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    • #28981
      john.
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      anyone have a Truma Combi and is using it and Propane to heat air and water?

      and

      any info about the “Plus” version that can be plugged into 120v when you have shore power?

      Not interested in an Espar unit. Long story. Dont ask. :b1: 😉

      thanks

      J

    • #34390
      john.
      Participant

      anyone have a Truma Combi?

    • #34688
      Mello Mike
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      Unfortunately, its a relatively new product here in the US that very few companies are using as OEM. Only a few truck camper companies are installing them in their campers and only in select models. Not only that, Truma is very strict about who can install it and that basically means specially trained RV repair shops and dealers.

    • #34692
      john.
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      Hi Mike

      The Truma Combi came out in 2007 in Europe, and it is my understanding that they are in about 90% of RVs sold in europe, and have been for a good long time.

      Yes it is a relatively new product to the USA but is supposedly tried and true engineering.

      I believe some big American RV manufacturers are now using the Truma Combis on some models.

      I spoke at length with a local repair technician who works for Truma, and he said that 90% of issues are fixed over the phone…. plus the units have a very low failure rate over the lifetime of the product.

      and luckily we live quite close to a main Truma repair center, so we are covered that way. 🙂

      https://www.truma.net/about/our-story

    • #34989
      Mello Mike
      Keymaster

      Yep, we’re big proponents of the Truma Combi. We’ve written extensively about it on this website. The only camper companies at present that offer the Truma Combi as OEM are Bundutec, Alaskan, and Hallmark and Lance is thinking about it. Others will begin offering it soon. Some big RV companies, like you say are using it as well. It’s a great product and we’d love to have one, but apparently you can’t retrofit one in an existing camper.

    • #35006
      Joel
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      You can buy them outside the US. I’ve seen them advertised in UK for 1200 pounds. Apparently it’s ok for UK do it yourselfers to install them. Don’t know why Trumba has different rules for the US.

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