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I’ve been slowly amassing creature comfort to my camping life. Winter camping is nice with the right gear. I have my own cold weather gear but when kids need to stay warm investing in a tent heater became a priority. I’ve had a little buddy heater but it comes with risks and space in the tent dwindled as the kids grew. I looked at propex but it was priced high. Saw some well known diesel heaters years back but those too were priced high until recently Chinese knock offs became available.
I saw an Ig post on it and decided to make the jump myself. The post linked to a kit on eBay but when researching myself I decided to have a little protection and purchase from Amazon and ensured myself I can return. Instead of a kit I purchased this:
BONDA 5KW Diesel Air Heater 12V - 4 Holes All-in-One with Digital Switch LCD Monitor, and Remote Control, 5L Tank, Muffler, Air Heaters Kit, Ideal for Truck Boat Trailer Motor-homes Vehicle (Red) Amazon product
It was $140 when I purchased but as with most Amazon items, price fluctuates. Now it’s 200. It came with all you need to start but I did purchase additional hose, fuel filter, and exhaust muffler. Operation is moderate in noise. Fuel consumption is about half a gallon for just over 12hrs and power consumption is minimal after startup. There is a lot of you tube videos out there. Just wanted to share as when I researched there was no info here.
For 140 I think it was a good buy. We were actually hot with the lowest setting and temps in the 40s outside. Adjustment were made inside the tent with a remote!
Ensure your buying buying from Amazon “ship and sold” or a third party shipped by Amazon to ensure you are able to return otherwise you may be stuck. I’ve read people receiving doa.

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traveldud

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Very cool! Can you clarify the fuel (i get) vs. the power consumption after start up? Thx
 
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it’s a diesel heater. Need 12volt power for the glow plug/fan. If you google Chinese diesel heater you’ll find more YouTube vids to answer your questions.
 

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Ok. Thx. Surprised it doesn’t smell up that pristine looking environment. Noise ok too?
 

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