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Old 10-17-2016, 05:07 PM   #11
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We are in the process of deleting the entire heating unit underneath that master switch panel next to the captain seat that you cleaned up. It is useless to us as we are going with a vented catalytic heater and will mostly be sitting around boondocking. It will free up a LOT of space and give us some extra driver side storage. Just an idea. My whole drivers area is a freaking mess right now as I'm in demolition but I'll be sure to post the "after" photos in a few weeks on our build thread. You did a really nice job refurbishing everything.
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Old 10-17-2016, 05:24 PM   #12
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warewolf,

you might want some type of defroster if you plan to drive at all... if you get caught in the rain you will have fogged up windows period... that big box under the switch panel is not only your heat but the defrost for the driver side of the windshield... the right side heater does not push any air to the left side of the windshield...

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Old 10-17-2016, 05:37 PM   #13
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warewolf,

you might want some type of defroster if you plan to drive at all... if you get caught in the rain you will have fogged up windows period... that big box under the switch panel is not only your heat but the defrost for the driver side of the windshield... the right side heater does not push any air to the left side of the windshield...

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I had researched some 12v dash units that will use a lot less power and should get the job done as far as defrosting. I think we will really benefit from the extra space and clean look when we remove all the blower junk.
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Old 10-17-2016, 06:49 PM   #14
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I had researched some 12v dash units that will use a lot less power and should get the job done as far as defrosting. I think we will really benefit from the extra space and clean look when we remove all the blower junk.

the carpenter bergstrom box is one of the worst for sure... its a very poor design.. you cant even replace the fan motors without removing it from the bus....

as long as its a coolant heated coil you can do good with a smaller defroster.. if its electrically heated.. good luck..

I used a hot-rod aftermarket heater for the defroster when I rebuilt that box.. i kept the box but now have A/C, heat, and defrost out of it instesad of just halfass heat and worthless defrost
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