Diesel Heaters for your Caravan - How do they work?

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Diesel Heaters for your Caravan - How do they work?

When it is warm you can have enjoyable days on the road. Cooler weather shouldn’t stop you from travelling in your caravan and this does not mean your travel will be in uncomfortable conditions. To ensure your comfort, you will need to consider a heating option for your vehicle. Our Diesel Heaters are just what you need.


The Diesel Heaters are designed to provide instant heat to the interior of your cars, vans, trucks, motor-homes, sailboats, powerboats or yachts.

In a diesel air heater, the air for the heater’s internal combustion process is drawn from an external intake pipe. It is then passed into the heater’s combustion chamber where it is mixed with the diesel and automatically ignited to heat up the large surface area of a heat exchanger. An internal blower will then draw cool air from the cabin past the heat exchanger. There it is heated and blown back into the cabin. The combustion exhaust air is kept totally separate from the inside cabin air and blown back outside through an exhaust pipe. 


Here are three reasons we recommend you choose a diesel heater as your heating solution for your next adventure:


Our Diesel Heaters are safe for use. There is no risk of damage from overheating as our diesel heaters will automatically shut down if the temperature ever exceeds that of the design specifications.

Also, you never need to worry about the risk of combustion or inhalation. The combustion chamber is completely sealed, and all exhaust is vented outside. For those who are spending the night on the road, not only is our diesel heater safe to use while operating the vehicle or vessel but it can also be used while you sleep as there is no possibility of carbon monoxide poisoning.

Caution! Safety instructions must be followed during installation and operation.


Especially if you are planning to travel in freezing cold conditions, the diesel heaters are your best bet for superior heating performance. With extremely low fuel and power consumption, the diesel heater is a very cost-effective solution.

Some fuels do not burn well at certain temperatures and will produce ‘wet heat’ leaving you with unwanted and uncomfortable humidity and condensation. When you opt for one of our diesel heaters you will be provided with a clean dry heat compared to other heating options.


With the Diesel Heater, you can easily keep control the desired temperature in your vehicle. When the desired temperature is reached, the heating unit will keep working on its lowest settings. Additionally, our diesel air heater will operate very quietly, once it is properly installed.

Even though diesel heaters may be a significant investment, being able to operate your vehicle all year round in absolute comfort, convenience and safety makes the investment completely worth it. We are known for our quality products, all of which come with a 2-year warranty. We also stock all spare parts in Australia, offering you peace of mind. 


When helping you choose your new heater they will probably ask you the below questions. The answers to these questions will help you determine your need for a more or less powerful heater (2KW or 5KW).

  • Do you intend to spend a lot of time in cold locations? If you plan to stay in snowy locations, a more powerful heater is recommended.
  • What is the size of your vehicle? If your rv or caravan is closer to bus-size, a 5KW heater will heat up your space quicker
  • Does your caravan have many large windows? a lot of energy is lost through window glass. The more windows you have the larger the heat loss.

So, order yours today here - Diesel Heater.

After all, you deserve to travel in comfort regardless of the weather conditions.


NEW! Check our diesel heater information page. The page includes our installation manual, troubleshooting guide and frequently asked questions. If you have any questions, please contact us at info@ontrackoutdoor.com.au.

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