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Post by fronto on Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:47 pm

hello
     my son lives a bit north of inverness we have just bought a Nuevo es 2006 how warm are they in cold conditions, we go up from sussex over chrismas and new year. has any got any experience of Scottish winters in a Nuevo
                   ps only got gas heating
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Post by Peter Brown on Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:51 pm

Is it not possible to get a 230v hook up to the van?

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Post by fronto on Thu Sep 25, 2014 9:57 pm

we have 240 volt just no electric heating and only gas boiler
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Post by Peter Brown on Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:01 pm

The 2006 Nuevo was fitted with a Truma dual fuel space heater and a Truma Ultrastore dual fuel water heater. Have they been removed?

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Post by -mojo- on Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:02 pm

fronto wrote:we have 240 volt just no electric heating and only gas boiler

If you are on mains hookup then you can put an electric heater in it. I doubt you will need more than 1kW to keep it cosy down to subzero temps (as long as they aren't tooo subzero).
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Post by burlingtonboaby on Thu Sep 25, 2014 10:27 pm

If your under Body waste and fresh water tanks are not lagged or heated then don't use them in frosty conditions, drain down the system  and use bottled water.
Advise you drain down the flush toilet if the conditions drop below zero, if you cannot blow warm air in the toilet the cistern could freeze up.
These vans are not three season motorhomes and unless prepared for the colder weather, will freeze up.
Standard Truma heating should keep the van nice and cosy, add a small low wattage oil filled heater to the front cab area for extra warmth.
I had to stop over in Killin a few years back, a well known frost pocket in the winter and found the van very cold unless I had the oil filled heating on as well as the standard van heating.
Have a nice time up there, mind and take extra blankets and flasks of tea, just in case the A9 is blocked.
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Post by Paulmold on Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:38 pm

Our 2006 Nuevo ES is fitted with the dual fuel heater and kept us warm last new year although not in Scotland.

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Post by Peter Brown on Thu Sep 25, 2014 11:53 pm

I suppose I should just come straight out and ask fronto if (as the van is new to him) he realises that the fire and boiler also work on electricity before giving additional tips on camping in winter - which we do and have done down to -10C without any special 'winterisation' modifications.

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Post by Billy Ruffian on Fri Sep 26, 2014 4:32 am

You'll need to use propane gas not butane as the latter doesn't work below freezing.   Refillable gas is also mostly propane.

If you've never used the van in winter before then you may need to do some draught proofing around the fridge and all sorts of odd places.  Parking out of the wind will keep the van warmer.

An external insulated screen for the cab windows eg silver screens, will make a big difference to the temperature inside the van.   

I always make sure the cab heater control is in the off position in the belief that it will stop cold air coming in.

The easiest way to draught proof the van is to park on an exposed hill top on a cold windy day.   You'll soon find where the wind comes in!
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Post by fronto on Fri Sep 26, 2014 8:25 am

thanks people big help hope we keep warm
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