What do I have to consider if I want to use my gas-operated appliances while driving?

With motor homes as of construction year 01/2007, in accordance with the heating equipment directive 2001/56/EC with annexes 2004/78/EC and 2006/119/EC for the operation of a liquid gas heater while driving, a safety shut-off device must be provided that prevents gas from inadvertently escaping if a line breaks in the event of an accident.

In combination with high-pressure gas hoses with integrated hose rupture protection (HRP), the Truma MonoControl CS and DuoControl CS gas pressure regulators (with integrated crash sensor) comply with all of the relevant standards, regulations and directives and therefore allow the gas system to be used throughout Europe, also while driving. We recommend that you use a safety device also in caravans for heating while driving.

For vehicles manufactured before 01/2007 there are no restrictions for operating the gas system while driving. This does not apply in France where operation of a gas system while driving is only permitted in type-tested vehicles with initial registration from 1/1/2007. In older vehicles, operation of a gas system while driving is not permitted, even in combination with a safety shut-off device.

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If you require information about Truma Service Centres in the UK, please contact Truma UK on:

Phone: 01283 587960
E-mail: technical@trumauk.com

Service times
Monday – Friday 8.30 a.m. – 5.30 p.m.
Weekends and bank holidays: Closed

If you have a question about an appliance, always have information about the appliance type, year of manufacture and factory number at hand. You'll find this on the type plate on the appliance.

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