Manan diesel heater

Submitted: Thursday, Jan 26, 2023 at 22:55
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Wonder if anyone have bought one of these ?? And any problems ??
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Reply By: Peter J4 - Friday, Jan 27, 2023 at 07:28

Friday, Jan 27, 2023 at 07:28
Unless you are trying to heat a gazebo then a 5kw unit is way too big for the typical caravan or motorhome.
Because it has a bigger capacity than required people end up running them at minimum settings which in turn leads to the unit sooting up and then not working.
Most vans or motorhomes would only require a 2kw unit and even then you should try to avoid running the unit at low settings for extended periods to prevent it clogging up with soot.
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Follow Up By: Gerard S - Friday, Jan 27, 2023 at 11:09

Friday, Jan 27, 2023 at 11:09
Totally agree. We run a 2.2kw Snugger in a 21ft van. Very effective and economical.
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Reply By: Brian J10 - Friday, Jan 27, 2023 at 23:11

Friday, Jan 27, 2023 at 23:11
Thanks for your replies , pity they dont have a 2kw unit
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Reply By: Brian J10 - Friday, Jan 27, 2023 at 23:18

Friday, Jan 27, 2023 at 23:18
Ok so now looking for an alternative brand ? Please ?!
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Reply By: Peter J4 - Saturday, Jan 28, 2023 at 06:28

Saturday, Jan 28, 2023 at 06:28
2kw unit on ebay or Diesel Heaters Australia or Webasto or Eberspacher (sp)
Google is your friend
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Follow Up By: Peter_n_Margaret - Saturday, Jan 28, 2023 at 10:26

Saturday, Jan 28, 2023 at 10:26
In my experience (purchasing for someone else), many of the 2kW units advertised on Ebay are NOT 2kW at all. They are in fact 5kW. And you can NOT turn them down as far as is necessary, even when you hack the controls.
Cheers,
Peter
OKA196 motorhome
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Follow Up By: Peter J4 - Saturday, Jan 28, 2023 at 12:12

Saturday, Jan 28, 2023 at 12:12
When you look on ebay for a 2kw look at the size of the unit, if it's much smaller than the 5kw then it is actually a 2kw unit. I've bought a few of them now and they tend to also be a similar size to the 2kw Eberspacher unit which they are copied from.
As Peter said they sell the larger units in 5kw, 3 kw and 2kw but they will still soot up as they are similar to running a 5kw on a lower setting.
The only difference between a 5kw and the same sized smaller units is possibly the pump and electronics deliver less fuel and fan speed. Whereas an actual 2kw unit will run max at 2kw.
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Reply By: Gerard S - Sunday, Jan 29, 2023 at 21:32

Sunday, Jan 29, 2023 at 21:32
I've used Diesel Heating Australia for their Snugger. It's a bit dearer than Chinese, but nowhere near the big name costs. They are good to deal with, stock parts are have technical advice available. Mine is 5 years old...Still going very well
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Reply By: Peter_n_Margaret - Monday, Jan 30, 2023 at 10:29

Monday, Jan 30, 2023 at 10:29
I fitted a Webasto hydronic in the OKA some yeras ago.
It provides central heating, hot water and engine pre-heating.
Best thing since sliced bread, but cost an arm and a leg.
The new build will get an Espacher equivalent.
Cheers,
Peter
OKA196 motorhome
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