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Diesel Heater
« on: May 17, 2020, 08:14:09 PM »
I have a Topaz Eyre (2017) and would like to install a diesel heater. A gas heater installed by TT is to expensive over $5000. Has anyone retro installed one in a Topaz 2 and where did they locate the heater and diesel tank.


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Re: Diesel Heater
« Reply #1 on: May 20, 2020, 11:46:16 AM »
This quote from Track appears to be super expensive. We have a 2016 Topaz without a gas heater but the gas fittings are in place for connecting the gas heater. The panels in the kitchen cabinets have been laser cut  so that the heated air conduits can be fitted.
The gas heater that Track use is the Truma Trumamatic E2400. ( This info supplied by Harry Lissimore). Maybe you may consider sourcing the heater and having another caravan/ gas fitter install.
We are also interested in doing this while we cannot travel.
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Re: Diesel Heater
« Reply #2 on: May 20, 2020, 01:03:49 PM »
Thanks Rob M
According to TT the kitchen has to be removed and it is a 3 day job.


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Re: Diesel Heater
« Reply #3 on: May 20, 2020, 02:53:36 PM »
Have you considered a portable one like us and many Tvan owners use ? Maybe there's a way to run a duct in to the Topaz which you could hard mount and seal when not in use. Inside a cupboard, under the bed ? Just a thought.

A good portable one is around $1600 and you don't need to take it in warmer climates. Cheaper eBay versions can be had for under $300 or less.
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Re: Diesel Heater
« Reply #4 on: May 20, 2020, 03:26:17 PM »
Hi Gumb
Yes I have been considering that, need to find a way of covering the duct when not in use, one that is absolutely dust proof. Any ideas?


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Re: Diesel Heater
« Reply #5 on: May 20, 2020, 05:57:58 PM »
That's the hard part.

In the Tvan we just run it through the bottom of the canvas tent but in hard wall, you'd have a 60mm diam duct sticking out and that would need to connect to the same size 60mm duct from the heater. I guess you could cover the bit sticking out using a hose clamp and some form of cap but whether there's a joiner which would allow the two lengths of duct to connect is something you'd need to find.

This is where we bought our portable (Snugger) and the owner might be able to give you some ideas about fitting to a caravan.

http://www.dieselheatingaustralia.com/products-pricing/snugger-sf2300-diesel-heater/
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Re: Diesel Heater
« Reply #6 on: May 20, 2020, 07:14:12 PM »
The original Truma heater used by Track has been replaced by the Truma vario heater and is available on eBay from $1850.
$3000 to fit seems to say to me that Track just does not want to do it.
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Re: Diesel Heater
« Reply #7 on: May 20, 2020, 10:02:06 PM »
I live in Adelaide and TT have told Dave Benson that it would to difficult for them to do it and I would have to take to Melbourne to have it installed which would take 3 days.


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Re: Diesel Heater
« Reply #8 on: May 22, 2020, 10:04:05 AM »
you could try mount barker 4x4 centre they service t t  ask for glen top guy  or roofrack city they service wabasto heaters and cookers diesel may fit as well cheers :)

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Re: Diesel Heater
« Reply #9 on: May 22, 2020, 03:12:20 PM »
Hi glsgls
Thanks Glen services the Topaz and I went to see Roofrack city today and they are going to look at to see where it could be fitted.


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Re: Diesel Heater
« Reply #10 on: May 22, 2020, 06:04:35 PM »
happy days  :) happy camper