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Re: T-Van diesel heater
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2019, 03:38:24 PM »
Sorry Phil, I've only just seen your previous post

I run the duct in from the flap under the bed and the heater sits out of the weather in that space too. Be careful of the long leads you get with it, making sure one isn't touching the exhaust pipe which will melt the insulation around the cable if it's touching.
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Re: T-Van diesel heater
« Reply #16 on: January 31, 2019, 10:32:33 AM »
Thanks Gumb. I thought that looked to me like the obvious thing to do also. The pipe I got was a fairly stiff one and I was wondering if there was a more flexible option??? Also the guy from DHA advised me to trim what cables were too long. Great heater though...
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Re: T-Van diesel heater
« Reply #17 on: January 31, 2019, 07:45:31 PM »
Yes, the cables are miles too big but I wasn't sure if I could trim them. Thanks for the info, I'll look in to that. One thing I did which made things a bit easier was to tape them together where I could, just using some electrical tape. 

The exhaust gets so hot that I doubt there's any flex cable you could use but it stores OK in the triangle hatch near the RHS front box so I don't worry about it. I put the air hose in there too, which I did cut to length. I doesn't like being bent though.
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Re: T-Van diesel heater
« Reply #18 on: April 22, 2019, 08:07:17 PM »
A series a install vids on the Chinese heaters for those interested.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tvwmU_CcmGI

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Re: T-Van diesel heater
« Reply #19 on: April 22, 2019, 08:34:54 PM »
Hi Ian and Sylvia, we met you at the Bay of Fires a few weeks ago.  I can vouch for the set up you have, certainly taught us newbies a few things.  The heater Ian has installed is impressive.  As are the rest of his gadgets and set up.  Cheers, Fiona and Peter

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Re: T-Van diesel heater
« Reply #20 on: May 25, 2019, 07:33:42 PM »
I bought a Snugger a few months ago in Tassie ( No fires makes it cold at night )
Since returning to Melbourne i have shortened the wires and mounted the temp senser and controls inside the camper on top of power box. There is a total of 7 small gauge wires for the 2 units.
I used a trailer 7 pin flat plug mounted on the outside of the Tvan and passed the 7 wires through a hole I drilled.
The other end of the 7 pin plug is attached to the Snugger. Now all I have to do is plug it in the 12 volt and attach the 7 pin plug. Much neater and easier to set up pack up.

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Re: T-Van diesel heater
« Reply #21 on: May 25, 2019, 10:24:27 PM »
Sounds interesting Mal, can we see a couple of pics ? I might look at doing something similar now that I've fixed the problem of mine not lowering the heat output when the van reached the set temperature.
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Re: T-Van diesel heater
« Reply #22 on: May 25, 2019, 10:42:38 PM »
The pipe I got was a fairly stiff one and I was wondering if there was a more flexible option??? 

Yes there is. I got this one on ebay and it's far better than the ducting which comes with the heater. Really flexible and doesn't break when bent.
 
https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/60MM-Heater-Duct-Hot-Cold-Air-Ducting-398497-For-Diesel-Heater-Webasto-Dometic/113650690482?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649

I also got one of these air filters which I'm told will make it run quieter.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/25mm-Air-Intake-Filter-Silencer-2-Clips-For-Diesel-Heater-Webasto-Eberspacher/202609603344?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2060353.m2749.l2649
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Re: T-Van diesel heater
« Reply #23 on: June 06, 2019, 05:37:35 PM »
So I followed Mal's advice and did the Snugger remote mod today. It's so much easier to set up now and I don't have miles of wires to tuck away.

Once set up, the heater sits out of the weather under the van and the duct runs in to the cabin via the flap in the canvas under the bed.

More pics below (can only add one per post if they are to be a decent size....(time for an update on the forum software I think)

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Re: T-Van diesel heater
« Reply #24 on: June 06, 2019, 05:38:27 PM »
7 pin trailer plug fitted to back panel.
 
You need to dril a hole for the 7 wires, and ideally fit a grommet (available from Clark Rubber) as in the picture. I added some silicone as well, just to make sure it's all waterproof.
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Re: T-Van diesel heater
« Reply #25 on: June 06, 2019, 05:39:42 PM »
Control unit is attached with double sided tape to the inside control panel. A hole needs to be drilled for the wires to go through the back.
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Re: T-Van diesel heater
« Reply #26 on: June 06, 2019, 05:41:26 PM »
and the sensor unit is run up inside the same cover as the lighting wires and then along the top so it's in a good location to detect the temperature but still well out of the way.
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Re: T-Van diesel heater
« Reply #27 on: June 20, 2019, 02:39:42 PM »
Hi Gumb & Mal.W, Thanks for the updates on your installations. I have ordered the pipe and silencer thanks Gumb and I like the 7pin connection to the inside. Hope to see you at DHI, Mal, in August.  Cheers, Phil
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Re: T-Van diesel heater
« Reply #28 on: June 20, 2019, 06:03:31 PM »
No worries, just make sure that the hatch clears the 7 pin plug when it's shut before you screw it on. Mine seemed to work better sideways. 

You'll find that new pipe really good but I haven't tried the silencer yet. It's only a few bucks so worth a go.
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