The new heater installation is finally finished

I pulled the Suburban propane heater out several months ago and inewheaternstalled an Espar D2, diesel powered heater. I picked up some extra storage space as shown in the photo. The new heater is in the red box on the right side. The red box shows what additional storage space was added. As anyone with a “B” size RV will agree, every inch counts as far as storage room (this added about 1.5 cubic feet of storage space). The hole at the bottom of the picture, in the paneling, is where the old heater output vent went. The black object below it is the new vent which swivels if you need to direct it in a specific direction.

I now (finally, about time, etc.) built a box to cover the heater and divide off the inverter/converter shown heaterfromaboveon the right side of the above picture. One good thing about the Espar is it can be mounted in a tight area without a lot of worries about clearance. The only worry is when servicing it being able to open it. Since I would have to remove part of the gaucho anyway, this box adds two extra screws I need to pull to get the box newspaceoff the heater. You can see on the picture the door that was added in the opening for the old heaters vent.

The new space is also accessible through an existing door adjacent to the new door.

6 thoughts on “The new heater installation is finally finished”

  1. Thanks for all the good info. I followed links to your blog to see how you installed your Scangauge II. I just finished and I think it’s a pretty good tool. I also just put in LED bulbs. Slowly working on upgrades on our 2008 Pleasureway Ascent. I also just put in 2 group 27 AGM’s in the house bank.

    Do you have a battery monitor system, and where did you mount the display? Thanks again for all the good info.

    Paul
    ’08 Ascent “Sprockets”
    Victoria Canada

  2. No battery monitor other than the converter panel which shows charge/usage level with red, yellow and green lights and my solar monitor which can be switched to show voltage.

    You are welcome about the info.

  3. Is this one of the air heaters or a coolant heater? Looks like you have a nice setup. I just got an 08 sprinter and I’m looking to put a small diesel heater in but I don’t kow what the best option is.
    thanks

    1. This is an air heater. The coolant heater was tempting but would have been too much of a project for me. If I lived where it was really cold in the winter I might lean that way so as to help keep the engine warm.

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