Tourig diesel expedition vehicles are getting a new standard with Airxcel’s Aqua-Hot 125D heating solution, now featured on all the manufacturer’s diesel Sprinter and Transit van conversions.
Aqua-Hot developed the 125D specifically for diesel Type B camper vans, the company stated. The product addresses a carbon buildup issue with many fuel-powered heaters, a feature the company stated was important to Tourig.
Tourig vehicles are built to travel in remote areas, including those with sub-zero temperatures and high altitudes. These environments were considered when the company’s co-founders, Eric Miller and Paul Bulger, chose the Aqua-Hot product as standard equipment.
“Reliability is a paramount consideration when purchasing an expedition-level vehicle,” Tourig co-founder Eric Miller said. “The Aqua-Hot 125D delivers the peace of mind that our owners will not be spending the night at high altitudes without warmth because the heater will not function.”
The product runs on diesel fuel or 120-volt AC shore power, providing 22,000 Btu per hour of heat throughout the vehicle. Using the same fuel as the Tourig engine eliminates heavy, space-consuming propane tanks, the company stated, and allows for dependability on one fuel source.
Additional to Tourig’s new standard is an LCD screen and controller to program different heating zones within the rig. Consumers can select night/quiet mode to run fans at slower speeds, the company stated. The system as a whole is RV-C compatible for remote control via a smart device.
“We especially like how compact the 125D is and how fast and straightforward it is to install, saving us a full day when compared to other solutions,” Bulger said. “It is the ideal match for our diesel-powered vehicles.”
Tourig manufactures expedition vehicles, specializing in the Mercedes Benz Sprinter, Ford Transit and a new severe-duty platform the company touted to be introduced this summer.