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Re: Winter Campervan-ing`

Postby Ian Hulley » 12 Sep 2012, 21:25

We can't stand a heater on all night, even the Eber on minimum setting unless it's VERY (like -15) cold.
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Re: Winter Campervan-ing`

Postby OXI » 14 Sep 2012, 23:18

Ian Hulley wrote:We can't stand a heater on all night, even the Eber on minimum setting unless it's VERY (like -15) cold.


Yes, I know what you mean. We turn the B&Q heater thermostat down to a very low setting at night, even then, it's often too warm.

Being nicely cool is much more pleasant than being too hot.

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Re: Winter Campervan-ing`

Postby AllenTheHat » 20 Sep 2012, 18:30

Heating.......in a camper.........you guys live a life of luxury.
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Re: Winter Campervan-ing`

Postby 1664 » 21 Sep 2012, 10:05

OXI wrote:We turn the B&Q heater thermostat down to a very low setting at night

:shock: for a second there I thought that read "We turn the BBQ heater thermostat down to a very low setting at night" :shock:
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Re: Winter Campervan-ing`

Postby California Dreamin » 07 Jan 2013, 12:02

The average 'blow air' heater system rating for our vans is between 1500 and 2000 watts. I think the original Eberspachers in the Westy's were 1600 watts. So it follows that if you want an oil filled radiator to be sufficiently powerful for the space, you should be looking at similarly powered units.
Our oil filled rad is rated at 1500watts.....just enough on max when it hits the minus 5 - 8's.
We had a smaller 1200watt unit that just wasn't powerful enough.

We turn it down onto it's first setting (one of three) so at night I guess it's half power which is just right for keeping the chill off.

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