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Author Topic: Webasto Heater, Seperate Diesel Tank?  (Read 1271 times)
Dreamscape
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« on: December 10, 2006, 06:41:03 AM »

Good Morning All,

I have searched the threads on Webasto and found nothing relating to which tank to draw from.

What is recommended?

I have the main, and a 30 ga. one for the genset. Should I add another or use which one?

I have not purchased anything yet, just doing some more research.

Thanks,

Paul

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« Reply #1 on: December 10, 2006, 06:47:01 AM »

No need to install another tank.  I would use the generator tank so you can use off road diesel to supply the Webasto and the generator.

Brian
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« Reply #2 on: December 10, 2006, 07:05:09 AM »

Hi Paul,

Also try searching ProHeat, Thats what we just installed and piped it off the main tank.

I calculated it uses roughly 1 1/2 gal a day to keep my coach at 70 deg. in moderate weather. [35 40 deg.]

Not bad at all, I think. Barely notice it on the fuel guage...

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« Reply #3 on: December 11, 2006, 12:23:20 PM »

I agree with Brian -- pipe the Webatso supply and return to the separate generator tank.  You can then use off-road (dyed) diesel in that tank, saving some money on your heating.

I would also install a small electric fuel pump and a manual, moentary switch to transfer fuel from the main engine tank to the generator/webasto tank.  This will allow you to get some fuel to your generator and/or Webasto in an emergency.

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« Reply #4 on: December 11, 2006, 03:54:19 PM »

due to the low fuel consuption do what is easier,

I would go off the main tank....as you will never run that dry.......plus it will not limit your gen usage
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« Reply #5 on: December 11, 2006, 05:07:07 PM »

And this writer will suggest to use the generator tank so that you may keep your costs isolated:

fuel mileage for transport seperate from living generator/webasto expences.

You do what works for you!

happy coaching!
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« Reply #6 on: December 11, 2006, 06:44:15 PM »

As always, Thanks for your thoughts and preferances.

I am leaning toward using the gen tank now.

I like this idea.

I agree with Brian -- pipe the Webatso supply and return to the separate generator tank. You can then use off-road (dyed) diesel in that tank, saving some money on your heating.

I would also install a small electric fuel pump and a manual, moentary switch to transfer fuel from the main engine tank to the generator/webasto tank. This will allow you to get some fuel to your generator and/or Webasto in an emergency.

-Sean


Happy Trails,

Paul

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