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Does anyone know how many max amp draw I could use for a cab heater. It states the 345 has 17 amp charging system according to the specs. So, how many amps draw could I safety run?? I'm looking at a heater that would draw 4,6,9 amps (depending on the fan speed). Would it work??
 

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You might get by with 4 amps but there is not much overhead to run a lot.

I run halogen upgrades on my 345 with a 55 watt (approx 4 amp) rear cargo and have no issues.
 

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Trust me.... electric heaters don't work....

You are probably thinking about one like this?



Draws 60 amps... Had it... It does NOT work...

All you need to do is buy a heater setup that taps into the cooling system. Just do it.. It's not rocket science.. We're here to help if you get hung up along the way.

Yours will be a little harder because of the weird layout of your system, but it's entirely doable!
 

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No, I actually found a 33,000 btu (coolant) heater. It has three fan speeds thus the three different amp draws. I dont have much room (tight quarters)to tap into the coolant lines and there are no plugs in the water pump to use (tap into).
 

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Can you take some close up high res shots of your coolant system, how the lines run and the water pump etc and post them? We can figure something out!
 

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I actually found a few pics of the coolant hose setup I took last year. The large long hose would be easy to tap into. The small 2-3 in long hose would be hard to get to. But, I think its my only option.

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The one hose is no issue, I can't even see the other :)
 

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