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Old 08-21-2016, 04:06 PM   #1
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Electric underfloor heating

We have just bought a 61 Overlander and are planning to completely renovate it. We are looking at the pro's and con's of various heating options: blown air, or a lot of people are suggesting a full wet heating system works better (Alde seems very popular in caravans). I then found a caravan underfloor system at which looks like a great solution - very light, thin and would take no room. Has anyone got any experience of this solution? Thanks

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Old 08-21-2016, 07:46 PM   #2
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There isn't enough floor surface area in an AS to heat it this way. To make up got this the floor would have to be so warm that it would be uncomfortable.

The ratio of the heating area to trailer surface area is to low. Especially with the 1.5" thick walls that provide little insulation.

Same problem with the AS when it comes to water based radiant floor heat.

You're also generally limited to 30 amps of power, electric would take a big chunk of that, probably requiring much more. You couldn't boondock with it either because electric heat would drain the battery very quickly.

Propane furnace forced air pretty much gives you the best bet.

You could get a air conditioner with heat pump for when you do have electricity, but that generally only gets you down to 40 degrees and doesn't heat tanks.

From ebeco's web site, "Perfect for chilly nights in early summer.". That's the most you could get no early spring or cold fall coverage. Especially not winter. If you're only going to use it during summer, late spring, and early fall, you'll find a small ceramic electric heater will keep you warm.

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I'm going to be redoing my AS floor. I will be installing electric radiant floor heating as well. I also plan to upgrade the furnace and ducking.
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