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Old 11-04-2011, 08:30 AM   #29
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I fulltime in the U. K. & Europe and have spent three months travelling in the Atlas Mountains of Morroco ( North Africa )
I am now preparing my Airstream 684 European International Travel Trailer for my annual trip to Bourg St Maurice. (France) Campsite situated at 850 mtrs. I will arrive end of December to Ski the "Les Arcs" area for the season departing end of next April.
Airstreams Int. arrive from U. S. A. as a shell and are fitted out to European specifications in Cumbria England.
The heating we have is the Alde 3010. From Sweden. A fully programmable wet central heating system with radiators which are fitted all the way round the shell of the trailer. This system also provides the hot water to the kitchen and washroom and is powered by gas or electrics. On campsites electrics most of the time is included in the nightly rate.
In B. S. M. I have seen the temp drop below - 25 and that is cold!!
My heating does not get turned off till the day I depart for my 1,000 mile journey back to North Yorkshire in the Spring and it WORKS.

Thank you Alde
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Old 11-04-2011, 08:52 AM   #30
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Alde,

Sounds like a nice heating unit. Can you share with us what your investment to install that system was?
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Old 11-04-2011, 09:35 AM   #31
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Hi Aage

The Alde heating system comes as a standed fitting here across the pond.
You will get more info on the Alde website

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Old 11-06-2011, 12:19 AM   #32
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Never underestimate genius.

Dyson's heater (white and silver) is a perfect functional and aesthetic match for the Airstream. I put it under the front dinette and monitored the temperature in the rear bedroom. Never varied by a single degree. Exceptionally quiet, gentle heat source. Heater is cool to the touch. The high volume of air is not exceptionally hot.

The thermostat senses the intake air under and away from the heat elements. The heat vents circling the "ring" mixes with and moves additional air from the back of the "ring" providing a gentle heat. A magnetic remote control attaches to the top of the unit.

Brilliant but expensive. Airstreams aren't cheap either. Worth it for the full-timer and snow birder I think if you want even, comfortable electric heat.

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Old 11-06-2011, 09:58 AM   #33
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Hi Aage

The Alde heating system comes as a standed fitting here across the pond.
You will get more info on the Alde website

Berberman
And when you say "standard fitting" you mean that all Airstreams come with it? How clever of them!

Thanks, Berberman
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Old 11-06-2011, 10:37 AM   #34
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Never underestimate genius.

Dyson's heater (white and silver) is a perfect functional and aesthetic match for the Airstream. I put it under the front dinette and monitored the temperature in the rear bedroom. Never varied by a single degree. Exceptionally quiet, gentle heat source. Heater is cool to the touch. The high volume of air is not exceptionally hot.

The thermostat senses the intake air under and away from the heat elements. The heat vents circling the "ring" mixes with and moves additional air from the back of the "ring" providing a gentle heat. A magnetic remote control attaches to the top of the unit.

Brilliant but expensive. Airstreams aren't cheap either. Worth it for the full-timer and snow birder I think if you want even, comfortable electric heat.

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Doug,

Does the heater come with a fancy case to stow it away during travel? I would think it should come with a velvet cover and outer hard case to store it with for 400.00.
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Old 11-06-2011, 04:40 PM   #35
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No cover dd'.

A bit surprised here that some folks might spend $70k on an Airstream, $50k on a truck, and be satisfied winter camping with a lousy $15 space heater. Maybe they work for some but the Dyson is a lot more comfortable heater for our 6 month winter trips.

We got $80 off by getting a coupon from Bed, Bath & Beyond web site.

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I'm getting one after I cover the basic needs like a fridge, water heater, bed etc.....
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Old 11-24-2011, 11:36 PM   #37
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I pulled this thread up because Dyson has these heaters $100 off Black Friday special. Crazy expensive space heater for the Airstream weekender and vacation traveler.

But for the full-timer or snowbird who use shore power this may be the best heat source you will ever have. We put it under the front dinette aimed at the back of the trailer, and set it low speed at a comfortable heat setting. We use the simple remote control. It warms our feet yet is never hot to the touch. It moves a large volume of air gently through the trailer to keep the entire trailer evenly heated and exactly where you set the thermostat. It is at least as good as a central heating system and as quiet. Wonderful even heat through the night.

We have had a variety of ceramic and oil-filled heaters over the years but none come close to the quality of heat this puts out. For the Airstreamer who needs a heat source for extended periods, this is money well spent.

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Old 12-25-2011, 05:56 PM   #38
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Sounds like an excellent review dkottum. Have you any complaints? I bought my wife a Dyson DC35 Cordless Vacuum (in addition to our DC24 Multi-Floor Ball for the house) for our 27ft International and this heater would be perfect aesthetically as well as functionally.
I have two small cube ceramic space heaters on either end of our AS now. Both can be set at 750 or 1500 watts but I generally run them both on 750. In researching the Dyson Hot and providing the claims are true, I have concluded that it would meet our needs as well as cure the common cold.
Mr. Dyson boasts it projects the warm air much further than my cube heaters would (thumbs up), it pulls in the air through the base constantly monitoring the temp. of the return air and only engaging the heater when the return air is below the temp. set by the user (major thumbs up). Most importantly, the safety features which are in place: auto-shut off if tipped and cool to touch. I honestly get a little freaked out when I think about leaving one of my $15 cube heaters on while away at work.

Did I mention my wife and I full time? Moisture and temperature need to be constantly monitored. I would be much more inclined to purchase this Heater if it were $100 cheaper and if I can hear some more good reviews from people who use it constantly.

Thanks for everyone's contributions to this thread so far. I look forward to reading more specifically about the Dyson Hot!

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Old 12-25-2011, 09:28 PM   #39
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No complaints. We "full time" six months every winter in the southern states with nighttime temps occasionally at freezing. In this environment the Dyson is wonderful, maybe needing a boost from the furnace first thing in the morning when it's near 32 degrees.

We put the Dyson under the dinette pointed towards the bedroom and leave it on all the time, never a worry. It maintains its temp setting. The temp is set at 70, the temp in the bedroom is 70 right now, 42 outside. I'm sitting at the dinette with my feet stretched out on a footstool, and the Dyson is blowing gentle warm air over them at its lowest fan setting. The air from it never feels "hot", in spite of its name. Not hot air, but a large, slow moving volume of warm air.

You can hear it, but it is very quiet, especially at lowest fan speed which is where we set it all the time. The inexpensive space heaters are primitive compared to this Dyson. For the full-timer it makes a quiet and comfortable environment and is worth the money.

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Alright.. I did it, I bought one and all I can say is I wish I did it sooner!!! Costco had the Dyson Hot for $259.99! I couldn't pass that up. Until two weeks ago when I bought it I haven't been able to find it under $380.00 so I am very happy.
I did have to get it in white, Costco didn't offer any other colors but it is more than I expected.
The biggest advantage I have had with it is I have it set up as a table top heater in what is currently my north wing, pointed south toward the master bedroom and the whole trailer is comfortable. The airflow stretches clear across our 27ft FB while heating everything in between. The temperature setting on the Dyson Hot matches my thermostat on the opposite side of the Airstream within a degree or two.
Airstream should get together with Dyson and equip all new trailers with my two favorite products: The Dyson Hot and the DC 35 Cordless Vacuum.

If your new to owning an Airstream, make these your next purchases!
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Old 12-25-2012, 10:04 AM   #41
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My oil filled radiator is silent. $50. Sal.
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Mine too. And it has wheels that let me roll it out of my way.
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We're on our 2nd year using this heater (and the DC 35 vacuum) and it continues to be a great addition for the Airstream. We spend winter months in southern states and the Dyson Hot is still under the dinette pointed toward bedroom. Warm feet but no concerns of burns or fire.

Keeps the heat comfortable, even, and quiet down to mid-thirties in the evening where it needs an occasional boost from the furnace, which we also leave preset. So it's all automatic, work together nicely. I use the Dyson remote control to turn it down at bedtime.

It's not cheap but considering how well it works, the cost of a worn-out furnace replacement, and regular propane refills, it looks like a good deal for the full-timer or snowbird. If your camping was limited to summer, or boondocking, it's probably not worth it.

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