Oil leakage on the Mover Gear Unit following Assembly/Replacement

An oil leak discovered in the gearbox following assembly of your Mover or replacement of the gear units, does not constitute a defect but rather results from the Transport and/or assembly.XXX

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The oil leakage in the gearbox is caused by the fact that the Mover gearbox is somtimes turned several times during assembly, transport and installation under the caravan, causing the lubricant Continue reading

Gas testing certificate – this is important when buying or hiring a camping vehicle!

If you are looking to buy a second-hand camping vehicle or hire a vehicle, please note the following with regard to the gas supply:

Carefree holidays with hired vehicles.

Carefree holidays with hired vehicles

Carefree holidays with hired vehicles. XXX
Always check that the gas system has been tested and has a valid gas testing certificate. This testing certificate may only be completed and signed by a gas expert. In addition to the testing certificate, a test plate in compliance with G607 is attached to the outside of the vehicle, assuming that it has passed the inspection (see figure bottom right).
Also check whether the gas system can be operated whilst the vehicle is driving. If there is no safety lock (like the Truma crash sensor) in the vehicle, the heating cannot be operated when on the road.

Gas test plate attached to the vehicle

Gas test plate attached to the vehicle

Gas test plate attached to the vehicle
In this case the valves on the gas cylinders need to be closed. A warning sticker attached to the gas cylinder box states that the gas cylinders need to be closed when the vehicle is on the road.

Can a Mover be used as a theft prevention?

To use the Mover as a theft prevention, the drive rollers must be approached on the tires.

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We do not recommend this method, because over a long term period and the permanent pressure of the drive rollers on the tires, these could be deformed and damaged. There is nothing to say against a short term use.

Oily or soiled controllers

Problems with oily or soiled gas are common abroad, although this problem occurs occasionally in Germany in connection with gas from fuel stations for vehicle tanks or also tank cylinders.

Unfortunately there is no way of recognising the quality of the gas you purchase, when swapping the cylinders or filling your tank/cylinder at the fuel station. Continue reading

Regular inspection of the gas system in camping vehicles

How often does the gas system in a caravan or motorcaravan need to be inspected?

In Germany the gas system needs to be checked regularly every 2 years by a liquid gas expert (DVFG, TÜV, DEKRA). This is documented in a testing certificate (G607) and a test plate is attached to the outside of the vehicle.

Both the gas pressure controller and the gas hoses need to be replaced at the latest 10 years after the production date.