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Date:         Wed, 8 Mar 2006 22:33:58 -0600
Reply-To:     John Rodgers <inua@CHARTER.NET>
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From:         John Rodgers <inua@CHARTER.NET>
Subject:      Re: Suburban heaters
Comments: To: Jeffrey Vickers <jeff@VICKERSDESIGN.COM>
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The Suburban I had in my 68 loaf was 30,000 BTU. Came out of a motor home that burned. That sucker would put out the heat. Never had a problem with ice and snow when it was running. It was my bus de-icing equipment. Turn that hummer on 30 minutes before time to go where ever, and the vehicle would be completely de-iced and de-snowed by the time you were ready to roll. The loaf was just a working vehicle for me so I never spent nights out in it. I didn't have it set up to run on storage batteries. When the engine ran, it could run. This was the same unit however, that I have in my class A Champion. The 30,000 btu Suburban in it would heat the whole motor home. And it operated on a bank of 4 deep cycle marine batteries. Those batteries never went flat. I would run the engine every day to keep them charged. I had an Onan generator that would charge the batteries but the Onan was a bear to get to run, and I just didn't fool with it. Easier to run the engine in the motor home. ----- Or tap into 110 somewhere.

One thing about the big heater. It didn't have to cycle very often.

BTW, It was mounted on the floor behind the driver seat.


John Rodgers 88 GL Driver

Jeffrey Vickers wrote:

> Can those of you out there with Suburban heaters tell us how/where > you mounted them and how you like them? Noisy? Quiet? Amp draw? At > 7.5 inches tall (model SF-30) they could easily fit under the seat/ > bed in a Westy and maybe take the place of the rear heater. > > Jeff / 87 Syncro Westy > On Mar 8, 2006, at 2:24 PM, Automatic digest processor wrote: > >> Date: Wed, 8 Mar 2006 17:13:25 EST >> From: "John C..." <Number9Trvlr@AOL.COM> >> Subject: Re: Propane heaters >> >> In a message dated 3/8/2006 9:03:32 AM Pacific Standard Time, >> jjolson@GWTC.NET writes: >> I've been looking into heaters/furnaces for my Vanagon. Is there any >> reason to spend $450 for a Plat-Cat heater that shows up on >> >> periodically >> >> >> >> rather than for a Suburban furnace with twice the btus for half the >> price that shows up on ebay? >> >> >> FURNACE_W0QQitemZ4 >> 618095170QQcategoryZ50073QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem >> >> If the reason is space, that's not an issue for me as I can build the >> cabinet to fit the furnace. >> >> Curious minds want to know??? >> >> Jeff >> Martin, SD >> Hi Jeff & all, >> I couldn't come up with any that swayed me, >> So, I picked up a Suburban 12,000btu NT. >> >> >> best, >> John C... >> SLC, UT... >> 85 Westy ( Dinky Dau ) >> 90 Carat ( Number 9 ) > > >

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