Last week we replaced a Dometic RM8550 Fridge Freezer with a new Thetford N3175 unit in a 2010 Autotrail Delamere Motorhome. The customer was delighted with the results along with a repair to the fitted Theford oven that would not stay alight after releasing the gas knob.
Both Fridge Freezers have similar dimensions so the new unit occupied the existing furniture perfectly. The new Fridge Freezer was fitted gas & Carbon Monoxide tested along with 3 way supply testing & auto-switching capabilities confirmed.
Dometic RM8555 Fridge Freezer Removed
Thetford N3175 Fridge Freezer Fitted
A thank you email from a customer is a great thing
The fridge is working great, I can leave it on auto and not worry about it or put it on to gas and give maximum charging to my leisure batteries while driving if they’ve got a bit low. I’ve even made ice cubes! The old fridge never worked this well even when I first bought the van.
I had a bit of a problem with the oven but found that it was my fault, If I close the door too quickly it blows the oven out! So as long as I’m a bit careful with that it’s fine.
It’s like having a new van now that everything is working as it should.
If any of your other customers are thinking of changing over to the Thetford fridge, so far I can only recommend it, it cools much better and doesn’t seem to be using any more gas probably due to running it on No.2 rather than No.4 or 5 which was needed with the old one.
Thanks very much
If you are considering replacing or upgrading any appliances contact us at www.allmakescaravans.co.uk
Progress on the repair to Mrs T’s Avondale 390-2, Another good week, the caravan is now dry, all damaged timber and wallboard has been replaced, awning & window rails resealed and replaced, final rebuilding now commenced. Bathroom – All Wet Damaged Timbers Removed & replaced Ready for re-board Front end of caravan re timbered and re boarded ready for rebuild Front & Side Re Timbered & Re Boarded Ready for rebuild Bathroom Re Build in progress just needs a tidy. Further pictures to follow estimated completion 4 days. If you are worried about damp in your Avondale Caravan or any other make or model contact us or see more at www.allmakescaravans.co.uk
With the colder months approaching its important that your ALDE heating is system is protected correctly to avoid failure just when you need it now its cold at night, or when you first need it next year.
The ALDE heating system relies on the Glycol (Anti Freeze) to be correct to function correctly, and just like the coolant & antifreeze in your car if its not change periodically serious problems can occur. check out the following quick Q & A to check if your heating is okay
Q, How often should the Coolant Be Changed?
A, Generally speaking if the antifreeze colour in the expansion tank is blue this should be changed every two years, Pink or Purple every 5 years but this is just a rough guide. The time related to how long the corrosion protection works for, after this the internal system will start to corrode.
Q, How do I know if my service provider has changed the coolant at the correct time intervals?
A, This is not a standard service routine, your service provider would have advised you before, during or after the service (or maybe not if they are not aware) that it is required and an extra charge would have been made (Around £150 dependant on the size of your caravan).
Q, I have a new caravan when should the coolant be changed?
A, UK caravan manufacturers currently fit 2 year coolant to the system so if you bought your caravan in 2013 or before a change is due or over due if not done.
Q, Will I have to do this every 2 years it seems expensive?
A, That depends on your service provider and the refreshed antifreeze, We replace the coolant with 5 year corrosion protection so once done no need to worry for 5 years.
Q, What happens if I don’t have the fluid replaced?
A, The system will start to corrode from within, Pipes may split of break down, pump performance will be effected and in extreme circumstances a boiler tank or heating element failure will occur and a new complete boiler will be required which is very expensive.
Flooded Bathroom From Corroded Heating Pipe
Pipe lifted corrosion present making several pin holes in the pipe
Q, How do I arrange for my system to be checked
A, AMCS Can check you system if your in our service area, contact us through the website for more details we can help identify the service needed.
Q, We are not in your service areas what can we do
A, Visit www.alde.co.uk to find your nearest service centre or Mobile Engineer.
For more information or to contact us now visit www.allmakescaravans.co.uk
It’s that time of year when many caravanners are thinking about next year, booking sites early for a discount, end of season accessories for use next year at a discount and so on.
So why not book your service for next year get in early? and secure the 2015 price in 2016. Many service/parts suppliers are announcing or planning price increases so beat them now and book your 2016 Service.
If you visit www.allmakescaravans.co.uk and click the icon in the top right hand corner registering and booking is easy and you secure your preferred date now, if you need to change at a later date just log back in and move around.
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Booking for 2016 is easy so book now and save money for next years season.