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#11 Desert Tortoise

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Posted 01 April 2021 - 12:02 AM

Thank you for the propex referral. I'm starting to research all the suggestions here, good thing I have the spring and summer to decide.

I called the dealer in WA. You say not as quiet as diesel, yet I hear noise as diesel's big complaint.


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Posted 01 April 2021 - 12:25 AM

My previous camper had a Propex, my current camper has the ~2016 Atwood, and one of my regular camping buddies has a Webasto in his van and Chinese diesel heater for his garage.   Of the 3 (or maybe 4), the Atwood is actually the most quiet (or least loud).   I am not sure that is true of the current Atwood, as it seems to use more power than the slightly older ones. 

 

An advantage to the Webasto and Chinese knock off is that they are always on, and just cycle up and down in speed, so while they are louder, it is a more constant noise, so possibly less disruptive to sleep. 

 

On the down side the Webasto is significantly louder than either the Propex or Atwood outside the camper.    I am particularly noise conscious when out in woods, and sometimes feel uncomfortable running our Atwood around tent campers, say in a National Park campground. I would be even more uncomfortable with a diesel heater, but that is just me. 

 

I feel that the Propex fan is actually pretty quiet, but because it funneling a lot of air through a small diameter tube it ends up seeming a little louder than the Atwood.

 

For a really quiet and efficient heater, the Truma Combi seems to be the way to go. 


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