Thetford winner of the European Innovation Award with iNDUS smart sanitation system

Recently Thetford  launched iNDUS, a revolutionary smart sanitation  system for  the RV market. The jury of the European Innovation awards highly appreciates this introduction, by declaring iNDUS the winner of the category Technology 2021.

European Innovation Award for iNDUS

The European Innovation Award, that is rewarding relevant innovation in the RV industry, celebrates its tenth  anniversary this year. Judged by a jury containing the independent managing editors of 17 of the leading European RV magazines, the reward is reflecting a wide interest from the European market. iNDUS, Thetford’s smart sanitation  system, is rewarded as the winner of the category Technology. Stéphane  Cordeille, Thetford’s CEO, says: “We thank the jury for rewarding our iNDUS system. iNDUS is the result of many years of hard work of a big group of Thetford people. We are proud to receive this award and we are convinced that iNDUS will bring more convenience, more hygiene and more freedom  to many end users in our RV market.”

Life becomes much easier for those who empty the waste-holding tank. iNDUS is a revolutionary smart sanitation  system, offering RV users more convenience, more hygiene and more freedom.  With iNDUS RV users can be off grid for up to 7 days. The iNDUS discharge module supports one-stop discharging of grey and black water, in a very hygienic and flexible way. No more walking around with the waste-holding  tank is needed, and iNDUS prevents  the risk of splashes and malodors. The iNDUS toilet is an innovative macerator toilet with a soft close seat and cover. A great amount of fresh water is saved by an efficient toilet flush and by re-using grey water to flush the toilet. The three  specially developed additives are dosed automatically via the iNDUS dosing module, using exactly the amount  needed. All actions are supported by the Thetford iNDUS app, giving RV users a complete  real time overview on tank levels, cartridge levels, off grid time and discharge locations. Sanitation has never been easier.

iNDUS, smart sanitation  system is lifting RV sanitation  to the next level, and bridges the gap to the next generation of RV users. Sanitation has never been easier!

iNDUS. More convenience. More hygiene. More freedom.

Thetford Europe decides not to participate in any exhibition until end of 2020

After careful consideration, Thetford has decided to break a long-standing tradition this year. Thetford Europe will not participate in any exhibition, starting with the Caravan Salon in Düsseldorf, until the end of 2020. Stéphane Cordeille, CEO of Thetford: “It was very hard for us to make this decision, but in the end, this turned out to be the most sensible choice for us. As a supplier, we do not sell at shows, but we are fully focused on offering service towards end users, and on interaction with OEM’s, wholesalers and dealers. We fully trust the measures that show organisers are taking for the health and safety of visitors and exhibitors. But at the same time these measures are likely to make it very difficult for us to reach any of our goals during show presence, and therefore our main purpose to participate is gone. In the second part of 2020 we will further intensify our digital communication. We are convinced that this way we are more than able to update our professional partners and end-users on our latest product developments. The entire Thetford team will be looking forward to see all our appreciated business partners in 2021 when we hopefully can operate normally again.”

Constantly cool, that is what we guarantee with the new N4000 series absorption refrigerators. No matter what the power input is, the refrigerator stays cool, anywhere and anytime. Following the updated interior of the N3000 series, the new range of high performing absorption refrigerators are fit for the future.

N4000, constantly cool

Imagine a campsite, for example in South-Europe, high temperatures, crowded, with many devices connected to the power supply. The coffee from your machine not as hot and the beers in the refrigerator are not cold enough. Often it is the case that the power supply is providing less than 230V. This influences the performance of your refrigerator.

With our new N4000 series, the refrigerator cabinet temperature is always perfect regardless of a varying power supply. Between approx. 205V and 250V a good and consistent refrigerator performance is guaranteed.

Patented smart electronics make the difference

Because of smart patented electronics, a self-regulating energy supply is secured. By making use of the PWM (Pulse Width Modulation) method, you will have a more energy-efficient refrigerator that cools down faster and is more stable. Furthermore, all models now have the automatic power source selection (LED+ or LCD) available. So, you can relax while the refrigerator automatically selects the best power source available.

Fit for the future

All N4000 models are CI-BUS ready. This means that the manufacturer can choose to connect the refrigerator to the central display of the vehicle with the CI-BUS connector cable. Once connected, you can control relevant options like ‘mode on/off’, ‘energy source’, ‘temperature setting’ and ‘error codes’.


The RV manufacturer has the choice to connect or shut off the 12V option as an energy source. If you wish, you are able to remove the dependency of the 12V DC power supply of your vehicle. This gives the flexibility to create a 3-way or a 2-way model.

Model (*) Key feature Other feature Display Volume Total (L) Volume Frozen food (L) Energy cons. (kWh
Energy cons. gas (g/24h) Net weight (kg)
N4080 Table top   LED+ 81 10 2.4 240 22.5
N4090 Table top   LED+
or LCD
89 11 2.6 270 22.5
N4097 Table top   LED+
or LCD
96 11 2.6 270 23.5
N4100 Table top   LED+
or LCD
97 11 2.8 330 27
N4104 Table top   LED+
or LCD
105 11 2.8 330 27
N4108 Table top   LED+
or LCD
106 14 2.6 270 24
N4112 Table top   LED+
or LCD
113 14 2.6 270 24
N4141 Slim fit External bottle drawer LED+
or LCD
141 15 3.9 400 38
N4142 Slim fit Integrated bottle drawer LED+
or LCD
142 15 3.9 400 37
N4145 Double-doors Flat door frame LED+
or LCD
141 23 4.0 420 37
N4150 Double-doors Curved door frame LED+
or LCD
149 25 4.0 420 37.5
N4170 Double-doors Flat door frame LED+
or LCD
167 29 4.0 420 39
N4175 Double-doors Curved door frame LED+
or LCD
175 31 4.0 420 39.5