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post #31 of 44 (permalink) Old 03-09-2018, 15:51
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Am I correct in thinking the island frig set up when running on gas maybe does not need the gas exhaust cover removed outside near the door as the frig is in the middle of the kitchen, surely vents differently?
I imagine the gas exhaust is required for something - cooker? Fridge? Whatever, it won't have been put there by mistake.
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I am sure I saw once the cassette toilet nearly full indicator LED on, but not since and it surely was not needing emptying and does not work. These simple little aids are very useful if working.
Unfortunately they're also notoriously unreliable!
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Another LED that does not function is outside water top up on the hose connection. I believe the control panel inside should blink and give an audio peep when the waste water tank is full
I know my tank is full when it overflows - either at the water inlet on my previous TEC or an underslung overflow on the Hymer.

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post #32 of 44 (permalink) Old 03-09-2018, 20:43
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Hi, thanks for your reply Jiwawa,
The water inlet is a push on connection as it is powered by a pump to raise it and let it go down into the tank on mine so as its a press on connection I dont think It will overflow and blow it off. The red warning lamp should come on allegedly, but not yet, so nip into the van and check the control panel at mo. The waste water allegedly blinks and peeps on the control panel when full, no luck so far. LOL
So the toilet nearly full indicator is not great then my friend. I do have a watering can as there are two more ways of topping up the clean water as well as the outside connection, which I have used but, it would be cool if the led lamp came on.
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It may be that the tank hasn't been full yet. My internal display says full but I can keep on filling for ages after that before it overflows.

The toilet - you'll see (thro the open blade) when it's getting full.

Waste - don't think mine has ever been anywhere near full. I generally empty whenever taking on fresh water. You never get as much in waste as you use in fresh.

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Hi again jiwawa,
Thanks, every little advice shared is a help my friend in understanding. Strange there is a lack of Chausson input though at the moment.

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Regarding the tanks, it is better to empty when you have the opportunity than to wait until they are full. I is also better to fill the fresh water tank when you have chance too.
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Hi Pudsey-Bear,
Thanks for your reply and I do fill up frequently but I was hoping maybe a Chausson owner may say if his fill up LED lamp indicator worked or not as it would be good if it did. Maybe a fuse somewhere LOL The waste tank, I was just interested if it works, just in case, you know after a shower etc it catches you out. I downloaded an English manual so I was exploring things that should work.
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The trouble is most gauges I've had are very unreliable and mostly inaccurate, hence me not relying on them.
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Hi, Just back from a quick trip here in Spain and stopped at the Ikea, Murcia aire for two nights relying on the habitation battery to power the few things needed i.e. water pump, led lighting, radio and our gas/carbon monoxide sensor. But although not the sunniest couple of days and with a short trip over to the Nuevo Condominium shopping Mall to benefit from the engine running and getting a little charge to the habitation battery as the solar system not getting blessed with much sun we lost electric power in the middle of the second night or early that morning. The habitation battery is marked 12 volt / 75 ah ( 5h) So I was wondering what all you experts think is the ideal size that you use before I get things checked. 12 volt / 90ah (20h)
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I reckon it is way too low, I fit a pair of 130ah to any vans I have.
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I'm no expert but I had 2x110 in my last MH with a 130w solar panel; 2x95 on this MH I ith a 140w panel. The previous setup seemed more 'able' but haven't had any issues yet. My present setup got a bit low on he batteries till I realised I hadn't turned off the heat which was at 5° and would have been trying to kick in, with the fans running. And no sun for a while.

I think your 1x75 would struggle.
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