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Old 10-31-2015, 06:23 PM   #29
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do you have the thermostatically controlled version? and if yes, w/out a power hook up, how does it "re-ignite" on it's own? or does the output just drop way low when the trailer is warmer than the set temperature? . . . or does the thermostatically controlled version need power?

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Yes, I have the thermostatic one (it is actually less expensive than the hi-lo version I previously had in my LY moho). It has a pilot light, so there is no electricity whatsoever involved.

As for the installation, the PO of my AS had had a catalytic heater installed. All I did was remove it and put the blueflame in the same location.

It is necessary to have a propane line brought to the place you want to install the heater. To do this safely (and without compromising your insurance), have it done by a licensed gas technician. The job is not very difficult - it just requires splicing a tee into the existing gas line (remember that they use flared fittings) and running it to a shut-off valve and then to the propane connection at the bottom of the heater.

After the Halloween kids have gone to bed, I'll snap a picture of mine and post it.
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Old 11-01-2015, 05:51 PM   #30
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Here is the photo of the mounted blueflame heater.

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Old 11-01-2015, 06:50 PM   #31
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Does anyone use a 1k generator connected directly to the battery to charge rather than using the converter? I know you can not run other 110 things this way but can you charge your battery more quickly. When boondocking I hate to hear any generator run even my own.
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Old 11-01-2015, 06:55 PM   #32
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Do you have the version that allows you to run both gas and propane or the version that eliminates the ability to run on gas? AND are you happy w/ the version you have?
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We have the gas/propane option and I'm very happy with it. That said, I did have to adjust settings between the two versions to run the A/C on our old A/S. I have settled on settings now and don't change them. I never use gas anymore. We use quick disconnects to hook up the generator to the inactive propane tank.
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I have run my 2000 honda all night while the furnace was on , it was down to 18 degrees with a high wind, it was still running when I shut it off almost 9 hours later, all is well...
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Old 11-01-2015, 08:19 PM   #34
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Does anyone use a 1k generator connected directly to the battery to charge rather than using the converter? I know you can not run other 110 things this way but can you charge your battery more quickly. When boondocking I hate to hear any generator run even my own.
I have a 1 KW Honda. The direct charge is only about 8 amps and is unregulated, that is it is a poor charger.

It is much better to use the built in converter/charger with power supplied by the Honda. It will charge at a considerably faster rate.
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Do you guys feed your generator output through the trailer's tow vehicle umbilical cord?
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It is much more advantageous to hook up the trailer's electrical cable to the generator and let the trailer converter/charger charge the batteries. You can use a 30AMP/15 amp adapter

This summer I stayed in Pilot Flying J RV parking more than once. Each time I ran my generator all night as it was humid and rainy. A few times I walked into the store section to return noting how I could barely hear the generator until almost standing at the trailer.
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A few times I walked into the store section to return noting how I could barely hear the generator until almost standing at the trailer.
That eco mode on the Honda eu2000i is pretty amazing. I have found I can run ours all night with 1 tank of gas. I'll start it at 9pm and put it in eco and it won't run out until 5 or 6 in the morning.
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