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Old 05-29-2018, 05:01 PM   #1
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A new heater from Truma, gas powered with night fan speed. https://www.truma.com/int/en/product...oheat-eco.html
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Impressively low electrical consumption (0.65 amps @ 12v) when running at the Level-1 quiet mode with 4300 Btu/h output.
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Old 05-29-2018, 11:14 PM   #3
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Just to make it clear to anyone who is looking for a gas/gasoline/petrol heater, this is a gas/propane heater. Gas means a lot of different things to different people.
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Just to make it clear to anyone is looking for a gas/gasoline/petrol heater, this is a gas/propane heater. Gas means a lot of different things to different people.
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Yeah... my first thought was... gasoline or propane?

Should I presume that they mean propane?

Could it be easily switched out with a Suburban?

Inquiring minds want to know...
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Yeah... my first thought was... gasoline or propane?

Should I presume that they mean propane?

Could it be easily switched out with a Suburban?

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Yes, propane.

It is self contained and ducting for the intake and exhaust air for heating is optional so it would work in terms of function but it may not be small enough to fit in the Suburban form factor. If it fits then it looks like it might work. Intake and exhaust for the burner air uses a small duct with a small intake/outlet similar to what you see on other Truma systems which could be mounted on a replacement panel for the Suburban outside cover.
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Propane or butane

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15.7" x 11.2" x 4.8"

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Just to make it clear to anyone who is looking for a gas/gasoline/petrol heater, this is a gas/propane heater. Gas means a lot of different things to different people.

Put me also in the group that immediately thought gasoline. Wishful thinking, I guess.

Good call thanks for the clarification!
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It definitely looks like a better option than the Suburban for a heating system without hot water. I don’t know how big a price difference there is but I can’t imagine that owners would want a Suburban any more if they could get this.
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Sorry for the “gas” confusion. Based on BBQ's dimensions above 15.7" x 11.2" x 4.8" it should fit into existing Suburban installations. If I had a Suburban this replacement for Truma would be a high priority project. This unit could be quieter than Espar D2!
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Sorry for the “gas” confusion. Based on BBQ's dimensions above 15.7" x 11.2" x 4.8" it should fit into existing Suburban installations. If I had a Suburban this replacement for Truma would be a high priority project. This unit could be quieter than Espar D2!
That 11.2” dimension for the Truma doesn’t include the intake/exhaust duct that needs to connect on the side of the unit. I don’t think it is going to fit in a space where there was a Suburban unless there is a bigger free area available above or to the side inside the cabinets where the Suburban is located. The link in the first post leads to a download of the installation instructions...
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That 11.2” dimension for the Truma doesn’t include the intake/exhaust duct that needs to connect on the side of the unit. I don’t think it is going to fit in a space where there was a Suburban unless there is a bigger free area available above or to the side inside the cabinets where the Suburban is located. The link in the first post leads to a download of the installation instructions...
Indeed, a retrofit could be complex, it would depend on specific situation. For a DIY it would be easy but Truma Combi could be even easier.
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Indeed, a retrofit could be complex, it would depend on specific situation. For a DIY it would be easy but Truma Combi could be even easier.

It can also be installed with duct going directly to the side of the van instead of through the floor.
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