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#1 mike5100


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Posted 19 June 2013 - 04:55 PM

I know the alde is the bees knees and if we go for the astella that's what's fitted as standard, but I can't quite work out what a Truma 3004 is.  This is what's fitted to the Adora range but is it just a 'fire' that relies on radiant heat from a central point? or is there some pipework system that distributes the heat round the caravan.  I think there must be ducts for the warm air to blow to various parts of the Adora, but I have seen some posts suggesting that there are convectors at certain points too.

If the Truma has noisy air blown round the caravan I think it would keep my wife awake.  I'm Ok because I would be wearing my earplugs :-)


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Posted 19 June 2013 - 05:11 PM

Hi Mike.


I would go for the alde heating, as its a far superior heating system to the truma blow air . But  in saying that our last van had the blown air and was a good heating system . The fan blows the heat through pipes to different areas of the van and the fan is adjustable so shouldnt keep you awake at night, ours didnt. The Alde system works on the same principle as your radiator heating at home and is programable. In my opinion i would go for the van with Alde.



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Posted 19 June 2013 - 05:44 PM

+1 for Alde :)

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:03 PM

Alde all the way

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 06:17 PM

Agree, we have Alde heating in the Clubman, however with the island bed positioned right next to the heater pump it is slightly noisy. It is very efficient when up to temperature, and the boost for the hot water is excellent for a great shower.

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Posted 19 June 2013 - 10:16 PM

have a adora with blown heat and no probs also you can blow cold air around the van  incase off heat wave lol alde is good but not instant and the cool air blower i dont know ?

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 06:03 AM

BUT no control over water temperature when the heating is running, hot water CAN get scalding hot, be careful if you have children.

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 07:15 AM

having sold my adora with the blow heating and moved over to elddis that has alde heating i would go for the alde, of all the makes adria make the most of there blow heating and is just about as good as it gets with blow heating i found, alde heating in my opinion is way above blow heating, alde also has no cold spots in my caravan which is fantastic, just a shame i had to leave adria to get a top end 2 berth, Stu

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Posted 20 June 2013 - 07:32 AM

Alde definitely. If you want blown air too, get a fan!!!

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