Water heater

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  1. Fermenter

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    Hi all just bought a Chausson Welcome 76 and wanted to know if I had to do anything with the Truma cowl on the side of the van when running on gas. The manual is less than helpful. Thanks Reg
     
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    Yes, take it off. Otherwise it will not fire up! Oxygen starvation!
     
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    I think you will find if you don't take it off and the heating does fire up you will find the cover in the next field:Doh:
     
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    is it the round one?, as opposed to one that is oblnge shaped?

    If its the former then no as there is no cover, if its the latter then yes take the cover off
     
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    Thanks for your reply it is round not oblong and is on the drivers side of the van
     
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    one job saved:BigGrin:

    Shouldnt need to do anything - we have the same on our Welcome 85, only down side is dont be sitting next to it when it goes in to blast furnace mode - its a tad noisey and can singe hair!!
     
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    Lol ok thanks for the warning. How effective is yours on electric?
     
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    Water heating wise - takes about 15-30mins to heat up from cold to the 60deg temp

    space heating wise, on the lowest 'power' setting - pants springs to mind, but good for just keeping an ambient temperature ticking over, not too bad on the highest 'power' setting, but if it gets really cold - sub zero ish then gas or a mix of the two is called for...and then its shorts time

    BUT - as you have a excellent make of van (not biased in anyway:Laughing:)...once warmed through they keep the heat in quite well
     
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    That's really good to know thanks very much for the useful comments. I agree a good van with an excellent spec.
     
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