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Post by ajrm on Wed Nov 28, 2018 8:09 am

Hi Lucyc1937 wrote:Am I missing the point here, if you travel with gas heatng on and decide to call in at a filling station surely there is a big risk, I know it can be switched of before entering filling station but people being people this does not always happen.
I think you just have to take responsibility for yourself and ensure your heating gets turned off as soon as you stop on the forecourt. 
Most later Euro vans can use their gas heating when travelling ( as does ours) and we ensure we take all safety precautions necessary. Hi

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Post by Gromit on Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:19 pm

Paramedic wrote:Well I've learnt something today as didn't realise that in any event when the ignition is turned off, it took that long before the fridge freezer switched to gas.
I think that's the reason many people ( :0_blush: ) sometimes moan about the difficulty of getting the fridge going on gas, having just arrived at a campsite.

Easy to forget that it won't work until the safety time interval has passed.
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Post by Gromit on Wed Nov 28, 2018 2:21 pm

rogerblack wrote:It's my belief that the cab heater on these commercial base vehicles is designed just to heat the cab, not the large additional volume of the open habitation area.

I screwed six awning skirt fixing studs to the wooden bulkhead between the cab seats and the hab area; I have a large sheet of material* fitted with matching poppers so that I can have it fixed either floor to waist height or full ceiling height. Even at waist height, it significantly reduces the draught over our feet and legs; fixed at full height it completely isolates the cab area and with the cab heater on this becomes toasty in no time.

It only takes a moment or two to fit or remove it, so access to the rear when we stop for a break is not affected.

* It's actually one half of the zipped side section of a redundant garden awning. So if you ever see a Pollensa with bright green and white vertical stripes behind the driver and passenger, that'll be us!
Worth noting that Roger's remedy would be equally effective in very hot weather when the cab aircon struggles to cool the whole of the hab area.
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