Considerations for campervan heating



There are a number of things you will need to consider if you are looking to install heating in a converted or modified campervan:

  • What kind of vehicle is it? Is it a converted one?
  • Has it been designed to fulfil its intended purpose?
  • Does this vehicle have habitational purposes?
  • What material is used to construct the vehicle?

It has been reported that some people have been known to install underfloor heating in their campervans or heated towel rails or combi heaters in their vehicles. There are probably a number of methods by which a van can be heated if you can think of a method by which a house can be heated. You should just ensure that, if you do decide to install a heated towel rail or underfloor heating in your campervan, you have checked that your leisure battery is able to handle the power drain resulting from the installation.

What is the best motorhome heating option?

There is no doubt that if your motorhome or campervan has been professionally converted, I would strongly advise you to install a permanent motorhome heating system if one has not already been installed. The Truma unit runs on both electricity and gas and is so simple to use. I am sure you will love the fact that not only can you use it while staying off-grid and wild camping with my motorhome (using your refillable LPG tanks to power it), but you also can use it when you are plugged into the campsite electric and save on the gas charges. A van with dual heating options is great for a van that spends a lot of time off-grid, but even if you just plan to stay in campsites, you will have some flexibility down the line.

A motorhome is usually equipped with one of the following types of heating:

  • A blow air/installed system that can run on gas, electricity or diesel.
  • A free-standing or portable heater that can run on either electric or gas.

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