Originally Posted by cthayn
I have been considering this same setup, neither have not found much info about it, so it will be good to hear your experiences.
I donít see the B5 gas version on the Heatso website. Was there an up charge for the gas heater?
I am looking forward to your install. This setup seems like a simple way to get heat and water in a small package.
For those who have a flat-plate water heater, how long does it take to heat the water? Do you just start the heater to get hot water to wash dishes? Does the plate heater put off a lot of radiant heat?
I had emailed them prior to purchase and all I had to do was add the D5 kit to cart and pay with paypal and they switched it to B5 with no up charge.
My guess is the heat will not heat the van but I was just looking for something to keep it above miserable.
I can't speak with experience about time to heat up but in my research I was told 3-5 minutes.
I have a flat plate now hooked to my engine loop and I can't tell a difference in radiant heat but I have it insulated well.
The air conditioner has no trouble keeping it frosty inside the van.