You guys in cold climates, have you seen this?

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Stumbled across this video on YouTube
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Diesel air heater for keeping your van & TM warm over-night.

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Van to RV conversions have been using these for years apparently.
I never heard of them before.
Looks like it could be a viable, low cost solution?
 

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That was a cool video. I’m definitely interested in learning more. It says it’s 12 volt so I assume we would hook it up to the truckmount battery. I wonder if it could run all night without killing the battery.
 

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That was a cool video. I’m definitely interested in learning more. It says it’s 12 volt so I assume we would hook it up to the truckmount battery. I wonder if it could run all night without killing the battery.
Or you could hook up a 120v transformer. I think the start up amp draw is around 10amps and then it goes down once the unit gets going.
Looked like a very economical way to keep a TM from freezing.
But then I'm in Florida so what do I know
 

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Hi Guys

First post here, so be kind ;)

I have tried these heaters in one of our vans, put it in at the end of last year, so far not to happy, still to look into the reason for the failing of it.

1. uses 1/2 tank of it's own fuel tank per night ( I did not wan't to use van fuel tank) Glad i did now as i can see how much it uses.

2. keeps flattening the battery, connected to 60h truckmount battery. ( yet again did not want to connect to van.
 

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I know this may sound a little crazy but I just plug in a small 5500 watt electric heater and close it into the truck. Works great. If the temperature looks like it is going to 0 or below I will put 2 in. I also run the TM until it gets warm before plugging in heater(s). Electric is about $10.00 per night but still way cheaper than a blower and tool replacement. Have a Ford Genisis TM . I would garage it if I were any further North. (In Missouri)
 

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I know this may sound a little crazy but I just plug in a small 5500 watt electric heater and close it into the truck. Works great. If the temperature looks like it is going to 0 or below I will put 2 in. I also run the TM until it gets warm before plugging in heater(s). Electric is about $10.00 per night but still way cheaper than a blower and tool replacement. Have a Ford Genisis TM . I would garage it if I were any further North. (In Missouri)
5500 watt, did you mean to say that?
 

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garuntee these kero heaters will heat a garage...no problem with a van.....
We use the 175,000btu cannons to heat homes under construction. One in basement and one in greatroom will cook the whole house. I wouldnt leave them unattended though. Lol and definitely not in confined spaces. They tend to melt stuff.
 

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On of these days a truckmount manufacturer will make a small heater/pump and way to circulate it slowly through the system at night. It would use so much less power than heating everything.
 
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Run 240v outlet close to where you park. And use 240v electric shop heater. Even with 2 seperate circuits with space heaters you can never do any better then 3000 w combined. 240v can get you up to 4000-7500w depending if you use 20 or 30a breaker. These will more easily maintain temperatures and run less often.