Starting Diesel Vista Cruiser in Winter.

Discussion in 'Class B Motorhomes' started by bcampbell, Dec 7, 2006.

  1. bcampbell

    bcampbell New Member

    Bought a 2005 Vista cruiser in October. I'm fairly sure there is no plug in for heating engine prior to starting in winter. What is the best way to ocassionally start up in Upstate NY frigid winters while I'm waiting for spring? Did add anti gel additive to diesel fuel but have been told it is difficult to start.
     
  2. Bush70

    Bush70 New Member

    Re: Starting Diesel Vista Cruiser in Winter.

    I would look very good. I really think you will find a heater. What engine is in the coach?
     
  3. s.harrington

    s.harrington Senior Member

    Re: Starting Diesel Vista Cruiser in Winter.

    When I was in Alaska, the US Army had a small gasoline powered engine with a very long muffler attached that was used for heating the rear troop carrier portion of the truck. We would also place them under the engine to warm it up before starting. You may want to use an electric heater for about 30 minutes before trying to start it.
     

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