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Old 11-29-2013, 03:50 AM   #15
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We have camped in colder weather than this- with less warming devices-
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Old 11-29-2013, 05:42 AM   #16
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In the 20's overnight - furnace alone did the job - stayed warm - furnace runs a lot but quiet - also running a small fan to help circulate air and help create even noise

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Old 11-29-2013, 07:34 AM   #17
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We always use the furnace when the temp gets into the low 40ies or below. I find it more efficient and quieter then the HP.
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Old 11-29-2013, 07:50 AM   #18
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Heat pump down to about 35*....what!!! I can't hear you. (A very good excuse should the need arise.)

Pelonis Disc Heater & Furnace below 35*. Furnace for the quick warm-up and the Pelonis to help maintain.

Plus on a day like today with 5" of snow @ 35* I'll use the Pelonis to help remove interior condensation. It will usually bring the temp up to 50*+ after several hours.

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Old 12-01-2013, 11:57 AM   #19
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We live in Ontario Canada our spring and fall trips have over night temps down to 20 degrees and we use the furnace for over night even both of them. The electric may tack the chill off during the day.

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Old 12-01-2013, 08:30 PM   #20
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In the wake of our first trip and nights in the 20's I will be try a small ceramic room heater for reasons stated here - furnace would run and quickly warm up but too warm in some parts during heat up and prior to kicking on a bit too cold in areas - perhaps the small room heater in select areas...but the furnace alone did pretty good -

Wish I could figure out how to **** off heat vent for the front (main) bedroom
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Old 12-01-2013, 10:58 PM   #21
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The few times we've needed more warmth in the bedroom, I've just covered these two front outlets with packaging tape. Fold an inch of the tape end for a pull tab to remove.


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Old 12-01-2013, 11:51 PM   #22
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When needing heat in cold weather...

We quickly found that the furnace was noisy, intermittent, and the fan used way too much battery power when boondocking.

When we had an electrical hookup, we found that a small, cubic heater, such as this, worked well and was quiet.

We now prefer the Vornado AVH2 Vortex Electric Heater for even, quiet heat when we have an electrical hookup.

When we are doing non-hookup camping and expecting cold temperatures, we bring along Mr. Heater Portable Buddy.

See how we use Mr. Heater Portable Buddy: "Snug as a bug in a Safari".
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Old 12-02-2013, 12:16 AM   #23
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IIRC the suggestion is to NOT use the heat pump at temps under 40 degrees. Above that, we like to use the heat pump when connected to pedestal (saves propane)... at least to warm the cabin a bit before starting the furnace.
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I'm headin to monte sano state park this weekend - will be running the furnace to keep things toasty - will likely put fresh water in fresh water tank in case campground pipe freezes and unhook city water at night as temps to drop a bit below 30 degrees

Brrr - Disney movies with the fam at night

I want to try a ceramic heater at some point but my wife doesn't want to add something "to get in the way - and doesn't this thing already have a heater"
[sounds like my wife!]
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But mine changed her mind about heating with a ceramic when she heard the noise coming out of the furnace(located within a foot her choice spot on the couch). Second ceramic heater we tried was actually almost silent, and it's footprint was less than a foot square, no kids or pets to kick it and placed right it can take the chill off without being in the way.
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The few times we've needed more warmth in the bedroom, I've just covered these two front outlets with packaging tape. Fold an inch of the tape end for a pull tab to remove.


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Bob, careful. Don't reduce the square inches of flow opening that the furnace mfr recommends. They can overheat.

I installed a close-able round register in ONE of the lounge openings AND added a second duct run to the bedroom. That keeps the same airflow volume recommended in the furnace manual.
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Old 02-20-2015, 04:03 PM   #27
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We prefer the furnace as it is quiter then the HP.
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Old 02-20-2015, 05:43 PM   #28
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Dry camped with my nephew last night. AM temps at 19F, stayed warm with small milk house heater and electric blanket for me. I have used the strip heater in mine but the fan is a bit noisy. It would have worked fine to take the edge of the low temps, but the little heater works so much "nicer".
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