Lost cover to Truma HWS

Submitted: Sunday, Jul 01, 2012 at 12:58
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This is the second time I have lost the cover to the Truma hot water system. Both times I carefully refitted it after camping and having the convenience of hot water on demand.

Only to find at the next destination the cover is missing. Frustrating.

Who else has had this problem and have you come up with an easy fix other than buying new covers at $60+ each year. Don't lose one every trip - just every now and then.

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Reply By: Ian & Sue - Sunday, Jul 01, 2012 at 13:11

Sunday, Jul 01, 2012 at 13:11
Our solution to everything! The good old wire tie - we had been worried about loosing ours, a small hole drilled in one side wiretie through and looped around the piece on the caravan! Works well.

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Sue
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Follow Up By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Sunday, Jul 01, 2012 at 13:55

Sunday, Jul 01, 2012 at 13:55
After my brother lost his first one he did the same with some stainless wire. Had it made at a wire rope place with an eyelet swaged on each end. The second one has been there for over 50000Km. Bob.
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Reply By: Member - Bruce C (NSW) - Sunday, Jul 01, 2012 at 13:18

Sunday, Jul 01, 2012 at 13:18
Hi Serendipity,

When you get the next cover try fitting a hinge to the top of it and a small clip / latch to hold it open against the side of the van when in use.

A couple of small brass hinges and a small chrome bolt would solve your problem.

Like this.

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Cheers, Bruce.
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Follow Up By: Ian & Sue - Sunday, Jul 01, 2012 at 20:50

Sunday, Jul 01, 2012 at 20:50
Good idea Bruce but unfortunately with this model you can't hinge it due to the way it clips on and off. I could be wrong and appologize if I am.

Sue
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Reply By: Member - Serendipity(WA) - Sunday, Jul 01, 2012 at 23:04

Sunday, Jul 01, 2012 at 23:04
Hi Sue

Good idea. I will be adding a SS wire pin to ensure it stays on this time.

So you just drilled a hole from top to bottom?

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