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Old 07-20-2019, 10:21 PM   #1
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Where can I find a heater that uses engine heat to warm up the rest of the Coach!

About a year ago I had to replace the 10 gallon Suburban Water Heater in our 1998 Dutch Star!
We were on the road so rather than place an order for an exact replacement I elected to get one off the shelf.
The original heater was essentially a three way device. Electric,Propane and as a bonus a heat transfer system using the heat from the engine.
It was replaced by a straight Propane heater as that was what was available.
So being an enterprising young man I was able utilize the 115 Electric connection by installing an outlet which will be used for a newly installed entertainment system.

I now have a wonderful loop of Hot coolant at my disposal that is just laying there under my kitchen counter.

In a previous gas powered Moho there was a very efficient heater located in the bedroom which had a 2 or 3 speed fan which used circulated coolant.

So where on this wonderful web will I find something with a water heater ore and a variable speed fan that I can mount under my kitchen counter?

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Old 07-20-2019, 11:50 PM   #2
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I know that the heater core with fan, you're looking for is available here in Canada at a farm/hardware store called Princess Auto , I think Harbor Freight or Tractor Supply in the USA would have them.

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Old 07-20-2019, 11:51 PM   #3
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Try this page on Ebay! Just the first one I came too, search for tractor cab heaters, and you will find what you are looking for! Rail!

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Old 07-21-2019, 04:23 PM   #4
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What you want is a hydronic toe kick heater/kick space heater. Any plumbing supply house or a box store.

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Old 07-21-2019, 05:35 PM   #5
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My '99 Winnie Adventurer 35' has a hot coolant heater under the rear bed. This also has a hose going into the basement by the water tanks. It also heats the bedroom. Might check with some RV salvage yards as they might have something similar. Mine would work well for your use.
There are auxiliary heaters available for semi tractors and others like vans. Check with a truck parts vendor or an a/c parts vendor.

As a side note the pipe on the outside of my engine coolant heated fresh water heater is only about 4" long. It is aluminum welded to the back side of the tank. Would not be hard to JB Weld a pipe to the water heater tank to restore this feature for you.
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Old 07-21-2019, 06:23 PM   #6
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My boat had a Red Dot Heater, worked GREAT.


A school bus heater would also work well. Check the salvage yards.
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Thank you Very much!

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