In order to heat my van I decided on buying a Propex HS2000 (https://www.propexheatsource.co.uk/heaters/hs2000) heater. It is efficient, consuming on average only 142 grams of gas / hour and it can run on LPG, which is quite common in Romania and in Europe in general.

Tip: if you’re looking for LPG always use Waze or websites like https://www.mylpg.eu/stations/ to determine the best prices

Here are a couple of pictures of the most important bits: the heater itself and the digital thermostat

Buying one

Ordering it directly from the manufacturer’s website would have cost £540 + £50.00 (shipping) = £590.

The best deal I could find was on the JustKampers website: https://www.justkampers.com/hs2000-propex-heatsource-hs2000-12v-lpg-gas-heater-fitting-kit-digital-thermostat.html; this cost £529.00 + £21.75 (shipping) = £550.76. A saving of ~£40 and it also included a fitting kit, which I thought would be useful.

Unboxing

PropexHS2000

The heater came in a well sealed cardboard box, and was neatly package together with the obligatory accessories.

Contents:

  • Propex HS2000 heater
  • Digital thermostat
  • Heater power wire
  • Heater – thermostat data + power wire
  • 2 x Air vents, one with an adapter
  • 6 x Black zip ties
  • 2 x Steel mounting brackets for the exhaust pipe
  • 2 x Steel mounting brackets for the heater itself
  • L gas adapter
  • Screws
  • 2 x large hose clamps
  • 2 x small hose clamps
  • User manual + drilling diagram

Fitting kit

The fitting kit came in a smaller, separate box.

Contents:

  • Copper pipe (2m)
  • Flexible tubing + hose clamps
  • Gas bottle holder (7kg)
  • Gas bottle level indicator
  • Brass adaptor
  • Propane gas regulator (low pressure)
  • Haribos <3

Installation

Stay tuned…

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