14' Series Diesel Heaters

Drover

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The PPAP one at $513, I had one for a little while it crapped out and the warranty was BS, wouldn't answer emails so got Ebay to refund money and went to Pinnacle Wholesalers who speak english and will answer phone................not sure about the other one but they are all copies of Airtronic or Webasco and I'm wary of the cheapies as once you buy it they don't want to know you.
 
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I agree,
Friend had ebay one, 2 winters later failed and no repair available . He ripped it out and fitted airtronic one.

Don't know anymore about the cheaper ones. Could be good and bad , hit and miss. I recon for something like this buy proper first time or try and buy from a dealer or shop more so than ebay, Then again some others prob had more luck than my mate.

I had one of the first airtronic ones fitted in Qld over 10 years ago, in our old van that we just sold ,it never missed a beat, ran like a charm every winter, only needed new service kit put in last winter, but that could of been me running some crap diesel through as I didn't flush the old stuff out from the previous winter like I did every year before. Otherwise it was great. The newer airtronic and webasco ones are prob better again than the older models, apparently the new webasco is a lot quieter in the pump as well. Told by a few installers lately .

I going to new truma eco heat gas system now, getting it fitted next Monday .

Cheers
 
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Incy

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I was looking at the PPAP one and could not find anything about it so I sent them a message asking if they had an electronic copy of the manual. It has been a little over a week now with no response. I am concerned if they do not respond when asked when someone is wanting to buy then if it goes bad there will defiantly be no service. Convinced my wife last night to spend $795.00 and get the one from PINNACLE-WHOLESALERS, does not come with the air filter but can get them less than $10 on ebay.
 

Incy

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Just finished spending the $, will be great if it does come with one but figure there is still a couple of weeks left before it gets cold enough to use so can get any extras required. I am hoping the hardest thing will be putting the holes in a van that is only 9 months old.
 

Drover

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Just measure 6 times before you cut.............................I put my fuel line in some clear 5mm plastic tubing to give it protection and insulate the pump pulse, don't have it hard up against the body or fittings or it will transmit the pulse......lay out all the bits and make sure the cables will all run the way you would like before chopping anything up especially the remote lead.
I have my heater under a seat, it draws it's air from the seat cavity which has a vent on the side, if you fit a tube to the intake to a vent it will sound like a snorkel breathing, drawing air from the cavity which draws from a vent is virtually silent....No sharp turns on your heater outlet pipe either.

To prime the system I found it saves hassle to get the fuel to flow, the old suck on tube way just before you hook it up to the heater, so long as it's past the pump then it will start for the first time so much easier.. you have to use the fuel line supplied as its part of the measured fuel supply, you can shorten it if need be just don't swap it for other stuff.

On my second heater I found it easier and more functional to just cut a big oval hole in the floor with the mounting plate covering it, easier to fit the bits underneath.
Take your time and try not to swear too much.
 

iamme

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Hi Craig and Leanne i have also been looking at diesel heaters and cant believe the price differences. They seem to range from $250 to $350 (how bad can the be if they come from the same factory) from China, around $500 to $600 if in Australia, around $1000 from Tassie and from Pinnacle $700 to $800 for Belief or $8000 to $9000 for Tuit or Planner????? yes i have written to them asking for clarification. You can also pay just under $2000 for a German/Chinese.
As all of these heaters are made in China, well its anyone's guess.
What am i going to do, well i'm going to pay about $300 and wait about 4 weeks for delivery. If its no good well its not so much and i'll just sell the private jet or get out the other quilt or maybe roll over for a cuddle.
 

Tone

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I put a 2kw in our 17.56 which works great. I just bought a 3kw full kit (fuel tank everything)for $250 for our camper trailer we just bought, I couldn’t justify spending a heap on it as we only got the camper to do a couple of trips. I bench tested it for a couple of hrs and works fine. Going to fit it today, if it fails so be it was only $250.
 
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Hi Craig and Leanne i have also been looking at diesel heaters and cant believe the price differences. They seem to range from $250 to $350 (how bad can the be if they come from the same factory) from China, around $500 to $600 if in Australia, around $1000 from Tassie and from Pinnacle $700 to $800 for Belief or $8000 to $9000 for Tuit or Planner????? yes i have written to them asking for clarification. You can also pay just under $2000 for a German/Chinese.
As all of these heaters are made in China, well its anyone's guess.
What am i going to do, well i'm going to pay about $300 and wait about 4 weeks for delivery. If its no good well its not so much and i'll just sell the private jet or get out the other quilt or maybe roll over for a cuddle.
Just paud $300so will wait and see how it goes... if i get a couple of years out of it great!