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Old 03-08-2019, 06:42 AM   #11
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Funny story about marine equipment in an RV. A friend and her husband built a custom RV and had planned to use a diesel fired stove and oven. Until they discovered a problem a few who had tried before them ran into: these systems are designed to (obviously) operate at sea level and don't easily allow for self-adjusting for variable altitudes and air density. They ended up ditching the diesel stove and going with an induction cooktop.
Might actually be a problem for some sailors.

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Old 02-18-2021, 11:13 AM   #12
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My search skills aren't giving my any results that show this, but it seems to me like a hydronic heater with some valving could feed the rear hvac unit that comes factory from some of the vans. Might have to modify the wiring a little to get the fan to come on without ignition power.

I was initially pretty set on having an air diesel heater, but the idea of having one that can also preheat the block on cold days is pretty appealing as well.
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Old 02-18-2021, 01:43 PM   #13
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You may find the price difference much less appealing.
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Old 02-18-2021, 02:07 PM   #14
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This is entirely possible, although the knock off ones are pretty reasonable.

I guess I'm trying to find a reason to keep the rear HVAC unit as I'm worried the rear of the van will get too hot/cold without it while driving around. It seems a bit pointless to have the rear HVAC unit and then also add a diesel air heater.
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Old 02-18-2021, 03:22 PM   #15
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I was planning on doing the rear heater thing with a hydrodronic espar too but the rear van fan is not very efficient. Apparently there’s a really low power sucking fan blower motor that comes in certain years of Durango’s, but we got redirected when some lazy pos nurse ruined my wife’s left foot. Now if we ever get on our feet again I’m thinking about doing a heated floor with the espar unit. Might be the only way I can get my wife out in the winter months again.
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See post #'s 23-28 here for advice regarding the rear HVAC system.
https://www.sportsmobileforum.com/fo...tml#post290482
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