14' Series diesel heater from heatso.com now installed.

JT76

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Hey @Bmhdg76 as @Bellbirdweb said they get warm but not hot. If you go back to the first page of this post you can see photos where I put mine which is also a 14.44-4.

I left a small gap maybe 80mm between the unit and the drawer. You can see this size of this gap in the vent pic as the vent is inline with the rest of the unit. This leaves a good amount of room left in the storage area. I have two plastic boxes with bits and pieces in it. The boxes sit pretty close to the unit itself and after running for around 10hours overnight I checked to see if the boxes were getting too hot and if I would need to move them away. They were barely warm so have no issue with them being within 40mm of the heater.

It heated the 14 pretty easy as you would expect, a real test will be in August when we camp in the snow for a few nights but I'm sure if the get one you will not regret it! Fuel tank for me is just a 20ltr Jerry can on the back bumper but there are lots of options to choose re fuel tank.
 

Bmhdg76

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Thanks everyone.

At the show yesterday saw an non named import there and the unit was too hot to touch so instantly walked away from that one!
I am hoping that we will have just enough space in the cupboard where the air con unit is so both are together. That way can the just route the vent out under the fridge. Is not up and down the van, but don't want under the bunks in case kids blankets slide off the bed and block the outlet. Other option would be in the front tunnel boot but I have pretty well packed that section of the van.

I love the idea of a portable tank that can be disconnected. Easy to fill up and not dead weight when not being used.

95% sold on it. Anything to get the missus to agree to camping in the cooler months again. She has gone soft now she hit the big Four Zero!
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BJ.
 

Bellbirdweb

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So a question for @Crusty181 or any other Eberspatcher owners.

I'm running mine to test it out at the moment.

I have the temp set at 21c, but it's heated up to 26c and is still running.

Does yours switch off at the set point or what ?

I've now turned it down to 19, but it's still running.
 

JT76

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We ran our d2 over two nights just after we put it in. Found that if set to say 20 it would show the room at maybe 22 and then just tick over. After an hour or so sitting a couple of degrees over it would then shut down. After a while I guess the temp dropped a bit and it fired back up again. As far as I noticed on both nights it shut down and started by it self once each night while we were up ( don't know what it does when we were sleeping). In the morning it was still ticking over at a fairly low setting but maintaining close to the set temp.

I believe unless you have an external temp probe it will take the ambient temp from the inlet. If it's builds up heat in that area it would think it's at temp early and shut down or has a draft of cool air coming in then it would be constantly running as it thinks it's still cool inside. In these cases an external probe would help. We do not use an external temp probe.

Here is some interesting reading ...
http://www.letonkinoisvarnish.co.uk/Eberspacher_Control_1.html

So it doesn't sit on the temp exactly but pretty close to it. Still new to us will know more in a few weeks when we head off again for a three week trip and I think it will get plenty of use.
 

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We ran our d2 over two nights just after we put it in. Found that if set to say 20 it would show the room at maybe 22 and then just tick over. After an hour or so sitting a couple of degrees over it would then shut down. After a while I guess the temp dropped a bit and it fired back up again. As far as I noticed on both nights it shut down and started by it self once each night while we were up ( don't know what it does when we were sleeping). In the morning it was still ticking over at a fairly low setting but maintaining close to the set temp.

I believe unless you have an external temp probe it will take the ambient temp from the inlet. If it's builds up heat in that area it would think it's at temp early and shut down or has a draft of cool air coming in then it would be constantly running as it thinks it's still cool inside. In these cases an external probe would help. We do not use an external temp probe.

Here is some interesting reading ...
http://www.letonkinoisvarnish.co.uk/Eberspacher_Control_1.html

So it doesn't sit on the temp exactly but pretty close to it. Still new to us will know more in a few weeks when we head off again for a three week trip and I think it will get plenty of use.
Thanks for that @JT76, I am running the external temp sensor.

Currently I've moved the set temp to 18 and room temp is 26.

I'll leave it for a while to see if it shuts off.

The fan is definatley not running flat out, but still pumping out plenty of hot air.
 

mfexpanda

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Thanks for that @JT76, I am running the external temp sensor.

Currently I've moved the set temp to 18 and room temp is 26.

I'll leave it for a while to see if it shuts off.

The fan is definatley not running flat out, but still pumping out plenty of hot air.
Ours is a different make but does go over temp by a few before turning off
 

JT76

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I think if it's turned itself down low then it might turn itself off if it doesn't drop low enough soon. If you have no luck you could always disconnect the external sensor and use the built in one and see if it's better? Or you could try the ex sensor in a different location?
 

megcam

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I'm no expert having only turned mine on 3 times but it did get up to temp and wind itself off. I currently have no exhaust muffler on it so can hear when its running and when its not. I'd try disconnecting the external temp sensor (if thats easy enough) and see how it behaves with the internal one.
 

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I'm no expert having only turned mine on 3 times but it did get up to temp and wind itself off. I currently have no exhaust muffler on it so can hear when its running and when its not. I'd try disconnecting the external temp sensor (if thats easy enough) and see how it behaves with the internal one.
Yep will give that a try, thanks
 

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I leave mine set at 19 all the time, and occasionally i have noticed the display reading a significantly higher temp, but Ive not taken too much more notice. I would presume it may well be quite a dramatic difference for a while until the entire van is at a constant stable temp.

Mine certainly doesnt get to 19, and turn off.

The temp sensor is in the controller (without an external), so where thats mounted plays a big part
 

Bellbirdweb

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I leave mine set at 19 all the time, and occasionally i have noticed the display reading a significantly higher temp, but Ive not taken too much more notice. I would presume it may well be quite a dramatic difference for a while until the entire van is at a constant stable temp.

Mine certainly doesnt get to 19, and turn off.

The temp sensor is in the controller (without an external), so where thats mounted plays a big part
Thanks @Crusty181 will keep playing.
 

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so where thats mounted plays a big part
It sure does make a big difference, being able to reach it while still tucked into your blankets is a must!

But on a serious note it does make a big difference, with ours set on 20 if you stand up your head gets hot so obviously as heat rises the height of your sensor is important.

Ours hasn't switched off in the few nights we have used it but it does slow down when up to temp.
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Bellbirdweb

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It sure does make a big difference, being able to reach it while still tucked into your blankets is a must!

But on a serious note it does make a big difference, with ours set on 20 if you stand up your head gets hot so obviously as heat rises the height of your sensor is important.

Ours hasn't switched off in the few nights we have used it but it does slow down when up to temp.
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Thanks @Sammy D, I've got the getting out of bed situation covered with the wireless remote control.

I guess my concern is that the temperature sensor is mounted high, and shows the room temperature correctly.

I set the heater to 18 degrees, yet it's still heating event though it's showing a room temp of 25 degrees.

I even put the sensor in front of the vent. It went up to 36 but still didn't shut off.