Travel Trailer Enhanced With Aqua-Hot Hydronic Heating
September 1, 2019
Most travel trailers have some form of heat, but it tends to be loud, dry and inefficient. The 250P from Aqua-Hot Heating Systems is different. It's an ultra-compact hydronic solution that delivers whisper-quiet, residential-quality warmth and continuous hot water. This is why RV technical pro John Carrillo installed it in his 32' Grand Design Imagine travel trailer and couldn't be happier with the results.
Carrillo is no stranger to Aqua-Hot, having worked for the company for nine years before starting his own company, Heat My RV. But while he has a vested interest in the product, it's his personal experience that solidifies his commitment to the innovative heating solution.
After a year of near-continuous use, including a 13-degree evening in Flagstaff, Arizona, Carrillo found the comparison to forced air is like night and day. "I was as warm as can be on that night. The Aqua-Hot 250P is super-quiet, especially the burner, and running off of propane is a definite improvement over traditional systems."
The ultra-compact Aqua-Hot 250P delivers gentle currents of warm air, evenly circulated through the trailer via heat exchangers and/or in-floor radiant heating. 40,000 Btu/hr ensures there are no cold spots, even on the frostiest of mornings. Its compact size of 21.61" L x 12.45" W x 11.69" H and mere 84 lbs. makes it ideal to fit into even the smallest of RVs. To enhance the already luxurious environment, Carrillo is creating temperature zones in his trailer by installing separate thermostats for each of the five registers.
The other aspect of the Aqua-Hot 250P that Carrillo is enthusiastic about is the continuous 110–120° F hot water. Flowing at a rate of 1.5 gpm, it provides for virtually unlimited showering, a big selling feature for married couples, he notes.
Founded by John Carrillo in 2008, Heat My RV is an Aqua-Hot Mobile Authorized Service Center and Dealer. The company installs and repairs hydronic heating solutions for OEMs, service centers and owners at its Frederick, Colorado, headquarters and at major RV rallies. Its 2019 itinerary is at http://www.heatmyrv.com. An RVer who's frequently on the road.
Contact local dealers or Aqua-Hot Heating Systems, 7501 Miller Dr., Frederick, CO 80504. Toll free: 800-685-4298 or 303-651-5500.