Mine was simple to install, besides directions in Chinese ..
Where do you get replacement parts from to fix your heater?Mine was simple to install, besides directions in Chinese ..
YouTube helped alot ..
But , I got the All-in 1 unit for $200...shipped to my door .
Has , does and is still working properly. I have parked beside others with the Espar heater , mine was quieter , just as Warm , ran about 12 hours on a gallon of diesel fuel.
But for me $2000. Savings upfront in initial costs prove I made the right choice for me .
But ,RESEARCH, and RESEARCH some more before making a decision..
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Where do you get replacement parts from to fix your heater?
If replacement parts "would " be needed they can easily be found on Ebay or Amazon and very affordable. Which there are Several do-it-yourself Videos on YouTube.Why worry about parts? ... for $200 bucks he could get a new one
15 months ... it had a full 1.3 gallon tank of Diesel fuel in it from last end of April 2019 . I actually remembered it while Trapping in November 2019 , so I turned on the switch and got busy and came back to work out of Van 15 minutes later and it was very Toasty. I let it burn overnight to use up remaining fuel . I have since used it a half a dozen times with "fresh " fuel. I use my Van as a project hauler , Furniture hauler and a couple Overnight trips (slept in van) . In the future I am going to take it out of Van and put it in a new Ice fishing house (that I am building) for season 2020/21 .Apparently it's been a good unit.
ntimevan, how long have you had that rice warmer?
I for Several years used the Big Buddy heater setup. 20 lb tank , cracked open the windows, kept warm, but not a light blanket warm while sleeping.Okay, this is what I have so far: nothing. A $200 heater requires a battery setup, although that would also power a Fantastic Fan. It also requires buying a separate fuel, although I’ve done that before with propane.
So what happens in summer? We usually go to a J or Petro to stay inside; that can mean an hour or more of additional travel at the end of a run. Air conditioning? That means a generator, whether your a/c is a good rooftop unit or a cheap window shaker.
So if you have a genny, why not use an inexpensive heater in winter?
This can be a tough choice
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Or just get one that ties into your fuel tank.I've got one in my Promaster as well that my boss had installed. I've noticed that it takes a few times kicking it on and off for the igniter to work. I thought about replacing it, maybe with a little bit bigger of one like pictured above. I'm sure almost all of these smaller rectangular ones run about the same, but I've seen much better reviews on the stand-up models. I would probably mount mine in the back of the van, though. I like being able to fill up right at the pump instead of with a can. One less thing to carry around and worry about.
I think its better with a fuel tank tie in because just in case you forget to fill it up and its -10* outside and its 4 am and you run out of fuel and have to go outside and freeze your arse off while I’m laying in bed cozy and sound alseep waiting for that call.It's easyer to keep track of fuel usage with a separate tank for your heater.