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Kayteg1 wrote:

My conversion is Sprinter van, who has front seats pedestal and that is where the heater fits perfectly.
My van already had aux fuel pickup, so I used it, but reading how low temperatures affect heater priming and that the aux pickup ends at about 1/4 fuel tank, I am keeping the heater tank as spare.
It is 5 kW heater. I don't have much use on it yet, so don't know all the specs, but when running on low speed, it suppose to draw ca 1 amp.
The 5 l (1 gallon, 1 quart) tank suppose to last for 2-3 days.
tons of youtube videos about those heaters.



Thank you for the information.

That looks like a very good spot for the heater!
Would be nice to see more photos of your conversion project, but this is a pickup slide in camper forum, oh well...

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My conversion is my old Lance camper.
I made a topic about it HERE
Pictures of the results on page 5

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Kayteg1 wrote:

My conversion is my old Lance camper.
I made a topic about it HERE
Pictures of the results on page 5




That link takes me to a Liqui Moly product at NAPA Auto Parts - could you double check it please?

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Sorry. My copier did not updated. It is fixed now.
If you own diesel, the cleaner is highly recommended as well.

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Me, wife, and now 11 year old have been winter camping and skiing in our TC for the last 10 years. The majority of our ski camping has been in the parking lot at Mount Baker during Oregon spring break. Baker isn't too high of elevation, but some years there were some low 20F nights, other years it rained half the time and dumped powder the other half. So yeah, it's impossible with whatever heating system to keep condensation down. You can only hope for a sunny day, towels, and your furnace cranking to keep the family warm.

Anywho.

Started with a 3/4 ton Chevy with a Western Wilderness 9' camper. Awesome camper, can't say enough about it. After what I've put it through it's amazing everything still works.

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I was always a couple of hundred pounds over in the 3/4 ton when we were all loaded with ski stuff, so upgraded to a 1 ton dually.

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I'm was thinking of getting a newer, slightly larger/heavier camper with a slide out, but the more I think about it, a lighter non slide version of what I have now probably makes more sense for some of the situations we take it in.

I always kid that our camper is a tent on wheels, that's the purpose, a warm place to sleep, the rest of the time we should be fishing, surfing, or skiing, or just being outdoors. It's worked out great for us. I think you're on the right track, get a 3/4 ton with good wheels and tires, a newer lighter weight hardside camper with a good furnace and you're good to go. Oh, and a generator, something to charge the battery during the day.

Here's another from Hoodoo, our first trip to the snow in it. It was a good day up at Hoodoo, they have electrical, so if you bring a space heater you're set.

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edit: that moment you realize you just posted to a 2 year old thread [emoticon]

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Homeey
Can’t see your pics but sounds like you are livin large! Good for you Guys.

One suggestion if you buy new truck. Go with the one ton, forget the 3/4 ton. Nothing to be gained there.

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Strange you can't see the pics, I can.

Yeah, the middle picture if of my 2006 Duramax 1 Ton Dually.

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Homeeey wrote:

Strange you can't see the pics, I can.

Yeah, the middle picture if of my 2006 Duramax 1 Ton Dually.


You probably have to be logged into a google property to see them. (I won't do that, so I can't see them either).

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If you want us to see the photos, try this http://photoposting.is-great.net/?i=1 instead.


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Kayteg1 wrote:

My conversion is Sprinter van, who has front seats pedestal and that is where the heater fits perfectly.
My van already had aux fuel pickup, so I used it, but reading how low temperatures affect heater priming and that the aux pickup ends at about 1/4 fuel tank, I am keeping the heater tank as spare.
It is 5 kW heater. I don't have much use on it yet, so don't know all the specs, but when running on low speed, it suppose to draw ca 1 amp.
The 5 l (1 gallon, 1 quart) tank suppose to last for 2-3 days.
tons of youtube videos about those heaters.
[image]

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It seems those units are really working well for a lot of the van crowd. I bet it won't be long until the camper crowd turns on to them. IMO, a much better option then wood. Way more heat for a given cubic inch of stored fuel. Plus they blow so one could rig it to heat basement model TC's.
With the diesel heaters being dryer to heat with then the propane furnaces, they'd be worth trying to install in place of the traditional furnace.
Interested to hear your experience with your 5000 btu unit in a van. I've seen a few van'ers recommend staying with the smaller one as it it gets run on 'HI' more, burning off the soot build up. With the 5000, they were running it lower. That lead to soot build up and failure. (Some didn't realize they just had to clean it until after they tossed it out....opps!) So it has to be cleaned or run full blast for a while to burn off the soot.
So if you can, please keep us posted how it's working for you.


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