Tag: Winter (page 2 of 2)

‘Silver Screens’ – Thermal Windscreen Covers

Whatever type of van you have it is worth investing in a set of thermal windscreen covers.

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No hot water? – blocked Truma Trumatic C3400

A website visitor (Nils Söderberg) was recently reading our article on Truma Trumatic C3402 troubleshooting and posted about an issue he was having with his Trumatic C3400 in a 1996 Hymer B544

He had no flow of water from the system, but the water pump etc. was working OK. After a bit of troubleshooting he found the problem to be a blocked water vessel in the boiler itself – presumably from limescale/sediment build up over the years. Continue reading

Alpe d’Huez

Alpe d’Huez is a high resort across the valley from Les Duex Alpes, it is a lively modern resort offering a good variety of skiing for all abilities, and is also linked to Auris-en-Oisans, La Garde, Le Freney d’Oisans, Oz-en-Oisans, Vaujany and Villard-Reculas.

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Clarke IG950 800w Generator Review

‘Wild camping?’- This is what you need (in our humble opinion)

Generator Review – If you are going to spend considerable amounts of time ‘Wild camping’ your are going to need some way of re-charging your 12v batteries – while solar can be a good solution in the summer we needed something to support winter use in the mountains, where the sun is often too low to reach down into the valleys even on cloudless days!

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New Bukkits!

The ‘2 bucket method’

When winter camping lots of Motorhome travellers prefer to not use the on-board grey water tank, instead going with the ‘2 bucket method’

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Tips on choosing/modifying a Motorhome for the winter

Winter in a Motorhome? 

Many motorhome/camper owners just use their vans when the weather is warm, assuming ‘camping’ is just a fair weather pastime – but they are missing out on one of the best reasons for owning a motorhome – ski season!

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L322 Range Rover Heated Steering Wheel troubleshooting

Most L322 Range Rovers come with a heated steering wheel, and it’s one of those little luxuries that you don’t think you need – then once you’ve had it you wonder how you ever survived without it!

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Truma Trumatic C3402 boiler inspection and troubleshooting

During a recent trip to the Alps the heating system in the van failed overnight when it was -15degC outside – we woke to find it was 1degC in the van, cold air being blown from the heating vents and the fresh water had frozen!

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Fitting Snow Chains

If you are heading off on a winter trip many European countries require you to carry snow chains and fit them when weather conditions and roadside signage dictate – heavy penalties can be incurred for not carrying chains or not using them when required!

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Ski Boot Drier

Creating a hot-air powered boot dryer.

No-one likes pulling on cold wet boots first thing in the morning when you’re rushing to hit the first lift, find the fresh power before everyone else carves it up, or grab a Croissant aux Amandes while they’re still warm…..

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