Tuesday, October 4, 2022


Airstream debuts new heating system


It only takes a quick glimpse of the aluminum to recognize an Airstream trailer. New for 2018, the iconic company is installing Alde Compact 3010 hydronic heating systems with a ready supply of hot water in its luxurious 30′ and 33′ Classic models.

The new heating system provides soft currents of heat that evenly warms the entire trailer, without the harsh heat and noisy fans common with electric heaters. The system delivers immediate hot water for bathing and washing, limited only by the fresh water and fuel supply. 

“Alde hydronic heating was chosen because it provides consistent, unified and completely silent heating to our Classic line,” said Bryan Melton, Airstream general manager of travel trailers. “For the 2018 models, we added Alde’s Flow system, which acts like a secondary water heater providing instant hot water.”

Alde’s efficient Compact 3010 runs off of clean-burning propane, 110V shore power or 12V DC, and draws a mere 1.9 amps. The Airstream Classic is spacious and, at only 13.5″ L x 20″ W x 12.25″ H, the hydronic heater takes very little away from the trailer’s ample storage.

Alde introduced the world’s first RV heater in 1966. Since then, the 68-year old company has become a global leader in hydronic heating solutions for mobile living.

SOURCE: Airstream News Release




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Al & Sharon
5 years ago

A comparison of the propane use between the standard forced air furnace and the new heater used in the Airstream would be much more informative than just the press release.