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EBERSPACHER or WEBASTO 12 VOLT DIESEL AIR HEATER Info or review please please :-)



 
 
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Old November 13th 05, 06:40 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Muffin McMuff from Mullaghduff
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Default EBERSPACHER or WEBASTO 12 VOLT DIESEL AIR HEATER Info or review please please :-)

Hi

I'm new to this group and wondered if anyone could help us. We have bought
a van and want to put in a heater of the above type (fumes go out through
the exhaust) so that we can stay in it overnight on long journeys. We saw
this type of heater and thought it would be ideal

Please could anyone with one, give us any recommendations or criticisim.

I look forward to any info you can give!

Thanks in advance
--
Helen



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Old November 13th 05, 10:31 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Des
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Default EBERSPACHER or WEBASTO 12 VOLT DIESEL AIR HEATER Info or review please please :-)


"Muffin McMuff from Mullaghduff" wrote in
message k...
Hi

I'm new to this group and wondered if anyone could help us. We have

bought
a van and want to put in a heater of the above type (fumes go out through
the exhaust) so that we can stay in it overnight on long journeys. We saw
this type of heater and thought it would be ideal

Please could anyone with one, give us any recommendations or criticisim.

I look forward to any info you can give!

Thanks in advance
--
Helen

I have used them in boats and trucks, they work well putting out good heat
within minutes, no fumes and will run for hours..
I have used one in a truck to defrost and warm before getting in!! you can
even put them on a timer. One I use at the moment has been fitted for 8
years used regularly during the winter and has minimal (that will be no!)
maintenance!!!

Des
Des


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Old November 13th 05, 10:31 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Des
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Default EBERSPACHER or WEBASTO 12 VOLT DIESEL AIR HEATER Info or review please please :-)


"Muffin McMuff from Mullaghduff" wrote in
message k...
Hi

I'm new to this group and wondered if anyone could help us. We have

bought
a van and want to put in a heater of the above type (fumes go out through
the exhaust) so that we can stay in it overnight on long journeys. We saw
this type of heater and thought it would be ideal

Please could anyone with one, give us any recommendations or criticisim.

I look forward to any info you can give!

Thanks in advance
--
Helen

I have used them in boats and trucks, they work well putting out good heat
within minutes, no fumes and will run for hours..
I have used one in a truck to defrost and warm before getting in!! you can
even put them on a timer. One I use at the moment has been fitted for 8
years used regularly during the winter and has minimal (that will be no!)
maintenance!!!

Des
Des


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Old November 14th 05, 12:08 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Muffin McMuff from Mullaghduff
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Default EBERSPACHER or WEBASTO 12 VOLT DIESEL AIR HEATER Info or review please please :-)

Des wrote:
"Muffin McMuff from Mullaghduff"
wrote in message
k...
Hi

I'm new to this group and wondered if anyone could help
us. We have bought a van and want to put in a heater of
the above type (fumes go out through the exhaust) so
that we can stay in it overnight on long journeys. We
saw this type of heater and thought it would be ideal

Please could anyone with one, give us any
recommendations or criticisim.

I look forward to any info you can give!

Thanks in advance
--
Helen

I have used them in boats and trucks, they work well
putting out good heat within minutes, no fumes and will
run for hours..
I have used one in a truck to defrost and warm before
getting in!! you can even put them on a timer. One I use
at the moment has been fitted for 8 years used regularly
during the winter and has minimal (that will be no!)
maintenance!!!

Des
Des


Hello Des Des ;-)

Thanks for replying.

The main thing we were concerened about is that it might run the battery
down when it starts up over and over to keep the temperature up at night?
Any experience of this?

And did you install it, or was it done professionally?

Thanks again

--
Helen (off to bed Zzzzzzzzzz)


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Old November 14th 05, 12:08 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Muffin McMuff from Mullaghduff
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Default EBERSPACHER or WEBASTO 12 VOLT DIESEL AIR HEATER Info or review please please :-)

Des wrote:
"Muffin McMuff from Mullaghduff"
wrote in message
k...
Hi

I'm new to this group and wondered if anyone could help
us. We have bought a van and want to put in a heater of
the above type (fumes go out through the exhaust) so
that we can stay in it overnight on long journeys. We
saw this type of heater and thought it would be ideal

Please could anyone with one, give us any
recommendations or criticisim.

I look forward to any info you can give!

Thanks in advance
--
Helen

I have used them in boats and trucks, they work well
putting out good heat within minutes, no fumes and will
run for hours..
I have used one in a truck to defrost and warm before
getting in!! you can even put them on a timer. One I use
at the moment has been fitted for 8 years used regularly
during the winter and has minimal (that will be no!)
maintenance!!!

Des
Des


Hello Des Des ;-)

Thanks for replying.

The main thing we were concerened about is that it might run the battery
down when it starts up over and over to keep the temperature up at night?
Any experience of this?

And did you install it, or was it done professionally?

Thanks again

--
Helen (off to bed Zzzzzzzzzz)


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Old November 14th 05, 12:37 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Des
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Default EBERSPACHER or WEBASTO 12 VOLT DIESEL AIR HEATER Info or review please please :-)


"Muffin McMuff from Mullaghduff" wrote in
message ...
Des wrote:
"Muffin McMuff from Mullaghduff"
wrote in message
k...
Hi

I'm new to this group and wondered if anyone could help
us. We have bought a van and want to put in a heater of
the above type (fumes go out through the exhaust) so
that we can stay in it overnight on long journeys. We
saw this type of heater and thought it would be ideal

Please could anyone with one, give us any
recommendations or criticisim.

I look forward to any info you can give!

Thanks in advance
--
Helen

I have used them in boats and trucks, they work well
putting out good heat within minutes, no fumes and will
run for hours..
I have used one in a truck to defrost and warm before
getting in!! you can even put them on a timer. One I use
at the moment has been fitted for 8 years used regularly
during the winter and has minimal (that will be no!)
maintenance!!!

Des
Des


Hello Des Des ;-)

Thanks for replying.

The main thing we were concerened about is that it might run the battery
down when it starts up over and over to keep the temperature up at night?
Any experience of this?

And did you install it, or was it done professionally?

Thanks again

--
Helen (off to bed Zzzzzzzzzz)

Hi Helen

I have fitted them, the only thing you have to watch is Voltage drop so use
heavy supply cable. basically you need fuel supply, exhaust, supply cables
12V (fused) preferably direct to battery! and thermostat/timer,

The one I use at present has been professionally fitted to a recovery truck
when the conversion was done. and will run all night off the trucks supply
(24V made up of 2 12V batteries) and the truck will still start in the
morning. If it's for a caravan I would run off an auxilary battery (just in
case!!)

Certainly keeps me cosy :~)

Des


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Old November 14th 05, 12:37 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Des
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Default EBERSPACHER or WEBASTO 12 VOLT DIESEL AIR HEATER Info or review please please :-)


"Muffin McMuff from Mullaghduff" wrote in
message ...
Des wrote:
"Muffin McMuff from Mullaghduff"
wrote in message
k...
Hi

I'm new to this group and wondered if anyone could help
us. We have bought a van and want to put in a heater of
the above type (fumes go out through the exhaust) so
that we can stay in it overnight on long journeys. We
saw this type of heater and thought it would be ideal

Please could anyone with one, give us any
recommendations or criticisim.

I look forward to any info you can give!

Thanks in advance
--
Helen

I have used them in boats and trucks, they work well
putting out good heat within minutes, no fumes and will
run for hours..
I have used one in a truck to defrost and warm before
getting in!! you can even put them on a timer. One I use
at the moment has been fitted for 8 years used regularly
during the winter and has minimal (that will be no!)
maintenance!!!

Des
Des


Hello Des Des ;-)

Thanks for replying.

The main thing we were concerened about is that it might run the battery
down when it starts up over and over to keep the temperature up at night?
Any experience of this?

And did you install it, or was it done professionally?

Thanks again

--
Helen (off to bed Zzzzzzzzzz)

Hi Helen

I have fitted them, the only thing you have to watch is Voltage drop so use
heavy supply cable. basically you need fuel supply, exhaust, supply cables
12V (fused) preferably direct to battery! and thermostat/timer,

The one I use at present has been professionally fitted to a recovery truck
when the conversion was done. and will run all night off the trucks supply
(24V made up of 2 12V batteries) and the truck will still start in the
morning. If it's for a caravan I would run off an auxilary battery (just in
case!!)

Certainly keeps me cosy :~)

Des


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Old November 16th 05, 09:17 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Geoff Lane
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Default EBERSPACHER or WEBASTO 12 VOLT DIESEL AIR HEATER Info or review please please :-)

"Muffin McMuff from Mullaghduff"
wrote in k:

Hi

I'm new to this group and wondered if anyone could help us. We have
bought a van and want to put in a heater of the above type (fumes go
out through the exhaust) so that we can stay in it overnight on long
journeys. We saw this type of heater and thought it would be ideal

Please could anyone with one, give us any recommendations or
criticisim.

I look forward to any info you can give!

Thanks in advance
--
Helen


FWIW, I was involved when the Royal Marines tested both types in their
"arcticised" landing craft in the 1980's. After some of the most rigorous
testing in probably the most hostile of climates (coastal waters north of
the Arctic Circle), both units fared well. The Webasto broke down a
couple of times, but was easy to repair. I didn't find out how easy the
Erberspacher was to repair because it didn't miss a beat during the three
months of the trial. Both units had minimal electrical requirements and
drew diesel from the main fuel tank.

HTH,

--
Geoff Lane
Cornwall, UK
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Old November 16th 05, 09:17 AM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Geoff Lane
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Default EBERSPACHER or WEBASTO 12 VOLT DIESEL AIR HEATER Info or review please please :-)

"Muffin McMuff from Mullaghduff"
wrote in k:

Hi

I'm new to this group and wondered if anyone could help us. We have
bought a van and want to put in a heater of the above type (fumes go
out through the exhaust) so that we can stay in it overnight on long
journeys. We saw this type of heater and thought it would be ideal

Please could anyone with one, give us any recommendations or
criticisim.

I look forward to any info you can give!

Thanks in advance
--
Helen


FWIW, I was involved when the Royal Marines tested both types in their
"arcticised" landing craft in the 1980's. After some of the most rigorous
testing in probably the most hostile of climates (coastal waters north of
the Arctic Circle), both units fared well. The Webasto broke down a
couple of times, but was easy to repair. I didn't find out how easy the
Erberspacher was to repair because it didn't miss a beat during the three
months of the trial. Both units had minimal electrical requirements and
drew diesel from the main fuel tank.

HTH,

--
Geoff Lane
Cornwall, UK
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Old November 16th 05, 10:00 PM posted to uk.rec.caravanning
Rudy
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Default EBERSPACHER or WEBASTO 12 VOLT DIESEL AIR HEATER Info or review please please :-)

In article ,
"Muffin McMuff from Mullaghduff"
wrote:

Hi

I'm new to this group and wondered if anyone could help us. We have bought
a van and want to put in a heater of the above type (fumes go out through
the exhaust) so that we can stay in it overnight on long journeys. We saw
this type of heater and thought it would be ideal

Please could anyone with one, give us any recommendations or criticisim.

I look forward to any info you can give!

Thanks in advance
--
Helen


We had an Eberspächer for twenty years in a 1983 Volkswagen Joker
Camping Car. It used petrol, because the car had such an engine. The
heater never failed us, though we didn't use it very often.

--
Rudy
 



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