Originally Posted by markopolo
william-webasto-fast heat slow hot water.
Alde-fast hot water slow heat.
That would be good info made more widely available if that is affecting some users. We could focus on finding solutions and that would be really beneficial for others having the same issues.
Needs to be in a new topic though.
Marko-when roadtrek first went to using the Alde- iresearched it versus the Webasto.
of course most of the experience with these is in europe.
the consensus among most blogs/posts/etc from these camperswas this
the webasto blower heating/like say the suburban propane/comes on practically right away(dependending on thermostat setting).and warms you up pretty quick. however getting hot water(again this is from cold water not already heated) is pretty slow. however this may be watched pot syndrome.
the consensus on the Alde-since it is a propane hot water heater(which can use electric supplement) is that hot water is quick-but because it heats by using radiant heat it warms up a cold cabin very slowly but once it's at full woking capacity is it is very good. best use i've read is to set a time start(it has that ability) say 4 am so when you get up the place is warm. starting cold when you get up it can be a long cold wait.
i'm editing this because of something Davydd said in a later post-the Alde also has an heat exchanger funcrion like the espar and uses engine heat to also heat things