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Old 02-10-2011, 11:32 AM   #11
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Re: NEED HEAT,ANY IDEAS

I'm looking into the gasoline fired Espar heater. I can run it off the auxiliary fuel port on my gas tank. That's what the fuel port is for. The heaters are available for diesel and propane, I think kerosene too. They use a fraction of what my V10 uses idling, which you should never do, but just to warm the van in extremes.

http://www.espar.com/www/espar.com/tech ... 2-2011.pdf

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Old 02-10-2011, 04:15 PM   #12
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you would need shore power or a decent sized generator. your batteries would go down faster than you would ever think. not viable at all on battery power alone.
That's what I would think, but the owner of a van I'm looking at swears he can plug in an electric space heater and it runs all night off his aux batteries...
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Old 02-15-2011, 04:39 PM   #13
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Re: NEED HEAT,ANY IDEAS

I'm going thru this calculus right now and the main stumbling block is where to locate the propane tank. I've got a 2005 EB 350 SMB 4x4 with an on-board air compressor and under-floor air tank in front of the grey water tank underneath the left middle of the van. I've had a couple folks look at the space and was wondering where you all have your propane tanks mounted. Propane capacity would only be for the Suburban 16,000btu heater so the 23"x8" (or 10" diameter tank) would suffice.

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Old 02-15-2011, 07:35 PM   #14
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Re: NEED HEAT,ANY IDEAS

Could you relocate your Air Tank ? I don't know the dimensions of your Air Tank but smaller diameter tanks are sometimes an option . You will be more likely to use your heater than your Air system . For example go to http://www.4x4groupbuy.com and access Outboard Air Tanks/Co2 . This will give you an idea for some of the many options available for Tank placement and the Plumbing is a very straightforward affair if you decide to change your Tank or relocate it .
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Old 02-15-2011, 08:35 PM   #15
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Re: NEED HEAT,ANY IDEAS

My current air tank is @23"x6" and could be relocated behind the left rear tire, in that space to the left of the transferflow fuel tank. We looked to possibly move the tank forward a bit but it bumped into the frame bulkhead immediately forward. That site you recommended gave me an idea, though. I may be able to buy a shorter, albeit wider, air tank that could remain in the old tank's location. If it frees up 8" or so I could get the propane tank in behind it.

Thanks for the quick response. I'll be sure to post completed photos. This is a great forum!

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