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I have a D1LC in the 109, but following the general principle that I should drown before the truck does it's mounted on the ceiling at the back, hence is miles away from people and spends a lot of time & effort heating the empty space at the back of the truck before the warmth is felt at the front.

Some club members have them mounted in places where the exhaust gets a bit of a dunking / mud splattering, but I'm a bit wary of doing the same in the 109 as the door seals don't exist so the unit itself is likely to get at least splashed with mud & water although hopefully not fully dunked.

Any experience of these things - if yours has gotten wet & lived/died, if you've seen them mounted externally in other applications, etc. would be useful.

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Hi mate,

I have a slightly different unit.

Have put it in the engine bay: http://ambulance.fotopic.net/c787380.html

The blower is between drivers and passengers seat, but more to the back (I replaced the old one):

http://ambulance.fotopic.net/c795277.html

No problems until now. I did a lot of wading in the mountains of Kyrgistan.

http://overland.fotopic.net/p63996610.html

http://overland.fotopic.net/p63997752.html

Also in the steppes of Kazakhstan during heavy rainfall with mud etc.

http://overland.fotopic.net/p63995707.html

Cheers,

Finn

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Leave it where it is and use ducting to get the heat to the front. It may not look great in the open but that is how we have done it on the boat. The heater is in the back and it gets the front cabin nice and toasty - and that is further away than 109 inches.

You won't need that much to get the heat to where you want it.

Two possible sources :

http://www.hallselectrical.com/ducting_1_432_1.htm

http://shop.ebay.co.uk/?_from=R40&_trksid=p3907.m570.l1313&_nkw=eberspacher+ducting&_sacat=See-All-Categories

We may have a length somewhere in the stuffed sheds or loft - but I cannot be certain.

You can also get matching grills for the end if you are worried about appearance. :P

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Hi mate,

I have a slightly different unit.

Have put it in the engine bay: http://ambulance.fotopic.net/c787380.html

The blower is between drivers and passengers seat, but more to the back (I replaced the old one):

http://ambulance.fotopic.net/c795277.html

No problems until now. I did a lot of wading in the mountains of Kyrgistan.

http://overland.fotopic.net/p63996610.html

http://overland.fotopic.net/p63997752.html

Also in the steppes of Kazakhstan during heavy rainfall with mud etc.

http://overland.fotopic.net/p63995707.html

Cheers,

Finn

That looks like it was a good trip Finn , what time of the year did you do this?

How about a write up and some pics in 'Getting out and About' , what Mogs are they ? 416 and 404?

cheers

Steveb

ps I'd leave it where it is Fridge and duct it to where you want it

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The problem with ducting is it gets a bit messy, takes up space (it's not skinny) and with the best will in the world it's tricky to get hot air from the roof at the back of the truck to your feet at the front of the truck in a sensible manner.

I think, based on the feedback here, I'll go for mounting it indoors on the bulkhead on a removable panel should I feel the need to go proper deep.

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The problem with ducting is it gets a bit messy, takes up space (it's not skinny) and with the best will in the world it's tricky to get hot air from the roof at the back of the truck to your feet at the front of the truck in a sensible manner.

Out through the alpine window, down the outside, back in under the floor - how sensible to you want? :P

I know what you mean with the routing. It was the one downside of the idea.Removable does sound like a sensible way to go. Just be careful as Eberspatcher controls can be sensitive to disconnection without removing the fuse first.

Martin

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Was thinking about this for mine. I am mounting a series III seatbox in the back of my defender to which i an going to attach the orginal defender front seats (have RRC ones in the front now now). My Eberspacher is going to be mounted under the middle seat in that rear seatbox. Ducting could then run forward within a transmission tunnel type hump on the floor and then either side of the cubby box to the front, via vents in the front of the seatbox to the middle rear passengers and perhaps also to the rear of the 110 if required via the rear of the seatbox.

Hope that makes sense!

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Reb: You mean like this? :P

I couldn't get away with the heater under the seat as it'd be dunked fairly regularly - I usually draw the line when the water nears the top of my wellies.

I thought you'd done it which was why i suggested it. Between you doing it and mmgemini mentioning it several times, i decided that was the way i would go as well! :)

It'd fit a treat in that centre section, but i hear what you are saying about the dunkings! Shame theres no way to waterproof the box with the heater inside and ducting coming from it, but the ductings as i suggested would leak water in to the heater.

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