Just saw the notice for vacation on your website. Hopefully it can ship out before the 2nd? It would kind of suck to have to wait until the 17th to have heat...My understanding is yes.
You placed your order just as we are getting ready to hit the airport but don’t worry, the planar heater will be shipped Monday. Don’t want you to be cold! Thank you for buying from us!Just ordered a Planar d2 from totalcomposites (as well as a 12v water heater, I didn't know anything with those specs existed, and for a fair price too, im stoked!)
Now the hard part will be finding a spot for the 13l diesel tank...
anyone need a new uninstalled Webasto airtop 2000stc gasoline with smart controller? (I ordered this to replace my non-working one but the planar just seems better and I am sick of dealing with the webasto's issues.)
Just saw the notice for vacation on your website. Hopefully it can ship out before the 2nd? It would kind of suck to have to wait until the 17th to have heat...
Planar D2 is up and running! Thanks for the excellent support/communication. Planar British Columbia has been easy to contact with the few small questions I've had with them as well.You placed your order just as we are getting ready to hit the airport but don’t worry, the planar heater will be shipped Monday. Don’t want you to be cold! Thank you for buying from us!
I have a question about these diesel heaters versus a Propex one. Do these have a thermostat that will cycle the heater based on the ambient temp or do these just run at whatever setting you put them at? I know the Propex cycles.
Yes it is ran by a thermostat. One other advantage to the Planar (VS webasto and Espar) is that you can, should you so choose, run it based on power level (as opposed to thermostat temperature setting). At higher altitudes, I am still weary of running it via thermostat. These type of heaters tend to soot up less when ran at full blast.yes they are thermostat controlled, you can also wire em up to a timer and/or remote so if you need it warm for work every morning that can be done too.. its the "remote start" solution for diesels since they dont really warm up idling and all that emissions gear trying to warm it up should not be ran for such long cycles.
in northern europe it was a factory option on my vehicle, complete w/remote.. been thinking about retrofitting it, would make winters here in Colorado really nice.
I love travelling at high elevations but where are you that you find roads at 14,000 ft to 16,000 ft... I definitely want to go there.Our Webasto (ThermoTopC diesel) runs flawlessly up to 4200m (14000') above that it can be finicky, Over 5000m (16000 ft)I found blocking the exhaust with my thumb on start up seemed to help, back pressure i guess. Could be your unit is not adjusted correctly or the gasoline units are more sensitive. There is a way to adjust the heater with a rheostat, try google.
So I am camping right now in Colorado as I am driving the Ford Transit Expo van across country and stopping along the way to do some late season snowboarding.My understanding is that some of the cheap Chinese diesel heaters can have their altitude adjusted through their LCD control panel (I think it adjusts the fuel pump cycle, presumably altering the fuel/air mixture).