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Truma Gas Regulator Problem



 
 
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Old August 24th 06, 11:06 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning,uk.rec.motorcaravans
Peter
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Default Truma Gas Regulator Problem

The new Trauma 30 mBar regulators have a serious fault that is only just
coming to be a country wide.

Fitted to new caravan for a year or so they fail due to the pollution in
Calor that locks them up after a few outings. In my case the first day of a
10 day break in France. Not happy but had a electric hob so not the end of
the world.

Take them back to your dealer, (TRUMA) and they will replace them FOC.

But Trauma say they have not fixed the problem and it will happen again so
carry a spare. 35.

Peter


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Old August 24th 06, 07:14 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning,uk.rec.motorcaravans
Mike
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Default Truma Gas Regulator Problem

I was also told about this problem when I picked up my caravan. It occurred
to me that I would probably be one of those unlucky enough to experience it
at the start of a holiday abroad - sorry to hear it was you although I doubt
you are alone.

I still have my old propane regulator (screw on the bottle type). I have
been looking around for a cannection that that would bolt onto the pipe that
connects to the bottom of the "new fixed regulator" with an end that would
enable a jubilee fix on a short pipe fitted from the old regulator ---- if
you see what I mean. In other words while Truma and Calor keep up the "its
not us" this would enable a fix on site until a dealer can supply a new
regulator.

Has anyone come across such a connection - or has fashioned one and can
offer up advice on the how ?


"Peter" wrote in message
...
The new Trauma 30 mBar regulators have a serious fault that is only just
coming to be a country wide.

Fitted to new caravan for a year or so they fail due to the pollution in
Calor that locks them up after a few outings. In my case the first day of
a 10 day break in France. Not happy but had a electric hob so not the end
of the world.

Take them back to your dealer, (TRUMA) and they will replace them FOC.

But Trauma say they have not fixed the problem and it will happen again so
carry a spare. 35.

Peter



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Old August 24th 06, 07:14 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning,uk.rec.motorcaravans
Mike
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Posts: 127
Default Truma Gas Regulator Problem

I was also told about this problem when I picked up my caravan. It occurred
to me that I would probably be one of those unlucky enough to experience it
at the start of a holiday abroad - sorry to hear it was you although I doubt
you are alone.

I still have my old propane regulator (screw on the bottle type). I have
been looking around for a cannection that that would bolt onto the pipe that
connects to the bottom of the "new fixed regulator" with an end that would
enable a jubilee fix on a short pipe fitted from the old regulator ---- if
you see what I mean. In other words while Truma and Calor keep up the "its
not us" this would enable a fix on site until a dealer can supply a new
regulator.

Has anyone come across such a connection - or has fashioned one and can
offer up advice on the how ?


"Peter" wrote in message
...
The new Trauma 30 mBar regulators have a serious fault that is only just
coming to be a country wide.

Fitted to new caravan for a year or so they fail due to the pollution in
Calor that locks them up after a few outings. In my case the first day of
a 10 day break in France. Not happy but had a electric hob so not the end
of the world.

Take them back to your dealer, (TRUMA) and they will replace them FOC.

But Trauma say they have not fixed the problem and it will happen again so
carry a spare. 35.

Peter



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Old August 24th 06, 07:14 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning,uk.rec.motorcaravans
Mike
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Posts: 127
Default Truma Gas Regulator Problem

I was also told about this problem when I picked up my caravan. It occurred
to me that I would probably be one of those unlucky enough to experience it
at the start of a holiday abroad - sorry to hear it was you although I doubt
you are alone.

I still have my old propane regulator (screw on the bottle type). I have
been looking around for a cannection that that would bolt onto the pipe that
connects to the bottom of the "new fixed regulator" with an end that would
enable a jubilee fix on a short pipe fitted from the old regulator ---- if
you see what I mean. In other words while Truma and Calor keep up the "its
not us" this would enable a fix on site until a dealer can supply a new
regulator.

Has anyone come across such a connection - or has fashioned one and can
offer up advice on the how ?


"Peter" wrote in message
...
The new Trauma 30 mBar regulators have a serious fault that is only just
coming to be a country wide.

Fitted to new caravan for a year or so they fail due to the pollution in
Calor that locks them up after a few outings. In my case the first day of
a 10 day break in France. Not happy but had a electric hob so not the end
of the world.

Take them back to your dealer, (TRUMA) and they will replace them FOC.

But Trauma say they have not fixed the problem and it will happen again so
carry a spare. 35.

Peter



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Old August 24th 06, 09:13 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning,uk.rec.motorcaravans
badger.badger
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Default Truma Gas Regulator Problem

Not just Calor, any gas supplier seems to have the issue, IIRC I read
somewhere its the plastisier (sp?) in the high pressure hose thats the
problem, mounting the reg above the cylinder outlet is supposed to help
prevent to stuff flowing into the regulator. Gas-flow are now marketing
a stainless steel hose which is supposed to be the long term cure.
I use stainless flexibles for toxic/flammable gases at work, they are
expensive, but less problem than "rubber" hoses, mind we also use 10
micron pre-reg filters and most regs, even the cheapest ones for inert
gases cost well over 150 each, for the specialist gases over 750 per
reg isn't unusual.

badger.

Mike wrote:
I was also told about this problem when I picked up my caravan. It occurred
to me that I would probably be one of those unlucky enough to experience it
at the start of a holiday abroad - sorry to hear it was you although I doubt
you are alone.

I still have my old propane regulator (screw on the bottle type). I have
been looking around for a cannection that that would bolt onto the pipe that
connects to the bottom of the "new fixed regulator" with an end that would
enable a jubilee fix on a short pipe fitted from the old regulator ---- if
you see what I mean. In other words while Truma and Calor keep up the "its
not us" this would enable a fix on site until a dealer can supply a new
regulator.

Has anyone come across such a connection - or has fashioned one and can
offer up advice on the how ?


"Peter" wrote in message
...
The new Trauma 30 mBar regulators have a serious fault that is only just
coming to be a country wide.

Fitted to new caravan for a year or so they fail due to the pollution in
Calor that locks them up after a few outings. In my case the first day of
a 10 day break in France. Not happy but had a electric hob so not the end
of the world.

Take them back to your dealer, (TRUMA) and they will replace them FOC.

But Trauma say they have not fixed the problem and it will happen again so
carry a spare. 35.

Peter



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Old August 24th 06, 09:13 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning,uk.rec.motorcaravans
badger.badger
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Posts: 47
Default Truma Gas Regulator Problem

Not just Calor, any gas supplier seems to have the issue, IIRC I read
somewhere its the plastisier (sp?) in the high pressure hose thats the
problem, mounting the reg above the cylinder outlet is supposed to help
prevent to stuff flowing into the regulator. Gas-flow are now marketing
a stainless steel hose which is supposed to be the long term cure.
I use stainless flexibles for toxic/flammable gases at work, they are
expensive, but less problem than "rubber" hoses, mind we also use 10
micron pre-reg filters and most regs, even the cheapest ones for inert
gases cost well over 150 each, for the specialist gases over 750 per
reg isn't unusual.

badger.

Mike wrote:
I was also told about this problem when I picked up my caravan. It occurred
to me that I would probably be one of those unlucky enough to experience it
at the start of a holiday abroad - sorry to hear it was you although I doubt
you are alone.

I still have my old propane regulator (screw on the bottle type). I have
been looking around for a cannection that that would bolt onto the pipe that
connects to the bottom of the "new fixed regulator" with an end that would
enable a jubilee fix on a short pipe fitted from the old regulator ---- if
you see what I mean. In other words while Truma and Calor keep up the "its
not us" this would enable a fix on site until a dealer can supply a new
regulator.

Has anyone come across such a connection - or has fashioned one and can
offer up advice on the how ?


"Peter" wrote in message
...
The new Trauma 30 mBar regulators have a serious fault that is only just
coming to be a country wide.

Fitted to new caravan for a year or so they fail due to the pollution in
Calor that locks them up after a few outings. In my case the first day of
a 10 day break in France. Not happy but had a electric hob so not the end
of the world.

Take them back to your dealer, (TRUMA) and they will replace them FOC.

But Trauma say they have not fixed the problem and it will happen again so
carry a spare. 35.

Peter



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Old August 24th 06, 09:13 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning,uk.rec.motorcaravans
badger.badger
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Posts: 47
Default Truma Gas Regulator Problem

Not just Calor, any gas supplier seems to have the issue, IIRC I read
somewhere its the plastisier (sp?) in the high pressure hose thats the
problem, mounting the reg above the cylinder outlet is supposed to help
prevent to stuff flowing into the regulator. Gas-flow are now marketing
a stainless steel hose which is supposed to be the long term cure.
I use stainless flexibles for toxic/flammable gases at work, they are
expensive, but less problem than "rubber" hoses, mind we also use 10
micron pre-reg filters and most regs, even the cheapest ones for inert
gases cost well over 150 each, for the specialist gases over 750 per
reg isn't unusual.

badger.

Mike wrote:
I was also told about this problem when I picked up my caravan. It occurred
to me that I would probably be one of those unlucky enough to experience it
at the start of a holiday abroad - sorry to hear it was you although I doubt
you are alone.

I still have my old propane regulator (screw on the bottle type). I have
been looking around for a cannection that that would bolt onto the pipe that
connects to the bottom of the "new fixed regulator" with an end that would
enable a jubilee fix on a short pipe fitted from the old regulator ---- if
you see what I mean. In other words while Truma and Calor keep up the "its
not us" this would enable a fix on site until a dealer can supply a new
regulator.

Has anyone come across such a connection - or has fashioned one and can
offer up advice on the how ?


"Peter" wrote in message
...
The new Trauma 30 mBar regulators have a serious fault that is only just
coming to be a country wide.

Fitted to new caravan for a year or so they fail due to the pollution in
Calor that locks them up after a few outings. In my case the first day of
a 10 day break in France. Not happy but had a electric hob so not the end
of the world.

Take them back to your dealer, (TRUMA) and they will replace them FOC.

But Trauma say they have not fixed the problem and it will happen again so
carry a spare. 35.

Peter



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Old August 24th 06, 09:36 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning,uk.rec.motorcaravans
Dougal
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Default Truma Gas Regulator Problem

badger.badger wrote:

Not just Calor, any gas supplier seems to have the issue, IIRC I read
somewhere its the plastisier (sp?) in the high pressure hose thats the
problem, mounting the reg above the cylinder outlet is supposed to help
prevent to stuff flowing into the regulator. Gas-flow are now marketing
a stainless steel hose which is supposed to be the long term cure.
I use stainless flexibles for toxic/flammable gases at work, they are
expensive, but less problem than "rubber" hoses, mind we also use 10
micron pre-reg filters and most regs, even the cheapest ones for inert
gases cost well over 150 each, for the specialist gases over 750 per
reg isn't unusual.

badger.


It just goes to show how little development work took place before
these new standards were introduced!

It's obviously associated with the flexible hose - or more likely the
effects of the gas and/or its contaminents on it. The previous setups
had the regulator mounted directly on the cylinder so no chance of
hose-associated contamination.
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Old August 24th 06, 09:36 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning,uk.rec.motorcaravans
Dougal
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Posts: 524
Default Truma Gas Regulator Problem

badger.badger wrote:

Not just Calor, any gas supplier seems to have the issue, IIRC I read
somewhere its the plastisier (sp?) in the high pressure hose thats the
problem, mounting the reg above the cylinder outlet is supposed to help
prevent to stuff flowing into the regulator. Gas-flow are now marketing
a stainless steel hose which is supposed to be the long term cure.
I use stainless flexibles for toxic/flammable gases at work, they are
expensive, but less problem than "rubber" hoses, mind we also use 10
micron pre-reg filters and most regs, even the cheapest ones for inert
gases cost well over 150 each, for the specialist gases over 750 per
reg isn't unusual.

badger.


It just goes to show how little development work took place before
these new standards were introduced!

It's obviously associated with the flexible hose - or more likely the
effects of the gas and/or its contaminents on it. The previous setups
had the regulator mounted directly on the cylinder so no chance of
hose-associated contamination.
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Old August 24th 06, 09:36 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning,uk.rec.motorcaravans
Dougal
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Posts: 524
Default Truma Gas Regulator Problem

badger.badger wrote:

Not just Calor, any gas supplier seems to have the issue, IIRC I read
somewhere its the plastisier (sp?) in the high pressure hose thats the
problem, mounting the reg above the cylinder outlet is supposed to help
prevent to stuff flowing into the regulator. Gas-flow are now marketing
a stainless steel hose which is supposed to be the long term cure.
I use stainless flexibles for toxic/flammable gases at work, they are
expensive, but less problem than "rubber" hoses, mind we also use 10
micron pre-reg filters and most regs, even the cheapest ones for inert
gases cost well over 150 each, for the specialist gases over 750 per
reg isn't unusual.

badger.


It just goes to show how little development work took place before
these new standards were introduced!

It's obviously associated with the flexible hose - or more likely the
effects of the gas and/or its contaminents on it. The previous setups
had the regulator mounted directly on the cylinder so no chance of
hose-associated contamination.
 



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