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Old 10-26-2019, 09:39 PM   #76 (permalink)
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I don't know of any electric heater that wouldn't wipe out your power. Most guys i know carry one of the Mister heaters
Yah, I have a big buddy heater I have used in a tent off and on over the years... just not sure about the little confines of the van with no real vent.
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Old 10-27-2019, 07:25 AM   #77 (permalink)
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everything else pretty well heats itself in a sleeping bag

even 80w from 12V battery is like 6.5 amps

if you need a heater, there are $200 vented chinese diesel fired ones that people seem to like available on ebay
surely they make a propane one too
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Old 11-06-2019, 08:47 PM   #78 (permalink)
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But seriously, I use dewalt 20v tools, and have bought a couple of their heated jackets, it'll run for 5 hours on the small cheap batteries, I imagine all night on a larger one.
Aside from a nap here and there I haven't slept in one, but I figured I'd give it a shot some time, but one that fits well enough, get in your bag with it and rock out. Take it off and just lay on it if needed

If it worked well enough I'd consider wiring one to a house battery

As for fuel heaters, I'd like to see the current options, cuz I'm not buying 4 jackets if we all go
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But seriously, I use dewalt 20v tools, and have bought a couple of their heated jackets, it'll run for 5 hours on the small cheap batteries, I imagine all night on a larger one.
Aside from a nap here and there I haven't slept in one, but I figured I'd give it a shot some time, but one that fits well enough, get in your bag with it and rock out. Take it off and just lay on it if needed

If it worked well enough I'd consider wiring one to a house battery

As for fuel heaters, I'd like to see the current options, cuz I'm not buying 4 jackets if we all go

Wife isn't near big enough to be considered a heater!

I like the idea of a heated pad that runs on a rechargeable battery though! I have all Milwaukee stuff. Maybe I could rig something like that up!
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You can get 12 volt mattress pads and electric blankets which will help keep you warm and not take a chance with picking up critters by sleeping with the dogs, or now here is a long shot some of the 60s Corvairs had a gasoline powered heater sucker would really put out the heat.
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Hmm looks like they still maybe had under the name of southwind
https://www.liveabout.com/southwind-...seconds-726160

https://janitrol.aero/southwind-aircraft-heaters/

http://www.aeroelectric.com/Referenc...%20Heaters.pdf

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https://www.google.com/search?q=Sout...w=1240&bih=914
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You can get 12 volt mattress pads and electric blankets which will help keep you warm and not take a chance with picking up critters by sleeping with the dogs, or now here is a long shot some of the 60s Corvairs had a gasoline powered heater sucker would really put out the heat.
After looking at quite a few of the 12 volt heating pads for the mattress I am prolly gonna go that route. Between the box underneath and the insulated walls with enough blankets it should stay cozy enough!

At most it may get down to the single digits or maybe just into the minus single digits... I guess the best way to find out is just camp in it for a night and find out.

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Happybuy 2KW Diesel Heater Double Vent 2KW Diesel Air Heater 12V Diesel Parking Heater Metal Tank for RV Bus Car Boats Motorhome https://www.amazon.com/dp/B077JDTDXK..._dVIbEb9K93GXT

This has a tank you can fill with kerosene. Or buy the gasoline equivalent and plumb it into your existing fuel system.
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Some of the corvairs had a gas fired forced air heater that put out enough heat to cook you out.

I have found that by assembling a tent with a blanket over your bunk your body heat is enough to keep the temp above freezing. getting out of bed is a whole nother story, it is amazing how fast you can get dressed, or you could do like my uncle did move the Coleman stove next to his cot then in the morning stick his hand out and light it and wait for the tent to warm up!
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Just read the whole thread. Cool story. I guess I'm weird, but I don't think it's ugly at all. Kind of futuristic looking to me. I would be tempted to paint it silver with NASA lettering on the side. Anyways, Nice work.

Any plans for lockers or limited slip?

So how much differnce was the driving sound when you insulated it? Do you have more tail pipe than pictured? Doesn't look like it clears the side. No fumes?
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Just read the whole thread. Cool story. I guess I'm weird, but I don't think it's ugly at all. Kind of futuristic looking to me. I would be tempted to paint it silver with NASA lettering on the side. Anyways, Nice work.

Any plans for lockers or limited slip?

So how much differnce was the driving sound when you insulated it? Do you have more tail pipe than pictured? Doesn't look like it clears the side. No fumes?
Just saw this...

The exhaust is all the way to the back and kicked down at 30*… no exhaust smell since I put the new cat in and sealed it all up.

As for lockers or limited slip, yeah... I have a few options, being that is has a 7.5" Toyota third in the rear. I really don't want a basic drop in locker (lunchbox), so I have been looking at the rear limited slip out of a mid 80's supra or something similar.

The insulation works far better than the absence of it! When I got it there was NONE. Just sheet metal. After filling it with reflective and foam it stays nice and toasty as well as reducing the noise! The box and carpet helped the most I think. I have taken it out once in 30* weather and it was really nice.
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Did you get the 12v electric blanket? That's what I use, I just put in the sleeping bag before I get in it. Pre warms it then when the 12V drill battery goes dead, I'm already passed out and toasty
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Did you get the 12v electric blanket? That's what I use, I just put in the sleeping bag before I get in it. Pre warms it then when the 12V drill battery goes dead, I'm already passed out and toasty
So I have a queen sized bed- three section mattress in the van that can be separated and used individually. I found a 12v mattress heating pad that works really well to take the edge off. The van is pretty well insulated and keeps the heat in awesome. I have spent a couple of nights in it when the temps dropped to sub 30 degrees... was really pretty cozy! Not sure I would be cozy in sub zero temps, but will figure that out when the time comes I guess.
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