Propex Heater

Nesting Zombie

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Hey Guys,
I would like some background on people that have had one.

What are they like ?.
How Much would be an Average Price for one to be Supplied & Fitted ?.
 

mariesnowgoose

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Do you mean propane?


Propane campervan heaters
Propane-fuelled systems are similar to diesel systems but, of course need a fuel supply. This could be a disposable canisters or refillable propane tank.


If you’re already using propane tanks in your van, you may be able to tap into your existing propane lines.

Propex is the brand of choice (the other is Truma, but these seem to be preferred by motorhome and caravan owners). The Propex systems come in a range of sizes for small campervans to big motorhomes. Some models are installed underneath the vehicle, others go in a bed-box or cupboard.

A 13kg propane tank will give you around 90 hours of heat from the smallest Propex furnace.

Propex also do a dual-fuel gas/electric heater for when you’re on hook-up.

Propane systems will often struggle or not work at all above a certain elevation.
Ask your installer if you expect to be camping in the mountains.
 

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@Edina - shout out to change the title to 'Propex Heater' please.

It's the autocorrect spellchecker thingy that turns it into 'proper' - blinkin' plague of everybody's life! 🥴 :ROFLMAO: (y)
 

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Anyway, back to propex heaters.

I'm also interested in this as thinking of doing away with the old gas heater in our van at some stage - diesel or propane? Hmm...
 

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Well, my thinking is, propex wont have that annoying little Tic Tic Tic of a Fuel pump going, so quieter, Arguably a Cleaner Burn with Less Maintenance required, Being capable of running on 230v as well & I have often got Gas bottles for use as part of my work 🤷🏻‍♂️
 

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Hey Molly 2,
Pretty much because of the reasons in my last post really.....Just a thought at the moment & was wondering what feedback BOTH Good & Bad I would get on them from people that have them fitted
 

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cut a hole in the floor big enough for both pipes . t joint to gas pipe . run a wire from leisure battery . screw it down using butyl mastic as a seal .easy job .my vans small enough i just have one outlet in the middle
 

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Had one in my T5 and compared to a diesel heater there crap and hungry on battery usage. Nothing like the heat of a webasto or the like.
 

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Excuse my ignorance (as usual...!)

...but isn't the leisure battery only used to spark the propane when you first light it?

Or am I completely misunderstanding how propane heaters work? :unsure:
 

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Excuse my ignorance (as usual...!)

...but isn't the leisure battery only used to spark the propane when you first light it?

Or am I completely misunderstanding how propane heaters work? :unsure:
Yes,
But it also runs the Fan, Exactly the same way as a Diesel Heater one as well.
I honestly wouldn’t have thought it would use ‘AS MUCH’ 12v as a Diesel Heater as There’s NO plug to heat 🤔
 

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Yes,
But it also runs the Fan, Exactly the same way as a Diesel Heater one as well.
I honestly wouldn’t have thought it would use ‘AS MUCH’ 12v as a Diesel Heater as There’s NO plug to heat 🤔
Maybe it depends on how anal you want to be about batteries? :oops:😂😜

Is there an alternative way to spark them other than using a leisure battery?
(I'm a belt 'n' braces person too - if I can afford to be!)
 
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