Moto Van Solar Generator?

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1/28/2020 10:28 AM

I am looking for something thatll keep me warm at night when we have to sleep in the moto van? is there a cheaper solar generator or something that youve see that is safe to plug in a heated blanket or heater at night in the moto van? Let me know guys!

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1/28/2020 10:38 AM

Van life people swear by this thing. Not solar though.

Mr Heater

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1/28/2020 10:45 AM

I'd check out the chinese diesel heaters.. best $100ish I've spent in my van

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1/28/2020 11:37 AM

We use goal zero generators and the Mr heater mentioned above.

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1/28/2020 5:07 PM

Go to youtube and there's a ton of videos on van builds. They talk about solar set ups, winter camping, water solutions...you name it.

Then be prepared to have your Youtube homepage to be nothing but #vanlife people. haha

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1/28/2020 9:22 PM
Edited Date/Time: 1/28/2020 9:32 PM

all the Van porn and associated stuff to go with it.

https://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/forums/4wd-and-2wd-camper-vans-a-k-a-vanlife.58/

threads on heaters

https://www.expeditionportal.com/forum/threads/official-test-results-five-ways-to-heat-a-tent.188602/page-2

Get a dog, girlfriend or 0 Degree micro fleece lined sleeping bag, or all 3.

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1/28/2020 10:54 PM

If you purchase a 2004-2006 Mercedes T1N it comes with a heater that you can hit rest in after you turn off the van and it heats the van for several hours off of a mini jet engine ran off of deisel, and it warms the block, if your driving a sprinter van and its not a 2006 i feel sorry for you, they mastered it in 2006 and realized they were too good and messed them more and more every year after.

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1/29/2020 5:17 AM

Me Buddy heaters are indoor safe. You can put a carbon detector in the van to be safe.

My friends and I have been using Mr Buddy for years.

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1/29/2020 5:41 AM

I like the webasto copies. Had one in a high top sprinter van and the thing would sip diesel and make ya sweat. ~10 hours per gallon.

They are about $120 bucks on amazon. Super easy to install. Here is a video.



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1/29/2020 6:45 AM

Zaugg wrote:

Go to youtube and there's a ton of videos on van builds. They talk about solar set ups, winter camping, water solutions...you name it.

Then be prepared to have your Youtube homepage to be nothing but #vanlife people. haha

Truth. I follow several van-life mountain bikers and my YouTube feed is full of van life videos. I know more about van life that I should.

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1/29/2020 8:10 AM

The heater buddies are cheap and work great. That's what I use. I also have a 12v electric blanket but it shuts down after 45 min and it doesn't help when you have to roll out of the bed to a freezing van.

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1/29/2020 9:30 AM

I ended up getting a " Wave 3 heater ". Everything I read and watched kind of stated that they were safer then the Mr buddy heaters. Just burn more efficient. It definitely doesn't just heat my van up in a few minutes though , as it needs to run about 20 mins. I went and camped out of my van for a 3 day / 2 night stay down at the coast on Halloween weekend for crabbing and fishing , and the Wave 3 worked really good. It got down to 34 degrees at night , and kept me nice and toasty. The problem with propane heat is the moisture it creates inside. I think this spring / summer I'm going to look into a nice little 2200 generator and just use electric for heat and other things.

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