camper combi

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    I am looking at the requirements to install heating I. The camper next year.

    At the moment there is a carver cascade 2 which only works on mains. These seem relatively simple and ecenomical to repair and I have found a chap who does recon parts...

    For heating there is nothing and we have the portable gas heater that works on cannisters. This heats the van very quickly but gets through at least 1 cannister a day.

    There is very limited space and ideally what I would like to do is replace the cascade with something that can provide hot water and heating from the same 'flame' either diesel or gas..

    Does such a thing exist? If so where can I start researching them and if not what would you reccomend

    It is only a transit lwb hi top and there is no shower right now but I will consider fitting one once the how water is sorted.
     
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    Hmm.. ouch...

    We only paid 2k for the van....
     
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    That really looks good. My only concern is having a hot water tank. I had hoped for in demand water.. but you can't have everything.. and I like the idea of having it fitted outside.
     
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    Just checked and that pri
    With the Webasto the tank is internal to the unit, there is no separate hot water tank.

    Ours is mounted in the bottom of the wardrobe. You can mount it outside but it will need draining earlier when frost threatens. The electric option is essential I think, much quieter but of course it needs an EHU!
     
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    Well I will hunt for a 2nd hand one I think.. thanks for help
     
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    You just need good batteries we have trojan. We have Webasto now, but not the dual Top evo 8
    No hook up needed.
    But the one we're having Fitted, above , has the option to be used on the hook up.

    I doubt you'd get a second hand one mjltigger as they've only just come out , last year or so. Unless you got one off a right off maybe.
     
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    Why do you need good batteries? Thought it was diesel so assumed 12v was just for control..
     
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    For the fan , on the blown air.
     
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    Oh.. should have thought of that... hmm

    I had originally thought I would get a catalytic like I had in my caravan but there isn't really room. Then planned a blown air but my under bed is pretty much full with the battery, water heater etc one side and the camping chairs etc the other. There is a big space in the engine bay being a traditionally oriented engine so could fit one of these in there and perhaps give it its own battery with another split charge to top it up as I drive looking at these I really like the idea of having a warm van as soon as you stop and warm water at the same time.

    Silly idea.. If I'm putting in more battery, what will the cascade draw through an inverter and could it be rigged to provide heat via a 'radiator' do you think....
     
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    Blown air heating. Whale do an external underbody one. No idea on price
     
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