Aquahot Gen-1 Combo Heater
Airxcel's Aquahot division has introduced the Gen-1 combination furnace / hot water system to compete with Truma's Combi models. Similar to Combi the Gen-1 is a single compact unit with four hot air vent connections and 10 liter hot water capacity.
Although similar in appearance and mounting configuration to Truma, the Gen-1 will be offered in Propane, Gasoline, and Diesel fired units in the North American market. Truma offers a Diesel Combi unit in Europe but only propane fired versions in North America.
Gen-1's liquid fuel (diesel, gas) variants provide a new option for Class B upfitters seeking a propane-free all-electric design. Elwell's Timberline combo heating system had been the only such recent option in the OEM marketplace. Gen-1's unitary design should be easier to install and potentially less costly, whereas Timberline is more complex but offers a greater variety of component placement options.