March '17

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rv-pro.com March 2017 • RV PRO • 71 Don't Get Lost in the Wilderness. Find News & Business Solutions at RV-PRO.com Find answers and stay up-to-date with daily news for the RV professional at rv-pro.com Sign up for the newsletter to receive daily news, videos, blogs and more! by a certain number of degrees," he says. "The real problem is some of these systems don't have the BTU (British Thermal Unit) capacity to maintain that." Using diesel also has meant that hydronic systems are most-com- monly found in diesel-powered Class A motorhomes, although Johnson says the systems also can be utilized in towables and smaller gasoline-powered motorized units. "We've put quite a few hydronic systems in towables," he says. "All you have to do is put a tank for diesel in there, a small tank. We put those in place when the units are being built." Nor are hydronic systems the only furnace-that-also-heats-water option out on the market. Truma Corp., with offices in Elkhart, Ind., offers three different devices under the Combi name that provide warm air for heating, as well as the option of hot water heated through the heat exchanger in the device. Mark Howlett, Truma's senior vice president for business development, says the concept behind the Combi was developed Truma touts the AquaGo tankless water heating system for providing instant hot water at every tap, for keeping the temperature constant (no scalding), for its easy winterization and for its decalcification technology that extends life and maintains performance.

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