After many years of sailing, we decided on a change by way of touring NZ in a motorhome. We spent some time looking at motorhomes to ascertain what would bets suit our requirements. The Sinfonia 65 xt stood out for us, both in terms of value and quality. The deciding factor however was Shane – from the moment we first contacted Shane he was a delight to deal with. In the first instance, he came in specially on a Sunday to show us the Sinfonia. What struck us was his knowledge and passion for motorhomes, Shane took some time in explaining what we should be looking for in a motorhome. Once we made the decision to purchase the Sinfonia he went the extra mile to ensure it was ready for us prior to Christmas even though the time frame was very tight.
In my typical bull at the gate manner I considered arranging for several extras for the Sinfonia to be fitted at the time of purchase, however Shane talked me out of doing that until we had used the motorhome for a period of time and we were certain that the extras were needed. That epitomises Shane’s integrity in my view.
Shane has a huge infectious laugh (we enjoy cracking funnies just for the joy of hearing it) and nothing is ever too much trouble. The after sales service has been nothing short of exceptional, I often (particularly when we first got the Sinfonia) phone Shane for advice; given his years of experience and industry knowledge, I find his recommendations invaluable.
We have grown to love our Sinfonia more and more as time has gone on and highly recommend Walkabout Motorhome Sales. I can’t reiterate enough how service orientated and knowledgeable Shane is. If you are looking at purchasing a motorhome, my advice would be to talk with Shane in the first instance – you won’t be disappointed.
Allan and Barbara Bluett
Living in Europe, I was a bit concerned about the idea of buying a NEW motorhome in New Zealand. I didn't know which model would suit our needs, which company would be reliable enough to buy one from, or if I could make the investment in a safe and clear transaction.
I then compared every single company selling RV's in the country, and I'm happy I chose Walkabout!
First of all, they really know their business. I got all the advice I needed, and could then make my decision : a Kyros Prestige Duo. This is, in my opinion, the perfect choice, in regard to our way of traveling! It is a very comfortable and well-equipped vehicle, that has led us safely on many roads & campsites in New Zealand.
Last but not least, Shane, the owner, is a very honest, available and ... friendly person! He helped us in several occasions, even after we had purchased the motorhome!
10/10 kiwi quality service!!
Shane thanks sincerely for meeting our wishes, to purchase this really amazing Motorhome. It was very recent that we found Walkabout Sales, and were taken with all the many features that we loved in this unit.
Shane, you have been amazing to deal with, answering our many queries regarding things we didn’t quite take on board the day we took delivery of our dream home on wheels.
We think we shall call her “Magical Magis” (Hope no-one pinches this name.)
Shane arranged for us to view one in Lyttleton, and as soon as we entered the home, we fell in love with this one. The people were amazing, so proud to show the many features, that sold it to them. What really caught our eyes, was the separate living, shower, and sleeping areas. This was a dominate feature for us. After searching four or five years for the right one , we knew immediately, the Magis 66 is it, and much more!
It has that ‘Wow’ factor and for me especially, the house part is extremely well appointed, with a large Fridge/Freezer to house many meals we catch on the way.
Shane, from the moment we spoke firstly on the phone, until we met you, your laughing voice told us you are extremely proud to sell these models.
Pretty unbelievable was the Christmas parcel, and bottle of fine N.Z. Wine, and then two fabulous outdoor chairs, with small tables attached! O.M.G. we are blown away by the kindnesses and generosity of this company, ‘Walkabout Sales’ and won’t hesitate to highly recommend them to anyone showing an interest in the model.
Oh, hubby just loves sitting in the driving seat, and looks like the cat who got the cream, as we drive around. He is suitably impressed with the Fiat Ducato motor, and all the features this vehicle has.
Blue Tooth, aligned to our mobiles. I was amazed when a text message came through the radio, and as I accepted it, was read the message out! What vehicle has this technology? That was so funny, I had to hear that again.
In all, this has been a wonderful experience Shane, and an absolute pleasure to deal with you, we look forward to so many holidays and exploring our beautiful country, and calling to say ‘Hello’ Shane, when next in Auckland!
Thank-you Shane, and we wish you, your wife and family, a Blessed Christmas, and a wonderful 2016!
Dianne & John Homan.
We owned a campervan in Australia for a while and had been renting campervans for 4 years to explore around NZ and then decided to buy one as we had many more places to go and knew what we wanted in size, layout and features. We spent six months looking at every brand available in NZ, attending motorhome shows and talking to other owners before deciding on buying from Walkabout. Their campervans ticked all the boxes and Shane was such a pleasure to deal with that it was easy to take the plunge and buy the Magis 66P . We are very happy with our decision, it suits our needs perfectly. Shane answered all our questions (pre and post sale), he is a great ambassador for the CI campervans. Bruce & Carole - Auckland
Shane found time in his busy schedule to fit around our needs and always responded quickly to queries without ever leaving you feeling you have wasted his time. The Magis66p has a superb layout, a stylish interior and is competitively well-priced. Further, you know the price from day one. "Extras" in other dealers' eyes are included, a few minor requests were met at no charge and only significant, genuinely optional extras involved additional cost.
This is the second new motorhome we have purchased. We have had dealings with all the main players in NZ. In our opinion, Shane is easily "head of the class", a delightful man who understands customers' needs and really wants to satisfy them. We couldn't imagine working with anyone better."
ATTN WALKABOUT SALES
Just writing to THANK YOU so much for making the purchase of our new motorhome a delight. We searched for over 6 months to find ‘The One’ , looking at both New and Used vehicles. It took some time to actually figure out what was important to US and then it was hard to stick to that as some had some of the features we were after but not others. So it was a big learning curve and we had to find patience as we did want to own our own as soon as possible, after finally making the decision to purchase one. We found that dealing with you Shane made the whole process a delight. It was fantastic to have our new motorhome delivered to us in Taupo on Valentine’s day (This one is going to be tough to top). We have owned her for a month now and already been away 3 times. You have shown us great after sales support and been extremely helpful at the end of the phone, when we have needed some advice. The Motorhome itself has worked out perfectly for us and we are looking forward to many trips away, relaxing times and fun social adventures. Thanks again for the wonderful service you provide and we would recommend dealing with WALKABOUT SALES to anyone interested in buying/renting or even after any advice.
Lee & Ken (Kinloch).
My wife and I decided to trade in our Motorhome, Shane drove down to Palmerston North, collected our old one and took it back to Auckland where he sold it on our behalf. It sold in around 8 weeks at which point we confirmed our order for a new one to be imported from Italy. Shane delivered the new one to our home in Palmerston North and has been extremely accessible since then and nothing has been too much trouble. I would have no hesitation in recommending Shane as a person of honesty, integrity and a pleasure to deal with.. Malcolm & Linda Plimmer
To Shane and Team
I had been looking for a Motor-home for sometime to suit my needs.
From the moment I met Shane from Walkabout and he had shown me through the new 2015 Sinfonia I knew I would be purchasing one.
Even though Shane was extremely busy on the day I visited , he took the time to explain every detail and gave me plenty of information, I was able to go home and think things over which was great.
When Shane and Noleen delivered My new CI , Shane spent a couple of hours here going through everything we needed to know. Shane said he was a 100% behind the sale and was only ever a phone call away if I needed to talk to him.
I have been away in my new Motor-home and love it, it is everything Shane had said it would be.Thank you to Shane and the team at Walkabout great people and great serviceRegards Yvonne Theobald
We had been seriously looking for a motorhome for the last 6 months. Having owned a variety of motorhomes over the last 12 years we knew what we were looking for, we had a budget; all we had to do was find the right vehicle!
We looked under every possible avenue, went and inspected a few that looked promising, but they did not measure up for a variety of reasons. We had been in contact with Walkabout Sales but thought they would be out of our budget range. We sent our daughter along to view their motorhomes and she came back with glowing reports about how helpful Walkabout were and she thought that one in particular would come extremely close to what we were looking for.
So we made a call to Walkabout enquiring about Ci Motorhomes, then a trip to Auckland (cheap air seats!) and Shane met us at the airport with the vehicle. We were able to drive it back to their depot. Lovely vehicle to drive. After discussion Shane agreed to add some good extras and offered free delivery that made the difference. A flight home and a week later the vehicle was delivered to our door (just north of Wellington). Shane again went over the features and made sure we were happy with everything. Just before he left he re-stated that he was behind the sale 100% and for anything we only had to contact him.
We would whole heartedly recommend Shane and Noeleen at Walkabout Sales for helpful unpressurised deals. We are very happy having spent our first weekend away in our Brand New Ci motorhome.
ATTN WALKABOUT SALES
We have just purchased a CI Prestige Campervan from Shane at Walkabout Sales.
Our previous motor-home was a Fuso 6 Berth also from Shane.After down-sizing our property and looking at smaller vans we didn't hesitate in making contact again.
Shane is a friendly, honest person who continues to provide advice and service long after the sale (in our case 7 years!!)
The Prestige is so compact but has ample storage and the swivel seats perfect for relaxing in. The extra wide single berths, dining area with added bonus of another smaller berth for grandchildren. Totally impressed with clever ideas to utilize space in the toilet/shower area as well.
The total layout and decor has already been admired by everyone who has viewed....we look forward to more travelling in our new van.
Once again thanks Shane for your ongoing excellent service and delivering van to Whangarei for us.
Warren and Liz James
We purchased our Motorhome from Shane a couple of months ago. We are absolutely thrilled with it.
Shane was fantastic to deal with during the purchase and still continues to help us out.
We highly recommend you visit Shane if you are thinking of buying a motorhome because he really knows his stuff.
Thanks again Shane.
Maurice and Sheryl
Walkabout Sales - Attn Shane
Just would like to say a big thankyou for the excellent service and extremely personal service we received from you on the recent purchase of our CI Motorhome from Walkabout Sales. Cannot speak highly enough of you. We would thoroughly recommend that anyone looking for a new motorhome to look no further than Walkabout. Great service, attention to detail and great communication. We had the pleasure of using our motorhome for the first time just three days after receiving it and had a great experience and just can't wait to use it again this weekend. These motorhomes are absolute luxury. Well Done.
Dawn & Grant Marshall
Dear WALKABOUT SALES
I couldn t have brought my motorhome from more obliging, genuine, and continuously so, people.
they presented the vehicle well with many extras within and also were more than willing to address
anything I felt needed a little titivating.
Anything extra I wanted doing out of the boundaries and more for my benefit they had contacts who were very efficient
and excellent work was completed.
The vehicle has more than proved how work efficient and comfortable it is especially on the interesting and challenging roads in New Zealand.
The standard at Walkabout Sales n Rentals I would say are excellent and their after care and their warranties are very good
covering 2 years, most are seeminly 1 year so that was very beneficial.
Many Thanks for your help and going the extra mile with no worries.
More than that continuing to do so.
After looking at many motorhomes / campervans we visited Shane at Walkabout to view their selection of homes, we were very impressed with the open plan of the 6 berth and the very high quality of the finish inside and out.
We had looked at Fiat, Mercedes and Ford but we were sold on the Mitsubishi Fuso based on our own reviewing and feedback from people in the transport industry.
Whilst we blew out our budget and bought the low km 2008 Fuso 6 berth we are very pleased with the investment and are very proud owners, you would not know that this motorhome has been a rental. The whole vehicle is in immaculate condition.
During the pre purchase period Shane replaced the front tyres without question and followed up with a new DVD player which was on order at the time of purchase.
Shane was very pleasant and professional with the entire purchasing process and follow-up , I would have no hesitation in recommending WalkaboutSales.
Don & Carol Stuart
Dear Walkabout Sales As first time Motor home owners Beverley and I were concerned at making the right decision about our purchase. We pursued the net, looked at for sales yards and visited several private For Sale Motor homes. It wasn't until we discovered Walkabout Sales .Shane that we felt comfortable with making a decision. Shane sat down with us for over 2hrs and went through all sorts of scenarios of what we needed and how he could help, it was for us very assuring to have a real genuine person whom we had just met giving us un bias advise on such a large capital investment. We certainly have NO regrets with the purchase we subsequently made. We purchased a Mitsubishi Fuso 6 berth Motor home because of the décor, the roomy layout and the practicality of the whole home! (The grand kids just love the D V D).Everything Shane promised was done, even down to the delivery time and date.Since delivery we have had several text messages and emails just as follow up by Shane to see if things are all well. We have only owned our Motor home for 3 weeks and already are realising the opportunities that a Motor home gives us. Thanks Shane for selling us a product that we know will serve us well and we feel that we have made a great friend that is truly genuine. Keep up the good work,
Edwin & Beverley Smith
We have no regrets whatsoever about buying our motorhome from Walkabout Sales and Rentals. They have proven themselves by always being friendly, ready to help us promptly with any situation that may occur, providing us with helpful advice and hints etc and taking an interest in us and our travels. They are genuinely honest, decent people to deal with and we highly recommend them. We love our motorhome.
Faye & Neil Way
I purchased a vehicle of you on the internet. Sight unseen from Scotland, I wish to thank shane for his Great help and advise , The vehicle is immaculate ,we love our motorhome ,thankyou Walkabout sales keep up the Great service -
* I just thought i would drop you a line to thankyou for all the help you gave myself and my wife ,we are glad we picked the 6 berth , we love the motorhome ,you people know your stuff and it is good to see , you did everything you said you would ,even deliver to us , once again many thanks -
Derek Turner Now that our fine weather has returned, I have been able to go over the camper more thoroughly, after purchasing it at the beginning of July 08, And we have been very impressed with the overall standard, especially under the couches etc, where obviously Walkabout Sales took the time to impart into the vehicle a standard of workmanship that is rarely seen these days. Again, thanks very much for your personal touch Shane , and for the chopping board, which Lyn thinks she will frame, rather than use it.
Dave & Lyn Taylor
* Having recently taken delivery of one of your latest six berth Luxury motorhomes . We wish to thank you for your excellent service in supplying it delivered almost to our home ,also in the way you have built it and fitted out the vehicle to such a very high standard. The features are almost to numerous to mention & us having had two previous motorhomes & done extensive research we found that Walkabout Campers was best suited to our needs , especially the extensive exterior lockers , & most important for extended motorhoming . Once again we thank you for your excellent service to us -
Don Mc Millan
I have hired a motorhome of you 4 times now as i come to new Zealand to see your fabulous country , Thank you for helping me every time , your vehicles are so clean and and every time i have a vehicle under 3 years old , I know i am a customer and not a number , that is why i come back to see you everytime . There are a number of people i speak to in camper parks not happy with their camper , i am returning again next year to your fabulous country , keep up the good work Walkabout I see you soon .
We have just purchased a 6 berth motorhome 9/11/08 from Walkabout. Having previously owned both caravans and motorhomes were impressed with the roomy layout and amazing storage.. especially the outside lockers. Shane is informative,helpful and a super friendly guy to deal with. Our van was delivered to Whangarei and the after sales service continues. We would throughly recommend anyone wishing to buy a motor-home contact Walkabout first.
Warren & Liz James
* Thankyou Walkabout you where the only ones that came back to me when i was looking for a campervan, so in my book that makes WALKABOUT The best to deal with and as for the campervan ,! We Love it ! very nice and good people to work with Regards
David A Mckay
Hi Walkabout Sales - Attn Shane
Martin and I would like to say a big thankyou to you for all your help and support through our journey of buying a motorhome on 15/11/08 .Your service was outstanding and always done with a smile or shared laughter even when I asked some ridiculous questions. Your continued support during the purchase process and organising of our solar panel and awning along with the installation was greatly appreciated.
We are really happy with the motorhome we purchased from you and would not hesitate in recommending you and your motorhomes to others. We wish you all the best for the future and thank you once again for going the extra mile to ensure we were happy with our motorhome. Regards
We wish to advise our Valued Customers we will NOT be attending this motorhome show this year .
Due to high demand of our motorhomes being processed and large number of orders , We dont want to take your deposit and not supply , limited numbers available for 2023
Be Quick !! Dont forget we include so much !!! and we have been in industry for 22 years
please contact first to view
TRUMA ERROR CODE 503 or NE315 - ( Only applies to 2022 models with new control panel )
TRUMA iNet Panel ( X Panel ) Error code 503 / 315
Currently, the error message E503V - "FW1 Sensor-Timeout" is sporadically displayed.
This is an error in the system, which has no effect on the functions of the panel.
Truma are currently working on a solution, which will be available in one of the next update releases.
As a corrective measure, you can "clear" the error message by restarting the panel, and this way reactivate the display of the fill level.
To do this, please press both keys of the control panel simultaneously for approx. 5sec.
After the screen has turned black, restart the panel by pressing the button again.
Ci Motorhomes NZ or ( Walkabout Sales )
Carry a Range of spare parts for Ci Motorhomes
ALL SPARE PARTS REQUESTS ARE THROUGH OUR WEBSITE Sorry but in 2022 it is all about the web , which makes life so much easier
on the web you enter your Name, rego number , and upload 2 x photos if you want ,
this saves alot of wrong explanations and confusion , as a picture tells a thousand words ,
and your request can be done 24 hours of the day
NZ LAND TRANSPORT NEW SEAT BELT RULES FOR MOTORHOMES
(Introduced May 22)
Rules and Regulations have changed for motorhomes .. ( these are new regulations as of 01/05/22) These items below must be adhered to otherwise you could be refused your WOF/COF
Only the number of berths in a motorhome justifies how many seat belts ( so 4 berth only is only 4 seatbelts ... NOT 5 )
If you have more seatbelts than berths in your motorhome , you will be asked to remove the safety belt by land transport or testing station
when you go for your new wof or cof after the 01/05/22 .
Seat as you come in the cabin door to the right ..... Now must have a hinged board new regulation introduced after 01/05/22
to be able to change to support cushion for rear facing option ONLY
( with cushion in front of it ) available as an option ... enquire for price from our main service centre ....... (as pictured below)
You will also need after 01/05/22 ...........is an insert headrest into the drop down bed track
available from our service centre .. as pictured below ( enquire for price)
And of course if your in Auckland we reccomend VTNZ Manukau .......... after these items above have been modified
to get your renewal of your Wof or Cof
ALL THESE NEW RULES HAVE BEEN INTRODUCED FOR ALL BRANDS OF MOTORHOMES AS OF 01/05/22
(correct operation with support board behind and headreast ....illustrated )
(Magis 66xt front facing seat correctly illustrated ... unaffected )
With Winter coming on it is important to maintain your batteries correctly.
ALL CI MOTORHOMES INCLUDE A STANDARD AGM BATTERY ( Unless you have paid for an upgrade when the motorhome was new for a Lithium Battery )
With your motorhome Battery it is important to :
*Leave the orange light on the control panel all the time
*Plug your motorhome into power at least twice a month for a couple of days at a time minimum
WITH AGM BATTERY
*Do NOT exhaust your battery lower than 80% otherwise you will destroy your battery life and it will never
recharge fully again ,
Once this happens the operation time of using the battery is reduced .
( so your watching tv with lights on and all of sudden lights go out - battery has died )
when this happens throw the battery out and replace with lithium
WHAT WE NOW RECCOMEND !!!
LITHIUM BATTERY UPGRADE
At the time of sale for your New motorhome .
you will be offered the option of a Lithium battery upgrade
The benefits are You will have double the battery power to one 100 amp Lithium to 2 x 100amp AGM Batteries
You can exhaust your lithium battery so the lights go out and it can fully recharge back to normal - (minimum 24 hours to recharge fully)
Your lithium battery life will be up to 5x more than a AGM Battery
Your older Ci motorhome can be upgraded to a Lithium battery at our service centre ... it is well worth it .
IS YOUR CI MOTORHOME ...........Due for a NEW COF OR WOF ????
All our Ci Motorhomes have had there compliance done by VTNZ - Auckland
The compliance centre specialises in motorhomes
There are different ideas some garages have when you go for a new wof or cof due to regulations
Some may be not up to the play with latest standards , and some may be trying to clip the ticket for that extra dollar
at your expense while trying to get that New Wof or Cof
We have heard of some horror stories out there !!!
We have received a large number of enquiries from concerned customers regarding an NZTA directive around cab cut certifications. There have been reports regarding this in the news today, sparking an increase in concern and phone calls to our service team.
While we support the overall theme of the work and the intended safety benefits, unfortunately some of the information available on this subject has caused confusion and unnecessary concern which generally relates to horsetrucks and some motorhomes that have not been built by proffesionals.
CI MOTORHOMES All Ci Motorhomes comply when they come into the country as they already have a Fase 2 sticker on the passengers side footwell ( issued by the factory in italy )
MITSUBISHI MOTORHOMES - (Ex Rentals )
All our Mitsubishi Fuso 3.9 turbo vehicles comply and already have a LT400 Which is surrendered to the testing facility on the vehicles first entry COF. The testing facility registers the details in the NZTA database and it becomes part of the permanent vehicle file.
CI MOTORHOMES NZ & WALKABOUT SALES
PLEASE NOTE : We are not Ci Munro Motorhomes or have no affiliation with Ci Munro in NZ
We are Ci Motorhomes.. Italian made for over 37 years
MOTORHOME NOT BEING USED ???
Is your motorhome sitting round ??
While its not being used it is important to prolong battery life
of both the start battery and also inhouse battery
Yes you will have a solar panel but this is only a surface charge on your batteries
A deep charge is required which means you must plug into mains power at least twice a month
for a couple of days at a time ... this gives all your batteries a deep charge - and long life
when batteries fully charged the smartcharger in the motorhome will switch off .
If you dont do this then you will have battery issues sooner than later
Please note : You can Not put a cover on your motorhome .. No solar panel and it will damage Duraseal
And when parked inside a shed or under carport you will need to be plugged in to power all the time
Dont forget to Leave your Control panel left on all the time ( so it shows the orange light )
and light in middle is plugged in charging
The introduction of the smooth Fiat Ducato
9 speed Automatic is certainly Brilliant !!!
But it has for the European Market a Start / Stop -
Which is ONLY designed for European Market - NOT NZ
( so when you stop the vehicle with the brake , the engine turns off
and when you release brake engine starts and you can drive off )
This is not only annoying , but reduces the life of starter motors , battery life ,
and more engine wear in any brand of vehicle
In New Zealand we Do Not use this ....
as soon as you start the engine you must deactivate this as per photo
And Then when deactivated orange light comes up and
on the dash a symbol comes up on dash momentarily to indicate
Start - Stop has been deactivated .
SIDE DOOR CENTRAL LOCKING - ( Lubrication required )
REMOTE CENTRAL LOCKING NOT WORKING ON YOUR CABIN DOOR ???
This is an easy Fix and part of normal maintenance required which is just CRC
On the edge of your cabin door you will see 2 pins as pictured ( this is the contacts for central locking )
And after a while they stick with usage and dont move freely .
so all you do is undo the 2 philips screws and it will slide out ,( making sure you dont turn it upside down when you put it back )
on the back are two pins spray each one with crc from the back and move pins in and out from front and back to make sure sliding freely
put it back into place and screw the 2 philips screws back in ...... and you are then all sorted
PLEASE REMEMBER TO NEVER .... use the remote key fob to try and unlock door and at the same time try to open the cabin door
otherwise you will break the lock
Winter is Here and you dont want to run out of gas !! ( in the middle of the night when it is freezing )
Only to find out also your Truma Heater displays a fault code - which is sometimes very hard to reset YOU MUST CHANGE YOUR BOTTLE OVER WHEN THERE IS 20% OF GAS LEFT IN BOTTLE
This is the answer !!
The Mopeka LPG Tank Level Sensor allows you to monitor the level of LPG using the free Mopeka Check app on your smartphone or tablet.
The Mopeka Check Standard Sensor works on 20, 30, and 40 lb (5, 7.5, and 10 gal) DOT cylinders, and on horizontal RV tanks.
Benefits & Features
The free Check app allows connection to multiple sensors
Bluetooth signal updates monitor or Smart device with LPG levels (fuel level is updated every 5 seconds)
Sensor can be connected to both the app and standalone monitor at the same time
Sensor magnetically mounts to bottom of tank
Comes with a Quick Start Guide
Standard sensors use a single CR2032 battery
3 Year Warranty
GET YOURS NOW ORDER ONE FOR $129 plus courier $9.00
Order 2 for 2 Gas Bottles
Text us to order on - 0276555804
1 or 2 units
NOW THAT WE ARE STARTING TO COME INTO WINTER -
IT IS VERY IMPORTANT TO FOLLOW THE CORRECT STEPS BELOW
WITH YOUR TRUMA COMBI HEATER & HOT WATER
In Your Ci Motorhome you have a Truma Frost Valve - ( very clever device ) What is the correct operation of this ???
this is like a relief valve for your water cylinder - very similar to ajax valve in house
If the temperature drops outside to below 5 degrees the blue button will pop to prevent water freezing in tank thus preventing damage - this will mean you will have water pouring out under your motorhome
Do Not Leave water pump on all the time - turn off when your not in motorhome or going to bed
Do Not Leave Hot water turned on longer than 1 hour otherwise pressure will pop reset button .
Do NOT try to Operate Truma with gas bottle turned off - this wiill lock truma unit and go into error code - ( not covered under warranty )
Do Not Run out of gas while heater or hot water system is turned on as it will lock the Truma system and go into error code ( not covered under warranty )
If your motorhome is equipped with a window switch make sure window is completely closed otherwise heater or hot water will not work
TO RESET FROST VALVE
When Blue button has popped out at bottom of frost valve -
push blue button back in
it will not reset until outside temperature has reached 7 degrees and above
( as illustrated above is correct setting )
IN COLD TEMPERATURES
If you are away in your motorhome , it can help if you turn on your hot water late at night for about half an hour , then turn it off
This will keep the temperature of cylinder warm and less likely to reset the frost valve and drop the water .
When you see this light come on it means generally you have carboned up the diesel engine from driving too slow, or you have been doing short trips ,or letting it idle... which will carbon the engine up
In a world today with emission standards on diesels being stricter in european countries than the western world .
There comes a criteria you must follow to respect the diesel engine . otherwise it will not respect you !!!
THIS IS CALLED A DPF FILTER
Diesels produce lots of soot (particulate matter) that can cause respiratory problems and contribute to the risk of cardiovascular diseases.
Modern diesel vehicles (since 2010) have to be fitted with a Diesel Particulate Filter (DPF) in the exhaust to stop this soot passing into the atmosphere. To maintain performance a DPF has to be emptied regularly. This is usually done passively in a process called 'regeneration': when the exhaust temperature’s high enough, on motorways
Active regeneration will be initiated every 300 kilometres or so depending on how you use your vehicle and will take approx 15 minutes to complete.
(Depending on how you have been driving)
But it’s a problem if your journey’s too short and the regeneration doesn’t finish.
During active regeneration you may notice:
Faster engine idle speed
Increased fuel consumption
A hot, acid smell from the exhaust.
The engine sounds different
Don’t Ignore a Warning Light
It is already very bad of carbon in the engine to get the light to come on
So if you get a warning light showing that the filter’s blocked, it may be possible ( if your lucky) to complete an active regeneration cycle and clear the warning light by driving the vehicle hard for 20 minutes minimum or so at speeds over 95kph. - Down the motorway or highway
If you ignore a DPF warning light and keep driving in a relatively slow, stop/start pattern, soot will build up in the filter until your vehicle goes into ‘restricted performance mode.
If you let it get this bad:
Driving at speed alone won’t be enough.
You’ll have to get a dealer to do a manual inspection
In extreme cases they may have to replace the DPF filter which can cost a lot of money
In most cases there’s only a short time between the DPF being partially blocked and it getting so blocked it needs replacing , at the owners cost
BLOCKED DPF WITH CARBON
All CI customers at the time of collection of there vehicle are advised to never let the motorhome idle to warm it up or to charge batteries, traffic lights are fine
Do Not do short trips all the time it will carbon up the engine , drive it hard !!! so you drive it hard from takeoff up to the legal speed limit .
If you drive around like a snail it will carbon up the engine, not a fault of the Fiat , it is a fault of the driver !
All Diesel vehicles work the same
Dont use cheap Diesel , or diesel stored in farm tanks to avoid contamination .... Any of the major brands like BP, Caltex, Z or Mobil.... are fine
Dont buy diesel from remote country service stations , fill up at main cities where tanks are regularly refilled to avoid the possibility of contamination
with water in the storage tanks etc
PLEASE NOTE : This works exactly the same prinicipal for any late model diesel engine , this is NOT solely for Fiat Ducato
Now that all the Borders are closed in New Zealand due to the Coronavirus and none of us would even think of leaving New Zealand to travel abroad .
A large number of us have not seen our country , even though we have travelled overseas .
We have done extensive travel around the world over the years and when you return home to NZ , this the time to appreciate ,
*Our People are friendly
*NZ is Clean and Green
*Our Fresh food is Divine
* It is not expensive here
* We have the best Scenery in the world
* NZ is one of the Safest Destinations in the world
With the way the NZ Dollar has fallen compared to all other currencies means that :
International travel will be a long way off to be able to do this - and more expensive
also motorhomes will definitely be increasing in price ( min $5000 )
NOW is the time to travel by motorhome to see our Fabulous country NZ called - PARADISE !!
Enjoy NZ NOW
KEEP OUR DISTANCE
LOOK AFTER EACH OTHER
LETS STAMP OUT THE CORONAVIRUS