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Old 08-18-2019, 01:14 PM   #1
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Dickenson diesel bulkhead heater

I was watching a fellow skoolie tour and saw they used a boat heater. Figured Iíd share as itís diesel and looks perfect.

https://www.google.com/shopping/prod...:1,prmr:3,cs:1
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Old 08-18-2019, 04:11 PM   #2
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I was watching a fellow skoolie tour and saw they used a boat heater. Figured Iíd share as itís diesel and looks perfect.

https://www.google.com/shopping/prod...:1,prmr:3,cs:1
How does that boat heater, which is jetted to run at sea level or maybe up to a few thousand feet perform at altitudes above 3000 plus feet. Since it is, by design, a boat heater.
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Dickinson also makes at least a couple of different sizes of propane fireplaces that look very similar to this diesel heater.
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Old 08-19-2019, 10:57 AM   #4
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How does that boat heater, which is jetted to run at sea level or maybe up to a few thousand feet perform at altitudes above 3000 plus feet. Since it is, by design, a boat heater.
I think it doesnít injects fuel. I think it wicks it.
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Here's a link to the larger of Dickinson's 2 propane fireplaces that I mentioned in an earlier post on this thread.

Dickinson is a Canadian company, so the price given is in Canadian dollars. According to xe.com's currency converter today's price would be a few cents over $1086 US.

http://dickinsonmarine.com/product/n...p12000-heater/
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Here's a link to the larger of Dickinson's 2 propane fireplaces that I mentioned in an earlier post on this thread.

Dickinson is a Canadian company, so the price given is in Canadian dollars. According to xe.com's currency converter today's price would be a few cents over $1086 US.

http://dickinsonmarine.com/product/n...p12000-heater/
I would shop around. A former neighbor of mine bought a number of the propane and wood versions. He found an outfit that offered them for under $600. They didn't stock them. They drop shipped from the manufacturer. IIRC it took about three weeks to deliver.

I wish I could remember the name of the company......
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Well, if you're anything like me the name of that company will pop into your head when you're trying to think about something else.

I am not committed to Dickinson at this point. They're just so easy to find.

But now that I've looked, I easily found something else that is very interesting, much cheaper, but not quite ready yet. I'm not quite ready yet myself, but I have signed onto their email list to be kept up to date on availibilty, so we'll see about this one:

https://www.tinywoodstove.com/produc...eplace-heater/
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I like the idea of having a reliable diesel powered heat source in the bus that's not a traditional RV unit. I keep forgetting that boaters already invented this wheel 500 years ago.
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How does that boat heater, which is jetted to run at sea level or maybe up to a few thousand feet perform at altitudes above 3000 plus feet. Since it is, by design, a boat heater.
What happens if they put one of these on a boat in Lake Titicaca (12,500 ft.)?
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What happens if they put one of these on a boat in Lake Titicaca (12,500 ft.)?
Well obviously, cats sleeping with dogs, sheesh!
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