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Old 08-25-2011, 03:10 PM   #1
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Espar gas cabin heater

Hello all: I was wondering if anybody had experience with the Espar Gas heater, as opposed to their diesel unit which I have used before. I would like to install one in the new V10 RB Ford van - my prior Sportsmobile was a GMC diesel RB50 package 3500 which I unwisely sold this spring and now regret!

I may do the quigley conversion as the total lift on the SMB is a bit much for me although I really like their program.

Thank you in advance for any thoughts - i am just happy to be a returning SMB owner!
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Old 08-25-2011, 04:48 PM   #2
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I am interested in it too. However trying to find an install place has proved to be the most difficult. No one it seems has any experience with the gas version of this heater. I have been looking at propane as well. Probably do a generator this winter for the time being. Post up anything you find.
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Old 08-25-2011, 07:03 PM   #3
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Re: Espar gas cabin heater

I have an Espar gas heater in my '08 V10. I believe it is the Espar B4. It was installed by Coast Outfitter Van & RV (i.e., GTRV) in Richmond, BC. Very happy with its performance. Just need to get a muffler installed as it is quite loud outside.

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Old 08-26-2011, 12:16 AM   #4
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The Espar distributor should be able to point you to a local installer. Many of them are truck shops.
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Old 08-26-2011, 06:51 AM   #5
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Thank you all - the noise part makes sense, so I'll think on some additional sound abatement.
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Espar gas cabin heater

Just to clarify, I don't find the noise of the Espar INSIDE to be much of an issue. It's the noise outside coming from the exhaust that is noticeable. When the unit is running, it sounds like a (quiet) jet engine. Also, when it starts up, it has a distinct cranking rhythm, sort of like an old, hand-cranked siren (not the siren sound, but the rhythm).

Search for Espar+muffler under author:Scatter on this forum. He installed a muffler on his and says it works very well. I just haven't found the time to do it myself.

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Old 08-26-2011, 11:42 AM   #7
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Re: Espar gas cabin heater

The information in this thread is about a diesel Webasto heater but it might still be helpful.

http://www.sportsmobileforum.com/vie...p=53940#p53940
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