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  1. #26
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    Jan 2017
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    Heated?

  2. #27
    Join Date
    Jul 2008
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    OW
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    ^^lost in translation but I am hopeful that there is a heater. They say that there is a FF Heater which I believe is a Webasto type heater. We are going under the assumption of no heat and bringing good sleeping bags. Planning on staying indoors every few nights to dry out gear if needed.

  3. #28
    Join Date
    Oct 2015
    Location
    NIseko Japan, or Gold Coast Australia
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    128
    Quote Originally Posted by patxi View Post
    ^^lost in translation but I am hopeful that there is a heater. They say that there is a FF Heater which I believe is a Webasto type heater. We are going under the assumption of no heat and bringing good sleeping bags. Planning on staying indoors every few nights to dry out gear if needed.
    I don't know what a Webasto type heater is. FF sounds like a forced flu type heater.
    very popular in Japanese houses. they are usually kerosene heaters that burn using air pulled in by a fan from outdoors and is exhausted outdoors also (ie, you dont get poisoned by carbonmonoxide and die). a second fan moves air over a radiator to distribute the heat indoors.
    it'd be damn good heating for a van if it is, overkill even.

  4. #29
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
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    57
    Quote Originally Posted by patxi View Post
    Lodging and transportation sorted.

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    you'll be staying in the exact van I spent 3 months in last year. Probably the same company too. You'll have to let me know how the dent that I put in the sideskirt is haha.

    Feel free to ask me any questions about it. It was a great van and I got to know it well.

    In the future, hit me up at www.vandurajapan.com or info@vandurajapan.com.

    I've got business arrangements with that company as well as several others and I can get you prices much lower than what they will quote customers directly. Working with about 6 groups so far this year.

    Enjoy it! Will be a good time for sure. WaistDeepGroomers crashed with me for several days at the start of my trip: https://www.tetongravity.com/forums/...Food-Porn-Tour

  5. #30
    Join Date
    Apr 2016
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    Quote Originally Posted by patxi View Post
    ^^lost in translation but I am hopeful that there is a heater. They say that there is a FF Heater which I believe is a Webasto type heater. We are going under the assumption of no heat and bringing good sleeping bags. Planning on staying indoors every few nights to dry out gear if needed.
    It is a webasto heater. It runs off the car battery and fuel. Heats the vans very well until the auxiliary battery drains too low. On a full charge, expect about 6-8 hours of heat running it on low (keeps the van plenty warm). Bring sleeping bags for sure. You'll wake up as soon as the heater stops, trust me, and you'll need a bag unless you just idle the car (most japanese just do that all night).

    I bought a bunch of window insulation for that bad boy. Hopefully they still include it with the van.

  6. #31
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    Denver, CO
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    Will be on Hokkaido for 3 weeks in January with some friends. Itinerary:

    Jan 3-7 Otaru
    Jan 7-12 Niseko
    Jan 12-16 Furano
    Jan 16-19 Sapporo
    Jan 19-24 Unplanned

    Would love to get out on a few tours with some locals. Super stoked for our first trip to the snowy island.
    ((. The joy I get from skiing...
    .))
    ((. That's worth living for.
    .))

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