Thermal tests push Coachman to the limit to keep Caravanners cosy

Thermal tests push Coachman to the limit to keep Caravanners cosy

While many caravanners this year may have stayed at hoThat’s because stringent new tests show Coachman models far exceed industry standards for warming up and retaining heat, meaning temperatures could plummet way below zero before owners of the award-winning caravans began to feel the cold.

That’s because stringent new tests show Coachman models far exceed industry standards for warming up and retaining heat, meaning temperatures could plummet way below zero before owners of the award-winning caravans began to feel the cold.

Coachman was the first caravan manufacturer to use the newly opened Truma Climate Centre in Burton upon Trent, an advanced testing facility operated by the specialist in heating equipment for caravans and motorhomes.

Truma put Coachman’s new Pastiche 520/4 in its state-of-the-art cold chamber and chilled the caravan to -15C, leaving all doors, windows and hatches open to ensure the vehicle was fully “soaked” in cold air. After 10 hours, doors and windows were closed and the caravan’s Truma Combi heating system turned on.

Almost 90 minutes before the target time of four hours, the Pastiche 520/4 was warmed to 20 degrees ambient, proving that Coachman’s outstanding insulation is among the best in the industry.

Industry standards rank caravans and motorhomes on thermal performance, with Grade 1 being no heating at all, and Grade 3 meaning the van can reach 20 degrees from -15 degrees in four hours.

Coachman’s commercial director, Matjaz Korosec, said: “Testing is in the DNA of our business, so we jumped at the chance to conduct this research at Truma and show we build the best caravans in the UK.

“The recent cold weather has meant a disappointing start to the touring season, but at least Coachman owners can be confident that they’ll stay snug and warm in their caravans.”

Posted: 25/04/2013 Other News

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