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Post by hblewett on Mon Apr 08, 2013 11:08 pm

Does anyone have any tips/advice for us as new owners of a two-year old Worcester? Also a couple of questions, please

1 The water and space heating is new to me. a) Can I use the space heating without heating water too? b) It appears that space heating relies on the use of the fan; is this a big drain on the leisure battery if you're not on hook-up, as we sometimes go off on long weekends with C&CC with not hook-up for 4 nights (we are havinga 100 watt sloar panel installed)

2 Should have checked this (though not a deal-breaker) - is there a 12 volt charging point in the habitation area which can be used without the engine running? And is there a 'high current 12 volt charger in the cab as well as the usual 'lighter socket?

I'd be grateful for any help or advice - thanks
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Post by Peter Brown on Tue Apr 09, 2013 6:40 am

Can you post the model details of space/water heater please.

You should have a 12v socket in the fascia under the ashtray (not the one in it). If so that has a 25 amp fuse and is the only one the tyre inflation compressor can be used in.

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Post by groundhog on Tue Apr 09, 2013 9:38 am

The answer is yes and yes but I will PM you anyway!
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Post by hblewett on Tue Apr 09, 2013 5:39 pm

Peter Brown wrote:Can you post the model details of space/water heater please.

Peter

It's Truma Combi 4
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Post by Peter Brown on Wed Apr 10, 2013 5:30 pm

If the van is filled with water then the water heater will fill as well and if the unit is operated then the water will be heated and if set to winter mode, the space heater will operate as well.

If there is no water in the van system then the heater can be operated.

Note that in very cold weather the water will not be fully heated on mains hookup unless both fuel modes are selected, the gas just coming on when needed to raise or maintain the temperature of the water.

Off hookup, use of the heater will cause drain on the leisure battery. The installed solar panels will mitigate that drain to a certain extent however its usual that the colder weather comes with longer nights, less charge from the panels and more use of other electric devices. You should be ok for a couple of nights in the winter with prudent use of 12v electricity but not much more.

Hope this helps.

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Post by hblewett on Wed Apr 10, 2013 8:41 pm

Thanks for all the helpful replies - I'm feeling confident about the arrangement now
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