Advertise on DISCO4.COM
Forum · Gallery · Wiki · Shop · Sponsors
DISCO4.COM > Camping, Caravanning and Holidays

Overland Trailer - gas/electric water heaters
Post Reply  Down to end
Page 1 of 1
abermarc
 


Member Since: 06 Dec 2017
Location: Caerphilly
Posts: 211

Wales 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Manual Adriatic BlueDiscovery 3
Overland Trailer - gas/electric water heaters

Morning all,

Has anyone fitted any type of dual gas/electric water heater to their trailer? We're thinking what with newborn joining us on our travels this year access to instant hot water could be handy.

All I'd say is that it has to work from trailer and not from tow vehicle so heat exchanger/webasto type setup using the D3 isn't going to work for us.

Something like this is appealing https://equestrianco.com/products/eccotemp...paign=ebay but I'm pretty sure these thing generate a lot of heat above so it would have to be externally mounted I believe??

the other option I'm looking at is this https://www.whalepumps.com/rv/product.aspx...eater-8ltr but that seems more complex to install but I'm guessing it could be fitted internally and I'd only need to make sure it had adequate ventilation.

One of the guys in my LR club is a gas plumber so I'm going to check with him too as he'd need to certify it as it's a gas system but I'd like your thoughts too. Pictures good if anyone has had success in installing their own.

Thanks all.
 Cogito ergo sum!

Disco 3 - Daisy - Ultimate combo of beast mode and comfort!
Defender 90 - Ruby - RIP Sad
Disco 1 - Lilly - Tame!
Disco 1 - Truck with no name - Beast!
Disco 1 - Bertie - Beast!
Sankey 'twintub' DIY Camper Conversion
South African Multii-Trail Custom Overland Trailer 
 
Post #19109015th Feb 2018 11:06 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Disco dazboy
 


Member Since: 02 Dec 2013
Location: Leicestershire
Posts: 1550

United Kingdom 2008 Discovery 3 TDV6 XS Auto Stornoway GreyDiscovery 3

I don’t think a standard gas plumber can certify trailers mobile homes etc I was told by a plumber it’s a separate qualification! Thumbs Up
 EGR's blanked
General Grabber AT3
Beanie Grill
As a wise man said
'Your as green as you are cabbage looking'! 
 
Post #19109095th Feb 2018 11:15 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
abermarc
 


Member Since: 06 Dec 2017
Location: Caerphilly
Posts: 211

Wales 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Manual Adriatic BlueDiscovery 3

Ok cool, thanks for heads up. I don't know what quals he has but I'm sure he'll tell me whether he can or not.
 Cogito ergo sum!

Disco 3 - Daisy - Ultimate combo of beast mode and comfort!
Defender 90 - Ruby - RIP Sad
Disco 1 - Lilly - Tame!
Disco 1 - Truck with no name - Beast!
Disco 1 - Bertie - Beast!
Sankey 'twintub' DIY Camper Conversion
South African Multii-Trail Custom Overland Trailer 
 
Post #19109145th Feb 2018 11:22 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
RLD
Uncle Ray 


Member Since: 18 Jul 2005
Location: all ways some where
Posts: 11487

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

I use one of these no problem
The Kampa Geyser Portable Water Heater
 Home of RLD Hidden winch mounts Spare wheel Locks Trailer Body Fabrication ray@rld-tech.co.uk D3/4 sump plates MY 14 sump plates and the Discovery Sport wheel protectors Discovery 5 wheel locks
more Helsport tents and other things for camping Law of Mechanical Repair:
"After your hands are coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you'll have to pee!" 
 
Post #19109175th Feb 2018 11:23 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Send e-mail Reply with quote
RLD
Uncle Ray 


Member Since: 18 Jul 2005
Location: all ways some where
Posts: 11487

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

 Home of RLD Hidden winch mounts Spare wheel Locks Trailer Body Fabrication ray@rld-tech.co.uk D3/4 sump plates MY 14 sump plates and the Discovery Sport wheel protectors Discovery 5 wheel locks
more Helsport tents and other things for camping Law of Mechanical Repair:
"After your hands are coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you'll have to pee!" 
 
Post #19109195th Feb 2018 11:25 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Send e-mail Reply with quote
abermarc
 


Member Since: 06 Dec 2017
Location: Caerphilly
Posts: 211

Wales 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Manual Adriatic BlueDiscovery 3

Thanks Ray that looks perfect and looks as though it has all round great reviews too.

Out of interest can you adjust temperature such that you can just run cold water through that or is it warm at it's minimum setting?
 Cogito ergo sum!

Disco 3 - Daisy - Ultimate combo of beast mode and comfort!
Defender 90 - Ruby - RIP Sad
Disco 1 - Lilly - Tame!
Disco 1 - Truck with no name - Beast!
Disco 1 - Bertie - Beast!
Sankey 'twintub' DIY Camper Conversion
South African Multii-Trail Custom Overland Trailer 
 
Post #19109345th Feb 2018 11:48 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
RLD
Uncle Ray 


Member Since: 18 Jul 2005
Location: all ways some where
Posts: 11487

United Kingdom 2005 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Auto Zambezi SilverDiscovery 3

Not sure all i do is ad more cold if its to hot i use it for shower washing up if off the grid
 Home of RLD Hidden winch mounts Spare wheel Locks Trailer Body Fabrication ray@rld-tech.co.uk D3/4 sump plates MY 14 sump plates and the Discovery Sport wheel protectors Discovery 5 wheel locks
more Helsport tents and other things for camping Law of Mechanical Repair:
"After your hands are coated with grease, your nose will begin to itch and you'll have to pee!" 
 
Post #19109395th Feb 2018 11:54 am
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Send e-mail Reply with quote
wiggs
Site Sponsor 


Member Since: 03 Sep 2006
Location: Manchester
Posts: 14184

United Kingdom 2015 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Fuji WhiteDiscovery 4

Iv got a couple of ecotemp heaters ....there great bits of kit as you only need gas and water (battery powered ignition )

Got one in the trailer ...you don't need much room around them for heat dispersion ..but it does need a lot of fresh air to get it to run . I have 2 vents in the trailer gas cupboard ...but ideally the door needs to be open for max use.

Nice temperature ...and good enough for a shower




Also got one in a dog wash I made . I might swap that out for a 12 litre one as i could do with a bit more pressure


 www.bluetoothexchange.co.uk

G4 Gone ...but not forgotten 
 
Post #19110145th Feb 2018 3:15 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
abermarc
 


Member Since: 06 Dec 2017
Location: Caerphilly
Posts: 211

Wales 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Manual Adriatic BlueDiscovery 3

Wiggs you've got some skills fair play Very Happy

Are you never concerned that the heat rising out of the top might get too hot and set the place on fire?
 Cogito ergo sum!

Disco 3 - Daisy - Ultimate combo of beast mode and comfort!
Defender 90 - Ruby - RIP Sad
Disco 1 - Lilly - Tame!
Disco 1 - Truck with no name - Beast!
Disco 1 - Bertie - Beast!
Sankey 'twintub' DIY Camper Conversion
South African Multii-Trail Custom Overland Trailer 
 
Post #19110195th Feb 2018 3:28 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
wiggs
Site Sponsor 


Member Since: 03 Sep 2006
Location: Manchester
Posts: 14184

United Kingdom 2015 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Fuji WhiteDiscovery 4

No .. they both have a small heat shieds.

Too be honest there is not a massive amount of heat at the top
 www.bluetoothexchange.co.uk

G4 Gone ...but not forgotten 
 
Post #19110295th Feb 2018 3:51 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
abermarc
 


Member Since: 06 Dec 2017
Location: Caerphilly
Posts: 211

Wales 2006 Discovery 3 TDV6 SE Manual Adriatic BlueDiscovery 3

WHat are those other bits you've got going on in the trailer version? I'm guessing one is a water pump? What the other piece?
 Cogito ergo sum!

Disco 3 - Daisy - Ultimate combo of beast mode and comfort!
Defender 90 - Ruby - RIP Sad
Disco 1 - Lilly - Tame!
Disco 1 - Truck with no name - Beast!
Disco 1 - Bertie - Beast!
Sankey 'twintub' DIY Camper Conversion
South African Multii-Trail Custom Overland Trailer 
 
Post #19110395th Feb 2018 4:19 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
wiggs
Site Sponsor 


Member Since: 03 Sep 2006
Location: Manchester
Posts: 14184

United Kingdom 2015 Discovery 4 3.0 SDV6 HSE Auto Fuji WhiteDiscovery 4

Water pump

Blue thing .. It's an expansion tank .. To stop water hammering when the pressure switch is called for
 www.bluetoothexchange.co.uk

G4 Gone ...but not forgotten 
 
Post #19111235th Feb 2018 7:19 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Post Reply
Display posts from the last:  
Post Reply Back to top
Page 1 of 1
Jump to:  
Previous Topic | Next Topic >


Posting Rules
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



DISCO4.COM Copyright © 2004-2018 Futuranet Ltd & Martin Lewis
DISCO3.CO.UK RSS Feed - All Forums Follow DISCO4.COM on twitter

DISCO4.COM is independent and not affiliated to Land Rover.
Switch to Mobile Site