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Offline lostagain

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Re: Webasto heaters
« Reply #15 on: February 21, 2013, 01:04:49 PM »
A Webasto system is like any other system: you have to maintain it once in a while to keep it working properly.

It is great as an engine pre-heater as well.

Best invention since buses were discovered.

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Re: Webasto heaters
« Reply #16 on: February 21, 2013, 01:11:58 PM »
Let's not forget the initial cost of the Aqua Hot system. Can eassily get up towards $10,000. Good Luck, TomC
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Re: Webasto heaters
« Reply #17 on: February 21, 2013, 02:59:10 PM »
 One of the buses that Im thinking about has the  Webastos system on it. Just wondering if it is a reason to choose another bus?
Scott 
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Re: Webasto heaters
« Reply #18 on: February 21, 2013, 03:03:45 PM »
Heck no! Thats one of the best reasons to buy the bus.
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Re: Webasto heaters
« Reply #19 on: February 21, 2013, 04:24:08 PM »
When I was looking for a bus I looked for a proheat unit( same but different  ) I live in the north and use the proheat to preheat the eng. And if I want to use it for floor heat or forced air rad heat I put in two shut offs in the heater hose to not let heat go to the eng. At 180 f the proheat cycles on and off as needed ,is fast to heat up the inside.As for maintance I have not done anything yet , I have used it every year since 2006 .Yes I guess I should look  at some maintance some day but until then it's great. As it came with the bus it was free.                            dave
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Offline wg4t50

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Re: Webasto heaters
« Reply #20 on: February 21, 2013, 04:44:40 PM »
Using the A H unit is a spoiler for me, no hot nor cold areas, entire coach is like my home with boiler hot wate radiator heat just comfy and enjoyable.
One can play the numbers in any method that fits their wants or beliefs .
Like said, not cheap but very comfy so do you want to be comfy or going tp squeeze the Buffalo?
The engine keeps the system hot and can preheat the engine before cold start, your choice.
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Re: Webasto heaters
« Reply #21 on: February 21, 2013, 04:48:33 PM »
Should add about having 4 adjustable thermostats to set to your liking, front, bath, bedroom & basement/water tanks etc.
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Re: Webasto heaters
« Reply #22 on: February 21, 2013, 04:52:29 PM »
What Dave said can't beat a nice warm floor and no noise or fan ?               dave
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Re: Webasto heaters
« Reply #23 on: February 21, 2013, 05:22:28 PM »
Dave, For sure, but the funny, my home oil fired boiler makes more noise than the Aqua Hot.  As for the cold floor, yes, that is one mistake I made when installed ceramic flooring except for bedroom, if I live long enough, I will have it redone with the electric heated floor, and as for fans, yes have some fans but not nearly as loud as the ducted heat pumps on roof, which are not bad, but yes you can hear them. Besides I am not willing to afford the million bux types. We all have limits ?   ;D
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Re: Webasto heaters
« Reply #24 on: February 21, 2013, 05:29:09 PM »
 Wow I love you guys, uh ummmm I mean like  ;D  I really am getting so much information from you all, and thank you all!
Scott 
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Re: Webasto heaters
« Reply #25 on: February 22, 2013, 05:47:34 AM »
In my gang/group no one would go back to the LPGas furnaces, too hard to get refueled and too noisey.
I used the Surban LP Gas furnace in the MCI I had, it worked OK, but a large improvement with the diesel fired boiler quiet, just light fan when it runs, bugt the biggie is the entire coach is the same temp, that alone is a blessing.
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Offline Nick Badame Refrig/ACC

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Re: Webasto heaters
« Reply #26 on: February 23, 2013, 04:19:52 AM »
Hi Guy's

I keep my bus at 65 degrees in the winter and my 45,000 btu Proheat always burns

15 gallons a week. I usually top the tank off every 2 weeks with a 30 gallon barrel of

fuel and the guage is always on full when I'm done. Primative but works,,, lol

(Hydronic water coil to air system)

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Re: Webasto heaters
« Reply #27 on: February 23, 2013, 05:17:36 AM »
Nick

Care to share any details of your system?  I'm about to install the same unit (thanks, Scanzel) and I know nothing about hydronic heat.

Tnx.

Ted

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Re: Webasto heaters
« Reply #28 on: February 23, 2013, 07:44:58 AM »
AquaHot system installed in my coach (which is basically a Webasto).....  Best Heating & hot water system available IMO  
I wouldn't build a full size coach without this, personally.  Absolutley love it.  I've never noticed it's fuel usage.
I camp for 3-4 days at a time and my fuel guage doesn't even move, or isn't noticable enough.  








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Re: Webasto heaters
« Reply #29 on: February 23, 2013, 07:59:57 AM »
How do you guys never burn fuel in the Aqua/Hot lol the people that make the unit tell you to expect 5 to 6 gals a day under normal use.

 Nick said running his at 65 degrees 15 gals a week at over 4 bucks a gal it is costing him 60+ bucks a week and he probably has his bus in covered parking

You guys own a different Aqua/Hot than I owned for sure lol but what price do you put on comfort
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