For the past couple of months we have been trying out a dehumidifier for the caravan. We bough it from ALDI last year and it seems to be working well. It works off 240 volts, but can also be used on 12 volts. There is a fan in the unit which isn’t too noisy but we chose to run it when we are not in the caravan. During the cooler months it means we don’t have to have any of the windows open on their night setting as running the dehumidifier during the day when we are out seems to work very well. We have been very pleased with it, it really does make a difference…. especially when my alter ego “One Hairy Caravanner” has been cooking pasta in the caravan!
With that in mind, I was rather pleased ALDI will have a range of other products for caravanners and motorhomers as part of their “Special-buy” events on the 26th March.
The first that caught my attention is the Garmin Camper 760LMT-D 7 inch sat nav. This specialised Sat Nav for caravans and motorhomes features an easy to read 7” high-resolution screen, free lifetime map updates and an option to receive warnings for risk of grounding, lateral wind, narrow roads, steep hills and overhanging trees. and all for £199.99 which I think is as cheaper than I’ve seen it anywhere.
The second thing that I noticed was this 19” HD Ready LED Caravan TV for £99.99.
They are also have on offer a Wireless Dual Band Repeater (19.99) that will allow you to extend the range of any available wireless network.
Heres a few of the other items that will be on offer as part of the special-buy event I think will be of interest…
Keep a look out for these items at the same time as well…
Concentrated Toilet Fluid/Bowl Cleaner – £4.99
Mini Telescopic Camping Lantern – £3.99
5 Pole Windbreak – £29.99
Double Sleeping Bag – £29.99
Breathable Ground Sheet – £19.99
Multi-Purpose Floor Mats – £12.99
As with all ALDI special buy events… they usually sell out pretty quick and I’ve missed a couple of things that I wanted in the past. However yesterday I picked up a great little 10 metre retracting air hose for £19.99 which will be duly installed in the garage near the door so I don’t have to keep wrestling with a long air line every time I want to check the vehicle tyres. If you want one of these… I’d go shopping now!
Does the Aldi dehumidifier kick out much water?
I use crystals for over-winter storage and am surprised at the volume of liquid produced.
Simon Barlow said:
If we go out for the day and leave it on, in winter it’s about a cup full which surprised me a bit. It is rated at 60 Watts, so low power really and I thought it was going to be a token effort. For the cost of running it at that power rating, I think if we had the caravan stored at home, I would be inclined to leave it on permanently.
Bill T. said:
According to the Avtex advert on page 15 of the March edition of the Caravan Club Magazine “HD ready” will not be of much use soon as a number of European countries are phasing out the traditional broadcasting system in favour of DVB-T2 so you would only be able to receive non HD channels.
Simon Barlow said:
I read that and think it is very misleading. DVB-T2 (DIgital Video Broadcasting- Terrestrial 2) is what we are using now, if you can get HD on Freeview then you are using DVB-T2. Some services in Europe are only just catching up and moving to DVB-T2.
These is more info here: http://consumers.ofcom.org.uk/tv-radio/television/dvb-t2-and-freeview-hd/
and here https://www.dvb.org/news/worldwide
EDIT: I should add the term “HD Ready” actually means the TV is ready to receive and display HD channels if available.