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Old 01-22-2018, 11:29 PM   #41
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How do I resist making a junior high joke about the above post? I typed it out 2-3 times and then just gave up. Anyway, thanks for the laugh.

OK, maybe just a small sample.....Have any video of that?

I'm not allowed to take video, but the sound effects are pretty good as she slips into her bag with the hot tube fully extended.
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Old 01-23-2018, 07:23 AM   #42
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OK, where were we.

I think we were discussing more long term heating methods.

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Old 01-23-2018, 02:04 PM   #43
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I'm not allowed to take video, but the sound effects are pretty good as she slips into her bag with the hot tube fully extended.
I nearly had to click the 'thanks' button, as in 'thanks for the laugh!'

I need to think about a way to redistribute heat up into the penthouse too. I might just drop in a vent/muffin fan towards the rear somewhere to allow the warm air trapped below to circulate. I wasn't smart enough split my hot air output and plumb an outlet up through the cabinets, though I doubt the little propex has enough air flow to support two vents very well.
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Blowby, I finished the installation of the B4 into my van yesterday. I say finished, but I still have to clean up some wiring runs, build a protective shield/box, etc... but it's working and blasting heat!

As is typical with my projects, it took much longer than anticipated, but that's part of the fun. Now it's time to hit the road and find some snow (because California has NONE!).

I'd also like to note that I purchased my Espar from Heatso, I have no affiliation with Heatso - their customer service is top notch. I had neglected to order the floor mounting bracket but then realized I needed it... they got it to me from the UK in 2 days! So I'd recommend them if you're in the market for an Espar.
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I've heard of more trouble with the gas ones than the diesel
What trouble have you heard ?
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Blowby, I finished the installation of the B4 into my van yesterday. I say finished, but I still have to clean up some wiring runs, build a protective shield/box, etc... but it's working and blasting heat!

As is typical with my projects, it took much longer than anticipated, but that's part of the fun. Now it's time to hit the road and find some snow (because California has NONE!).

I'd also like to note that I purchased my Espar from Heatso, I have no affiliation with Heatso - their customer service is top notch. I had neglected to order the floor mounting bracket but then realized I needed it... they got it to me from the UK in 2 days! So I'd recommend them if you're in the market for an Espar.
Good to hear that you were able to get the B4 installed!
I know exactly what you mean by "it took longer than anticipated" am finding this out myself.
A couple of questions if you don't mind?
Did you install through the pump base on the top of the tank, and what controller or add on's would you recommend?
High altitude kit for me is a must ,but would like to hear any other recommendations or tips.
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What trouble have you heard ?
I'll try and find it. First, I just read it once or twice so that doesn't mean it's gospel. I'm following about 5 or more Espar/Webasto/Planar/etc. threads on a few different forums. More people than ever are adding the gas ones and somewhere I read they build up carbon even quicker, which is a bit counterintuitive to me. I'll link if I can find.

I'm super glad people are jumping on these gas or diesel. They are a huge improvement over the old huge propane RV heaters in every way.
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