Heating Your Roof Tent

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Polaris Overland

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So ever since we got the heater fitted in our Land Rover Defender we wanted to find a way to heat the tent.

We initially just ran a duct hose out the window up into the tent and loosely wedged some tongue and groove wood into the remaining gap. It kind of worked but we were not happy with the window not being secure or weather proof so we only used it once.

At the Abenteuer Allrad we saw a window vent design on rear defender windows. We found you could get for the front windows but at a cost and they did not have any so we decided to fabricate our own but for a heating duct instead of ventilation.

So here is the Mk1 version. The assembly slides into the upper grooves of the door and the window slides into the lower grooves of the assembly.

A short ducting from the y piece connects to the internal duct bracket and externally a hose is fitted and runs up into the tent.

A blank closes off the vent when the duct is not in place.

Next job will be to test it in the field and see how it performs.

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Why not just use hot water bottles? it seems like there are a bunch of parts taking up space. A clever idea.
 

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It was -14 driving back through Kazakhstan last year and just reading a book your fingers froze. Prefer to ha e a bit more comfort especially when it’s dark for 18 hours a day at times
 
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That idea is exactly what has been rattling around my head. I want to do the same in my Disco 2 but also hide the heater in one of the rear storage bins
 
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