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so who uses which heater? 4 years 8 months ago #353034

  • nickmac73
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hi all,
in my quest to find us a van i just wondered which was the most popular heating system?
i know the most modern ones use a central heating system which would be fantastic...but....ours is going to be an early 90's van i reckon (price etc) so what do you think?
nick

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so who uses which heater? 4 years 8 months ago #353035

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The most popular in terms of what's fitted to caravans is without doubt the Truma blown air system. Going back to the 90's you'll probably find it's the very neat Carver system (Carver being taken over by Truma I believe).
Having had Carver, Truna and Alde systems, my favourite is the Alde, but it's the most expensive and complicated. Each has it's own merits. 

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so who uses which heater? 4 years 8 months ago #353036

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our 1979 Royale is fitted with blown air heating, but we only use it when on non-electric sites. On mains we use two small 750w oil filled radiators, one at each end of the van. If it gets REALLY cold, then we supplement thse with a fan heater, but that is very rare.

It's better in a Royale!
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so who uses which heater? 4 years 8 months ago #353037

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Hi we have a Abbey twin axle GT 418t she's getting on now but it has a Alde hot water heating system and it still work's great.
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so who uses which heater? 4 years 8 months ago #353038

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have truma with blown air, it works fine on gas or EHU .,
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so who uses which heater? 4 years 8 months ago #353039

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abi 2 wrote:
have truma with blown air, it works fine on gas or EHU .,
same here although we tend not to use the van when it really cold more often than not the blown air is used to cool the van down rather than heat it, if it gets chilly during the spring or autumn nights I usually flick the wall heater on for a couple of hours.

 
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so who uses which heater? 4 years 8 months ago #353040

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many thanks for all replies i'm getting a list of basic requirements for when we find our first van...

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so who uses which heater? 4 years 8 months ago #353041

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You may find price, age and layout dictate which heating system you end up with.
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so who uses which heater? 4 years 8 months ago #353042

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hi,
the price i am going to have to pay to get what i want is increasing all the time it seems...

never do today what you can put off until tomorrow..
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so who uses which heater? 4 years 8 months ago #353043

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We are quite happy with our Truma hot air system.  Think you will find more caravans fitted with this than anything else.
Outfit:- Elddis Crusader Storm and; Kia Sorento. Joys of Caravanning Website www.joysofeuopeancaravanning.co.uk
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