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Old 02-05-2010, 06:32 PM   #15
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Forgot to mention, if you travel to a high altitude you may need heat even in Arizona or California in summer.

So if you travel at all might as well be prepared.
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Old 02-08-2010, 11:18 PM   #16
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Good point, Ganaraska.

We've pulled out the original, and very dead, furnace but left the casing and ducting in place. We'll get by with a space heater or wall-mount a catalytic heater to take the edge off the cold if we need to. Later on, we'll decide what our more permanent solution will be.
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:51 AM   #17
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Heater? Who needs a heater?

Hi, we are from Southern California where the temps are moderate, but I bought my trailer to go places and be adventurous. If you plan on just staying close to home, maybe you can get by without a furnace. We can't. Furnaces help keep your tanks from freezing.
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Old 02-09-2010, 07:11 AM   #18
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I`ve had my 77 Overlander for a few years,had never tried the furnace,then we went camping New Year`s weekend.When ir got down to 32,we were very glad it worked.
No matter how far south you get ,sometimes it nice to have heat. Dave
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:21 AM   #19
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That's what I'm talking about, setting the thermostat and letting the heater go whhoosh! If I'm pulled off the side of the road at a Walmart then I want heat even if I can't plug in to shore power. Ordered a new NT30sp so will be doing that modification before the Texas Rally this weekend where freezing temps are predicted (even near Houston).
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:31 AM   #20
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Traveling north from Florida to Virginia - needed to take a nap - and the inside of my trailer was so cold that the foam mattress was like a brick. Turned the furnace on to 50 degrees - just enough to stop my breath from freezing and slept fine under a heavy quilt. Woke up when the propane ran out....brrrrrrrr.

Backup plan - Honda 1000 generator set up on the ground, locked through the spoke of a wheel with a bicycle lock, extension cord going through the side "garage door" to an electric heater set on the night stand.

You'll always have a need for heat when you least expect to. Glad to hear you are replacing the furnace. They are propane hogs though.

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Old 02-09-2010, 10:07 AM   #21
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We're still not sure that a new furnace would be part of our "permanent" solution. At this point, we don't plan on doing much cold weather camping - nothing we wouldn't have done in a tent.

The second part of my OP asked about how people's plans for their Airstreams have changed. We bought ours as a temporary stationary place on a certain piece of land, but already our ideas are evolving. I'm curious about how other people's uses have expanded from what they originally planned on doing in their Airstreams.

Where has your trailer taken you that you didn't expect to go?
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We're still not sure that a new furnace would be part of our "permanent" solution. At this point, we don't plan on doing much cold weather camping - nothing we wouldn't have done in a tent.

The second part of my OP asked about how people's plans for their Airstreams have changed. We bought ours as a temporary stationary place on a certain piece of land, but already our ideas are evolving. I'm curious about how other people's uses have expanded from what they originally planned on doing in their Airstreams.

Where has your trailer taken you that you didn't expect to go?
Its hard to imagine not having a heater of some kind if you are doing three season camping. Can you get by without one? Absolutely. But do you just want to get by? Cool mornings, rainy days, chilly evenings are all more pleasant when you can cut the chilly with a few BTUs.

When traveling, I try to spend the majority of the time off the grid, so I tend to rely on a wall heater (True Value close out $50) as my main heat source. Oil heaters can be handy as well, but they do pull the current. The new low profile Carrier AC has a heat strip which is good for bringing up the temp by about 30 degrees over the outside temp. On the downside, it takes a long time to heat things up, uses a ton of power, and is loud. I have a replacement furnace that I am planning on getting installed when time permits. The downside to the furnace is it uses a lot of battery power to run the blower and if you are off the grid you have to do a lot of recharging of batteries.

How have my plans changed? Good heavens, how have they stayed the same? One never knows what life is going to throw out at you. The smart money is on rigging out your airstream for maximum flexibility. Suppose a chance opened up for you to travel to Alaska tomorrow? Or that you needed to travel for an extended period to be with family in a colder place and you wanted to stay in the comfort of your own camper? Why not make your camper a comfortable home where ever life might take you?
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Old 02-10-2010, 12:20 AM   #23
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So the new NT30SP heater is scheduled for delivery Thursday. My luck since I'm heading out to the Conroe Vintage rally at 11:30, it will probably show up (thank you UPS) bought an hour after I leave forcing a trip back into town to pick er up.
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We took out the furnace on our redo of the Argosy....we are also not much into snow camping.....on our first trip we bought a Mr Buddy propane portable heater and it worked like a charm. Don't regret taking out the furnace....but as on here you should know....everybody has a different take on each thing. We are not boondockers so we will be getting an a/c put on top with the heat strip so that will also help knock the chill out.
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I think this has been mentioned before but if you use any type of fuel burning heater, and it is not vented (no chimney) you are using up the air and possibly creating carbon monoxide. PLEASE open a window slightly and open one of your vents so fresh air can circulate.
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Old 02-11-2010, 01:27 PM   #26
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Why would you need a heater? My trailer is only under 3 ft of snow till the end of March... Can't even get it out from beside the garage. YEs it's good to have a heater propane heater Just in case there is no Elc.
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I have 1970 International with a surban heater. How do I find the model #? Thanks? I also dont plan to camp in cold climates. Would like le3ave out the furnace when I build a new galley cabinet.
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Old 02-15-2010, 10:51 PM   #28
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Chances are you have the dreaded NT22A that had a recall on it due to leaks in the crossover tube. That's what my 72 had in it. Just pitched it in the dumpster Saturday after stripping and giving away any working parts. Yours should be labeled on the front panel but sometimes it's hard to read what's stamped on the label.
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