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Having a camper is a lot of work, but it’s also a lot of fun. What better way to travel and see the countryside than in a camper van that allows you to take part of your home with you? As a family or an individual, you can have a great adventure while staying in a comfortable motorhome. All you need are some very useful DIY camper upgrades.
Add a Diesel Heater for Those Cold Nights
Summer is over, and your next travel destination will probably be really cold. Cold air can quickly creep into your camper and ruin your day or night. In the house, you would then turn on the heating, and the problem would be solved in a short time. With an easy DIY camper upgrade, you can have the same comfort in the middle of nowhere.
Depending on the equipment, heating could be a little more difficult in your home on wheels because not all of them come with a heater. Especially the increasingly popular do-it-yourself conversions often do not have a standard auxiliary heater installed. As for almost all life situations, some clever minds have come up with a few ideas for the winter months to keep your camper cozy and warm.
Therefore, since we are quickly approaching winter, heating should be at the top of your list when preparing for your next trip. We highly recommend the Diesel Air Heater from Planar Heaters. It’s light, easy to use, and cheap to operate.
The Planar Diesel Air Heater can quickly warm up your tent/camper to a comfortable degree. Likewise, it will do so with dry heat, so you don’t have to worry about condensation.
As you can see in our video above, since the unit sits outside the vehicle, there’s far less risk of carbon monoxide poisoning – a critical benefit of a heater like this.
Additionally, these heaters are fuel efficient, quiet, and can operate at altitude, so you get instant dry heat in virtually any environment. Nice!
Switch to Better Batteries
If you are still running lead-acid batteries or even gel batteries in your camper, you really should switch to a better option. Lithium batteries are currently the best battery technology on the market. In our opinion, the best option in the market right now is the LiFePO4 or lithium iron phosphate battery, and you really need this DIY camper upgrade for peace of mind about your camper’s energy needs.
These batteries are much lighter than lead GEL batteries, no longer need to be fully charged, and can usually be installed in any camper without changing the charging technology. Our choice when it comes to powerful camper batteries is the Ultimatron 100Ah batteries.
Ultimatron batteries deliver reliable power and excellent battery life. The LiFePO4 battery can be 100% discharged without being damaged. It can also deliver high currents and can be charged quickly. It’s the best of all worlds!
On top of all that, these batteries are smaller and lighter than AGMs, so you can save space and weight in your camper – two things that are always at a premium when camping!
With these DIY camper upgrades taken care of, you ensure that you’ll have a more comfortable and functional trip. Who doesn’t want that!?