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Old 10-09-2007, 04:23 AM
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Heated rear bed with canopy

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Ever known anybody to come up with a way to heat the rear bed area with canopy installed?
I have a 1982 F250 full size bed with a Leer cap on it and I'd like to heat the enclosed bed area.
I was thinking maybe a small "Cat" heater located centered up against the forward truck bed wall and having it spliced into my heater hoses (probably a big PITA job to do it, but possibly could be done) with a switch on the dash for the "cat" unit's fan. An auto-thermastat for fan control would be nicer.
Is this crazy thinking or have you ever known anybody to do this?
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Old 01-01-2008, 07:27 PM
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I did it to mine. I got a heater unit from a dodge van out of MSI (junk yard) I wired the blower motor to be on low when the switch is on. and ran a heater hose back there. Works good and I can travel with the kids in the back and they enjoy the winter trips to Anchorage better in ther bed of the truck.
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Ever known anybody to come up with a way to heat the rear bed area with canopy installed?
I have a 1982 F250 full size bed with a Leer cap on it and I'd like to heat the enclosed bed area.
I was thinking maybe a small "Cat" heater located centered up against the forward truck bed wall and having it spliced into my heater hoses (probably a big PITA job to do it, but possibly could be done) with a switch on the dash for the "cat" unit's fan. An auto-thermastat for fan control would be nicer.
Is this crazy thinking or have you ever known anybody to do this?
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Old 01-02-2008, 12:39 PM
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I installed a unit I got from NAPA. It has a two speed fan and works great. I have a nice round fan conrol switch on my dash now and it really does work like a champ. It was worth the cost and effort.
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Old 01-20-2008, 10:30 PM
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Use to have an 80 Bronco with a heater unit in the back. Worked great back in the day.
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