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Best heaters for the winter?

Discussion in 'Alaska' started by I'mNotWillieNelson, Aug 21, 2016.

  1. Aug 21, 2016 at 4:25 PM
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    I'mNotWillieNelson

    I'mNotWillieNelson [OP] Member

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    Hey team - I'm debating whether to put any combination of a block heater/oil pan heater/battery warmer or charger on my truck this winter. It's a 2008 4-cylinder manual 4x4. I'll be storing it in Anchorage from mid october to late February. It will be in the Glennallen/McCarthy/Valdez areas from late February and into the summer.

    If I decide to install the heaters, what issues have others ran into? Any recommended brands or brands I should avoid? Thanks!
     
  2. Aug 22, 2016 at 10:56 PM
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    crazysccrmd

    crazysccrmd Well-Known Member

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    I have Kat's heating pads on the oil pans, Kat's heating blankets around the batteries and Zerostart block heaters on all my vehicles. I have them set on a timer to come on usually 2-3hrs before I want to leave the house and they stay plugged in at work the whole time. I have had no issues starting even close to -40°.
     

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