Originally Posted by bansil
I would keep it, its nice to have areas warm before you get to spot, and then easier to heat once setup....since its preheated
I, too, own a Thomas short bus on an International B3800 chassis, though mine is a '97 not a '98. If the setup is similar to mine then the heater in question is one of three. There is still a huge heater (80,0000 BTU) next to the driver which blasts air through ducts to midship, towards the driver and towards the windshield for defrost and there is a smaller one (30,000 BTU, I think) next to the door. All the ducting paths can be closed or opened.
After insulating the bus I actually ended up removing all heaters except the driver's side big guy and it'll heat the place to unbearable temperatures if I let it. I also added a small heater core and fan from an unknown GM car which tucks under the dash and is pointed directly towards the passenger's feet. My lady, the copilot, appreciates it
Note that I'm also driving around in Canadian winters.
Without insulation, I'd still say the short bus will do plenty fine with only 2 of the 3 heaters operating (110,000 BTU total).
Where do you plan on travelling, Bureau602?