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DIY Solar RV Heater – Hot Air Collection for your RV

When it comes to figuring out ways to implement a RV heater the options are endless and the inefficiency of most of those options are the stuff of legend. Today I want to introduce you to a very creative and interesting do it yourself idea for creating a solar powered RV heater that you can make with mostly low cost easily attainable items. In this video the application is for a brick and mortar home but the principle will apply to your RV as well. It should also mean that you wont need as many or a large of units to get the job done. The producer of the video guide mentions that for an RV heater you should consider a series of “mini solar panels” that could be used along with small computer fans to force the air in. When there is enough sun to make the fans run then there is enough sun to heat your RV. If you decide to move forward with this you will be entitled to free heat for the life of your RV compliments of the sun! Video below.

Solar RV Heater

The creator promises a series of solar RV heater benefits that you may consider appealing:

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  • Free Heat
  • No Fuel Needed
  • Renewable
  • Cost effective
  • Green
  • Recycled

The Materials you will need to get started:

  • Old light fixture
  • Aluminum Tape
  • Flat black paint
  • Glass cut to fixture size
  • Silicone caulking and gun
  • Latex or nitrile gloves
  • Protective gloves for handling glass and cutting metal
  • Hammer and Screwdriver
  • Metal scissors
  • Thermometer. Drywall screws and drill with a Phillips bit
  • Glass cutter and marker (If cutting own glass)
  • Optional mini solar panel and computer fan.

Optional 12V Solar Power used

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Optional Fan

You will need to pick up a small PC fan. The size of the fan is up to you but from the video it looks like an 80mm variety. Here is a link to all the options available if you want to larger or smaller on the fan from Amazon.com

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You can see more step by step information and photos about creating your own Solar RV heater at Indestructables.com

 



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