Hi. Has anyone out there got one of these fitted in their campers. at a fraction of the price of a UK one. They look the part but what about quality especially safety.
Hoovie, I think summed up VERY nicely T:T:My feeling (and it is just a feeling from my own point of view) from reading reports, feedback - both good and bad - is that these Heaters are a good value buy for DIYers who are happy and competent to fit it themselves, and fiddle around with them - and they don't expect as much from the heater. (For example, the Eberspacher Controllers are much better then then the controllers you get with the Planars. The Eber' 801 you can set a specific temperature on the digital display; On almost all the Planars on sale, you get a basic dial control with no numbers on).
Installation of an Eberspacher and a Planar look identical to me - and if getting someone to fit a heater for you, it won't be cheaper to install becuase it is cheaper to buy, so the price percent difference between the two is not that great anymore.
If I were paying a company to install a Diesel Heater, they would be installing an Eberspacher;
If I were relying on the Heater (say I was full-timing in the van), I would be installing an Eberspacher (reliability and backup);
If the heater failing was just an inconvenience on a weekend away, I would go for the Planar (price).
This is very interesting.....
9. Will run better on central heating oil as it's a cleaner burn
Is there space under the T5 for this mate?This is very interesting.
I was planning to run at least initially on Kerosene (heating oil) as it meant I could check it out without the hassle of dropping the fuel tank, plus it is cheaper (50p/L vs 120p/L). I didn't know it was actually better! A:
That's a bit of a bonus and probably won't bother to tap in to the tank at all and just use an external can T: