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Motorhome in winter, The heating of the camper: trust me

The insulation of the camper can be more or less valid and efficient, but it's still there. This means that the interior can be heated and the heat maintained, perhaps some models "hold better than others", but this is not very important: your motorhome can deal with the cold . I don't want to get bogged down in a dissertation on heating systems, gas, diesel, air, radiators. That's not the aim of this article, everyone is fine, know that in any case you will be able to obtain and maintain a comfortable temperature.


The important thing is to keep the heater on in the camper at all times , both day and night.

And not only because maintaining the temperature, in terms of consumption, certainly costs less than switching it off and on again several times, but also because the air distribution system (I haven't taken into consideration old campers without ducting, also because the first what was done then was ... put the canalization) runs alongside the water one , and keeping the stove (and the ventilation in those systems that have the Trumatic 3000) always on prevents the water from freezing in the pipes , in the pump and in the any expansion vessel.


Motorhome in winter, The heating of the camper: trust me
Motorhome in winter, The heating of the camper: trust me

You will regulate the temperature according to your needs, higher when you are on board, lower when you are outside the camper, you will avoid excessive heat at night, so as not to dry the air too much and maintain good comfort, but you will never turn off the stove . A couple of reference temperatures? 20 degrees during the day when inside, 15 at night.

Don't worry, camper stoves and boilers are safe , have a sealed combustion chamber (there are no open or semi-open flames inside the camper) and wall or ceiling smoke outlet ducts . As with the other systems in the cell, periodic checks by our trusted assistance center will help keep the gas system, boiler and heating efficient and safe .


The adjustment of the vents , both in terms of opening and orientation, is important, make sure that the distribution is as homogeneous as possible , so as to get the flow to even the most distant vent. If there is an area of ​​the camper that you want to heat more, such as the kids' bunk beds, adjust the vents that serve that area so that they emit a good flow of warm air. In any case, avoid completely closing the vents in the circuit , especially the last ones, the air must vent well, otherwise the stove could go into protection lockout due to excessive temperature (generally nothing serious, just wait a few minutes for the stove to cool down and then turn it back on). I recommend: leavea slightly open roof window to reduce the formation of condensation inside the cell. To those who have the Truma Combi, both 4000 and 6000, I remember the old trick of the clothes peg (yes, the one for clothes) to be placed on the lower edge of the fireplace on the wall, to avoid the formation of ice stalactite on the side of the camper.


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