I have been dreaming of re-doing my Tradewind's intererior since I got it four months ago. Diesel appliances have always attracted me because I have a diesel truck and refueling would be a breaze. Furthermore, diesel is a whole lot easier to find than LP.
Here in VA, LP cost $2.50/gal, diesel is $1.50/gal. I have been to several places that were unable to get my LP tanks refilled for some odd reason, and several others charge a flat fee per cylinder wether it is completely empty or not.
I love the stoves/hotwater heaters offered by Dickerson. I have also found a source for forced air diesel heaters here:
Look under "truck" then "air top 3500." It is a pretty cool heater, and takes a fraction of space the the LP heaters use.
Diesel does smell, but it would be easy to rig up a tank that could be filled from outside so the smell should never make it inside. Plus Diesel is much less combustible than LP. If there was a leak, the fumes would be less dangerous that the liquid itself.
The only thing that I haven't found is a deisel refer. I have thought about kerosene refers. They should be able to be modified to work with diesel, but they all seem to work with a "wick" and don't have a 120volt option.
Just my thoughts.