Honda EU20I running a heater

Submitted: Wednesday, Apr 07, 2004 at 17:10
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Has anyone any experience running a 1200 watt fan heater using a Honda EU20I generator ? We need some form of heating for our new caravan when we are off road, and this seems the only option.
Also, what is a good price and place to buy and EU20I in Vic ?
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Reply By: GO_OFFROAD - Wednesday, Apr 07, 2004 at 18:26

Wednesday, Apr 07, 2004 at 18:26
Biland trading werriee seems to be the cheapest on honda generators. [no affiliation yada yada]

I would imagine you would need a 1500w gennie to run a 1200w heater, though I wouldnt camp near anyone else, if you plan on making gennie noise during the night.

Wouldnt a gas heater be a better option?
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Reply By: David N. - Wednesday, Apr 07, 2004 at 19:26

Wednesday, Apr 07, 2004 at 19:26
What you need is a Honda or Yamaha running a reverse cycle airconditioner.
Way, way more efficient than a fan heater, a fraction of the power.
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Reply By: bob_h (Brisbane) - Thursday, Apr 08, 2004 at 22:46

Thursday, Apr 08, 2004 at 22:46
Why be antisocial and run a generator when you can have a diesel burning Webasto heater ducting hot air through your caravan very economically. Alegedly uses only 1 litre overnight.
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Follow Up By: Mike-TS - Sunday, Apr 11, 2004 at 11:54

Sunday, Apr 11, 2004 at 11:54
A what?!

Burning 1 litre of deisel in an enclosed space worries me a little but I'm always open to new ideas.

Do you have a website link for this item so I can learn more?

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Follow Up By: bob_h (Brisbane) - Sunday, Apr 11, 2004 at 12:09

Sunday, Apr 11, 2004 at 12:09
Hi Mike...
The diesel is external to the van. I've only seen the Webasto as an extra available for Bushtracker caravans (about $2500). Supposed to make the whole van 'toasty'. You could contact Bushtracker direct, although you mightn't get a lot of help... or
Happy Easter
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Reply By: Glenn B - Sunday, Apr 11, 2004 at 14:46

Sunday, Apr 11, 2004 at 14:46
You are right, running a generator for heating at night would be pretty anti-social, so not really an option I should be considering.
I had investigated the option of using gas with local caravan dealers, but they all recommended against it for safety reasons.
What's with the Webasto heater. I found it on the net, but they don't tell you much about it. I am not experimental, I like to know something will work to expectations if I buy it. Does an have any experience of it in a caravan ?

There are heaps of people staying off road all year round. What do they do for heating ? There must be some way of staying warm, or is a campfire the only option. I am not looking for lots of nights, just the occasional nigh here and there on the way to Qld, etc.
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Reply By: Darrell Lewis - Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 14:28

Wednesday, Apr 14, 2004 at 14:28
All the hire motorhomes use a gas heater,we hired one in NZ in winter and the heater was fantastic very fast to heat up the inside of a 5 berth camper I would'nt leave it on all night though.
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