VW Trident Water Heater options

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VW Trident Water Heater options

Post by zeberdy on Sat Feb 25, 2017 10:07 am

Hi All,  

Having just purchased a VW Trident that is not fitted with the optional Cascade Rapide GE water heater or similar I wondered what Trident/Trooper perhaps Topaz owners do for hot water other than boil the kettle ?

Perhaps anyone who owns a vehicle with a water heater I would be interested to know where it is located and the flue is positioned. 

Also how efficient is the water heater ?

Many Thanks

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Re: VW Trident Water Heater options

Post by Alf on Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:09 am

We carry 2 large Stainless Steel Flasks,  we use and refill as required. Last job at night is to fill with boiling water ready for the morning, its a chore you become used to.

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Re: VW Trident Water Heater options

Post by KMRTOPAZ on Sun Feb 26, 2017 12:28 am

In our 2005 Topaz the Truma (gas/240v) heater is located close to the offside wall under the side bench.  The air supply/ exhaust vent is immediately adjacent through the side wall.
It's very efficient in both modes.
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Re: VW Trident Water Heater options

Post by biffobear on Tue Feb 28, 2017 7:59 pm

I used a kettle like you in my pop top Montana but not much fun so I bought a stand alone gas water heater from Towsure in Halsowen but it's a bit of a performance to get it up and running as it needs a supply of Water, gas and 12v. But great for alfresco showering So I'm going to fit a truma T2 water heater that uses the heat from the space heater blower plus a low wattage emersion heater element (230v EHU) via a small Honda 1kw EUi genny if no one is to close (noise) will fit it in the summer all being well. Trouble is it will still mean standing outside to shower.  The reason for no water heater on my A/S is there is no side wall to vent the burner as the Montana has 2 sliding rear doors which cover the rear wings when open and would proberly not clear the vent.  At least I think that's the reason. I expect there is a water heater now that vents through the floor just like a Propex space heater.
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