Trident - what's that pipe?!

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Trident - what's that pipe?!

Post by ChrisFilter on Tue Aug 09, 2016 10:33 am

Hi all,

Sorry - newbie question. On the driver's side just in front of the rear wheel arch there's a hose/outlet with a cover screwed on. What is this? It's not the waste water outlet nor the fresh water drain. 

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Re: Trident - what's that pipe?!

Post by Peter Brown on Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:16 am

If you could post a photograph that would help identify it.

http://www.autosleeper-ownersforum.com/t160-how-to-add-photos-to-your-posts

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Re: Trident - what's that pipe?!

Post by ChrisFilter on Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:17 am

Thanks, Peter. Will do when I get home tonight.
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Re: Trident - what's that pipe?!

Post by mikeandlizriley on Tue Aug 09, 2016 6:29 pm

Is it the heater exhaust?
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Re: Trident - what's that pipe?!

Post by Juno5458 on Tue Aug 09, 2016 11:10 pm

Sorry no idea as I dont think our Trident has one. Will have a better look when we next go and fill him up with more junk!
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Re: Trident - what's that pipe?!

Post by ChrisFilter on Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:13 pm

Hi all,

Here's the picture. When I unscrew it, it's just the end of a corrugated hose.

Thanks,

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Re: Trident - what's that pipe?!

Post by Peter Brown on Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:18 pm

Sorry, that is a new one on me, I'd have to get underneath to see what it does.

Hopefully another member will recognise it and advise.

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Re: Trident - what's that pipe?!

Post by rose49f on Wed Aug 10, 2016 12:55 pm

   

My old trident had one as well but I don't know
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Re: Trident - what's that pipe?!

Post by vwt4 on Wed Aug 10, 2016 2:08 pm

I think its an vent for the gas locker 
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Re: Trident - what's that pipe?!

Post by frederic on Wed Aug 10, 2016 3:12 pm

Perhaps something to do with the Propex gas heater if it has one?
I seem to remember one of our Renault, RV50 or Rapport had the same.
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Post by astrag60 on Wed Aug 10, 2016 7:52 pm

Yes its the heater vent. up!
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Re: Trident - what's that pipe?!

Post by boxerman on Wed Aug 10, 2016 9:16 pm

Its the exhaust pipe for the propex heater.

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Re: Trident - what's that pipe?!

Post by ChrisFilter on Wed May 17, 2017 2:43 pm

Thanks, all. That's exactly what it is - the heater vent.
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Re: Trident - what's that pipe?!

Post by Alf on Wed May 17, 2017 3:34 pm

I thought it was the heater air intake

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Re: Trident - what's that pipe?!

Post by AutoSleepyDon on Wed May 17, 2017 6:06 pm

Rose49f's picture looks like the exhaust for the Eberspacher (diesel fueled heater).
AS fitted them in the noughties. they don't seem to fit them any more. Perhaps it was the noise.
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Re: Trident - what's that pipe?!

Post by Peter Brown on Wed May 17, 2017 6:16 pm

or the smell of diesel, the small diameter wiring, the low tolerance to battery voltage or really was it just that customers objected to using diesel when they'd already paid for electricity......AS did listen to that complaint!

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Re: Trident - what's that pipe?!

Post by AutoSleepyDon on Wed May 17, 2017 6:33 pm

yeah, you do have to keep the battery in tip top condition for it to work, but hey I save on gas in my Symbol that has only a 6 and a 4KG bottle.
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