Bessacarr E795 Trauma heater

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  1. landscaper

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    We have an air blown heater system on our Bessacarr. We have had two problems
    1. The thermostat is above the habitation door and, although set to go off at 30 degrees, this does not reflect the temperature in the lounge which is cold - has anyone had their thermostat moved to a better place lower down?
    2. We now have a problem in that the thermostat is not longer working and so the heating never goes off! it gets very hot now!
    Any advice would be gratefully received
     
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    probably wired within the wall boards and will be near impossible to move unless you start over and rewire from the heater controls to a new position.

    typical habitation builders....no real idea what they're doing.

    the recommended height for a room thermostat is 1.4mtrs, around 4ft6in, above floor level.
     
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    You could fit a secondary thermostat. However, its not an easy mod to make. The thermo above the door sets boiler temp and air temp at the heater. We added extra insulation (thinsulate) to the pipes (running through the lockers) leading to the lounge on ours. Made quite a difference.
     
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    4 year old post resurrected......;)
     
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    true but could be helpful to someone in the future :)
     
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    Just to say where we are now with this problem! The year after this post we had the thermostat moved from above the door to about .75 of a metre on the right hand side as you come in the habitation door. We now do not have a problem with the heating switching off before the van is warm. We did need a new thermostat though. We have had this E795 for ten years and it has been a very reliable van with few faults. It always useful to be able to ask questions on this site.
     
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    When we had our Bessie, (not an E795 though) we didn't discover till we'd had it about 2 years that there was a switch under the wardrobe floor to redirect the bulk of the heat to the rear lounge instead of the front of the van and the bathroom! Meanwhile we'd partially closed the outlet in the bathroom - where in the middle of winter it was like a sauna so we had to leave the door open when using the loo! LOL
     
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