Life After An Aftermarket Fitting- What Does It Change?
Lee tells all about what impact a roof mouted system has
Monday, 02, Sep 2019 12:59
By William Coleman
Mr Lee Davey was a tad warey of altering his Bailey Phoenix, as any owner would be, but he took the leap with Truma. Was it going to lead to water ingress, will you lose natural light from filling in a sky light, how will it affect the towing habits or overall payload number? So many questions that Lee now has the answers to 3 months into having air conditioning fitted.
Last time we caught up with Lee he was actually assessing how much he actually used his newly installed Truma Aventa Compact Plus. The main questions he had was how were he and the family going to use the system on a day to day basis, if at all and how would the van perform afterwards.
It seems that Lee had it installed at the best time possible, I wonder if he knew that this summer was going to be a record breaker? So as the summer delivered almost 39 degrees what impact did this system have on his driving, loading and overall holiday experience?
Some of the concerns that having additional things mounted to the roof include making your rig taller, something to think about as a lot of areas lower gate heights to deter travellers and the overall loaded payload weight. Adding height and weight can lead to a difference in the caravan's towing behaviour so always think about that.
In this video Lee addresses quite a few questions regarding the day to day usage of an air con system, most of which a lot of people have the totally wrong idea about. So to clear up any misconceptions or falsehoods have a watch of how Lee uses this Truma tech on a day to day basis.
To keep up with Lee's field testing you can watch part one of his journey you can watch Lee Davey Talks Truma Aftermarket Fitting.