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Old 10-21-2014, 10:35 PM   #1
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BTUs needed for a 1961 Ambassador

This seems to the simplest to make a new plentum for to adapt to what is already there.
Is 16kBTUs enough?
For $350, it seems like a steal to me and right there in my budget just above of what I wanted to spend for a used one...
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Old 10-22-2014, 03:36 PM   #2
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My Argosy 22 came with a 16k btu furnace originally, but it was missing. I saw that price yesterday and called PPL. They told me that the NT-16 was discontinued, and that there was only one left in the country. I bought it.
I guess we'll see if it actually arrives. PPL has shown other items on their web site that I've ordered, only to find out they're long discontinued.
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Old 10-22-2014, 04:14 PM   #3
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16k BTU does not sound like enough to keep you warm in an old 28 footer with outside temps below 40 F. I installed a 30k Suburban furnace in my 1966 24' Trade Wind, however I elected to use under floor ducts, so I will loose heat in the "basement". Most Airstreams with under floor water tanks have heated tank cavities, using more heat. The NT 30 Suburban furnace seems like a very popular model. My trailer had a 22k BTU unit in it before the replacement.

A 1500 watt electric heater does an admirable job on cool mornings, like 50 F.

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Old 10-22-2014, 04:15 PM   #4
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FWIW, my 24' Terry has a 20k btu furnace.
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Old 10-27-2014, 10:37 PM   #5
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Our '69 Tradwind was spec'd with a 25,000 b.t.u. floor ducted furnace .

Airstream still spec's 25,000 B.T.U. in their larger trailers.
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