Heating broke again while at Peterborough show

Discussion in 'Motorhome Chat' started by abra80dog, Apr 17, 2015.

  1. abra80dog

    abra80dog

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2014
    Messages:
    30
    Location:
    milton keynes
    Ratings:
    +8
    Hi anyone,
    I thought I might have solved my heating problem last week
    Took things apart as I thought maybe it was a lose connection last week and after putting it all back together again; hey presto, it all started working again (hot water always working but heating comes on and then clicks off and a red light appears on the control)
    Wasn't too bad where we were before as we were on 240v hookup and ran a small fan heater but now on 12 volt so can't do that.
    checked the battery and voltage is good as some people suggested that it might be low but it is at 13.4 volts
    any ideas as dog is getting cold; wife also.

    thanks in advance

    Bernie
     
  2. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    8,774
    Location:
    Champagnac-La-Riviere
    Ratings:
    +13,847
    We had the same in Spain!
    It was the truma regulator, it was passing enough gas for everything but the heating!
    Changed it and all was well!
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  3. abra80dog

    abra80dog

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2014
    Messages:
    30
    Location:
    milton keynes
    Ratings:
    +8
    Trauma regulator?
    Is that the valve that you hold on for 20 secs by the gas bottles?
     
  4. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    8,774
    Location:
    Champagnac-La-Riviere
    Ratings:
    +13,847
    Yes that is the regulator!
     
  5. abra80dog

    abra80dog

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2014
    Messages:
    30
    Location:
    milton keynes
    Ratings:
    +8
    Thanks, I will wrap the dog up tonight and have a look round tomorrow in case any stalls mere at the show with one (you never know eh).
    weird fault though and strange that it started working again and then packed up.
    That's life
    I will let you know the results
    thanks
    Bernie
     
  6. abra80dog

    abra80dog

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2014
    Messages:
    30
    Location:
    milton keynes
    Ratings:
    +8
    Actually if there are any repairers at the show please give me a call if you think you can do it

    07903 407203

    Bernie
     
  7. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    8,774
    Location:
    Champagnac-La-Riviere
    Ratings:
    +13,847
    If you change the regulator try to get a gaslow one! They are much more reliable!
     
  8. Munchie

    Munchie Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Jul 28, 2007
    Messages:
    8,774
    Location:
    Champagnac-La-Riviere
    Ratings:
    +13,847
    BTW neither are cheap!!!
     
  9. dave newell lvs

    dave newell lvs Trader-Vehicle Services

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    2,787
    Location:
    Telford, Shropshire
    Ratings:
    +4,315
    We have both 8mm and 10mm Truma regulators available on stand 14. SWMBO tells me I am fully booked for tomorrow but pop by the stand anyway and we'll see if we can find time to check your reg's output flow.

    D.
     
    • Like it Like it x 7
  10. gus-lopez

    gus-lopez Funster

    Joined:
    Aug 18, 2014
    Messages:
    6,840
    Location:
    Lorca,Murcia,Spain
    Ratings:
    +17,699
    @abra80dog Can't ask for more than that :

     
  11. Minxy Girl

    Minxy Girl Funster Life Member

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2007
    Messages:
    12,837
    Location:
    E Yorks
    Ratings:
    +21,873
    I've got some hot water bottles you can borrow if you want ... your wife will need to fight the dog for them! :)
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  12. Dogsense

    Dogsense Funster

    Joined:
    May 5, 2014
    Messages:
    427
    Location:
    Leicestershire
    Ratings:
    +128
    I offered to take the dog place LOL.
    Hope you enjoyed the bottle of wine last night.
     
  13. dave newell lvs

    dave newell lvs Trader-Vehicle Services

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    2,787
    Location:
    Telford, Shropshire
    Ratings:
    +4,315
    I can only assume that as you didn't call by our stand yesterday you got it fixed?

    D.
     
  14. abra80dog

    abra80dog

    Joined:
    Nov 2, 2014
    Messages:
    30
    Location:
    milton keynes
    Ratings:
    +8
    no, i couldnt get on the internet and didnt see your posting; what a bummer! In the good old days phones were brilliant.
    We ended up coming home on Sunday as when I looked at Max I could see his nuts had fallen off in the cold.
    Premature dementia setting in as wifey told me he had been done about 5 years ago.
     
  15. dave newell lvs

    dave newell lvs Trader-Vehicle Services

    Joined:
    Oct 31, 2008
    Messages:
    2,787
    Location:
    Telford, Shropshire
    Ratings:
    +4,315
    I know at least one other Funster told you of my posting on Saturday, oh well never mind :)

    D.
     
    • Like it Like it x 1
  16. GWAYGWAY

    GWAYGWAY Funster

    Joined:
    Sep 6, 2014
    Messages:
    2,768
    Location:
    Dover
    Ratings:
    +2,918
    Mine packed in as well but after fiddling around I checked the switch and it went again but with a fan rattling so I twisted the body a bit and it went OK. It woke me up with the cold and in the dark it is a bit offputting. I also had a problem with the cassette for the toilet after emptying it I put it in place and wife used it but the flap had refused to open and she didn't notice. had to pull it out again and fiddle with the catch mechanism wash it all down inside and replace and test it to check, not a nice jobey but I do not know why it stuck it just did not catch the catch if you know what I mean.
     
Loading...

Share This Page