Important information about the new Truma App release in March 2018

Integrate your Alde heater into the iNet System

Good news for Alde heater users. From April 2018, you will be able to integrate the Alde compact 3020 HE with new control panel into the Truma iNet System. All you have to do is connect the heater to the iNet Box.

  • This is great news above all for campers who use or would like to use a Truma air conditioning system or Truma LevelControl. You can now conveniently use all devices via the iNet System. From controlling the heater and air conditioning to using the automatic climate control and checking the gas level, all it takes is a single app.
  • The new version of the Truma App will be available from March 2018.

Important: Deactivate the automatic update function

  • Previously, Truma App users could download new releases to their smart phone and still have two months to install the new firmware onto the iNet Box via Bluetooth.
  • For the new update, the complexity of the project forced us to suspend this rule. This means that the two-month time frame does not apply for this release. You must update both your app and the iNet Box with the new firmware simultaneously.
  • If you have automatic updates activated in the Truma App, please deactivate this function and switch to manual updates. This will allow you to decide when you wish to install the update.
  • Otherwise, the app will perform the update automatically. If there is no Bluetooth connection to your iNet Box at this time, it will not be possible to update the firmware. The iNet Box will then no longer function until the new firmware is installed.
  • This is particularly important for campers who have parked their vehicle outside Bluetooth range and wish to use the iNet System.
  • For the next releases, the two-month time frame will apply as usual.

Do you have any questions? The Truma Service team will be happy to help.

Truma Service at Christmas and New Year

If the worst comes to the worst, we’ll be there for you

“Truma Service is where our customers need us – even on bank holidays”, says Service Manager Michael Suckart. Once again, Truma Service technicians will be available at six camp sites in Germany, Austria and Italy from 23 to 31 December 2017. They will service surrounding camp sites from these six locations. “Our products are very reliable and durable, but there may be the occasional problem. If the heating breaks down, your holiday is ruined. This is why Truma Service has been offering assistance over the Christmas and New Year period for many years. Our service technicians are on call at the most important winter camp sites to provide assistance if necessary. In this way, we make sure that our customers can enjoy carefree holidays.” The Truma experts not only repair appliances, they also answer questions and provide advice about all our products:

  • Naturcampingpark Isarhorn, 82481 Mittenwald, Germany
  • Camping Grüntensee, 87497 Wertach, Germany
  • Camping Bankenhof, 79856 Hinterzarten am Titisee, Germany
  • Eurocamp Wilder Kaiser, 6345 Kössen, Austria
  • Erlebnis Comfort Camping Aufenfeld, 6274 Aschau, Austria
  • Caravan Park Sexten, 39030 Sexten, Italy

Truma Service can be reached on the central service number +49 (0) 89-46 17 20 20 as follows:

Truma Service Helpline
24 to 26 Dec. 2017 and 30 to 31 Dec. 2017 from 8:00 am to 2:00 pm (emergency service).
27 to 29 Dec. 2017 from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm.

Truma Service workshop
From 27 to 29 December 2017, the workshop is staffed from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

On 1 January 2018 Truma Service is not available, from 2 January 2018, the normal service times from Monday to Friday, 8:00 am to 6:00 pm will apply.

Winter service also in Switzerland
An emergency service is also available in the Swiss Alpine regions from 24 to 31 December 2017. Winter campers can contact the Truma Service Partners directly or the Truma importer Selzam AG.

Grisons region / Canton of Grisons
Camper Huus, Felsenaustr. 41, 7000 Chur
Tel.: +41 81 284 64 79
Mobile: +41 79 350 85 86
Contact: Roland Meier

Rhone Valley region / Canton of Valais
Caravan-Service Siegenthaler, Walligrundstr. 32, 3930 Eyholz
Tel.: +41 27 946 23 07
Contact: Kurt Siegenthaler
Note: workshop service only

Central Switzerland region / Canton of Lucerne
Arber Caravans, Sagenwaldstrasse 26, 6033 Buchrain
Tel.: +41 41 448 28 28
Mobile: +41 79 777 57 70
Contact: Ueli Arber
Note: workshop service only

Bernese Highlands region / Canton of Bern
PWT Plüss Wohnmobil Technik, Gummweg 112, 3612 Steffisburg
Tel.: +41 33 437 48 68
Contact: Bernhard Plüss

Swiss Plateau region
KHC Service GmbH, Grenzstrasse 20a, 5525 Fischbach-Göslikon
Tel.: +41 76 589 57 79
Contact: Martin Debald
Note: Mobile service partner

Truma Importer
Selzam AG, Harzachstrasse 8, 8404 Winterthur
Service number: +41 900 085 085
Contact: Alois Haueis

Important safety information

Replacement of the Truma gas outdoor socket and two gas valves

During the course of its quality assurance Truma has established that there may be leaks in the Truma gas outdoor socket and two gas removal valves. This only affects products with a yellow handle cap and the following codes below:

This can cause gas to leak uncontrollably from the affected products. In unfavourable circumstances this can lead to gas deflagration and injuries. We have not heard of such a case yet.

As a manufacturer of premium products, Truma attaches great importance to supplying reliable and safe products. The safety and well-being of our customers is our top priority which is why, to avoid any risk, we and our supplier have decided to replace all affected products. The probability that campers will encounter this fault is very low; nevertheless we would ask them to take the following precautions:

  • Ensure that the gas system is immediately turned off. To do this, close the cylinders and/or the gas tank or the external gas supply. If the external gas socket is connected to a separate shut-off valve (e.g. on the so-called valve block), you only need to close this shut-off valve.
  • If there is an awning, ensure good ventilation.
  • Check the code below the yellow handle cap (picture 1 below). To do this, you may have to turn the ring to read the code. Ensure that there are no ignition sources nearby during the inspection.
  • If your product has a code between …01.2016… and …01.2017…, please contact your dealer, a Truma Service Partner or the Truma Service Centre for a free replacement. The products may only be replaced by trained personnel; this process does not take very long. Do not use the gas system again or re-open the separate shut-off valve (e.g. on the so-called valve block) until the parts have been replaced!
  • If your product has a different code than those in the table above, the gas system is safe to use again.

 If you have any questions, please contact us

Truma Service Centre
E-Mail: service@truma.com

Telephone +49 (0)89 46 17- 20 20

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Movers for caravans: what is important

You finally arrive at your holiday destination after a long journey. Now all you want to do is get the caravan set up and relax. If you want to position your caravan manually, you will need patience and high levels of physical strength. However, if you have a mover, you can simply manoeuvre your caravan safely into the correct position by remote control.

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The benefits of a manoeuvring tool

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No more empty gas cylinders

Gas cylinders have the annoying habit of becoming empty in the middle of the night. You can put a stop to this with the Truma DuoControl CS which automatically switches from the empty operating cylinder to the reserve.

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The Truma dual-cylinder gas pressure regulator automatically switches to the reserve cylinder. The integrated crash sensor allows you to operate the gas system safely even when on the road.

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Make optimum use of your air conditioning system in the caravan

With an air conditioning system from Truma you can always have exactly the temperature you want inside your vehicle. It is not only the cooling output that counts, there is another function of the air conditioning system that is equally as important: it can dehumidify the air reliably. The higher the room temperature, the lower the humidity should be, because the body can discharge excess heat much more easily when the room air is dry. A high level of humidity often feels oppressive.  The temperature and humidity level are perfectly aligned in all air conditioning systems from Truma.

Truma_Klimaanlage_optimal_nutzen_1000x750Even if the weather is tropical outside, you should only cool down your motorhome or caravanmoderately. Experts recommend only cooling the temperature by around six degrees. This even applies when it is 35°C in the shade. If the temperature difference between the inside and the outside is too large, then this can lead to circulatory problems and illness.

Here are more tips:

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Controlling heating systems and air conditioning systems via the Truma App

Want to turn on the Truma Combi heater whilst you are still on the ski slope so you can return to a warm vehicle? The Truma iNet System makes it possible. You can even (remote) control Truma air conditioning systems via a smartphone or tablet – for instance, when you are on the beach or out hiking. The new  Truma air conditioning control ensures a constant temperature in the motorhome  and coordinates the heater and air conditioning systems perfectly.

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The heart of this system is the Truma iNet Box. It is the central control unit of the system and enables communication between the Truma App and the Truma devices. When near the vehicle, all commands can be issued completely free of charge via Bluetooth, and if you are further away by means of SMS. Continue reading

Air conditioning control ensures a constant temperature in your leisure vehicle

Überzeugen Sie sich vom digitalen Komfort: Ob beim Städtetrip oder beim Wandern – mit einem Fingerwisch steuern Sie Ihre Truma Klimaanlage.

There is no way of knowing what the weather will be like. Not even in Italy. Being able to control your air conditioning system means you can cope whatever the temperature. The Truma iNet Box acts as a central control unit linked to the networked Truma devices.

It forms the interface to the Truma Combi and the air conditioning systems, and also enables the devices to communicate with each other.  The new air conditioning control function controls the system via the Truma App. The digital control panel CP plus – iNet ready coordinates the Truma air conditioning system and the Combi heater perfectly. Continue reading

SolarSet 23: Protecting the battery against deep discharging

A reliable power supply is imperative if you want to make sure manoeuvring your caravan with the Truma Mover® is possible at any time. In conjunction with the Mover® PowerSet, the Truma SolarSet 23 protects the battery of the Truma Mover® against deep discharging. The set also maintains the voltage in the battery, even when it is overcast outside.

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Truma Solarset

It is important to keep the battery of the Truma Mover® PowerSet fully charged because the SolarSet23 is only suitable for maintaining the charging level. The Truma BC10 charger is ideal for gentle charging. 

Deep discharging and its consequences

The battery has deep discharged, if the battery voltage drops below 10.8 Volt, i.e. more capacity has been drawn from the battery than allowed. The battery capacity should not drop below 70 percent; this ensures a long service life that is measured in charging cycles.

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