Originally Posted by glenn bell
Have you looked at the Webasto heaters? Most are diesel fired if your not opposed to that. I believe the Webastos will run around 800-1000 or so if you shop around.
The Webaso's are the BOMB!
I have seen them plumbed into the bus cooling system. In cold weather you use the Webasto for heat when you are parked and to preheat the engine. When you are driving you shut down the Webasto and heat the interior with the engine coolant.
Also, propane contains about 91,000 btu's / gallon. Diesel is closer to 140,000 btu's / gallon. Around here propane sells for about $3.00 a gallon and diesel for about $2.60. (1 Therm-10,000 Btu)
That works out to about $0.33 per Therm for propane and about $0.19 per Therm for diesel.
If I can manage a Webasto on my next bus I am going to put hydronic heating in the bathroom floor