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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 01-12-2021, 20:07 Thread Starter
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Hi, Does anybody have a rough Idea of how much diesel is consumed with warm air heating in a motorhome?
Just an indication and does that mean using warm air heating uses the engine battery I wondered or the habitual battery? I rarely use mine but I did test it yesterday and all went well, but later when I tested again a few hours later it didnt want to play and on the indication panel the main engine battery was flashing, so a bit confusing. The van started as normal and the normal showing on the panel returned i.e. both batts charging. Did not have time today as had to hit the road.

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The most common warm air heating in MHs is powered by gas. Is yours diesel?
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The most common warm air heating in MHs is powered by gas. Is yours diesel?
That was my thinking as well.

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The most common warm air heating in MHs is powered by gas. Is yours diesel?
Yep the Sweet Maxi has diesel heating as standard.


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My Frankia had diesel air and water heating too, and I've fitted Webasto hot air diesel heaters in two of my vans. The Webasto and Eberspacher hot air diesel powered heaters are much the same as the very cheap Chinese ones. All fine if correctly fitted. In my opinion it is a must to put the fuel pump outside and rubber mount it, the ticking can be very annoying otherwise.
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Be aware deisel heating can be very annoying for anyone parked near you ,unless they have made them a lot quieter than they used to be.

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My Frankia had diesel air and water heating too, and I've fitted Webasto hot air diesel heaters in two of my vans. The Webasto and Eberspacher hot air diesel powered heaters are much the same as the very cheap Chinese ones. All fine if correctly fitted. In my opinion it is a must to put the fuel pump outside and rubber mount it, the ticking can be very annoying otherwise.
Yes, mine is an Eberspacher diesel warm air appliance in my Chausson. It saves using gas up and thats why Chausson only fit one gas bottle. Just wondering how economical they are, roughly speaking. But my main thought was when I tested it was fine (only the second time LOL) but a few housr later the red light as normal showing but it didn't start and run and I noticed the battery symbol on the panel was flashing on the main battery icon. I will have more time today to have a look and start the engine as I guess it must draw power from that battery. Thanks for your reply

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Be aware deisel heating can be very annoying for anyone parked near you ,unless they have made them a lot quieter than they used to be.
Yes, they are quieter now and even quieter when they reach temperature set.
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The fans are hard on the battery I understand, in the heater and any additional fans for circulation. The Webasto information gives power and fuel consumption figures as I recall.

Though I don't know for sure I doubt the ignition needs power once the unit is warmed up. According to video instructions I've watched on the Chinese heaters the glow plugs switch off after a while, there is a symbol to show this on the control panel. It's a while since I had a Webasto hot air only diesel powered heater but I think the Chinese heaters are a direct knock off so I imagine they work the same way.

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I'd be inclined to fit a red diesel tank to make it more economical, but I don't know if you'd save in other countries than the UK.
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