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    Posted: 25 February 2018 at 7:48pm
I received a bonus from work and decided to treat Fungus to a night heater. Plenty of how to fit videos on YouTube, but am struggling with ideas on where to fit it. Anyone got one, where's it fitted,where would you rather have it fitted. And a wild card question, has anyone plumbed one into the existing ventilation system?
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fitted mines under the back seats/bed.  Id maybe wire it to your leisure battery so in cant drain your other one.  think im going try wire mines there as you end up worrying it will drain starter battery.

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Wherever there is room is usually the best option.
What heater have you gone for? The Eberspächer ones are not the quietest so might be better outside the van somewhere. Out of the way of wheel spray etc.

If you want to connect to the existing system an Eberspächer style water heater in the engine bay would be the best option. Run it into the coolant loop and it has the added benefit of preheating the engine.

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Post Options Post Options   Quote 93fxdl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 February 2018 at 12:05pm
Its a Chinese replica from my favorite online shopping destination. Underneath is probably the most likely location, or possibly under the bonnet, even considering moving the battery to feed into the ventilation system, possibly rig a remote or timer start to have it all toasty with defrosted windows in the morning. Under a seat is an option but as you say, noise may be a problem.
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As far as I have been able to find out, the only failures with the cheapies are glow plugs, and sooting up due to running on low settings.
Also will be ordering a co alarm

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Post Options Post Options   Quote 93fxdl Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 27 February 2018 at 12:13pm
Originally posted by gryan39

fitted mines under the back seats/bed.  Id maybe wire it to your leisure battery so in cant drain your other one.  think im going try wire mines there as you end up worrying it will drain starter battery.


Thanks, will be installing a battery pack to run my 2kw inverter and 1kw sounds so will make sure I have plenty of amps separate from the starter battery. Flattened the battery at volksfling with a coolbox, don't intend to repeat that mistake

Edited by 93fxdl - 27 February 2018 at 12:14pm
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