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Old 01-02-2014, 01:50 PM   #1
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Hot water heat

How do the hydronic propane fired heat sytems compare to the diesel fired . Seen a 2009 dutch aire that had the propane type with a 32 gal fuel tank. that seems a little small for cold weather and your normal hot water usage. I would appreciate any input on this.
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Old 01-02-2014, 05:05 PM   #2
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I'm sorry I can't help you.....but I was unaware they built MH's with hydronic heating???
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How do the hydronic propane fired heat sytems compare to the diesel fired . Seen a 2009 dutch aire that had the propane type with a 32 gal fuel tank. that seems a little small for cold weather and your normal hot water usage. I would appreciate any input on this. thanks. tireman
Most people would agree, the diesel version is superior. Why? Several reasons.

Diesel has higher BTU content than propane - can be cheaper to run than propane
Diesel fired aqua-hot draws from the main diesel tank of the RV - meaning you have 100 - 150 gals available vs. 32
Diesel fired burner can produce 50,000 BTU - more heat than the propane version
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This link may help you out Hydronic Heating: Oasis or AquaHot?
I would suspect the propane unit to be cheaper to run than diesel, but I don't have any experience with them in an RV. As far as the size of the boiler, that certainly sounds adequate. Some systems that I have seen installed in buildings utilize a 33 gal. HWT for an area much larger than any RV out there and these seem just fine under the coldest of conditions.
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Sorry, I was thinking the 32 gallon tank was the boiler on my last post. Please disregard that.
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