Truma, here’s why we change heating system but stick with gas

December 18, 2023 – Living on a dated motorhome, routine maintenance – or even extraordinary maintenance, unfortunately – is not enough: after 18 years, on-board systems are not always repairable. That’s what happened with the Truma Trumatic E4000 heating system installed on Falkor, which for the past four years has for most of the time operated at full capacity, as befits an instrument serving a fulltimer.

At the gates of winter, the heater finally gave up, and after two radical attempts to solve the problem, I decided on a total replacement. And also to stay on a gas heating system without switching to diesel.

In this video I explain what the problem was, how I am going to solve it, and why I have stuck with a gas-based system. Which, incidentally, is a 3.7 kW Truma VarioHeat comfort. I owe heartfelt thanks to Truma for their concrete assistance in dealing with this breakdown and to Ferrario Camper in Milan for their patience and helpfulness over the past few weeks.

Enjoy the video!


Paolo Galvani

Nato nel 1964, è giornalista professionista dal 1990 e imprenditore dal 2007. Si occupa di tecnologia dalla fine degli Anni '80, prima come giornalista poi come traduttore specializzato, e da circa tre decenni ama girare in camper. Dalla fine di maggio del 2019 è diventato "fulltimer". A luglio 2019 ha lanciato il blog

Born in 1964, he has been a professional journalist since 1990 and an entrepreneur since 2007. He has been involved in technology since the end of the 1980s, first as a journalist and then as a specialized translator, and for about three decades he has loved traveling in a motorhome. Since the end of May 2019 he has become a "fulltimer". In July 2019 he launched the blog