maXpeedingrods 12V 2KW Diesel Heater with Automatic Altitude Adjustment and Remote Control and Silencer for Camping Motorhomes Campervans or Caravans
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Usually I wouldn’t recommend cheap brands nobody has ever heard of for something as important as a campervan heater. For example, my top recommendations for campervan fridges, leisure batteries and solar panels are all by reputable brands, since most of the time you get what you pay for. More expensive diesel heaters from Webasto and Eberspacher feature nifty altitude adjustment settings that automatically change the mix of fuel and air. These are definitely the best diesel heaters to buy if your winter van life dreams involve skiing and hiking in the mountains. That said, you can manually adjust some diesel heaters so they work at higher elevations, but it involves quite a bit of tinkering with no strict guarantees of success. Power Consumption Quieter. You can achieve the same heating effect at a lower setting (so there isn’t as much fan or fuel pump noise).
Campervan heating will make a big difference to your time spent in your van. It’s hard to concentrate and relax if you get too cold, which doesn’t make for a very relaxing and comfortable environment. The capacity of the AUTOTERM 2kw air heater is between 0.8 kW and 2 kW, and it is capable of heating up 75 m3 of air hourly. It maintains excellent economy and uses between 0.1 litres and 0.24 litres of diesel per hour. They are available in either 12 or 24v versions, with the T5/T6 kit using the 12v version. Wherever your system is fitted, the combustion air and exhaust air are piped from outside the van so they are a very safe heating system to use in your campervanHere’s a (VERY) basic guide of how many amps your heating might use or you can also use this handy calculator (to convert watts to amps). There are lots of companies offering this type of budget heater (Maxpeedingrods, Vevor, FlowerW), all with different power options. This is the 5KW version which is suitable for mid-sized or large vans, such as Sprinters or Transits. There are more powerful versions available but this works fine in our Renault Master. If you have a smaller, Transporter-sized van I would opt for the 2KW version. Our budget campervan diesel heater
Diesel is affordable. If you’re using a propane heater all winter, you’ll end up spending a lot of money on fuel. Diesel is affordable and readily available, which makes it an attractive proposition. Plus, diesel heaters for camper vans are so small and efficient that you’ll hardly notice them using any fuel. Most modern motorhomes and campervans are perfectly capable of being used all year, certainly within the UK. Log burning stoves get really hot (they normally burn at 650 o C and can get up to 1,100 o C!), so you’ll need to take quite a few steps to ensure a log burner is installed safely, although none of them are particularly technical.
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Complete with an internal mounting plate, the Airtronic D2L diesel air space heater by Eberspacher is ideal for use in your campervan or as supplementary heating in your motor home. Being diesel powered makes the Airtronic D2L extremely practical for both availability of fuel and use off-grid. A popular choice for air space heating, the Airtronic D2L allows you to heat your living space without running the engine which means no more defrosting of windows your campervan or motorhome. Compact, efficient and programmable! As we’ve already seen, van life diesel heaters fall into two distinct categories: expensive European heaters and cheap Chinese and Russian heaters. As with most things, it’s really a case of “you get what you pay for.” A Webasto heater, for example, is made from the highest quality materials, offers a multitude of features and functions, and is highly rated by users. Purchasing a cheap Chinese diesel heater is a bit more of a gamble — you’ll spend way less money, you won’t be buying with as much confidence. Warranty
Noise levels are therefore not an issue at all with the 2Kw heaters at low. And at low it is heating my caravan beautifully. I have had to turn it off once due to it getting too hot in here once, the sun was out and heating the van up. Motorhome Workshop can supply and fit some of the best heaters around, from Webasto and Eberspächer . Diesel heaters can be quite noisy, and this is a major downside for some folks. Light sleepers might have a hard time when some diesel heaters are starting up or shutting down, especially when they’re operating on the highest settings. Although it requires an extensive installation, there are multiple benefits that make the MV Airo Diesel Heater worth your time and energy:
I have also wrapped the whole length of our exhaust in exhaust wrap which helps to cut down the noise at radiates from the exhaust pipe itself. In very simple terms, a campervan diesel heater is basically an air heater that works with a combustion and heating process. Within the heater’s combustion chamber is a heat exchanger coil and as the heater draws in fresh cool air via an inlet pipe, it simply passes over the heated coil and blows out warm air into your van. All exhaust gases are safely expelled through an exhaust system and released outside the van. Are campervan diesel heaters safe? In reality, it’s very difficult to attach any hard numbers to the quality difference between the budget and the premium diesel heaters. Lots of people seem to use their budget diesel heater for years without any problems. Unfortunately, there is also a very high proportion of buyers who experience faults with their budget heaters, and end up trying to replace parts and fix it themselves, with very little support in terms of customer service. Volatile Technology:** Utilizing ceramic ignition, this heater efficiently converts fuel into gas for fast ignition and full combustion. It’s probably fair to say that the most common and popular heating system for campervans is a diesel heater. These heaters are a sound way of supplying an adequate amount of near-instant heat to keep you nice and toasty, and use a minimal amount of fuel in the process.
Certifications & Warranty ]---With E-mark and CE certification, the diesel heater can be installed in the car in full compliance, legally registered without any worries. maXpeedingrods offers complete and detailed manual and installation instructions, and support free technical support and customer service.Summary. Not as noisy as expected, much cheaper to run than expected. Dead easy to install and a good level of heat even on the lowest setting. For a caravan it is better because refillable LPG are not always practical. For a motorhome if you use the main diesel tank I think it still works out cheaper than LPG in a refillable but perhaps not as clear cut depending on the price of Diesel. However, if you are fulltiming during the winter. Having the diesel heater running from your main tank gives you a much long run time before needing to seek a refill. With a dual 13KG gaslow in the peak of winter you would be seeking a refill every 14-18 days. A 90 Litre tank in a fiat ducato would last 53 Days. So there is that advantage to consider also. In 2009 and 2010 winters I got snowed in and had a hellish job getting cyclinders delivered. I couldn't get out to get my Gaslow bottles topped up. It hasn't happened since, but... This model comes with everything you need to plumb it into your van’s own diesel tank (if fitting to the top of the tank) as well as a 10 litre tank if you would prefer to keep it separated. Running the heater from the included 10 litre tank will make this significantly easier to install. Also note that the instruction manuals on these budget heaters may be very limited or mostly in Chinese! Yes, you can install a wood stove in a campervan and many people do, especially those who live in one long-term and are on a budget. And sure, wood stoves are definitely a way to heat your camper without needing electricity or a propane tank. What we can say for certain is that, if there is a problem with your heater, the more expensive brands are likely to provide much better customer service since they have a reputation to protect, and they all come with a 2 or 3 year warranty, whereas you might be left in the lurch if you’ve sourced a cheap heater with no warranty.