Overview of Truma’s Caravan Heating Options
Author: Tahlia Maynard Date Posted:24 September 2016
If you’re the type of camper who welcomes winter adventuring with open arms, then you probably already know the importance of a quality caravan heater. Specialised caravan heaters are handy products specially engineered to rapidly heat large areas of space, such as a caravan or RV.
Although Suburban and Atwood are often named as the top manufacturers of water heating units, Truma has made its own mark in regards to quality air and combination water/air heating. Caravan RV Camping, will be going over everything you need to know about Truma and their vast array of heating options.
Please Note: Although Truma DOES manufacture water heating and air conditioning units, this article will only be addressing units capable of air heating.
The Truma Reputation
As mentioned, Truma, with over seventy years of experience in the caravan industry, has consistently worked hard to become a leader in mobile heating technology. Founded in 1949 by a young man named Philip Kreiss, Truma continues to be run as a family business with its sole location based in the heart of Putzbrunn, near Munich.
Each and every one of Truma’s orders go through this Putzbrunn location prior to being shipped to the consumer, making purchasing from Truma and extremely personal experience. On top of their quality mobile heating units, Truma is also known for manufacturing a variety of handy caravan accessories, such as caravan maneuvering systems. Most recently, they were even awarded the Medium-Sized Company Innovation Price from the prestigious Mittsland Summit held in Germany.
Truma Heating Lines
As mentioned, Truma has a number of different options available when it comes to mobile heating. These include:
- Truma Combi Heaters
- Trumatic E Heaters
- Truma S Heaters
Overview of Truma’s Heating Lines
Although these lines may sound similar, they differ greatly in abilities and features. Here’s a brief overview of each:
Truma Combi Heaters
Truma Combi heaters, as their name suggests, are combination units capable of heating both air and water. The most popular Combi model, the Combi 4E boasts an efficiency rating of 98% and an impressive thermal output, measuring approximately 4000W.
A few of the features integrated into the Combi 4E include an incredibly low power consumption, a convenient FrostControl setting, extremely short heating times, and an easy-to-use LED control panel.
Trumatic E Heaters
Trumatic E Heaters are Truma’s standard heating option. Unlike the Combi line, Trumatic E heaters are only capable of heating air. The most popular Trumatic E heater, the Trumatic E2400 is described as the “the most compact liquid gas warm air heater in its class”.
This versatile unit can be used as a main heating system or as a support to another system. In regards to features, the Trumatic E2400 features an easy-to-use remote control, maintenance-free power operation, and a surprisingly small power consumption.
Truma S Heaters
Truma S Heaters are innovative heating units, capable of functioning while using absolutely no electricity. Although these Truma heaters are less popular, they are aesthetically pleasing and Truma has additionally released a “Panorama flame-effect front” geared towards boosting personalisation options.