It is not fun getting cold in the van. You need to get prepared even for the worst weather outside. The van heating is easy to do, as long as you have sources and supplies.
Here are some essentials for van heating process:
1. You Need To Bring Bottled Gas
But you might see that there are two types of LPG in the market, which are propane and butane. For campervanning in the winter, you have to choose propane LPG as they can work on temperature under 0 degree Celsius. While butane needs heat to boil to get work and produce gas. While the weather is decreasing up to 0 Celsius, butane will be gassing off.
2. Electric Hook-up
Stay in the campsite with an electric hook-up is very useful. You can save your gas supply as well as maintain the battery power of yours. Ideally, in winter, you need to look for 16A hook-up for all of your electricity equipment.
3. Space Heating
The type of heating influences the comfort you will get. Once you get wrong choosing the van heating with no distribution system will make your certain areas to get cold. While the warmth is spread all over the van area, it leads to super comfort journey. The heater maintenance also should be considered; such as by keeping them at the low setting during the day and the high setting during the night. Some of the modern vans are completed with the heating control connected to the smartphone.
4. The Right Unit And Insulation
Ever since 1999, most vans had been constructed to meet the grading system set by European Standard. The latest units with better grade will be easier to maintain and cheaper to get warm. So before hiring or purchasing the van, you need to check out their characteristics, such as the double-glazed acrylic windows that will give better insulation. It is acceptable to buy additional insulated screens for your van. There are two types of insulated screen sold in the market. The first is internal fitted screens. This is the best choice for a clean dry condition and it is easy to pack. Hence, the second is the external screens. This one is installed for external use so you will find it dirty and wet in use. If you cannot find them out at the time of urgency, you can do DIY. The better result will be got from both internal and external insulated screens.