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Subject Topic: Alde heating on low during winter?
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Message posted by Supatramp02/11/2015 at 7:31pm
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Quote: Originally posted by freeatlast on 02/11/2015
Things are that simple. Just make sure you leave the drain tap open, and open all the taps fully. Better still do this before you head off for home and the journey will shake almost all the water out.




You obviously think you know it all, including my experiences and circumstances, so I'll leave you to it.

But as I've said above, I'll continue doing things my way, thanks very much.

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Nobody is stopping you doing exactly what you want, however this is a forum where people were asking advice, and I was simply correcting the misinformation you gave.


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I did ask specifically about leaving Alde heating on low over winter.



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caravan heaters are not designed to be left on you need to drain all water systems down leave drop vents opened and open doors and windows as ofton as possible

Message posted by Supatramp03/11/2015 at 10:13pm
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Quote: Originally posted by david8858 on 03/11/2015
I did ask specifically about leaving Alde heating on low over winter.


Exactly, but some people always think they know better. And the fact that what they're saying doesn't actually address the OP, is irrelevant to them!

Did someone mention arrogance?

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Quote: Originally posted by richardandjo2010 on 03/11/2015
caravan heaters are not designed to be left on you need to drain all water systems down leave drop vents opened and open doors and windows as ofton as possible



Oh dear, I've obviously been doing it all wrong these past 4 years!

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Quote: Originally posted by richardandjo2010 on 03/11/2015caravan heaters are not designed to be left on you need to drain all water systems down leave drop vents opened and open doors and windows as often as possible



You have heard of Alde heating I presume

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I wondered how someone owning an Alde heating free caravan could comment on this particular thread with such authority - unless of course they have previously owned a caravan with said heating.

Perhaps it was conjecture or assumption.

I was, I admit puzzled perhaps like you Supertramp

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Message posted by Supatramp04/11/2015 at 7:09am
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Quote: Originally posted by david8858 on 03/11/2015
I wondered how someone owning an Alde heating free caravan could comment on this particular thread with such authority - unless of course they have previously owned a caravan with said heating.

Perhaps it was conjecture or assumption.

I was, I admit puzzled perhaps like you Supertramp




Sadly, it's the way of the internet and internet forums. Populated by a host of good people, a mine of information. But unfortunately, there are also those who seem to have a need to comment, even although they have no actual experience of the subject being discussed.

What's the internet equivalent of 'liking the sound of your own voice'?

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nobody saying what KW they leave the Aldi on 1-2or 3 would have thought 2 with 13 amp hook up at home ?

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Quote: Originally posted by swindlehurst on 11/10/2019
nobody saying what KW they leave the Aldi on 1-2or 3 would have thought 2 with 13 amp hook up at home ?



Why, if you only need it at 5C I suspect 1 kW is going to be adequate enough? Mine is only ever put at that in storage, if used at all.
However, it will only basically shorten the time power is pulled, not the energy you pay for, other than if things get so desperately cold outside 1 kW of heating is inadequate to hold 5C.


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Hi
My currant van as this system, and for the last 3 winters I leave it on 1kw setting at 6 deg.
You can have it higher still on 1 kw but I find this is ok.
Never had a problem at all, and it always keeps van from being cold and damp.

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I see this subject has re-surfaced after 4 years!

Just for the record, my van is now 8 years old and every autumn I watch the weather forecasts and as soon as the night temperatures drop below 5/6 degrees, I put the Alde heating on at 6 degrees and at the 1kw setting.

I have never drained the water system, the only thing I do is ensure the fridge is switched off and the fridge and freezer doors are on the 'open' catch to save any mould forming. When spring arrives, I again watch the weather forecasts and as soon as the night temperatures rise above 5/6 degrees, the hook-up cable is removed.

I would finally add that the caravan has remained free from any fire damage, as has the house which sits about 6' away from the caravan!!

In conclusion, from my experience I would deduce that the Alde heating is perfectly safe to be left on for prolonged periods of time with no adverse results!



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