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Post by herring1234 on Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:10 pm

thinking of buying the autosleeper cotswold like to use all year round is the heating system that bad and will it run the battery flat after 8 hrs thanks john
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Post by Gromit on Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:28 pm

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Post by herring1234 on Wed Jul 18, 2018 2:50 pm

Thanks for your reply dave
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Post by groundhog on Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:22 pm

Both the heating and fridge run off gas when you are off grid, haven't owned a Cotswold specifically but all these modern vehicles have efficient heating systems, if you are worried about battery power then fit a second leisure battery and solar charger. Solar is not much use on a dark winters day in the UK but in sunnier climes it is does the job perfectly.

Have you also looked at the Worcester/Winchcombe, Mercedes chassis, proper auto box? Not that I am biased.... up!
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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Wed Jul 18, 2018 3:30 pm

Is the Cotswold not diesel Heating/hot water?

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Post by Gromit on Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:07 pm

PLOUGHLIN wrote:Is the Cotswold not diesel Heating/hot water?
I think you're correct Peter. It has a Webasto I think, so there might (allegedly) be some battery problems.

I know nothing about them except that they are said to be noisy and smelly, but I believe they stop working if the leisure battery falls too low. Only what I've read on here and elsewhere, but it might be worthwhile for Herring to do a bit of research before signing the cheque!

Herring - you may have been correct in your earlier observation. You may be right in thinking the heater will cane the battery when off hookup. Someone who has one will be along soon.

I'll delete my earlier comments, as they do not  apply to the Webasto system. :0_blush:
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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:17 pm

When running a diesel heater doesn't use much power, but start up does and may not start with low battery voltage, cured by starting engine for start sequence.

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Post by Gromit on Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:33 pm

Thanks Peter. That should clear it up for him.
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Post by herring1234 on Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:36 pm

Thanks all for your help
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Post by PLOUGHLIN on Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:46 pm

I should add that most normal installations of Webasto/eberspatcher heaters are noisy, but can be adequately silenced by adding extra silencers on intake and exhaust.

The one on my last boat was so quiet that the ticking of the feed pump was the noisiest part.

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Post by groundhog on Wed Jul 18, 2018 7:35 pm

Fancy joining me for a piece of humble pie Gromit! innocent

I didn't realise it had that system either. Like Peter L we had an eberpatcher on our boat, it worked well enough but not as good as the excellent system on the van, better shut up now!
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Post by Gromit on Wed Jul 18, 2018 8:07 pm

Nah. We're usually right Hog, or we don't post at all - and we're quick to acknowledge when we do get it wrong.

I think we might be forgiven . . . . just this once!!  Whistle1
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