Eberspatcher question part 2

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  1. ips

    ips Read Only Funster

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    What is the economy of these diesel fired blown air heaters ie. how many litres or ml per hour. I know it depends what yer stat is set at and how much you use em but as a rule of thumb ?????
     
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    Suggest you visit the Eber ' web site. If you are thinking of buying.
    Eberspächer UK - Air Heaters Airtronic D2

    Identify your heater in the list, then all the info you need should be there.

    My own experience of Ebers is awful. I personally prefer Webasto. I had more luck with Webasto.
    Webasto Caravan :: Heating

    But, it is only fair to say, that both heaters must be installed exactly as per manufacturers instructions. Ive had both installed in boats the eber was dire. Having said that, there are thousands out there that perform brilliantly for many years.

    Be sure too that what ever you buy is installed by a reputable firm. Contact Webasto uk and get confirmation that your installer is recognized by them. You could do it yourself, its not rocket science, but please stick to the instructions.

    Sorry about the rant. But ive lived with these heaters for years, and learned a lot about both, enough probably to write a book.
     
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    We have one, fitted from new, & very pleased with it. Eberspacher (spell?) that is. :thumb:

    Can't give you detailed usage figures but the fuel gauge never seems to go down when we use it, even in winter. I was told by the dealer we got the van off that they were very economical & I have no reason to doubt him from our experience. :BigGrin:

    They are possibly more noisy than a gas heater, especially on start up, & of course use more leccy but once running very easy to live with.

    Being diesel you don't have to worry about running out, very useful if in Spain where gas bottles can be a problem to get filled.

    I believe the initial cost is quite high.
     
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    Just to clarify matters..........eber is allready installed in our new MH. Was just wondering if I could afford to put it on......:BigGrin:
     
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    Try it :thumb:

    My experience is that it won't cost you a fortune. :BigGrin:
     
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    Had it on a couple of times in the evening when it goes a bit chilly, on for less than an hour each time so couldnt tell exactly but didnt seem to move my fuel guage. Certainly seems efficient.
    Ian
     
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    approx 10 hours on 1 litre, can't be bad.
     
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    ooooh that is good, were's that info from ??
    Maybe I can afford to put it on then :BigGrin:
     
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    from the eberspatcher info disc.
     
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    Thank you for the info...very economical arent they. ?
     
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    Assuming it is a D2 heater. Eberspacher quote .23ltr per hour for a large motorcaravan ie coachbuilt for a small PVC .10ltrper hour if you got the Airtronic installation instructions look at page 12/13 if you turn the themostat slowly untill you hear the click leave it there the heater will build up to full then automatically reduce to 3/4 power to maintain temperature if you leave thermatat at full it will use more deisel.

    Regards

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    our eber comes with duel fuel option mains or diesel, does not seem to use much diesel when used that way compared to the large amout of heat it can produce, when on site's use mains hookup to run it which is silent now ebers fixed that knocking noise.

    very please which the heating system came as standard in our duetto.
     
  13. ips

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    Thank you for the info gentlemen. Unfrotunately mine only works on deisel but sounds like I can afford to keep Mrs ips warm this winter. :BigGrin:
     
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    We have one in our Flash 03 and it works fine and uses very little diesel. Make sure you run it regularly to keep it running ok.
     
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    Hi I'm not sure why you split your posts into part 1, 2, etc just go back and post again in the original thread makes it much easier to follow.:thumb::thumb:
     
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    You won`t have to worry about cost, far better than gas heaters on that point, used ours for the first time last winter and it really is quick and efficient.
     
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    Install a seperate tank and run it on Red diesel, its what I have done, put in a wee inline filter.
     
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    We have one in our motorhome used it a full week end once and the fuel guage didn't seem to move, very economical.

    John.
     
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    Your probably right...............sorry. :Doh:
    Ian
     
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    No worries we were all new once. Just keep posting, hee hee
     
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