Reactions of HelmoTherm®3 usres
Dear Mr van der Helm,
It was some 3 years ago since I first read about the HelmoTherm®3
system in the KCK magazine. I was interested, but was still in doubt to
but another caravan. Besides I found the investment of great
importance, 955,-- euro (redactional: 5 meter package) for an update of
the heating system is quite something. When I met you on the Caravan
2002 with a demonstration installation and after exchanging some pieces
of information, I was largely convinced.
My wife and I would go on our winter sports holiday in January for the
first time in our new bought (Hobby) caravan. Till that time we always
stayed in lodgings, but since we where fresh retired we had time on our
hands and wished to experience the accommodation of the caravan. This
fact was one of the deciding factors for buying the HelmoTherm®3
package, because a comfortable heated caravan is a must.
I have worked with a lot of joy on installing the package. had to
improvise a few times from the delivered, standard schematics for
installation due to hatches of a water tank that were in the way. But
after good telephone consultation with you it all worked out fine.I was
not in a hurry when installing and I can say that it all looks very
And then the time came to try the heating in the cold. In mid January
we went to Austria and stayed there for a month under a variety of
weather conditions. The heating? Perfect! My wife a notorious shivery
type was quite cynical until the purchase, but was promptly convinced
with the amount of gained comfort. We both are very enthusiast about
the good heat spread en the pleasant feeling of the heat screen between
back and window when we sit in the sitting area.
For now there is nothing else for us to say than: We recommend it!
Specially for caravan people who go out in the early spring, winter
and/or the late autumn!
Another reaction !!!!!
Dear Mr van der Helm,
Enclosed the letter that one of our HelmoTherm®3
users send us.
Camperbouw Holland B.V.
Build: Camperbouw Holland B.V.
Truma Heating/Boiler C 3402
Here is our experience/story on the HelmoTherm®3
During our first trip in January 2003, we were pleased with the
heating. Even in Lapland (the North of Sweden) at temperatures below 30
degrees centigrade, we sat nice and warm in our camper.
We felt the heat up time was a bit long, but we solved that with an
extra heat outflow under the table, which makes the heat up time a lot
shorter. Would it be possible to speed up the fan of the heating, this
would also reduce the heat up time? (Redactional: no, fan speed adjusts
Once the camper has reached the set temperature, the temperature is
preserved very well. We are looking forward to our next trip to Sweden.
Lisbeth & Roel
Another reaction !!!!!
On a sunny Sunday we sit in front of our 'kerfje' (Redactional: Caravan
type Kip Grey Line 47 TRZ) and our only goal is to do as little as
possible and to just enjoy a nice day off. You know how that goes, have
a chat with a fellow camper; 'If we are satisfied with the heating in
our caravan?' Since we've known Aad for years we carefully give a
slightly evasive answer, yes, it doable. 'You must be missing your
Fair is fair, that was as true as possible, in our old caravan we had
Primus fluid heating, but now we didn't. The current heating Truma 3002
series wit 'hot' (ahem) air ring heating does work, but halfway the
ring the effect of the hot air is close to none.
It is easier to get heated fluid on the spot where it is needed, it
stays warm for a longer period of time and the transport of fluids
makes less sound. All together these are the big advantages of HelmoTherm®3
We did knew that for some time, but we didn't feel confident if we
where up to all the hassle, the mess in the caravan and then there was
the question, could we do it ourselves? When the outside temperature
asks for heating and you find the temperature on standing height is 26
degrees, on sit height 21 degrees and the floor is 21 degrees (the well
know hot-head with cold feet effect) then your caravan screams for Aad
to help you.
On that sunny Sunday, Aad stands in front of us: 'OK we are about to
. The installation is not really difficult, it's
all about READING and then step-by-step construction. Don't think, that
is something as easy as cake, it takes some time specially for non
We did the job in 2 afternoons, the first afternoon we did one half of
the caravan, i.e. we put the convectors in the seats, the heat
exchanger with the fluid canister in the closet and off course cleaning
everything up. The second afternoon we placed the convectors under the
bed and fixed the hose through the toilet and kitchen. We also placed
the second convector. We removed 40% of the existing air hoses because
they where not that effective at all. We could use the existing
doorstep at the door, we only had to unscrew the insect screen (6
After all the convectors etc. where connected the only thing left to do
was connecting the 12 Volt pump and filling the system with fluid. We
didn't feel good about that, but Aad would help with that. In advance
he told us that it would take 5 to 10 minutes to fill and bleed the
system. And indeed we filled the system with an ordinary 12 Volt water
pump, as a result there was not much air to bleed, after which we could
do a test-run with the heating. After 10 minutes we where drinking a
nice glass of wine in a comfortably heated caravan.
Ad en Els Blanker