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Heaters Review / Comparison

Postby NeilandPat » Mon Oct 08, 2018 10:08 pm

This is an interesting article.

Not sure i agree with all their findings but nontheless an interesting read

https://www.parkedinparadise.com/propex-espar-webasto-heaters/

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Ps Espar is the American Branded Eberspacher

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Re: Heaters Review / Comparison

Postby Waddmiester » Tue Oct 09, 2018 8:48 pm

Thanks for that Neil.
An interesting read.
I'm running two Eberspacher D2,s at the moment in some off grid accomodation and I've replaced the burner on both of them this month due to the excessive coking which was preventing them from running reliably.
Touch wood they are running like a dream at the moment.
I take most people are running diesel heaters in their Overland builds for fuel source convenience?
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Re: Heaters Review / Comparison

Postby NeilandPat » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:00 pm

Yes. Most have Diesel for the convienience.

Some also use propex but this is only an air heater so you still need to heat water.

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Re: Heaters Review / Comparison

Postby Waddmiester » Tue Oct 09, 2018 9:13 pm

Neil,
Just looking at that side of things at the moment.
Thanks for the heads up.
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Re: Heaters Review / Comparison

Postby Brian-reynolds » Tue Oct 09, 2018 10:42 pm

I have a diesel and an LPG heater installed in the cabin, along with a diesel water heater that heats the water and the engine! Excellent bit of kit.

The LPG heater is the heater of choice because it just works and is relatively quiet. The diesel heater uses a glow plug to ignite itself and thus uses power to keep it running, so in an attempt to keep the power consumption down, once it gets to the required heat level it just turns itself off, then you get cold and then it fires up again, using more power!

So what I do when I need heat is turn the diesel heater on then when up to temperature I turn it off and fire up the LPG unit....

I also have a 2Kw matrix unit fitted into the cabin, inline with the water heater and the calorifier so when the engine runs and the radiator heating pipes heat the water in my calorifier, the water then flows through this matrix giving a bit of free heat into the cabin. Not my idea the last bit, it was Phil's idea, and works well. I also have a switch on the dash to turn the matrix fans off if not needed.

The diesel unit is a Webasto, and the LPG unit is a Truma.

Not needed any of them yet this season as loads of insulation, but the weather is on the change!

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Re: Heaters Review / Comparison

Postby crinklystarfish » Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:10 am

Sounds like a familiar setup and pattern of use... !

Full treatment of Pros and cons of heater types in the book - in fact the article Neil posted looks like it might have drawn on a familiar point of reference, too...

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Re: Heaters Review / Comparison

Postby bromleyxphil » Thu Oct 11, 2018 10:08 am

Good review particularly as it’s a British manufacturing company. I am on my third Propex now, in different vehicles and have found them all to be bombproof so far.


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