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Subject Topic: Hymer Nova 470/2...very draughty!
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Message posted by ogri26 on 28/4/2013 at 11:24pm
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Hi,
I hope someone will be able to advise, I had so much response last year when when I decided to buy the Hymer, and true to what everyone told me it is a great caravan and I would certainly recommend it, however.......
the vents at the rear of the oven/hob and fridge produce very severe draughts in cold weather, coming from the vents around the oven housing? Has anyone else experienced this and if so can you suggest anything? Just been away for the weekend, was very windy and to be honest, everytime went to put kettle on or to sink, you were frozen by the severe draughts Ended up trying to bung the vents with foil! I know they are there for a purpose, but honestly, it's almost like being on the sea front, and we have noticed it before when just cold with no wind? Please help! I feel my husband will get rid of it if we can't limit it a bit, and other than this, I love it! Many thanks.
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Message posted by nora on 29/4/2013 at 7:43am
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All vans seem to have this my last coachmanhad this also our bailey. I think it is important. When it is very cold we put mats around the bottom of the stove or a towel and stuff a tea towel on the ledge over the fridge under the beds we stuff socks. .
I think it is the same on all vans. This may be a safety thing. Ad it is meant to ventilate the vans.
My oh has said he does not want to go again out of season.

Please can you tell me about this van. Where you bought it was in new. How did you veiw it. Also are they very heavy.
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Feet freeze in Sterllng due to gales at floor level. New caravans overkill the venting IMHO.

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Oh yes I know that cold draft. We were on a lovely site last April in Fife with spectacular views across the firth of fourth, unfortunately also a nice brisk breeze straight off the north sea . Now what we did on day two (couldn't stand it any more) was to get a couple of carrier bags and a roll of duct tape well you can guess the rest. These vents are designed for when your fridge is running on gas as we were on full EHU I saw no risk in this but did remove before we left. I believe you can by winter covers for these vents But have never bought any I do know you must NEVER cover the vents if you are running your fridge on gas.

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Same on our van & we have fridge vents fitted too. They helped a bit, but it didn't stop it.
This is our first van with an offside kitchen. Both our previous vans vented into the awning so draughts would have been lower when an awning was put up.

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Thats where we were Andy, at Knockhill race circuit! Thank you everyone, at least I know now that its not just the Hymer! The vent are most definitely overkill, like 2 large holes in the side of caravan + one in the floor! Guess we'll do as you suggest and tape them up when not using gas etc and buy a C02 alarm.
Nora, it is a brilliant, very sturdy caravan, we bought it last year, its a 2006 and we bought it from a private seller. Yes, they are heavier than British caravans but the build and fitments are wonderful. I'll get the weights and let you know, also if you want some pics could email to you. We had a Geist before and that was wonderful too, we just had to downsize. I'd certainly recommend it, the heating is great...just have to wear thermals in winter to combat the draughts!

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If you get draughts round the fridge aperture from the outside fridge vents then the fridge is not correctly fitted the outside vents should be completely room sealed to prevent gas fumes from entering the living area.

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ogri26 if you where at Knockhill that explains it hell of a windy hole. I have never been warm there .

I am looking at getting some sort of thicker plastic that I can cut to size and keep in the van just in case would look better than a couple of tesco bags stuck on the side of the van with duck tape

Knockhill is a good haul from home did you do it in one day or stop over on the way?

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We had this problem on our 92 bailey van.not being able to cover the vents for safety reasons.on windy days we used a large bath towel to stop the draught.not ideal but it worked.it was mainly over the fridge where our draught came from.

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Thanks sdrew56,, the draughts are actually coming from around the oven area, not the fridge, but thank you anyway!
Andy..yes, very windy, awnings blowing all over the place went up to the National Bike championships. Didnt help that there was obviously a dead sheep somewhere on the farm next door, the stench was unbelievable!
We did it all in one journey, there and back, took about 6 hours..intended staying around Dunfermline for a few days after, but the weather forecast quickly talked us out of it! Tesco bags? you are posh!, we had to use Asda or Llidl bags!

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Thanks Michael, feeling much better now that it's obvious its not just us that's bought a lemon!!

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Quote: Originally posted by sdrew56 on 29/4/2013
If you get draughts round the fridge aperture from the outside fridge vents then the fridge is not correctly fitted the outside vents should be completely room sealed to prevent gas fumes from entering the living area.



Good point. Where do the vents above the fridge on the inside vent to?

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Pinched the Tesco bags out of the rubbish bin on site didn't want fellow site users thinking I was totally cheep tapeing up with my poundland bags

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if its any relief ,its bloody draughty in our house at the moment to ,we overlook the irish sea ,and its been bad since christmas ..no sign of any respite yet either

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Sorry to hear that Black fox...glad to know its not just us, we are right on the edge of the Pennines, so get the first of everything, snow, hail, wind, everything but warmth! Sea view though...got to be worth a few draughts!

Poundland?...yep, you beat me Andy!! (only cos there aint one round here! so....keep an eye out for the Llidl bags on the Hymer when you're on site and you know its us! Come and have a cuppa!

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also...I'd like to put in a request for good weather in 3 weeks time, off to Anglesey...that's where our next bike meeting is, and then hopefully onto Aberdarren! Can you please organise that Black Fox, much appreciated!

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