We have an Espar Diesel heater in our 2009 Ford E-350 Sportsmobile. It appears the heater works well as long as 1/3 of the fuel tank is full. However, the heater turns off after about 2 hours, then needs to be restarted. My wife will be taking the van for a girls trip, and I was hoping to come up with a controller / thermostat that could be set to a temperature for extended periods of time ( all night ).
Anyone have any thoughts? I'm wondering if the heater is designed to shut off, so you don't run out of fuel?
What model controller are you using? I have the “easy start pro” with small led screen. It allows you to adjust run time from 5 min to infinity, also obviously temperature. I’ve had in my van for 3 years with no issues. It will run for days on end when I need it to. I see its still available at Heatso.com under heater parts/heater controllers. I’ve used them for all my heater needs, super fast shipping. I don’t not have any experience with other controllers so I have no other input.
EDIT (AGAIN): I was also given this advise years ago...Rarely happens, but if If the heater has "locked out" and the controller is indicating failure to start (for Belief error 10 on digital or flashing red LED on manual controller, for Eberspacher flashing LED on controller), remove the fuse and put it back to reset. Restart the heater and try this up to 8 times.