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Old 09-24-2022, 08:23 PM   #1
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Diesel Heater - 2022 Jayco 264BH

Deer season is coming soon to MN. My 264BH will be off grid for two months - temps are 50F down to -10F depending on the day - lol.

Picked up a diesel heater kit to help keep the consumption of propane down thus winter. Kit link below.

So far, mounting the unit below the lower bunk, in the large, curbside rear storage area seems like the best spot.

Have any of you Jayco owners installed one of these in a 264BH or similar unit? If so, where did you mount it, pics and details would be great.

Thanks!

Kit: https://www.amazon.com/Eberspacher-A.../dp/B01D00IQ2U
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Old 09-26-2022, 08:11 PM   #2
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wow that's $$$

rent a 100# or larger tank around here they will come trade the tanks out 100# tanks for $60 ish


or get a buddy heater and some 20# tanks
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Old 09-27-2022, 04:07 PM   #3
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Looking for diesel heater info as stated in the first post. Diesel heater is also needed as an alternative heat source, not just propane.

2 is 1, 1 is none.
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Old 09-27-2022, 04:56 PM   #4
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I can't help with your specific application. However, I do have an Espar diesel fired heater (Hydronic) on my Sprinter van. It was a factory installation. So, I can't give you any details on the install. But, it works great.

However, it is relatively noisy. It sounds like a water heater running on propane when running X2 or 3. If the one you are using is similar, I would mount it as far away from your sleeping area as possible if noise is a consideration for you.
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[QUOTE=1911Garand;1075049]Deer season is coming soon to MN. .
Picked up a diesel heater kit to help keep the consumption of propane down thus winter. Kit link below.
Thanks!


Diesel is more expensive than propane... add the cost of the Diesel heater and WOW.
I have 2 30 lb tanks on the Aframe and 2 more spare to reduce the number of trips needed for refills.
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Thank for the replies (some were not needed and didn't add value to my question
I'll make it happen! Having multiple ways to stay warm is a must. Multiple fuel sources....
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Keep this updated. I spend a fair amount off grid during the fall hunting seasons. My 264bh is already so much more easily heated than the pop ups I used to own. Already carry cans of fuel for the truck, I use it for charging the battery every evening.
Are you thinking about venting it out of the rear, like they should have done with the water heater?
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you should look at figuring out how to install one of these G stoves so you can use it for cooking and heating water too. burning wood or pellets i think would be good too unless you are in a place without trees.

https://www.gstove.com/

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I used to work for Kenworth. We had similar heaters factory installed and I have installed them also. They are about as noisy as a typical RV AC unit that is ducted. We never had any problems with them. IIRC we used Espar brand. I have been retired for a few years so I donít remember the details. They do a good job of heating from my experience. If the OP has a diesel TV, that would be a pretty good match. Jay
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Just curious, but would your diesel heater be able to also burn home heating oil?
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Deer season is coming soon to MN. My 264BH will be off grid for two months - temps are 50F down to -10F depending on the day - lol.

Picked up a diesel heater kit to help keep the consumption of propane down thus winter. Kit link below.

So far, mounting the unit below the lower bunk, in the large, curbside rear storage area seems like the best spot.

Have any of you Jayco owners installed one of these in a 264BH or similar unit? If so, where did you mount it, pics and details would be great.

Thanks!

Kit: https://www.amazon.com/Eberspacher-A.../dp/B01D00IQ2U
Yes, I have what is essentially the same heater, Webasto ST2000 in my 24.5 REOK fifth wheel, I mounted it in passenger side basement compartment and vented heat directly into the underbelly area which keeps tanks/plumbing/floor warm as to hopefully never have to worry about freezing anything if in really cold area. I know by doing this I am not getting all the heat into the living area but after all, heat rises, so it does pretty well from the entire floor having warm air under it, and also the unit itself is warm enough when on for extended periods to put quite a bit of heat in the basement which also ends up warming in the living area.
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Thank for the replies (some were not needed and didn't add value to my question
I'll make it happen! Having multiple ways to stay warm is a must. Multiple fuel sources....
If you want to add to your heater arsenal, another really efficient heat source is the Tough Buddy heater. It uses propane, but since the catalytic burner is inside the trailer, you get 100% heating efficiency, minus the loss from needing to keep a couple of windows cracked open for ventilation.

I used one through several winters, and a 5 gallon tank of propane would last weeks.
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