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Old 09-20-2014, 03:19 AM   #11
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Re: Webasto needed

Hey turf, which model did you get? That one may be the route I go.
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Old 09-20-2014, 08:31 AM   #12
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Re: Webasto needed

i got the 8D....confusing instructions for the install.... but works like a champ

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw...iesel&_sacat=0

here is the section of my build when i installed it.

http://www.skoolie.net/forum/viewtop...art=45#p582935

and my finished exhaust port (purchased seperately)

http://www.skoolie.net/forum/viewtop...art=90#p592041
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Old 09-20-2014, 01:42 PM   #13
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Re: Webasto needed

Turf,
So I see you tapped into your fuel tank. Did the kit come with yours or did you buy that separate? I sent a message to the seller and he said the tank comes with it. That one is only a gallon and a half and I don't want to fill a separate tank every 10 hours.......

How long have you been using your unit? How do you like it? Have there been any unexpected issues with it?

Thanks for your info.

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Old 09-20-2014, 06:07 PM   #14
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Re: Webasto needed

i've had the heater a year and so far i really like it. all issues have been user error. the Celsius readout is my biggest gripe.

there are 3 options for installing the tank included. its own tank, drilling into the fuel tank, or teeing off a fuel return line. all the hardware is included.

i broke the electric fitting to the fuel pump, but fixed with tape. - user error

i mistook a trouble code for a temperature. 14 could be 14 Celsius but in my case it was an out of fuel trouble code i forgot to hook up the lfuel line.... again user error.
there was one other trouble code i experienced..... low battery.... it shuts down automatically to avoid draining the battery


i've only spent 5-6 night in the bus with it running so it hasnt got a lot of use, but it kicks out the heat and runs quiet enough to tune out. my coldest night out there was about 10 degrees and the bus was toasty warm, with or with out blankets. i also have 2" of spray foam insulation all the way around.

i will be adding a piece of rubber between the frame rail and the fuel pump to quiet its clicking noise.

i have some online friends that were answering questions for me on the install. i made some videos of the heater then to point and show... here they are:

1st vid... the heater running right out of the box



2nd vid.... heater running with me trying to decide where the ducting will go.



if i was going to change anything........ i might opt for 2 heaters instead of one..... ducting and placement would have been much simpler



enjoy!
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Old 09-20-2014, 10:50 PM   #15
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Sweet. I think I will order the same one. Thanks everyone for your help on the selection issue.

Turf, when I go to install this thing I will be picking your brain, so don't run off too far!!!
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