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    Iím in the market for the of the above.

    The 4kw version.

    The dealer is trying to sell the Webasto because itís in stock, the Eberpacher is on back order.

    I want the best one for me.

    Could I get the real experience of either please.

    Just to clarify, Iím off to the Arctic Circle and covering my bases for heating.

    Ta :-)

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    I'm getting a 2kw one of these fitted to my smaller van for UK winter trips in 2 weeks time.

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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnClimber View Post
    I'm getting a 2kw one of these fitted to my smaller van for UK winter trips in 2 weeks time.

    Planar Heaters UK- Home

    Claimed to be quieter and they are cheaper to boot as well.
    Thanks John,

    Iíll follow your experience.

    Has anyone got one already?
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    Quote Originally Posted by JohnClimber View Post
    I'm getting a 2kw one of these fitted to my smaller van for UK winter trips in 2 weeks time.

    Planar Heaters UK- Home

    Claimed to be quieter and they are cheaper to boot as well.
    Had a Webasto in last van, and Eberspacher in new van. No expert on either of them, and didn't/haven't had either for long enough to make any comment re reliability. Controls are very similar, as far as usability they are the same.

    When I was checking up, it seemed the conclusion is that the Ebers are noisier, can't say I've noticed any difference though, they both make a fair bit of noise on start up either way.

    Reading boating forums, seems Wallas have a very good reputation, but are more expensive.

    Enjoy the trip up north.
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    I've got an EB Diesel made in 1984 and apart from the odd low battery voltage causing it not to light its never failed me. They don't them make like they used to!!!!

    I also have a Dual Top Webasto in the hire van (hint hint) and that too has been excellent. Again the only time it failed to light was a low battery voltage issue due to some plonker (me) removing a fuse and forgetting to put it back.

    I've noticed that the Webasto takes about 5 mins longer to get up to heat, but its not an overly fair comparison as it has water heating as well, whereas the EB is only air.

    The Webasto is substantially larger than the EB due to the water storage and hangs a lot lower, the fitting instructions are excellent and can be completed by any competent DIYer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Roger View Post
    I've got an EB Diesel made in 1984 and apart from the odd low battery voltage causing it not to light its never failed me. They don't them make like they used to!!!!

    I also have a Dual Top Webasto in the hire van (hint hint) and that too has been excellent. Again the only time it failed to light was a low battery voltage issue due to some plonker (me) removing a fuse and forgetting to put it back.

    I've noticed that the Webasto takes about 5 mins longer to get up to heat, but its not an overly fair comparison as it has water heating as well, whereas the EB is only air.

    The Webasto is substantially larger than the EB due to the water storage and hangs a lot lower, the fitting instructions are excellent and can be completed by any competent DIYer.
    I'm I right in saying your webasto heats your water for shower and sink, and if so how long does it take to heat water for shower

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    Personally I would go for the Eberspacher, having worked on them, they seem to be a lot easier to work on although I havn't had much experience of the Webasto's. The Eberspacher D4 / D2 models are dead easy to fit and work on with most minor jobs being able to be done without removing the heater , if you are fitting it yourself you could try and order through a company called Butler Technik Vehicle Heater Kits at Butler Technik when / if you order one don't forget that you will need a fuel pick up kit there are specific kits for various vehicles as the fuel supply must be taken directly from the fuel tank unless you intend to fit a separate tank just for the heater.
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    Had Webasto in our last van, excellent reliable and reasonably quiet. Only had this one diesel heater.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Silver sprinter View Post
    I'm I right in saying your webasto heats your water for shower and sink, and if so how long does it take to heat water for shower
    About ten minutes on the lowest setting, another 5 for the highest setting.

    I've also got the X100 diesel stove and Webasto compressor fridge. The heating/cooking is all diesel powered so no need to carry LPG bottles or fit a gas tank - if there's diesel in the vehicle tank you can cook and heat.

    So far so good with the cooker, takes a few minutes longer to boil a kettle but I can live with that and just put the kettle on as soon as I stop for a cuppa.

    The fridge has been an eye opener on how far those small compressors have come in the last few years. It will freeze water in about an hour even in my hot and humid climate. I put a freezer block in the ice maker and that makes sure that it does not run overnight. 2 x 120aH batteries and a 120W solar panel keep the lot ticking over during the day if the engine is not running.
    "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse (defined as a liberal gift) from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, followed always by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years." - attributed to Alexander Fraser Tytler, (October 15, 1747 - January 5, 1813) a Scottish-born British lawyer and writer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FULL TIMER View Post
    when / if you order one don't forget that you will need a fuel pick up kit there are specific kits for various vehicles as the fuel supply must be taken directly from the fuel tank unless you intend to fit a separate tank just for the heater.
    I just plumbed into the fuel return line which should return fuel to the "sump" in the fuel tank and give you fuel all the time. A simple Tee piece is all that is needed most of the time.

    As with all things diesel its imperitive that you do not have even the slightest air leak.
    "A democracy cannot exist as a permanent form of government. It can only exist until the voters discover that they can vote themselves largesse (defined as a liberal gift) from the public treasury. From that moment on, the majority always votes for the candidates promising the most benefits from the public treasury with the result that a democracy always collapses over loose fiscal policy, followed always by a dictatorship. The average age of the world's greatest civilizations has been 200 years." - attributed to Alexander Fraser Tytler, (October 15, 1747 - January 5, 1813) a Scottish-born British lawyer and writer.

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