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Post by susieq on Tue Sep 08, 2020 8:52 am

Hello everybody

I have just joined this forum as I have just bought an Autosleeper Symphony 1999.  I have just been away on my first trip over the last 2 days.  Its a really lovely van and I am gradually getting to grips with all the techi stuff which my husband used to do before (I just wish I had taken more notice when I had the opportunity}.  

Whilst away I didn't switch on the Carver water heater at all as I didn't need to as strangely the water coming out of the taps was very hot which was a pleasant surprise as I thought the water heater was gas controlled.  I was on EHU so assume that heating the water can be with gas or electricity.  Is this the case?  Also the water was very, very hot and so I assume I have to turn down a thermostat somewhere.  Can anyone help me with this query.  Thank you.
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Post by paultheastronomer on Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:16 am

Welcome to the forums Susie.

We have a 1999 Amethyst which I suspect will have a similar model Carver water heater to yours.  Yes, they run on gas or electric.  There is a small control panel with buttons and status indicators for the gas operation.  For electric use we have a single switch inside our wardrobe, which turns the electric water heating element on or off.  I don't have any control over the temperature of our hot water, as on either gas or electric, it heats it and keeps it at the temperature it is designed for.  When on hookup we tend to turn it on when we wake so we have hot water for washing and dishes, then off until evening when it goes on again for more dishes, etc.

I am sure any other questions you may have about your van will be answered by the collective knowledge of the forum.

Very best wishes.

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Post by roli on Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:39 am

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From memory as P&L suggest I  don’t think there there was any temperature control other than the preset
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Post by burlingtonboaby on Tue Sep 08, 2020 9:41 am

Hi Susieq
Welcome to the forum from sunny Bridlington 
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Post by susieq on Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:34 am

Thank you for your replies and help.  That's good to know for when I use EHU I dont use my own gas.  I don't think I have a switch in my wardrobe but will have a look next time  Regarding the temperature I suppose its better too hot than not hot enough, so will go with that.  Also do you all always recommend turning off your gas cylinder and locator switches when travelling?
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Post by paultheastronomer on Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:42 am

susieq wrote:Thank you for your replies and help.  That's good to know for when I use EHU I dont use my own gas.  I don't think I have a switch in my wardrobe but will have a look next time  Regarding the temperature I suppose its better too hot than not hot enough, so will go with that.  Also do you all always recommend turning off your gas cylinder and locator switches when travelling?

Hi Susie,

Yes, it is always very prudent to turn off at the gas bottle before travelling, or when not using your van.  I always do, unless I forget! smile!

Very best wishes.

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Post by susieq on Tue Sep 08, 2020 10:49 am

Hi Paul and Linda
Yes I do remember that we sometimes forgot to turn the gas off in times gone by.  Now I'm on my own I feel more nervous about these things so will definitely turn everything off when not in use.

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