Hi there everyone, with the colder months fast approaching, can we pick members suggestions as to the best source of heating for our Leisureline? We want to use it more but currently have no heating except when on 240v. Look forward to hearing your suggestions. Thanks.
Most people here will recommend diesel heater. They are reliable, produce plenty of heat and have a low running cost. Most models are 'blown' - the have ducting and run a fan to distribute the heat. These can be installed by anyone. For a caravan you do need to install a diesel tank, and the tank needs to be maintained if the heater is not used (diesel can get a bug in it that blocks filters. The only down side of diesel is its messy if you spill it, so the tank installation needs to be carefully though though to enable easy filling and draining.
An alternate is gas which is regarded as an inferior fuel for temperature below about 5C. You can get blown heaters, similar to the diesel ones, or water radiator heaters. Installing a gas heater needs to be done by a registered gas fitter and is covered by fairly strict regulations. This means a gas heater will be safe.
We have a Gas heater in out UK caravan. It works fine and pups out more than enough heat. Despite living in the south island have not had a problem with the bottle freezing - but we don't use the van much in the real depth of winter. We have used it a few times in sub zero temperatures with no problems. If installing a new heater I would be going diesel.