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Message posted by jeff2228/1/2020 at 9:47pm
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https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/12V-5000W-Air-Diesel-Heater-LCD-Display-Display-2KW-5KW-for-Car-Truck-Motor-Home/153147548894?_trksid=p2485497.m4902.l9144

Hello, we are just about to buy a folding camper, has anybody fitted one of these? or what are your thoughts, it will only be used during the day and not overnight.

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Message posted by Lincoln5728/1/2020 at 11:19pm
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Never seen one fitted to a folding camper as they were designed for metal bodied vehicles.However, I have heard of them being fitted in fibre-glass boats. You will need a fairly decent leisure battery as they use quite a bit of power when first starting up (around 12 or 14 amps) this drops to about 4 amps per hour when they get warmed up. They can also be quite noisy which you will notice more with only canvas between you and the exhaust.The heater, fuel tank, fuel pump and air ducting will take up quite a bit of space.

Message posted by jeff2203/2/2020 at 7:51pm
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Thanks for the info, My mate is going to buy one for his van now so I will wait and check his out first.
If I get one fitted I will report on it with some pics.

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Message posted by navver03/2/2020 at 8:34pm
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Sounds very impractical for a folding camper. Diesel is messy stuff.

Calor gas is the usual and can be used for cooking and heating. Get propane for heating use as butane doesnt work in low temperatures.

You probably will want to use it at night if its cold.

Message posted by navver03/2/2020 at 8:48pm
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The ideal heater for an FC would be an old Riviera heater which was floor mounted. Used only gas with no 12 volt required and was silent in operation.

No longer made but you might be lucky enough to get one 2nd hand.

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Message posted by marg603/2/2020 at 9:03pm
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not ideal if you have kids or dogs tho, them things get blooming hot and so does the grill that goes over the top! my feet still have the scars from when I accidently stood on ours

Message posted by gedsjeep03/2/2020 at 10:59pm
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thats a chinese erbaspatcher copy.

they are loud

they are smelly

your fellow campers wont thank you.


Message posted by navver04/2/2020 at 7:46pm
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Quote: Originally posted by marg6 on 03/2/2020
not ideal if you have kids or dogs tho, them things get blooming hot and so does the grill that goes over the top! my feet still have the scars from when I accidently stood on ours



Agreed Marg6. Advantages are take up no space, need no 12volt supply, make no noise and keeps you nice and warm.

A modern FC heater would be a Propex but these are noisy and use quite a bit of 12 volt power and take up space in a locker.


Message posted by hardleyse16 via mobile 04/2/2020 at 8:38pm
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Iíve got one (the under floor heater) in my old Ď94 Countryman I brought about 3 years ago. Not had to use it, not too sure how safe it would be to do so!

Message posted by Kelper04/2/2020 at 9:59pm
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We always used a small oil filled rad ... left it on all the time with emu.

Worked very well, for no running costs.

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Message posted by blueexpo9705/2/2020 at 10:57am
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What has Rod Hull got to do with it.

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Message posted by bode5997 via mobile 05/2/2020 at 7:08pm
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We use a small fan heater,warms us nice,not to noisy and very warm


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