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Big Jim
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Chinese Diesel Heaters

Post: # 19862Post Big Jim
November 4th, 2017, 1:52 pm

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/5KW-12V-Dies ... 1438.l2649

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Does anyone have experience of these ? They don't seem very controllable , but very cheap at £200 +vat

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Post: # 19863Post zildjian
November 4th, 2017, 2:42 pm

Not seen those before, I've had a look around and can't find an opinion on the net anywhere for or against,

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Post: # 19885Post Big Jim
November 6th, 2017, 9:26 am

A bit hopeful of me , but I asked the seller if it is CE marked and got this reply.....

"Dear friend ,
Thank you for your message ,what is CE Certification ?could you tell us ? wait for your reply , thank you
Have anice day!
Sherry"

I think certain products may be stopped at customs if not marked ?

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Post: # 19891Post sabconsulting
November 6th, 2017, 8:14 pm

Another consideration: how much do you trust one of these - you are looking at something that burns diesel within your camper, possibly while you are sleeping. Can you trust a cheap Chinese copy of German heater? What if it leaked diesel, overheated, started a fire in your camper?

OK, I've used stuff like cheap Chinese solar controllers, and cheap Chinese digital thermometers, but generally only low voltage electrical stuff - i.e. stuff less likely to kill me if it is faulty. I did buy (and then return) a cheap Chinese generator, but I knew I would only be running that while supervised, not leaving it running overnight.

I.e. - I'll take a risk that something won't work and I've wasted my money, but I won't take a risk that my camper will burn down or I'll be killed by it.

Steve.
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Post: # 19896Post zildjian
November 6th, 2017, 9:12 pm

We leave the 'Nanny-state' to the Caravan club, in terms of the product I wouldn't risk sleeping with it running
and there are good reasons for this

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Post: # 20039Post Mcculler
November 20th, 2017, 3:57 pm

sabconsulting wrote:Another consideration: how much do you trust one of these - you are looking at something that burns diesel within your camper, possibly while you are sleeping. Can you trust a cheap Chinese copy of German heater? What if it leaked diesel, overheated, started a fire in your camper?

OK, I've used stuff like cheap Chinese solar controllers, and cheap Chinese digital thermometers, but generally only low voltage electrical stuff - i.e. stuff less likely to kill me if it is faulty. I did buy (and then return) a cheap Chinese generator, but I knew I would only be running that while supervised, not leaving it running overnight.

I.e. - I'll take a risk that something won't work and I've wasted my money, but I won't take a risk that my camper will burn down or I'll be killed by it.

Steve.
My thoughts exactly. I'm so sceptical towards products like this.

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Re: Chinese Diesel Heaters

Post: # 20112Post Big Jim
November 27th, 2017, 8:06 am

How about this one ? £470 inc p+p

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Autoterm-PLA ... 1438.l2649

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Post: # 20127Post zildjian
November 28th, 2017, 7:48 am


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Well at least people have used these and reported on them, I think I'd be more confident buying and using that product

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Post: # 21343Post wonkywheel
April 8th, 2018, 2:16 pm

Seems to be a mixed feeling on the facebook/Chinese diesel heater group. Some good, some bad, but still seems like a good buy to me.
I might try one,if I ever get anything to put it in :oops:
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Re: Chinese Diesel Heaters

Post: # 21355Post derestrictor
April 9th, 2018, 5:25 pm

Can say that I've certainly had some less than good experiences with products from China, doc you know anyone yourself that has used one of these heaters?

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