What Size Diesel Heater For Caravan?

So I conducted some research and discovered that a 2kW diesel heater is the best solution for a small or medium sized caravan. A 5kW diesel heater may be better if you have a larger van, pop top, or camper trailer with a lot of canvas. An 8kW diesel heater isn’t even an option… they’re too huge for a trailer or camper (and are often just 5kW units anyway).

There are plenty of people who made alternative choices and are nonetheless extremely happy…

What’s the difference between a 5KW diesel heater and an 8KW diesel heater?

According to our 20 years of expertise, if a diesel heater’s output is to be 8KW, the heater must be 1.5 times the size of a 5KW heater.

A 2KW diesel heater produces how much Btus?

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Are diesel heaters safe in caravans?

Diesel heaters are becoming increasingly popular as a heat source in caravans, and they are thought to be extremely safe. The combustion unit is completely isolated from the rest of the van, and all exhaust gases are directed to the outside.

Are Chinese diesel heaters any good?

Given the significant price gap between some of the most well-known and renowned diesel heater brands and the low-cost Chinese diesel heaters ($249 vs. $1,500+), it’s worth looking into whether any of the lower-cost brands are appropriate alternatives.

Marty over at RV DAILY has an in-depth and well-researched piece on the drawbacks of inexpensive diesel heaters imported from China that I believe has answered this subject very well.

What is the power consumption of a 12v diesel heater?

It consumes about 10 amps of power when it first starts up. The burner takes around 3 minutes to heat up. Our diesel air heaters draw between 0.55 and 0.85 amps when the flame is established, making them extremely energy efficient. The initial starter time will be longer as the system primes if there is no diesel in the fuel line for a new start up or if the fuel tank has been run dry.

For a van, how many kW heaters do I need?

There’s something lovely and romantic about the sight of a wood stove in any home.

Just because you’re in a campervan rather than a Scandinavian log cottage doesn’t mean you can’t participate in that idea!

As with any heating system, you must follow all applicable regulations. Before attempting an installation on your own, we recommend speaking with a HETAS qualified installer. This is especially important because HETAS rules are used to calculate the required ventilation.

What is the best KW output for a stove?

That is a difficult question to answer.

It is determined by the vacant cubic space of your van.

Divide the cubic space by 14 to get the KW output needed for the space as a rule of thumb.

As a result, a 2kw burner would enough for an average-sized van*. The Shepherd Stove, at 1.7 kw, is the smallest of the amazing Anevay Stoves, and they grow up from there.

One of the most appealing aspects of wood burners is their ease of use: gather wood, kindle a fire, and enjoy the warmth.

Once they’re in, they’re in, and you don’t have to do anything with them except keep them clean and free of ash.

They are without a doubt the coziest and most atmospheric heating choice, and they may also be used to cook.

You can’t have combustible objects near your stove since it’s against the law. That means wood and hardboard must be kept to a minimum, which may be done successfully and tastefully in the van’s main body. If there is any wood in the ceiling, you may need to consider a twin-walled flue do your study before cutting a hole in the roof!

Is it true that Chinese diesel heaters are any good?

With the majority of the country experiencing a colder-than-average winter, many RV owners may be considering installing heating in their caravan, camper, or motorhome. A diesel-fueled ducted heating system is the obvious solution if free camping is on the agenda. But which one will you pick? Is it better to buy a high-priced name brand or a low-cost Chinese knockoff? In this post, we examine the advantages and disadvantages of both, as well as consult with owners and service technicians about their experiences, so you can make an informed decision.

There are trusted brand names in diesel heaters, such as Erberspacher and Webasto, as well as a seemingly limitless number of vendors of cheap knockoffs available online, most of which are imported from China. There is a significant price difference between the two options. The Erberspacher D2, which has a rated heat output of 2200 watts, costs roughly $1900, while a 5000-watt heater from China can be had for as little as $270 online. It’s a significant price difference, which explains why Chinese units are so popular.

Chinese heaters, on the other hand, have a poor reputation for dependability, parts availability, and, most critically, safety. CJE Caravan Repairs’ Chris Emmerson has seen a lot of shoddy items pass through his store, but he’s increasingly being requested to address problems with inexpensive ducted diesel heaters.

“Caravan and motorhome customers are enticed to buy these units because of the significant price gap between them and name brand equivalents,” Chris explained. The issue is that low-cost heaters are frequently worse in many respects.”