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Hi from Hampshire

Post by Jamie D on Mon Oct 30, 2017 11:54 pm

Just to say that have joined the forum. Wife and I have recently bought a new Nuevo ES after a many years of hiring vans from Abacus and similar companies. We are not motorhome experts and are now trying to understand the what should be done to winterise the van - now temperatures are dropping. Our vehicle is in a lock up, there is no EHU but the vehicle does have a solar panel. I have read, and am concerned, the boiler etc should be drained but am planning to use the van in two weeks time. Should the van be drained now and re-filled as and when we use it? Is there a correct sequence that should be followed when draining the boiler and water tank? What do more seasoned MH users do? Thanks.
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Re: Hi from Hampshire

Post by roli on Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:31 am

Welcome to the forum.

I normally do a complete drain down over winter or when it gets cold, but like you we will be away in a couple of weeks for a few days so have done a normal drain down till after that trip.

Last year was our first winter in this van and it was a day before we discovered the tank heaters after spending ages looking for a fresh water leak!!  (auto dump valve had activated)

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Re: Hi from Hampshire

Post by Paramedic on Tue Oct 31, 2017 7:52 am

Hello and welcome to this most friendly and informative forum
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Re: Hi from Hampshire

Post by daisy mae on Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:09 am

Hello and   asof_welcome2  from Leicestershire, 

I am using my van this winter, this week, the week after and Dec.possibly Jan / Feb.  I have drained down and will leave it so, I carry 2 x 5ltres water containers anyway so can manage with those and possibly a   10litre as well no hardship, especially having been a tenter for decades, this would be luxury.. 

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Re: Hi from Hampshire

Post by Jamie D on Tue Oct 31, 2017 8:19 am

I normally do a complete drain down over winter or when it gets cold, but like you we will be away in a couple of weeks for a few days so have done a normal drain down till after that trip.

Thanks for replying Roli but to put my mind at rest what is a "complete" and "normal" drain down? The drain down(s) were explained at handover but there was far too much other technical information to absorb! The tank heaters are also a mystery do they switch on automatically or is user input required?
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Re: Hi from Hampshire

Post by burlingtonboaby on Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:02 am

Hi Jamie
Welcome to the forum from Bridlington 
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Re: Hi from Hampshire

Post by Askit on Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:07 am

Jamie D, welcome to the forum  allthumbz

The tank heaters have to be switched on manually, if your MH is like ours, the switches will be one above the hab door and the other under the offside bench on the wardrode wall. There's been a recent thread ( in "van conversions" section) on tank heaters so have a look for that for more information.


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Re: Hi from Hampshire

Post by Paulmold on Tue Oct 31, 2017 9:12 am

Welcome from N.E Wales.    handshake

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Re: Hi from Hampshire

Post by modelman on Fri Nov 17, 2017 6:13 pm

Hello & welcome from S/Yorks. 

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