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Removing chimney stub for winter cover - query

in Anything Eriba-related Sat Jul 23, 2022 12:41 pm
by rambling robin (deleted)
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On my '17 Triton it was fairly easy to remove the bottom section of the chimney - where it joins the roof - to be able to fit the cover.

My '04 Troll is as pictured - so far the bottom section has resisted my normal advances when it comes to removing it.

The actual arrangement at the bottom seems slightly different (based on old memories so who knows???)

Question - is it supposed to unscrew as expected?

I've got a Pro-Tech cover on the way and although they allow a bit of a bulge for the chimney I don't think it will cope without removing the base.

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RE: Removing chimney stub for winter cover - query

in Anything Eriba-related Sun Jul 24, 2022 8:58 am
by Ray Lawrence | 670 Posts

On my 2007 Triton 430 the top cap unscrews, not the base. Folk then generally stick a tennis ball in the open flue to offer a smooth edge to the cover.


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RE: Removing chimney stub for winter cover - query

in Anything Eriba-related Sun Jul 24, 2022 10:24 am
by Steamdrivenandy | 1.017 Posts

IIRC the top opening section screws off, as does the stub beneath, leaving the smoothed edged bottom piece which folks generally fill with a tennis ball if covering.


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RE: Removing chimney stub for winter cover - query

in Anything Eriba-related Sun Jul 24, 2022 10:27 am
by Aaron Calder | 3.783 Posts

On ours, the top cap only can be removed.


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RE: Removing chimney stub for winter cover - query

in Anything Eriba-related Sun Jul 24, 2022 8:20 pm
by Steamdrivenandy | 1.017 Posts

Thou hasn't bin tryin' 'ard enuff Mr 'Uddersfield Narrow.


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RE: Removing chimney stub for winter cover - query

in Anything Eriba-related Sun Jul 24, 2022 11:02 pm
by Aaron Calder | 3.783 Posts

If I applied any more torque, I'd be turning the bloody caravan.


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RE: Removing chimney stub for winter cover - query

in Anything Eriba-related Mon Jul 25, 2022 7:00 am
by rambling robin (deleted)
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The new cover will be here some time in August so hopefully we'll have time for a few dry runs and see if it will fit with it in place.

I suspect the answer may be to hold the chimney stub steady and rotate the van.........


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RE: Removing chimney stub for winter cover - query

in Anything Eriba-related Mon Jul 25, 2022 8:22 am
by Steamdrivenandy | 1.017 Posts

Quote: Aaron Calder wrote in post #6
If I applied any more torque, I'd be turning the bloody caravan.


Tha's not using enuff Yorkshire spanner (lump 'ammer).

NB this is banter. I is not suggesting the use of any type of battering device in the the maintenance/care of any Hymer produced product in any shape or form. Both I, this website and especially Roger takes no responsibility for anyone daft enough to do anything silly.

Maybe that should have read 'except Roger'. .


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RE: Removing chimney stub for winter cover - query

in Anything Eriba-related Thu Jul 28, 2022 4:39 pm
by AlanC | 95 Posts

We have a Protech cover for our Troll and it comes with a tailored flue cover. The van cover is tailored to sit easily over the flue stub.
So you only need to remove the top of the flue.

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RE: Removing chimney stub for winter cover - query

in Anything Eriba-related Thu Jul 28, 2022 8:46 pm
by John Cross | 264 Posts

Definitely remove the top of the flue as movement of the cover will wear the cover through.
Oh, and I can't turn my lower stack part either.


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RE: Removing chimney stub for winter cover - query

in Anything Eriba-related Thu Jul 28, 2022 9:25 pm
by eribaMotters | 5.356 Posts

This winter when the cover goes on for the first year outside, I was planning to take the cowl off mine and do the tennis ball thing. Then I thought the ball may move out of place so now thinking of an old ice cream container or sandwich box over the tennis ball and all taped into place before he cover goes on.

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