Diesel bunk heaters

Discussion in 'Experienced Truckers' Advice' started by Gumper, Sep 30, 2018.

  1. Gumper

    Gumper Road Train Member

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    Figured I’d get the digital heat control and leave it at 50* all through winter. And by winter here I mean October-April.
     
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  3. jeffman164

    jeffman164 Medium Load Member

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    I have Webasto but Espar are easier to service .Next one will be Espar . I have two auxiliary batteries with isolater for Webasto, inverter and fans. I also have separate tank for kerosene . Seems to work a lot better !!
     
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  4. mitmaks

    mitmaks Road Train Member

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    I have espar, love it. Keeps me warm -15F no problem
     
  5. special-k

    special-k Road Train Member

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    I run an espar bunk heater. Never touched it in 10 years now. Run it occasionally in the summer and probably everyday in the winter. I have 4 batteries in my truck and they last around 3 years before they start to get weak. With the additional small engine heater it should start anywhere without an issue.
     
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  6. Espressolane

    Espressolane Road Train Member

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    Have had both, find the espar units to need less maintenance. If needed, the overhaul kits are not expensive.
     
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  7. Gumper

    Gumper Road Train Member

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    Sounds like espar is the way to go. There’s a couple dealers close to me I’ll have to call. I’m betting I’ll wind up installing it myself to save some cash unless someone gives me a good deal.
     
  8. Justrucking2

    Justrucking2 Road Train Member

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    If you are doing most of your driving in MT or that region where the temps are brutal, ask about a separate kerosene tank, it may be something that you will want to look into.
     
  9. mhyn

    mhyn Road Train Member

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    also he may need D4 model that has better heating capability.
     
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