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Old 04-25-2012, 08:23 PM   #1
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Has anyone mounted one of these in their trailer? What was your experience, good or bad?

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I found the advertisement in the back of the current Popular Science magazine and it looked like a good fit for our Airstream. It would free up the space that the ceramic heater takes up as well as not being a burn risk.
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Old 04-25-2012, 09:07 PM   #2
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Has anyone mounted one of these in their trailer? What was your experience, good or bad?

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I found the advertisement in the back of the current Popular Science magazine and it looked like a good fit for our Airstream. It would free up the space that the ceramic heater takes up as well as not being a burn risk.
I've had one in my Ambassador for 2 years now and am surprized how much heat it puts out for it's 3 amp draw. I sanded it lighty and repainted it silver to better go in an Airstream.
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Another thread on the Envi already. See the last couple of posts especially: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f427...r-58180-2.html
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Another thread on the Envi already. See the last couple of posts especially: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f427...r-58180-2.html
It's a radient type heater. You need it mounted so that it's reflecting the heat towards you. Ours is on the counter end that faces the seating so it's quite nice for warming up. It's not a big space heater.
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From the Envi heater website...

"The dual-stack convection technology featured in the envi was born out of years of research and development by Conservetec. We wanted to find a solution for effectively heating a room using the smallest possible, amount of energy.
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The result is a 100% pure convection, fanless heater that uses minimal energy but also effectively warms each room in the house or office."

So, it does not have to be facing the occupants to warm them. But I suspect they need to be fairly close due to the low wattage.
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Funkill's post in the other thread was exactly the type of real life testing I was looking for.
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Any electric heater is 100% efficient. It just comes down to picking a design you like and are willing to pay for.
You notice none of these ads will tell you how many BTU they put out.
In my opinion the amish built $300 heaters are an example of this
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Any electric heater is 100% efficient. It just comes down to picking a design you like and are willing to pay for.
You notice none of these ads will tell you how many BTU they put out.
In my opinion the amish built $300 heaters are an example of this
There is a page of online converters at the U.S. Energy Information Administration's website: http://www.eia.gov/kids/energy.cfm?p...culator-basics

It's simple to watts (actually kilowatts) to Btus using one of the calculators there.
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I got a olympic wave catalytic heater for our 20 ft and installed it under the sink which is in the middle of the trailer. That thing heats us up like a sauna in no time and is very efficient - runs on propane. I highly recommend it. It can be installed so it's flush with Your wall/cabinet etc or can be stood up freestanding. It's only a few inches in depth too....
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