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Old 11-22-2013, 07:58 PM   #295
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Nice thing about the main a/c hear pump is that it will kick off and the propane furnace will automatically turn on when outside temp gets so low. I think the temp is 40 f. First time it happened to us I thought something was wrong, then remembered reading that fact in the manual. However, we've gone to the Atwood furnace of late for the noise consideration. Do love the heat pumps in the day time for $$ savings.
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Old 11-22-2013, 09:48 PM   #296
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Nice thing about the main a/c hear pump is that it will kick off and the propane furnace will automatically turn on when outside temp gets so low. I think the temp is 40 f. First time it happened to us I thought something was wrong, then remembered reading that fact in the manual. However, we've gone to the Atwood furnace of late for the noise consideration. Do love the heat pumps in the day time for $$ savings.
Wow that is really cool. AS really took the time to think through that one. I doubt any SOB has that..
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Old 11-22-2013, 10:23 PM   #297
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we had the roof unit on the first night we camped at the dealer....the loud part does not bother me...what drove me nuts was going from off to ON...next time I will simply leave fan on low or medium instead of auto to mitigate and indeed use the center unit.. The furnace is significantly quieter...not even close in our unit...oh you can hear it come on...but nothing like the overhead HP cutting on, wow, I had read they are load, and folks were right! bugsbunny...ill let you know what I think....I need to call them actually and talk and see if I can get a reservation or if I have to just show up there...little squeamish about planning without having a reservation on a holiday weekend...I am hoping they will give me an idea of how busy they will be...surely if we check in on thanksgiving day itself that it will not be bad?
We use a small ceramic heater when connected to shore power. Quiet and efficient. We do use the furnace to warm up the trailer in the morning, or if we are concerned about freezing.
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:43 AM   #298
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We also use a small ceramic heater to keep the trailer warm at night. It is extremely quiet and does keep the 28Ft trailer warm.
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:52 AM   #299
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Is there some rating on such a heater? BTU's? Which one is recommended - may consider this route.
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We have used these for years. Ours is a Pelonis 4 Disc Ceramic Heater. It is rated for 5200 Btu's. It has a built in thermostat which regulates the heater temperature and the fan speed. Has a tip-over safety switch and thermal overload protection. It also has a fan only setting. I think the model number is B-6A1. We have tried several over the years that were too noisy or bulky. You will be surprised how small this one is, but it heats our trailer very well.
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Old 11-23-2013, 12:27 PM   #301
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Is there some rating on such a heater? BTU's? Which one is recommended - may consider this route.
This is the one I use in my 30' Classic, cheap but highly efficient & safe. Also use at home garrage when cleaning. (Home depot or online for less than $30.)
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Old 11-23-2013, 04:20 PM   #302
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Less than 30! YES!!

How long have you had it? Any drawbacks with that model?
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Old 11-23-2013, 05:09 PM   #303
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Less than 30! YES!!

How long have you had it? Any drawbacks with that model?
4+ yrs going strong and 7 other friends/ family got introduced to same. They bought them as a one year knock off (up state NY and Ontario winter Country) but the workforce or should I say workhorse refuses to die (3yrs +). I bought 2 just incase my 30' classic needs more than one but I was wrong, one is all it takes every season. My furnace fan speed is always at low just to circulate the warm air through my plumbing underneath whenever temp drops below 30 degrees outside. There are more name brands out there and I think that they all work just as fine. The simple the controls, the better.
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I just today saw a nice electric ceramic heater at HD. It is a little larger than I would like but then again I wasn't shopping for one. We have a small cube ceramic heater that measures about 8"w x 10"h x 6"d. Quite and efficient for when hooked to electric and it works great. This one at HD looks to be a good choice but somewhat larger. Was $69 I think. If I was in the market I would have looked much closer.
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Just one thing to keep in mind, a lot of theses heaters draw about 15 amps. So you might not be able to run a heat pump or heating element in your AC. Now if you have a 50 amp hook up, then no problem!

Other wise they are great!
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Old 11-23-2013, 08:16 PM   #306
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Maybe its Dijorno! Hey, my first few outings were white castle frozen cheeseburgers microwaved before I learned to use LP!
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I eat a lot of cold cuts, ravioli, and ramen!
I will grill out when time/weather permit.
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PharmGeek, it's been a hoot reading your thread! Congrats on the new Stream. I've really enjoyed the adventure and anticipation of your purchase. You know, up until this thread, I only thought that the refurb of one of the old ones would hold that much build up, that much "I CAN'T WAIT!", that much passion for the day of finally getting in it and camping.

Guess I was wrong there, huh? Enjoy your new Stream. Looks like a fine crew you've got to camp with there. Tip for when the kids get a little older, head down to Disney and stay at their campground. We've done that twice when the kids were younger, and its just awesome...

Had two instances of "How much you got in it/ Would take to rent it?" just this week. I told them, if I calculated my time in the refurb at minimum wage, I only have slightly more than 37 million dollars in it, and I'd rent it out for $1000 an hour... both of those guys were kidding around with me, good friends. Haven't had anybody that wasn't close enough of a friend bother asking.

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