Travelling with no EHU

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  1. Spots

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    I am newbie to owning a Motorhome, Peugeot Compass 100 Avant Garde. 1 auxiliary power Battery. When at home, motorhome is plugged into mains.Fridge is a Domestic and plugged in when at home.Would like to go to a Rally with no EHU.
    My question is:
    Can I manage 2 days away without EHU if the fridge is already cold before I leave home.?
    If I Heat water up before leaving, could I top up hot water on the second day without draining the batteries.
     
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    Both of these work on Gas when not on EHU so battery ok
    Neil
     
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    Your fridge will quite happily run on gas. Your hot water will on gas unless you have a diesel heater in which case it will run on that.

    Neither will actually work from your leisure batteries.
     
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    How olds your van mate, when you say your fridge is domestic, do you mean domatec if so it should run on gas or 12 volt unless someone has changed it.
     
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    Yes just seen your water heater question as well should work on gas as well
     
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    We have a avantgarde 150 , 07 same equipment as yours if we go with a full tank of water and empty toilet and at least half full of gas, and full battery we can do three days without any hookup, or emptying or filling.
     
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    We did 5 days at the Belgian GP last year with no EHU, the fridge works better on gas than electric, and hot water runs off of gas. Only problem was topping up the water tank. We did give the batteries a small charge from the genny on day 4, because they looked a bit low.
     
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    Motorhome is 07. I have 2 gas cylinders. The fridge and hot water can run on gas.
     
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    That's answered your own question then, you can last for days(y)(y):)
     
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    NickNic mentioned that neither will work from my leisure battery.
    I take this to mean that fridge won't stay cold or work even if I turn control switch to the battery symbol?
     
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    The battery symbol is for when you are travelling. It's a bit misleading as it doesn't actually run from a battery. It will run directly from your alternator when the engine is running.

    When you are parked up it needs to run either on gas or EHU
     
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    All you have to do is unplug and do a dummy run at home.
     
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    Haha it certainly was misleading when son used it last time and asked why fridge wasn't working!
    Thank you folks, this is a wonderful helpful with instant answers site.
    Make me, a newbie, seem less of a dummy.
    Shall now go join in rallies .
     
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    Old adage I know.

    Dummy you are not, because there is no such thing as a stupid question. Taught all of my kiddy winks, that one of the best words in the world is "why". :rolleyes:
     
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    Anything's easy if you know the answer.
     
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    The only stupid question is the one that hasn't been asked. If you don't know and want to know you can bet a squillion quid that several others don't know either and are too shy or embarrassed to ask.
     
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    Ok then - why is it that I sometimes fart when I sneeze?

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    Best way to keep going off hookup is fit a Solar Panel of 120 watts or larger. This should cover the use of all lights pump tv and computer for a good 4-5 hours a day as long as the sun is out. PS does not do much on a rainy day in the UK.

    steve & ann. ------- teensvan
     
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    Can someone follow through with this question???
     
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    Our first motorhome was a 2004 Elddis Autoquest 100, basically the same as a Compass Avantgarde 100. I think the 2007 models were built on the new Peugeot cab but, otherwise, they were pretty similar habitation wise. You should certainly be OK for a couple of days. We managed several trips between June (when we bought it) and October when we bought a portable 60W solar panel. Once we had that panel we were fine for everything for most of the year.
     
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