Good evening,Have recently made contact with JP in regards to whether they have developed there remote system yet?..On a separate note,was wondering how you did your curve...reason being mine isn't good and getting moaned at,so I thought I would ask you and that way I could achieve something.Shall await your kind reply.JP Combi Diesel Hot Air and Water Heater (Truma Copy?): As a few on this forum are currently building camper-vans I thought I would post this as an alternative form of Heating and Hot Water.
The JP heater looks to be a Truma copy or very close. Whilst the Truma Unit retails at a price that some may not wish to pay this Chinese version may be a good alternative and perhaps worth considering.
I took the plunge and bought one, however, I waited for a few months before posting this article as I wanted to test it and see for myself if it is as good as the manufacturer claims.
I know some Chinese suppliers don’t get good reviews but I have to say this looks to be a very well made unit, JP have been making vehicle heaters for over 20 years. So far its working great, I have had it for around 4 months and I cant fault it. It provides excellent heating, bags of hot water and is surprisingly quiet. I’ve connected it directly to my diesel tank, I am diesel and electric throughout and don’t use any LPG.
Gas or Diesel: You have the choice as JP make both. What is interesting is that the Truma Diesel version is a lot more expensive than their LPG version, if I am, not mistaken its about double the price. However the JP versions are the same price.
I decided on Diesel: Unfortunately LPG at the UK filling station is in decline, the distributors Autogas which is formed by Shell and Calor have already withdrawn a lot of their LPG services. You may find the following links https://www.filllpg.co.uk/ MyLPG (app) and www.drivelpg.co.uk useful for alternative sites.
Price: The price of the Truma (Diesel) is around £2500 depending on where you buy it. The JP Version (Diesel or LPG) is $950 (USD) Plus shipping.
Compatibility: The parts appear to be compatible (maybe identical) with the Truma. No doubt you would invalidate the Truma warranty but if anyone has a Truma heater out of warranty that needs parts then it may be worth finding out more.
I have already had people ask me about the JP Heater, the first person to ask me ended up buying one recently. I try to avoid putting links to my website in this forum but sometimes its unavoidable. The site doesn't promote any products, it cannot be found in google, I make zero from it and I dont include any personal email or contact details, its purely there to help, no more, no less. If you need info on A) where to buy? B) how long it takes to ship? C) what it costs? D) how to fit? E) how to connect a direct feed from your vehicle fuel tank to the heater?.... etc etc then the following links will cover these topics which are far too large to put in this post.
Hope this is of some benefit to someone.
One final point: I ordered the heater on a Tuesday and transferred the bank payment the same day. Payment was confirmed Thursday, heater shipped Friday (FedEx) Heater was on my doorstep the following Monday (total one week).
JP Combi Heater Installation:
JP Combi Diesel Hot Water Heater – DIY Van (diyvan.co.uk)
Installing the Fuel Line to the Diesel Tank (useful for any diesel heater).
Diesel Fuel Tank Pipe – DIY Van (diyvan.co.uk)
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