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Old 07-08-2009, 11:54 PM   #1
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RE buses and defrosters

For those of you that have taken out your under seat heaters and coolant lines on the inside of your RE bus, What do you do for a defroster? I thought about running the coolant lines under the bus from back to front. But man that is a lot of line and work for just some warm air on the windshield. If I do that I might as well reinstall my heaters for free heat while driving.

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Re: RE buses and defrosters

There is always the electric heater option (big ones, not the $10 "ceramic heaters), but that's a big power draw and you're either running coolant lines or big fat wires and relays.
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Old 07-11-2009, 07:51 PM   #3
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Re: RE buses and defrosters

Yep, stay away from the little electric window heater/defrosters from JC whitney and such. They put out little heat and only defrosted a little 1' circle on the window- in Texas. I was so cold one day driving without heat that I put the heater in my jacket and I couldn't feel a difference.
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Re: RE buses and defrosters

Just how cold is "so cold" to you Texans? I bet the water in Lake Superior that I was swimming in this weekend was colder.
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Old 07-12-2009, 11:53 PM   #5
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Re: RE buses and defrosters

Why not just run 2 new hoses up to the defroster?? Simple and effective...
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Old 07-14-2009, 12:04 PM   #6
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Re: RE buses and defrosters

Well that is what I thought about doing. I was going to run them on the under side of the bus and bring them back in up front. I was just curious what others have come up with. I just dont want rubber coolant lines running inside the bus behind furniture and cabinets. If one ever springs a leak....it would really suck. As a replacement for all of that soft rubber hose I was gonna run some 1" copper tubing the length and tie into each end with rubber line.
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Just how cold is "so cold" to you Texans? I bet the water in Lake Superior that I was swimming in this weekend was colder.
It was in the lower 30's. They shut towns down when it snows half an inch here. You northerners have more nuts than me when it comes to dealing with the cold (or less, cause of the shrinkage factor), I don't know.
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Just how cold is "so cold" to you Texans? I bet the water in Lake Superior that I was swimming in this weekend was colder.
It was in the lower 30's. They shut towns down when it snows half an inch here. You northerners have more nuts than me when it comes to dealing with the cold (or less, cause of the shrinkage factor), I don't know.

Thats why you guys live up there and we live down here! Come see us over the next month and see who's crying A couple weeks ago we had a 10 day strech of 100+* temps.
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Re: RE buses and defrosters

When I disconnected my rear heater, I just looped a new piece of hose onto the inlet pipe & return pipe (elbows) and clamped them down, the coolant/water now just continues on up front. I had to use a piece about 2' long to prevent it from kinking. It just lays there on the floor of a kitchen cabinet, and I built a false cabinet floor over that so you don't actually see it, and it'll lift right off of there if it ever needs to be serviced...
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