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Post by Askit on Thu Sep 10, 2015 9:04 am

Despite reading the manual over and over, some things about the van remain a mystery scratch head . I now know how long my ginger nuts need in the oven, but can set the heating to come on at a preset time in the morning. If so, does this over-ride manual use at other times? 

On our last trip away (on EHU) we used the heating a couple of times in the evening for half an hour to take the chill off. Although it was ok in the mornings, my guess is that will change as the year progresses. I don't want to have the heating on all the time (if I can help it), so do I need to switch it on or will the timer do it?
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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Thu Sep 10, 2015 1:24 pm

Haven't tried it myself, but from the wiring diagram the heater control unit appears to be 12v activated, so the event timer in the main control panel should be able to be used to switch the heater on. If so, set the heater on as normal, set the event timer to what time you want, and make it active. the main control must then be off.

Let us know if it works.

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Post by Askit on Thu Sep 10, 2015 3:31 pm

Thanks Ploughlin.  The Truma control unit has a built in timer but the manual refers to being active when "air conditioning" is selected. What I can't work out is if this means fan assisted heating rather than what most here would associate with the term "air conditioning".

Incidently, the handbook also suggests that the ambient lighting can be dimmed......but only when air conditioning is selected think_smiley_46. I have no idea what the two things have in common, or why you would want to.

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Post by gef on Fri Sep 11, 2015 7:02 pm

we have a broadway el and you can use the timer but i found the easiest way is to set the temperature fairly low say 12 to 14 and then it just keeps the chil off and you can wind it up in the morning
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Post by Askit on Fri Sep 11, 2015 8:04 pm

Thanks, I'll try that.

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Post by steve00136 on Fri Sep 11, 2015 11:51 pm

I find the easiest and most convenient way to heat up the van in the mornings is to set the alarm to about half an hour before I actually want to get out of bed. This gives me time to wake up properly and also it gives plenty of time for the van to warm up after it is switched on by the wife when she gets out of bed to put the kettle on.

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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Sat Sep 12, 2015 12:06 am

steve00136 wrote:I find the easiest and most convenient way to heat up the van in the mornings is to set the alarm to about half an hour before I actually want to get out of bed. This gives me time to wake up properly and also it gives plenty of time for the van to warm up after it is switched on by the wife when she gets out of bed to put the kettle on.
I do hope she does it all very quietly. allthumbz

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Post by Askit on Sat Sep 12, 2015 8:53 am

Yes, my wife gets up and puts the heating on, sticks the kettle on, makes the toast, warms up my housecoat and slippers, gets my shaving stuff ready and fills the sink with hot water.

That's usually when I stop dreaming and wake up snigger

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Post by steve00136 on Sat Sep 12, 2015 1:09 pm

When we got married nearly 40 years ago she cooked me a full English breakfast every morning but seem to have lost out on that now - I'll remind her when she brings me my afternoon tea and biscuits.

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