Has the kitchen Ominvent been abandoned?

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Looking at the new issues not many, hardly any come with the Omnivent. Are we going backwards?
They don't have a good reliability record so maybe the caravan makers got fed up with warranty claims - we're on our 3rd and that fails intermittently.
 
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Strange we had our Bailey for 9 years and never had any problems with the Omnivent fan. It was rarely used at full speed as it was effective at the lower speeds, and we didn’t use it for “ air conditioning “ the van. It was used only for exhausting kitchen heat/ steam.
 
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Just been looking at the brochure on our 2008 Abbey it got a Omnivent 3 speed fan we always find useful in the summer month for air to each its own
 
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They don't have a good reliability record so maybe the caravan makers got fed up with warranty claims - we're on our 3rd and that fails intermittently.
Yoy were lucky. On our 2011 Lunar Delta it was replaced 5 times in a period of about 2 years. Eventually got an air con.
 
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No, you're lucky - I can't fit aircon on my Lunar Clubman as the roof isn't bonded sandwich !
Funny you should say that as in 2015 we were looking at trading in for the newer Delta only to be told that the roof could not support an air con due to the long skylight. We later traded in for a Buccaneer. Not sure what Lunar where thinking of when they designed the newer Deltas etc that could not have a roof mounted air con. Also told that we could not have a Sat dish mounter either.
 
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My Omnivent is 12 years old, used a lot. I strip and clean the mesh and fan blade annually. Still going strong! Can’t imagine not having it.
 
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My Omnivent is 12 years old, used a lot. I strip and clean the mesh and fan blade annually. Still going strong! Can’t imagine not having it.
The older ones with the manual switch were okay, but the newer ones with the electronic switch were terrible. At one point we were so fed up with it doing all sorts of weird things we asked the dealer if they would swap it for the older one even if it was second hand. The dealer's answer was that they would just be moving the problem.
 
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The older ones with the manual switch were okay, but the newer ones with the electronic switch were terrible. At one point we were so fed up with it doing all sorts of weird things we asked the dealer if they would swap it for the older one even if it was second hand. The dealer's answer was that they would just be moving the problem.
That’s probably why ours on a 2005 Bailey gave no trouble. Such is progress.
 
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Not seen a lot of them recently but our old Eldiss did have one. Worked well for the six years we had the caravan but that was a 2001 model. It may be standards have dropped.
 
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Oh dear-should we expect trouble then; our new Buc has one , our good old reliable Avondale ARgente had one and it gave brilliant service. mmmmm progress eh!
 
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Oh dear-should we expect trouble then; our new Buc has one , our good old reliable Avondale ARgente had one and it gave brilliant service. mmmmm progress eh!
Hi JezzerB l don"t think we should have any trouble our Bailey some years ago gave us great service & present caravan so far great ..
 
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Looking at the new issues not many, hardly any come with the Omnivent. Are we going backwards?
I think we are going forward,we had one in one of our vans and never used it - it was too noisy and we found it of limited practical use,unless you cook smelly grub !
It worked and had no problems apart from being too noisy and not much use
 
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I’d think a domestic kitchen unit(s) would be far heavier than the units fitted to the caravan, and would not only increase your unladen weight but reduce your payload. A better option could be to find one of the companies that convert vans to campers as they use lighter weight materials and components and can make it exactly to your size and layout.
 
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As far as I know you can choose the material you want your kitchen to be made of, at least this is what I was told by a local kitchen contractor, you choose the material and the design
We’ll be worth talking to them in more depth to see what the design would be. But keep an eye on weight.
 

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