Diesel heaters for caravans are a great way to get year round warmth and comfort wherever you may be travelling.
If you camp where you have 240v power available:
Running a reverse cycle air conditioner or a small portable fan heater is a good option, especially if you are already paying for the power. Away from power- an air conditioner or fan heater will drain the batteries and running a generator to power these appliances is noisy and often restricted at night time. A diesel heater will run quietly for overnight warmth without the worry of draining your batteries or gas cyclinder.
If you like to camp independently in national parks and free camps:
A diesel heater or gas heater is the best solution. Both diesel and gas heaters offer the comfort of ducted warmth to your van and they are both fairly fuel efficient, quiet (far less noisy than a roof top air conditioner) and similar in cost. Gas or diesel heaters for caravans are controlled with an electronic thermostat controller with the motor being vented externally meaning that noise and fumes are kept outside. The choice between a diesel heater or gas heater for many customers comes down to the preferred energy source. A diesel heater requires the installation of a small 10 litre fuel tank on a caravan where a gas heater is connected to the existing gas bottles. Diesel fuel is readily available even in remote locations where LP gas may sometimes be more difficult to find. For this reason diesel heaters for caravans have been a more popular choice with our customers.
The best diesel heater for your caravan:
The Dometic Eberspacher D2 Airtronic diesel heater is our recommended diesel heater for most caravans. The Dometic D2 heater is compact and lightweight (2.7kg) when installed. The D2 will automatically heat up to and maintain your desired temperature and has low fuel consumption making it ideal for running for long periods of time. The D2 has an impressive list of smart technology which makes it a leader in the market for its quiet, efficient, safe and low emission operation. The D2 takes 0.10 litres of fuel per hour at low consumption and 0.28 litre per hour at its peak making it an economical and efficient choice.
Diesel heaters for caravans can be installed in the van under a bunk or in a cupboard as the heaters are small in size (not much bigger than a shoebox). The controller can be located in a convenient place of your choice. At the RV Service Centre we can neatly cover the heater with checkerplate or timber so that the space around the heater can be used to store and stack items without fear of damaging the heater. For easy refuelling, we install the 10 litre fuel tank in the caravan on the same side as the vehicle tank. Servicing for a diesel heater is recommended every 12 months and involves cleaning and replacing the screens and internal filters. The presence of blue smoke indicates that the diesel heater needs servicing as it means the fuel is not burning cleanly.
At the RV Service Centre we professionally install and service diesel heaters for caravans. If you are a caravanner that likes the freedom of independent camping and the freedom to camp in comfort no matter the weather, then a diesel heater for your caravan is an excellent option. For a free quote or more information visit our showroom or give us a call today.