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Old 01-06-2019, 08:31 PM   #411
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I had a similar concern about the connections being inside the van; the cedar box was a temporary try with material I had on hand. In the beginning I had a bit of that ‘new heater smell. The muffler was a semi-loose fit on the exhaust pipe, and I couldn’t drill into the stainless of the muffler, so I used some JB weld that I had on hand (I did the install on the road due to time constraints).

The JB still smokes a bit when I run the heater on high, but the new heater smell has gone away.

I’d like to line the hole with a stainless anchor chain deck pipe (http://www.go2marine.com/product/209...ess-steel.html ), but for the road I wrapped the exhaust in plumber’s soldering guard and some metallic tape. Again, materials on hand...


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Old 01-08-2019, 11:00 PM   #412
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Starting this install. For those of you who have experience, are the wires that run under the hose going to get too hot? I have no idea how much heat to expect.
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Old 01-10-2019, 03:44 PM   #413
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I ran my existing wires under the unit on the intake side to ensure cooler temps on the wires.
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Old 01-10-2019, 04:29 PM   #414
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I have plenty of cables in the vicinity of the D2 and never had problems. Make sure to provide ventilation like for example one shown in the Sprinter/Crafter original installation manual, see attached.

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Old 01-10-2019, 04:46 PM   #415
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You'll be fine. The ambient heat from that outlet hose and the heater itself isn't enough to melt wires. If you're super worried about it, you can always put a strip of aluminum foil tape over the wires to protect them. Definitely test it out to make sure it runs before putting the seat back on. You'll be able to get a sense for the minimal heat produced at that point.
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I have plenty of cables in the vicinity of the D2 and never had problems. Make sure to provide ventilation like for example one shown in the Sprinter/Crafter original installation manual, see attached.

https://goo.gl/photos/KHrmetWa81i7jMRT6
I did the same cut out for ventilation.
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