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Old 08-09-2018, 01:49 AM   #1
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I need electric heat for my Skoolie

Greetings everyone,

Once again wifey put her foot down and there will be NO propane on this Skoolie. With that said do anyone have any suggestion?
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Old 08-09-2018, 03:18 AM   #2
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Old 08-09-2018, 06:28 AM   #3
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we have a couple of these

1200 watt infrared heater

they work great because they heat surfaces not the air, of course we are plugged in when we use them
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Your subject and text leave me guessing but some options might include the following. Of course, it varies depending on how much heat you need, what power sources you have available, and so forth...

Diesel fired air heater
Diesel fired coolant heater (then radiant floor heat and/or heat exchangers)
Electric baseboards
Ceramic heaters
Wood heat
Oil filled radiator type heater, electric powered
Roof mounted heat pump
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My mini split ac units are also heat pumps and work great for heat down to the 20s or 30s. Very energy efficient compared to most electric heat options.
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Old 08-09-2018, 02:49 PM   #6
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We use a Planar diesel fueled furnace in our 26 ft. shorty. Model 44D. Uses 12v at a low rate.
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Just for the record...
as I understand it, the majority of RV fires are electrical.
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the price of a diesel heater has dropped to a fraction of what i paid for mine. made in China now. i'm going to pick another one up as an add on.
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the price of a diesel heater has dropped to a fraction of what i paid for mine. made in China now. i'm going to pick another one up as an add on.
So for someone completely new to the idea of diesel heat, can you share a link to the unit you're considering adding? You said the magic words "price", "drop" and "fraction"!
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For those interested in diesel heaters, I googled "diesel furnaces" and got a whack of sites for info. From Webasto to everything else in the market.
New prices seem decent to me and so many to choose from.
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