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Old 01-09-2017, 12:33 AM   #15
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Most small electric heaters are perfectly safe, and much quieter than the furnace cycling on and off during a cold night IMO.

No need for judgments IMO.

Different strokes . . .
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Old 01-09-2017, 12:57 AM   #16
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If I were that cheap, I wouldn't have bought a luxury trailer.

People pay $70 for a heater to save $4 in propane???

I wondered that too. Ran me $33 to fill each forty pound propane tank. Both tanks together won't last a week in cold weather. The electric is annualized at $100/month.

The point to having both is the options afforded. (The Cheap Heat furnace addition would be better than space heaters; for a variety of reasons).

I'd rather not ever run out of propane is a rule for me.
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Old 01-09-2017, 04:01 PM   #17
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If electric were better, then it's a gross oversight for AS to not include baseboard heat.
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Old 01-09-2017, 04:06 PM   #18
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If electric were better, then it's a gross oversight for AS to not include baseboard heat.
Ummm, they do install electric heat pumps and heat strips in many models. My heat pump warms the AS down to 37* ambients, before the furnace automatically takes over. So, no oversight at all.
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Old 01-09-2017, 05:07 PM   #19
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Clearly I’m out of my depth.

I thought Airstream and Avion were similar. But you Airstreamers clearly have a different story than mine.

For two weeks in October we had the heat cranked up, took long hot showers (I wanted to see how long a full tank of fresh water lasts) baked desserts, cooked breakfast daily, etc before our propane ran dry. The furnace was set to 65 all day while we drove, and at night while we slept, and 72 when we were “at home”. This was no extreme weather situation; we were only in snow for 2 days. Our furnaces are not silent, but they are by no means loud.

But in any case, I have wrongly projected my experience onto those who have Airstreams. I was hoping to encourage you to fully enjoy your trailers. Instead I came across fighting reality.

Please forgive my wrongful assumptions. I hope to speak more wisely in the future.
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Old 01-09-2017, 05:27 PM   #20
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If I were that cheap, I wouldn't have bought a luxury trailer.

People pay $70 for a heater to save $4 in propane???
I am even more of a cheapskate than that. I think I paid about $15 for my electric heater.

The other half of my post was to conserve the propane. I would rather be camping than refilling propane bottles.
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Old 01-10-2017, 04:45 AM   #21
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Clearly I’m out of my depth.

I thought Airstream and Avion were similar. But you Airstreamers clearly have a different story than mine.

. . .

But in any case, I have wrongly projected my experience onto those who have Airstreams. I was hoping to encourage you to fully enjoy your trailers. Instead I came across fighting reality.

Please forgive my wrongful assumptions. I hope to speak more wisely in the future.


What a relief, after all we have been through . . .

Thank you.

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Old 01-10-2017, 07:03 AM   #22
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I have learned having both is a good idea.
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:09 AM   #23
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What a relief, after all we have been through . . .

Thank you.
And I want to thank you personally for making it perfectly clear how much happier I am with my Avion than could ever be possible with your 2014 20' FC.
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Old 01-10-2017, 08:14 AM   #24
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I have learned having both is a good idea.
This is what I think also. However, do not use a cheap electric heater. As the price goes up safety features are added. One that shuts off when tipped is a must have for me. I also believe (but I could be wrong) that an electric heater is a little more environmentally friendly than running my furnace. The electric heater to take the chill out of the air. The furnace for when the job gets bigger.
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