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    Stopover near Karlsruhe

    https://www.campercontact.com/en/germany/baden-wurttemberg/karlsruhe/48113/rheinstrandbad-rappenwort When our trip was going well, we overnighted here. It was a lovely peaceful spot - a huge car park in the woods, built to serve an 1930's Art Deco lido by the Rhine. There was parking for over a...
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    Broken down in Wittlich

    We are still in Wittlich. The garage have run diagnostics, say we have no compression, and tell us it will be 15 days before they can work on it. So our breakdown insurance will be repatriating the van. We are waiting for the hire car to be sorted out again. The one we have can't be left outside...
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    Broken down in Wittlich

    The insurance company have just said they will get the car here - at midnight! We are both larks, definitely not owls. I'm not sure if I'm laughing or becoming hysterical!
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    Broken down in Wittlich

    Vineyards sound good! I wonder if they open on Bank Holidays? I've also found some possible walking trails, but I'm a bit cautious about leaving a hire car in an isolated spot.
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    Broken down in Wittlich

    Well, our trip to Netherlands/Germany/ Switzerland was going nicely- thanks to everyone who advised on the boiler - but now we are stranded. The engine advisory light came on, and we conked out. After a bit of a rigmarole, we are on the forecourt of a Fiat garage, but tomorrow is a Bank...
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    Truma dumping all water

    It definitely isn't the pump. We just topped up the tank, refilled the boiler and tried draining the boiler again. It continues to drain well past the 10 litres the manual suggests should empty the boiler. My husband is an engineer in a chemical works, and is having major abdabs at the idea of...
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    Truma dumping all water

    I've just read the handbook, again and it says that when draining the boiler you should put a bucket under it to check the full 10 litres has drained. So it sounds as though it thinks it should stop after that, rather than go on until the whole tank is empty. There is also a warning that the...
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    Truma dumping all water

    It's a Globecar Campscout, 2014.
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    Truma dumping all water

    Once when it happened the whole 12V system was switched off, so I think it must be siphoning. I don't think I'm designed to be modern. At the risk of sounding like a Python sketch, I grew up in a house with no heating, just a coke boiler for hot water, and I've never really come to terms with...
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    Truma dumping all water

    Can you run the heating while driving? If you are driving around for the day in -3, wouldn't the valve get cold enough to dump the water? Or even if you leave the van all day, would it be necessary to leave the heating on? Or would just leaving the hot water on be enough? I can understand...
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    Truma dumping all water

    Yes, we have bottled water on board now, but it seems we are worse off than we were with our old van that had no boiler. At least then we knew we had to heat water in the kettle to wash. Now we can't wash at all. Not to mention the tank full of metered water we put in yesterday afternoon at home...
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    Truma dumping all water

    Every time we have a cold night the boiler dumps ALL our water. I thought it was only supposed to empty the boiler? We only discovered this when we wild camped one chilly night and got up to find no water and had no way to fill it up. At the time we assumed the 12 volt must have been left on...
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    I don't think I should tell you this, but...

    ...we don't have a motorhome. Last weekend we sold our lovely but elderly van to a family who are going to have a lot of fun with it. That was a home conversion that we bought three years ago to see if we liked this tarmac based activity after years of boating. We've had numerous breaks and...
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