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Old 03-28-2016, 05:42 AM   #15
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Hello!
Yes,,there are of course a German brand for RV-heating.
The main brand is "TRUMA", they make dpendable furnaces, but they require totally different "basics":
-10mm steel conected propane suply.
-total different thermostates (10 wires!)
-total different exhaust and airintake
-significant smaller diam. for airhoses and total different airoutlets
If you begin to change over to "german" appliances, it requires an enormous amount of cash to change them ALL (!), you can't just change "some", because of the dufferent pressure also (we use 50millibar, ni idea what that is in psi...)
The "power" of these TRUMA furnaces is very limited, the "very big" 4000e brings max. 3,3 kw (converted to BTU almost half if the NT30-SP.
Last but not least, a TRUMA 4000e cost 1450,00€ , without ANY hardware to install.
So, now you might understand, WHY i prefer to dtay with my SUBURBAN...!
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Old 03-28-2016, 09:06 AM   #16
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Sounds like you are between a rock and a hard place with your furnace problems. I hope you are able to get the parts you need here in the states, and have them sent to you to keep your units going. It sounds like that is still your best solution.

Oh, if we were only blessed with unlimited money.
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Old 03-29-2016, 10:48 PM   #17
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I was surprised at the virulent response to the use of a catalytic heater. Use your common sense. I know no one who runs a heater all night. I use it in the am for about 15 minutes to take off the morning chill. I couldn't care less about what mfg codes say. I do understand their logic. Just fit the equipment to your needs. I wish mfg'rs could design a refer to work then I may have more faith. All the best.


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Old 03-31-2016, 09:10 AM   #18
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Please remember to install a Carbon Monoxide Detector!
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Old 04-01-2016, 12:24 PM   #19
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Thumbs up Good Point!

Your so correct! I have had a carbon monoxide detector hard wired in from day one of ownership. It is something folks never talk about. This is why AIRFORUMS will never get old. Always give others options when restoring and the valuable help from those experienced, in this case life saving ideas.
See ya on the road this summer!
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Hi, I have a replacement nt30 for my 31' 73 sov. The original heater was an insert into a larger box with bottom vent. The new one is self contained and dies not have the 'bottom platform's therefore doesn't line up. Anyone build a platform? If so, what materials did you use? Assume some insulating foam board or something underneath. Lemme know what's the best option! Thanks
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