2009 - Volume #33, Issue #1, Page #18[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Small Heater "Installs Anywhere"
The Mojave heater measures 12 in. long, 9 in. deep, and 5 in. high and gets its heat from the fluid in your vehicle's cooling system. The unit's 3-speed blower draws 8 amps and moves 130 cfm through adjustable louvers. A 3-way switch and the wiring necessary to complete the installation is included.
"The Mojave's compact size and ease of installation make it a great replacement unit," says Heutmaker. "It works equally well as a replacement heater or as an auxiliary unit. You can mount the heater horizontally or vertically, or at any angle so it can fit into a lot of different locations. The double squirrel cage blower motor is quiet but blows a lot of air.
"It has been used in everything from jeeps to tractors to small airplanes and boats. It puts out 12,000 btu's which is about 3/4 of what's produced by a standard auto heater, so for its size it's a pretty potent little heater."
The heater can be fitted with an optional defroster plenum that snaps onto the front. A side opening in the defroster plenum provides a connection point for a defroster tube, which can be connected to the vehicle's existing defroster ducts.
The heater retails for $160 plus S&H. The plenum retails for less than $40 plus S&H.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Flex-a-lite Consolidated, 7213-45th St. Ct. E, Fife, Wash. 98424 (ph 800 851-1510; fax 253 922-0226; firstname.lastname@example.org; www. flex-a-lite.com).
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