best heater for van

Submitted: Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 21:43
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Gday to all that are travelling and those of us planning our great trip around the best country in the world . firstly in central victoria its 2 degrees last winter here you beauty . looking for some feed back please on what people think is the best heater for their van , thanks in advance for all opinions
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Reply By: Dennis Ellery - Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 21:56

Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 21:56
A hot blonde
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Follow Up By: sue and shaun - Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 22:30

Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 22:30
dennis could you tell my bride that this is the best heater :) just not too sure of out come
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Follow Up By: dazren - Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 23:14

Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 23:14
Forget denis's comment ?? as they have a habit of turning very cold very quick
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Follow Up By: Jim Murphy - Sunday, Jul 01, 2012 at 15:11

Sunday, Jul 01, 2012 at 15:11
Only if you marry her . (ohhh tinfoil hat on)
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Reply By: dieseltojo - Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 22:07

Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 22:07
A couple of good threads here.
http://caravanersforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=27092
http://caravanersforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=26820
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Follow Up By: Member - Toyocrusa (NSW) - Sunday, Jul 01, 2012 at 10:47

Sunday, Jul 01, 2012 at 10:47
There are a couple more on there including this one. I am currently fitting my own but taking it carefully so it all fits neatly but is still accessed easily for maintenance/repairs. Also the pump is apparently the most noisy part so I am mounting it away up the front of the van with rubber mounting insulation. Cheers,Bob.
http://caravanersforum.com/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=27964
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Reply By: Bush Wanderer - Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 22:32

Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 22:32
Truma E2400 works for me. More quiet than the Webasto.
Works a treat.
BW.
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Follow Up By: ozjohn0 - Sunday, Jul 01, 2012 at 09:35

Sunday, Jul 01, 2012 at 09:35
Works for me 2
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Reply By: Motherhen - Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 22:37

Saturday, Jun 30, 2012 at 22:37
Hi Sue and Shaun

Shutting the door is usually enough to keep out the cold and the caravan soon warms up with two of us, and adding warm clothes such as tracksuits works for us. On cold nights i wear bedsocks.

Hence we have never thought it necessary to add a heater. If building a caravan from new (which we won't) it would be worth putting in a Webasto or similar diesel heater.

The only time we have needed a heater was when my husband had bronchitis, so we purchased a small but very effective fan heater and stayed in caravan parks for a few days until his coughing subsided. We have camped out and found ourselves in stiff frost and not felt cold inside our full caravan. The wind up with slide out beds was another story :O

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Follow Up By: Grumblebum and the Dragon - Sunday, Jul 01, 2012 at 15:00

Sunday, Jul 01, 2012 at 15:00
We never thought it was a necessity either as we generally follow the sun, BUT having had an Eberspascher (S) installed don't know how we ever survived without it. Probably just 'survived'

Nowdays, dial up whatever temp you want.... and a heated ensuite is just BLISS!

John
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Reply By: sue and shaun - Sunday, Jul 01, 2012 at 11:18

Sunday, Jul 01, 2012 at 11:18
Thanks for every bodies feed back much appreciated , one thing i have learnt dont joke about blondes cheers to all
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Follow Up By: Sue & Shaun - Sunday, Jul 01, 2012 at 14:02

Sunday, Jul 01, 2012 at 14:02
just one more thing,any hints for heating the dog house.
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Reply By: Members Pa & Ma. - Sunday, Jul 01, 2012 at 13:12

Sunday, Jul 01, 2012 at 13:12
Hi Denis.
There's joke in Friday Funnies, a fairly recent one, where a bloke wants a look at Hell. You should find it & read it!
Sorry Sue we've only got a tent. We hope to get a van one day if we win some money,!? so was interested in the answers.
Take care, safe travels.
Bye for now. Ma
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Reply By: Member - iijmartin - Sunday, Jul 01, 2012 at 18:34

Sunday, Jul 01, 2012 at 18:34
Hi Sue and Shaun,
just installed Truma 2400 (purchased off ebay). Too damn cold in southern NSW for no heater..even with extra clothes, bed socks etc. I know it's a lot of money...for the luxury of warmth...but boy it is great!!
Cheers,
Ian
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