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Post by hblewett on Fri Jan 03, 2014 11:39 am

Our Worcester is fitted with a Trauma blown air and water heater.  We spent 4 nights away over New Year and found that the water heated up nicely with the space heating on continuously, but not set for water heating.  Is this normal and to be expected?  Was'nt really surprised and not concerned so long as it doesn't represent a malfunction

Interestingly, we had wondered how long we would be able to go off hook-up with this type of heating.  We have two leisure batteries and a solar panel - which added nothing as there was no sun - and we managed 3 days.  Then we ran the engine for 30 minutes, which put the batteries back to  12.9v, so no problem.  If we need to do that again I'll try 15 minutes and see if that is enough.
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Post by andyiow on Fri Jan 03, 2014 2:09 pm

hblewett wrote:Our Worcester is fitted with a Trauma blown air and water heater.  We spent 4 nights away over New Year and found that the water heated up nicely with the space heating on continuously, but not set for water heating.  Is this normal and to be expected?  Was'nt really surprised and not concerned so long as it doesn't represent a malfunction

Interestingly, we had wondered how long we would be able to go off hook-up with this type of heating.  We have two leisure batteries and a solar panel - which added nothing as there was no sun - and we managed 3 days.  Then we ran the engine for 30 minutes, which put the batteries back to  12.9v, so no problem.  If we need to do that again I'll try 15 minutes and see if that is enough.
Hi we have stayed off ehu on rally sites for 5 days in April. We had the heating on all the time. The thing we ran out of was gas on day 5 so a trip to the nearest LPG pump was required. Our heater also heats up the water on the first setting (one turn down or right) but not as hot as the second position.
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Post by ajrm on Fri Jan 03, 2014 3:30 pm

We have the same heater and the water heats up slightly too when just the heating is on. 
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Post by hblewett on Fri Jan 03, 2014 4:14 pm

Thanks or those quick and helpful replies.  It was around 11 deg when we were out so we were surprised to have used only about half of our 18 kg Gaslow bottle; unusually warm for the time of year, albeit very wet!  

No doubt it can be just as cold, (or even colder!) in April, but you must have had more sunshine than we got andyiow - couldn't really have had any less!
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