trumas dont allow flues below windows
     
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    I suggested on your other thread that you fit one to the rooflight that traps the sat. dish.(y)
     
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  20. Wildbill

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    A carbon monoxide detector would not go a miss neither
    Bill
     
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