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Finally, An RV Air Conditioner That Is Both Efficient and Quiet

If you’re planning to use your camper during the summer, you’ll need an RV air conditioner. Which ones can you trust to get the job done? While you want your air conditioner to keep you cool, you don’t want it to run so loud it gives you a headache. Fortunately, there is a new Truma Aventa air conditioner that may be the answer to many of your summer RVing frustrations. Let’s look and see! 

RV Air Conditioners Have Always Been Loud and Inefficient

Summer is typically the busiest camping season. Schools are out, and it’s the perfect time for families to vacation. The temperatures are also the hottest during summer. Luckily, many RVs come with at least one air conditioner; some even come with three. So staying cool is easier than ever.

➡ New to RV camping? Check out our beginner’s guide to staying cool: The Complete Guide to RV Air Conditioners.

Monaco motorhome with three air conditioners
Smaller RVs generally have one air conditioner, while larger RVs can have up to three.

However, RV air conditioners can be incredibly loud and inefficient. In the summer months, your air conditioner may need to run 24/7, and it may struggle to keep your camper cool.

These AC units typically run very loud, especially on high. It can make carrying on a conversation, watching TV, or enjoying the peace and quiet of your favorite camping spot challenging. For years RVers have been begging for a solution to this problem.

Enter the Truma Aventa Air Conditioner

The German-engineered Truma Aventa air conditioning unit is making a big splash in the RV industry. It’s a low-profile unit that is energy-efficient and creates minimal noise while running. Vice President of Sales Mark Howlett states, “We are balancing temperature and humidity to achieve the ultimate comfort zone.” It’s exactly what RVers have been asking of an RV air conditioner for years.

There are two different models, the 13.5k BTU/h Eco and 15k BTU/h Comfort, in black and white colors. These units work for nearly any RV, truck camper, or conversion van, regardless of whether you have a ducted or non-ducted cooling system.


Benefits of the Truma Aventa Air Conditioner

There are a handful of reasons why we think the Truma Aventa air conditioner is a gamechanger in the RV market. Come along as we explore those reasons and find out if one of these units might be what you’re looking for.

It’s Really Quiet

These units are tranquil. While you’ll hear it running, you won’t need to strain or raise your voice to have a conversation. Truma uses an EPP foam core and shock absorber mounts on the compressor to create a quiet experience.

If you’re tired of having to reach for the remote to turn up the volume every time your AC kicks on, the Truma Aventa is one of the best choices you can make. The units even include a night mode, which keeps the noise at a minimum when you’re trying to sleep.

Truma Aventa Air Conditioner
The Aventa’s EPP foam core helps minimize the noise produced by this machine.

Low Profile Design

One of the issues you may worry about when adding an AC unit to your RV is the height. The unit is only 26” by 44” and 10.4” tall. So you don’t have to worry about adding too much height to your RV and running into issues. 

Pro Tip: You should always know your RV’s exact height including the air conditioner. Learn how to measure it here: What Is Your RV Height, and Why Do You Need to Know It?

The Truma’s low-profile design provides a more sleek and aerodynamic look than full-size units. Due to its smaller design, the unit weighs only 73 lbs, which is very lightweight compared to the full-size units you typically see on RVs. 

Acts as a Dehumidifier

Depending on where you’re camping, humidity can do a number on your rig. The Truma also functions as a dehumidifier and sucks in the moisture from the air. This can reduce condensation in and around an RV, leading to mold growth in hard-to-reach places. You can run Truma air conditioners more often when camping in damp climates to reduce the moisture inside your RV. 

window condensation
If you struggle with moisture and condensation in your camper, a Truma Aventa can help.

It’s Energy Efficient

Truma air conditioners are very energy efficient. You might need to install a soft start for the initial turn-on surge if you plan to run your Truma off a generator or from your battery bank. You will need 1,700W of power for the Aventa Eco and 2,400W for the Aventa Comfort.

Truma Air Conditioner Models

There are two different types of Truma air conditioners. With only a couple of options, you won’t get decision fatigue when considering which one’s right for you.

Aventa Eco

The Aventa Eco is a 13,500 BTU air conditioner. While it may not be the biggest in the lineup, it still kicks out 2,200W of cooling power when on high. The lightweight and compact design make it an excellent option for conversion vans, smaller RVs, and anyone looking to save weight on their rig.

This is one of the quietest roof-mounted air conditioning units on the market. You can adjust the vents to put the air exactly where you want it in your RV. You can turn the unit on and off with the remote control without getting up from your comfortable spot.

Truma digital control panel for Aventa air conditioner
The Aventa Eco and Comfort models can be controlled with Truma’s digital control panel.

Aventa Comfort

The Aventa Comfort is a 15,000 BTU air conditioner. The air passes through a honeycomb-shaped air filter to purify the air and dehumidify it. This removes moisture from the air and helps ensure a comfortable climate in your vehicle. You can dim the LED lighting and easily retrofit the unit into just about any vent cut-out.

The Aventa Comfort is easy on the eyes and is one of the slimmest air conditioners. Despite its smaller size, it creates a tremendous amount of cooling air and considerable savings in heating. It also has a reverse cycling heat function to heat the air.

How to Get the Truma Aventa Air Conditioner

Currently, this is not an aftermarket product. At the 2022 Tampa RV Show, Coachmen announced that Truma Aventa was exclusive to their Class B Nova. 

TRUMA AVENTA AC With Cooling & Humidity Control Now In Coachmen Class B RVs

The only way you can benefit from the Truma Aventa technology right now is by purchasing a Coachmen Class B Nova. So if you’re in the market for a new RV and want a super quiet RV air conditioner, you might consider one of the Coachmen RVs. If not, you’re going to have to wait a little bit longer until the Aventa is available as an aftermarket product.

We’re Finally Seeing Advances in RV AC Technology

Summer is the best time to go camping and make memories. Whether you’re hitting the trails or going for a dip in a local lake, you want a place to cool down at the end of the day. Having a suitable air conditioning unit in your rig can make a huge difference.

We’re excited to see this kind of innovation from Truma and look forward to seeing the Aventa become a standard product offering throughout the RV market.

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