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Gas Auxiliary Heater

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#1 George

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Posted 01 April 2013 - 04:39 AM

I apparently have one on my bus. I know absolutely nothing about it. I would appreciate any info.

#2 Lostsailr

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Posted 05 April 2013 - 09:56 PM

All I have heard indicates you might not want to use it.  Some reports of safety issues (aka fire warning)

here's a search link to  theSamba.com    where all your answers can probably be found.  (good engineers there say they are not a problem, but I don't trust them myself)





#3 George

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Posted 24 May 2013 - 06:40 AM

Thank you.

#4 Jim



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Posted 24 May 2013 - 03:51 PM

When it worked, the one that I had was almost too good. 


1: It was like leaving the headlights on energy-wise, so the vehicle had to be running when using it or you risked a dead battery.

2: It used a lot more gasoline that you would expect.

3: It ran so hot that I actually cooked half a dozen eggs in a paper grocery bag that was left too close to the heater vent... and another time caused a tiny chip in my windshield to grow into a full blown crack. When using the gas heater to assist defrosting after an ice storm.


I now just go with a Big Buddy Heater, and a battery operated CO detector.  

#5 tom maucher

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Posted 31 October 2013 - 05:06 PM

Sell it on the Samba. Get a blanket instead.