Earlier in the week I was lucky enough to get a look at the new cold test facility at Truma Uk headquarters in Foston, Derbyshire.
It is a superb piece of engineering and was preparing for the first tests on a Coachman the day I was there.
Once they have the caravan/motorhome fully prepared with all the temperature sensors, the first thing they need to do is cold soak the unit under test.
This involves a 12-14 hour chill down to minus 15, with all the windows and doors open on the test unit.
Only then they can commence the next phase of the test, which is to fire the heating up & determine whether the target temperature of +20 can be reached in two hours.
If it does, it meets the category 3 criteria. Cat 2 is O degrees to +20 in two hours.
Hopefully plenty of British manfacturers will take advantage of this world class facility and we'll begin to see leisure vehicles built here that give the German manufacturers a thermal run for their money....