Alde when mobile

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  1. Brian and Jo

    Brian and Jo Funster Life Member

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    hey guys,can you just tell me please is it ok to run the Alde heating on gas when mobile?
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    Yes!
     
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    Wow thanks Brian ,2 minutes for a reply and people ask is MHF good value for money:rolleyes: there is only one answer to that YES(y)
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    Hi Brian & Jo

    Don't you have the heat exchanger option.

    Martin
     
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    We also have the Alde heat exchanger which will allow us to run the habitation heating off the engine but I haven't tried that so far .... waiting for the colder weather which seems to be on the way now!
     
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    It works, gives hot water in the tank and Heating on the thermostat.

    Martin
     
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    Hi Martin yes have got that option but like Brian haven't tried it yet:rolleyes:
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    I reckon you will soon;)Brrr.

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    Certainly feels like you're right there it's bl$%y freezing here in Kent today .... sitting in moho with heating on while waiting for family to arrive for lunch.:rolleyes:
     
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    Don't have a heat exchanger but the ordinary Alde runs while we drive.
    In the past we have just left it switched on 24/7 but we do have the Truma gas crash thingy fitted.

    Richard.
     
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    My Rapido has the aldi wet heating how do I know if I have this heat exchanger fitted as I was told to run it on gas whilst on the go
     
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    Our Chausson manual says not, but that is probably because they were too tight to fit an anti-collision gas shut off (Truma thingy) and instead fitted a very decent diesel Ebersprecher which is fine for use when travelling and extremely economical.
     
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    Somewhere there will be a switch to switch it on. Might be by the steering wheel and another by the alde panel.
    Then on the Aldi panel you want pump on continuous. If you set it to thermo it will be controlled by the thermostat which if it's cold you don't want.
     
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    Go to the Aldi website.... they show all their supermarket locations.....:D2
     
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    If you have something like this in a locker or underfloor,

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    You have a heat exchanger, it may have a manual valve to isolate it in the summer, it may have a solenoid which will have a switch, it may have nothing in which case the radiators might get warm all by themselves in the summer.

    Of course you might not have on as they were usually optional.

    Martin
     
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    :doh: LOL That is the best (free) option, you arrive with a toasty warm van and a tank full of hot water :hi5:
     
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    The switch is only required if you want to pre-heat the engine from the residual heat available from the 'central heating'.

    You leave the switch off if you want to heat the habitation area using engine heat - you need only to switch the normal Alde control panel to heating but without selecting a heat source (gas/electric).

    At least that's how it works on my 2006 system.

    Ian
     
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    Correct, as long as the heat exchanger is available, ours isolates with a valve but I believe some have a switched solenoid but whatever you don't need the auxiliary pump on as that is for engine heating as you say.

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    As does ours but I've never yet had the need to isolate it.

    Whether or not I take heat from the engine is determined by how I've set the control panel.

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    if i don"t isolate it every now and again I will think "wow its B warm in here" and I will find that there is heat coming out of the radiators, not good when its 28 outside:LOL:

    Martin
     
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