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Old 02-08-2020, 11:44 PM   #1
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I pulled out the stock cabin heater from inside of the bus for the floor removal etc. I still have the heater, which seems in perfect conditions, and the hoses as well.



What do you think is the best rout to go:


A. Toss the whole damn thing.
B. Reinstall it in the bus to serve as an extra source of heat on winter days/nights (if I travel in substantial cold, I'll leave the engine running while I sleep, so that would give heat).
C. Install it outside, maybe on the rear, up high, to serve as an auxiliary mini radiator for when traveling on very hot days.
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Old 02-09-2020, 12:13 AM   #2
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I pulled out the stock cabin heater from inside of the bus for the floor removal etc. I still have the heater, which seems in perfect conditions, and the hoses as well.



What do you think is the best rout to go:


A. Toss the whole damn thing.
B. Reinstall it in the bus to serve as an extra source of heat on winter days/nights (if I travel in substantial cold, I'll leave the engine running while I sleep, so that would give heat).
C. Install it outside, maybe on the rear, up high, to serve as an auxiliary mini radiator for when traveling on very hot days.
I vote to keep it in the bus.
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Old 02-09-2020, 02:44 AM   #3
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Underdash heater/ defroster, heater behind the driverís seat. And one in the back blowin air forward., I am not planning on running the engine, I have big Webasto coolant heater.

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Old 02-13-2020, 11:23 PM   #4
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I think I will indeed leave it in the bus.
Will have to look into those webasto contraptions!
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Old 02-14-2020, 07:30 AM   #5
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Definetly leave the heater located near the door and the other located near the driver. These provide the heat for your windshield defroster. You will be glad you did the first time you drive in cold rainy weather.

In my bus all the plastic flexible ductwork was chewed up by mice and such and will be getting replaced. Inspect your ductwork, and blowers. Clean and service/ replace as necessary. Also a good time to clean the dust out of the heater core fins. A garden hose and a nylon brush should do it. My bus had like four 12v fans on the dash. These also may need serviceing or replaced.

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Old 02-14-2020, 11:38 AM   #6
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I'm gonna go ahead and keep the heater inside. Right now I'm trying to decide between putting it in the back, where it was before, or up in the cockpit.



I have a heater and fan on my side, but the new passenger side, where my wife will sit during travel, does not. Not sure f it'll be too much for the cockpit though.
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Old 02-15-2020, 01:53 AM   #7
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Do yourself and your wife a favor and install one for the passenger side too.
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