New goods and models have been released throughout time. At the same time, new control panels are introduced, and people find that many visitors fail to understand how their caravan hot water system operates. This article will teach you how to run hot water systems in newer and older caravans. This post is about more than just how to utilise hot water control panels; that is a big part. It’ll also go through how to prepare and set up your caravan or motorhome before trying to run the hot water system. First, go over the installation and functioning of a hot water system.
How to Install and Operate a Truma Water Heater
The Truma Ultrastore hot water system is commonly encountered on’ older’ caravans. It’s a 10-litre water boiler that may be powered by a gas bottle (LPG) or a mains connection given by your pitch (if available). This feature is now standard on all new caravans and motorhomes.
Caravans in the low to the mid-price range are typical. In today’s caravans and motorhomes, a Combi Truma boiler or a wet hot/heating water system is standard. Digital display control panels are extensively used in today’s systems.
The Truma CP Control Panels: How to Use Them
A Truma Combi boiler, rather than the Ultrastore water heater, may be found in a more recent camper or motorhome. As a result of the update, a new control panel was created. The issue with the CP-25 was that the screen was relatively tiny. As a result, many customers had difficulty determining what hot water and space heating settings were programmed in. As a result, Truma decided to replace the CP-25 with the CP Plus.
Caravans with Alde Hot Water Heating
So, if no control panels resemble the hot water control panel in your camper or motorhome, you’re probably dealing with an Alde system. Since 1949, Alde has manufactured hot water and moist heating systems for caravans and motorhomes.
However, their use in luxury caravans and motorhomes in the United Kingdom has only increased in the last decade. Alde specialises in hot water systems, including radiators or underfloor heating.
The Alde Touch-sensitive Control Panel Upgrade
Many visitors have Alde heating systems in their caravans or motorhomes and the earlier 3010-213 panel seen above. It is widely regarded as a difficult to use control panel. It might be challenging to know what hot water or space heating settings are in place and how to adjust them. Thus, there is a similar issue with the Truma CP-25 control panel. However, the older Alde control panel may be replaced with the current (far brighter) touch panel.
Thus, the information above explains how to get your caravan hot water system up and running. It might be challenging to grasp control panels for both Truma and Alde hot water systems because there have been various revisions. Aside from comprehending your hot water control panel, you must also consider your power supply. Is there enough electricity from the mains connection to run the hot water? Or do you need to use LPG to heat your water? Running the hot water system from a reusable gas bottle can make immense sense if you use your caravan/motorhome frequently and do a lot of wild camping.