Welcome to the VW Camper Van Heating Page
As anyone who has owned a VW Bay Window camper will know the interior heating if it works at all is not very good. Also if you plan to use your van in the winter you may wish to install an aftermarket heater such as a Propex, Eberspacher or Black Cat. A lot of imported VW vans already have interior heaters such as Eberspacher installed but it may be that it needs servicing or is faulty. Below are some links relating to the different types of VW camper heaters. If you know of any useful links not listed please contact me with the details and I will add them to the site.
How the VW Type 2 Heating System Should Work
Franks VW Stuff
A really good description including diagrams of how the standard heating system in the Volkswagen type 2 Van should work and common problems when it doesn’t work.
Richard Atwell’s VW Heating Technical Page
Another really good in depth description of how the VW Bay Window heating system should work with lots of photos and diagrams.
Volkswest VW Heating Article
Everyone knows that the heating on the VW Camper van can be awful at times especially if it is neglected, and not checked out properly. This page includes a few helpful hints on how to keep your VW bus a bit warmer than usual.
Propane and LPG Heaters
One of the most common types of aftermarket heaters for the Volkswagen Camper Van is the Propex Heat Source.
For over a quarter of a century the Propex name has been synonymous with quality air and water heating products. From the early days of heaters designed for the leisure market and with their new Heatsource range, they now manufacture some of the most advanced gas heaters available today for a variety of applications from motor-homes and caravans to leisure craft and horseboxes. Based in the UK we supply products across the world through a network of distributors and dealers. This is the homepage of the manufacturer. They have are known to provide very good technical support for their products and also sometimes have refurbished units for sale.
UK Authorised Propex Heatsource Supplier
Based in Great Harwood, Lancashire Bluebird Customs are authorised suppliers of the Propex Heatsource product.
Another gas heater that was factory fitted by a number of VW camper companies including Westfalia was the Truma Heater
Truma UK Limited
Quality With Tradition
With over 50 years of experience as European market leader, Truma are renowned for their energy efficient blown air heating systems. Operating with liquid gas, these clean, reliable products are extremely economical and operate by sucking air in from the outside; this is used to warm the air inside the vehicle and then passed back outside again by the exhaust. Truma heating systems are extremely easy to use; it's no wonder that the majority of caravan manufacturers fit Truma heating products as standard. This web sites includes links to approved service centres.
Autocraft Motor Caravans
Stockist of Truma Heaters and lots more besides.
These heaters are fed from the petrol tank and were factory fitted by Westfalia on certain Volkswagen Camper models.
The European division of Eberspacher is called Espar Ltd.
Eberspächer boat and motorhome kits use tried and tested components, developed over many years of experience. This is research and development you can trust. Eberspächer was the first to establish the UK marine market in pleasure boat heating. Year on year they offer the satisfaction of a high quality and reliable heating system. Espar have factory trained dealers and service stations and will offer on the spot service and support.
Eberspacher Fault Finding Page
The manufacturers homepage has this section for tracing faults if your Eberspacher heater is not working correctly.
Eberspacher Dealer and Repair Centers
The manufacturers homepage has this section to find your local Eberspacher dealers and repair centers.
Eberspacher Manuals Download
Download the manual for your Eberspacher heater.
Keith and Sylvias VW Site
A very useful site with a step by step guide for installing an Eberspacher diesel heater including photos.
These heaters are also petrol heaters and were factory fitted by Westfalia on certain Volkswagen Camper models.
Webasto UK Limited
Feel The Drive
Webasto also offer you an ideal solution, without pre-heating, for heating the interior of your motor caravan: the compact and easy to install Air Top series of air heaters. Built in blowers in the system draw in air, heat it, and return this warm air from where it is situated, or distribute the heated air via a duct system. Benefits include:- low power consumption makes them especially suited to long periods of engine-off heating (e.g. overnight, lengthy stops)- emits heat from the moment you switch it on- individual controls distribute heat through the vehicle’s own ventilation system - the heater can be operated via timer, remote control or phone
Website includes links to find your nearest dealer.
Heater Manual Downloads
Westfalia T25 / T3 / Vanagon Information Site
Download some useful installation manuals and user guides for the Eberspacher Heaters and Timers as fitted to the VW Westfalia T25 / T3 / Vanagon.
The Samba.com Heater Manuals Download Page
Amongst many useful manuals to download are instructions and installation guides for various types of heater including Stewart Warner, Webasto, Perfection, 411, Eberspacher and Hanlon & Wilson.
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