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Truma retrofit? (news about current builds)

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Sep 07, 2022 7:42 pm
by mscalpello (deleted)
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Hi
We have an Ocean drive on order and think it will be one of the last to be built. Spoke to dealer today and was told that it will be coming with a gas only Truma heater because Eriba canít get the parts?
Assuming this is true Iím not overly keen on using gas heating (it doesnít play well with my Asthma for starters). Obviously not a lot I can do about it at the moment, but would it be possible at a later date to retrofit a dual gas/electric heater?
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RE: Truma retrofit? (news about current builds)

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Sep 07, 2022 7:52 pm
by chezmart | 181 Posts

Yes you can buy and retrofit the Ultraheat element and control to the existing heater quite easily.
I have done this on our Troll and previous Familia.


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RE: Truma retrofit? (news about current builds)

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Sep 07, 2022 7:53 pm
by Aaron Calder | 3.732 Posts

I fitted an electric element in mine, fortunately it already had the blown air system installed. It wasn't difficult.


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RE: Truma retrofit? (news about current builds)

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Sep 07, 2022 11:13 pm
by JohnE | 576 Posts

The Truma Ultraheat (30403-02) is now discontinued although a few suppliers do have old stock of complete units.

Spares are still available in good supply.

I'll update here as soon as I have any further info.


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RE: Truma retrofit? (news about current builds)

in Anything Eriba-related Thu Sep 08, 2022 9:30 am
by Aaron Calder | 3.732 Posts

Thanks, John.


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RE: Truma retrofit? (news about current builds)

in Anything Eriba-related Thu Sep 08, 2022 10:13 am
by Poptop320 | 2.595 Posts

It seems odd that that Truma have discontinued making the Ultraheat kit, there must be thousands of owners out there like myself who will eventually need some kind of repair?
I very rarely use gas, I mainly use the ultraheat element.

If you can still buy the kits can your dealer not retrospectively fit it for you, when I bought my first Familia 320 Automotive leisure fitted one for me before It was delivered.


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RE: Truma retrofit? (news about current builds)

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Oct 05, 2022 12:39 pm
by Old Rocker | 478 Posts

A long search of the internet and look what landed this .morning!!!!
Available from Reimo Germany. The order eventually went through via their UK agents UK Leisure parts
JohnE you have an e mail🤗👍
Good luck to anyone else searching

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RE: Truma retrofit? (news about current builds)

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Oct 05, 2022 1:03 pm
by Old Rocker | 478 Posts

This is the site I used, says they have 8 left

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RE: Truma retrofit? (news about current builds)

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Oct 05, 2022 3:45 pm
by Magpie | 670 Posts

[quote=""|p99879]Hi
We have an Ocean drive on order and think it will be one of the last to be built. Spoke to dealer today and was told that it will be coming with a gas only Truma heater because Eriba canít get the parts?

That's not good. The heater chunks through gas and after all you're paying for the electicity already when on EHU. The 'Electric auxilliary heating' option still appears on the configurator for the new (2023) models. Can you say who the dealer is?


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RE: Truma retrofit? (news about current builds)

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Oct 05, 2022 4:04 pm
by Old Rocker | 478 Posts

Reimo Germany see above for the site I used


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RE: Truma retrofit? (news about current builds)

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Oct 05, 2022 4:35 pm
by Magpie | 670 Posts

Quote: Magpie wrote in post #9
[quote=""|p99879]Hi
We have an Ocean drive on order and think it will be one of the last to be built. Spoke to dealer today and was told that it will be coming with a gas only Truma heater because Eriba canít get the parts?

That's not good. The heater chunks through gas and after all you're paying for the electicity already when on EHU. The 'Electric auxilliary heating' option still appears on the configurator for the new (2023) models. Can you say who the dealer is?




Sorry, I meant the caravan dealer.


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RE: Truma retrofit? (news about current builds)

in Anything Eriba-related Wed Oct 05, 2022 7:07 pm
by Old Rocker | 478 Posts

We bought our 2022 Troll from Leisure First but the ultraheat wasn't available to be fitted as requested. I searched and managed to source the Ultraheat seperately to be fitted later


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RE: Truma retrofit? (news about current builds)

in Anything Eriba-related Fri Oct 14, 2022 10:22 am
by Magpie | 670 Posts

Out of interest I contacted Truma and received the following replyI, 'The Ultraheat is still a current product, with no plans to discontinue'.


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RE: Truma retrofit? (news about current builds)

in Anything Eriba-related Fri Oct 14, 2022 11:04 am
by Simboc2004 | 603 Posts

Can you fit an Ultraheat element to a 2005 Truma gas heater? Do you have to have the blown heating installed? We don't have that. I currently carry an 800 watt oil filled radiator to use on sites, but would love not to have to carry something extra...


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RE: Truma retrofit? (news about current builds)

in Anything Eriba-related Sat Oct 15, 2022 11:11 am
by Ray Lawrence | 664 Posts

I looked at this conversion before and came to the conclusion that the payback period over gas was far too long for me. You can buy an awful lot of extra gas for £350!
I currently get through about 2 x 6kg cylinders a year, most of which goes on fridge and cooking. A quick blast of the heater on cold mornings for 5 minutes and maybe a bit more on a cold evening.

Different I guess for those that camp through the winter though.

You also need to factor in the cost of EHU which is becoming extortionate!


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