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Help me install a small diesel heater in my 5th gen please!

Discussion in '5th Gen 4Runners (2010+)' started by Otterman7379, Jun 25, 2020.

  1. Jun 25, 2020 at 8:48 PM
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    Otterman7379

    Otterman7379 [OP] New Member

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    Seen this installed a few times in Vans. I sleep in my rig very often and think this would solve a few small issues (cold girlfriend, condensation, winter camping). Its safe, efficient, small, quiet and could possibly be installed in a 2011 Trail ed. I've been thinking about it for a year and would like some advice.

    Should I do it? (I've lived in my car about 4 years in total in my life and would have loved this)

    Where can I install it?

    How to I pump in the hot air?
    • tap into pre-existing vents?
    • drill through firewall?
    Where can/does the fuel tank go?

    Maybe someone's done this or seen it? I'd add a small, second battery if I could do this.



    Superfastracing 2KW 12V Diesel Air Heater Tank LCD Thermostat Quiet For Truck Boat Car Trailer
    https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07KMPH5GN/ref=twister_B085RJMBGR?_encoding=UTF8&th=1
     
  2. Jun 26, 2020 at 1:59 AM
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    peter2772000

    peter2772000 New Member

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    GTR high and low beams, Victory rear carrier
    Wow, never knew this type of heater existed. Instructions are atrocious though.

    Please post pics when you've installed this, dying to hear how it went.
     
  3. Jun 26, 2020 at 6:44 AM
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    MeefZah

    MeefZah Curmudgeonly

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    Assholes call travel "overlanding"
    The dweebs at Expedition Overland installed a version of this (probably the best brand, at a top of the line price) in their AT Habitat / Tacoma, in preparation for an Arctic winter trip. They give some details on install including install of a diesel fuel tank, in season 1 of their YouTube series "Solo".

    By all accounts it was a game changer especially at -10 degrees.

    May be worth a watch to get some ideas.

    I say "dweebs", but actually Solo is a decent show.

    Edit, I looked at the link... not sure this image is really how they want to sell their product...

    [​IMG]
     
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