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I've been testing the Truma continuous hot water system in our new RV for two months now. We have always liked the "idea" of continuous hot water in an RV - but the available systems left something to be desired. Mostly, you had to fiddle with them too much for our requirements. The Truma has overcome most of the issues with using the continuous hot water systems in RVs.

 

My complete test report is HERE.

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Nice write up Jack. Before the Truma, were you primarily using propane for hot water? And if so how much of a drop in propane usage did you see because of not having a system that had to keep the water hot all the time? How large is your propane tank? I'm assuming that you get refilled from a truck since it would be a bit of a pain to take your rig to be filled. I've also been reluctant to invest in any of the current systems available because of all the negatives. This might be the one.

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Nice write up Jack. Before the Truma, were you primarily using propane for hot water? And if so how much of a drop in propane usage did you see because of not having a system that had to keep the water hot all the time? How large is your propane tank? I'm assuming that you get refilled from a truck since it would be a bit of a pain to take your rig to be filled. I've also been reluctant to invest in any of the current systems available because of all the negatives. This might be the one.

Honestly, I cannot tell you how much less/more propane we use. The usage is minimal, for sure, because it is hard to determine exactly how much I'm using. To me it is simply not a factor, given that it is hard to measure.

 

Our trailer uses two 40 lb bottles. I don't seem to be filling them any differently than in the past. Either more, or less. But it is hard to really put an exact number on it - because cooking and heating comes out of the same bottles. Bottom line for ME: propane usage is not a factor.

 

Linda, I believe the MSRP on the unit I have is $1200.....but I have to confirm that. Of course actual pricing will be quite a bit lower. I think they are in the $900 range on the New Horizons options sheet.....I'll have to look it up.

 

Glenn, I've asked Truma for a list of retail dealers.....

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Ok, I verified the price with Truma - the Comfort is $1199 MSRP.

 

The dealer network is available on their website...simply put in your country origin. There are about 25 dealers across the US/Canada at the moment, and more are being added. Of course, the unit is also available in many new RVs, including select Winnebago lines. And also in New Horizons.

 

There is no retail market at the moment - it MUST be dealer installed. No DIY.

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Get a dealer to order it for you and hand it over for you to install.

 

I can understand not wanting to ship to individuals but once their volume and name recognition goes up they may start using a distributor and or catalog sales places.

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Get a dealer to order it for you and hand it over for you to install.

 

I can understand not wanting to ship to individuals but once their volume and name recognition goes up they may start using a distributor and or catalog sales places.

Yes, I believe that is the way it will go, Stan. For now they have all they can handle getting a dealer network up and running.....and they are primarily targeting OEM sales, as you would expect.

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  • 2 months later...

UPDATE:

 

I thought it might be useful for a followup report on our experiences with the Truma.

 

In a nutshell.....I have nothing negative to report. It operates exactly like you would hope it would, under all conditions we have encountered. No change from what is noted in the test report. We are 100% satisfied. I've never used a continuous hot water heater that operated this well. (The only exception to that would be the Aqua Hot, which is combination hot water and heat. It operates very well.).

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