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Old 02-05-2008, 11:14 PM   #71
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What was the temp. outside? We use the oil filled radiator heators in our place to good effect but I'll tell you the Pelonis works better.
Hi, I don't really know what the temperature was outside; I didn't have any way to tell, but I'm sure it was in the high 30's to the low 40's and with wind and rain. I'm sure there are heaters that put out more heat than the oil filled models, but the main reasons for the oil filled are: No gas, no oxygen depletion, no windows or vents need to be open, no fan noise, and no orange glowing. The last two, a biggie for the wife, can't sleep with fan noise and or a glowing in the dark. [for boon docking, we just have to use the furnace. And if we ever get into freezeing weather]
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Old 02-05-2008, 11:26 PM   #72
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Hi, I don't really know what the temperature was outside; I didn't have any way to tell, but I'm sure it was in the high 30's to the low 40's and with wind and rain. I'm sure there are heaters that put out more heat than the oil filled models, but the main reasons for the oil filled are: No gas, no oxygen depletion, no windows or vents need to be open, no fan noise, and no orange glowing. The last two, a biggie for the wife, can't sleep with fan noise and or a glowing in the dark. [for boon docking, we just have to use the furnace. And if we ever get into freezeing weather]
I understand, but the Pelonis doesn't have an orange glow and the fan is very quite compared to other heaters with fans. It is a true ceramic heater, a five disc ceramic. I will say our oil filled work well but they are not Delonghi, which could be better than ours. We used to have an 85 year old house with an upstairs bedroom that had 14 windows in it and we used the Pelonis and nothing else to keep that room bearable (never real warm but not cold either) and the room was 13' by 22'.
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Old 11-14-2009, 10:32 AM   #73
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A small update--
I now put the foil bubble stuff over the windows from inside, just kinda support it with the window opening levers and the window locks on the bottom. This works well and hardly any condensation in the window frame. And I do not have to open the windows in the morning to let the warm sunshine in.
Also I now use 2 smaller oil filled Delonghi heaters when plugged in. These spread out the heat better in the 32 footer and they have built in timers.
The Dickinson is just great- looks like I will keep it with my window exhaust system since I've redone the front of the trailer with a 90 degree sofa set up.
I've NOT done the hot water radiant system- figuring that if it got that cold I would use the wheels on the trailer!! like move to a warmer place.
And the solar window box is the cats meow- if you are stationary.
wow- this thread is almost 3 years old.
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Old 01-12-2011, 02:15 PM   #74
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I know this thread is older, but I wanted to say thanks for posting it. Great info and review on heaters.

My wife and I are Full Timing up in Portland, OR and it has been getting pretty cold the last few months. Down to 17 at the coldest, but around 38 average.

We have been heating our 31' Sovereign with a small pot belly wood stove which works great during the day...but at night is no good since I do not want to get up every hour to add wood. We do have a small ceramic heater from camping world, but I am afraid to leave it on overnight, plus it is a little noisy. I am going to stop by home depot today and pick up one of the oil radiator heaters since that sounds like my best bet without wanting to add a propane heater.

The wood stove will keep the trailer anywhere between 70 and 85, depending on how much wood I add, while it is around 30 outside. If I can usually tell instantly when the fire starts to burn down by the chill so I throw a few more pieces of wood on the fire. Usually I wake up and it is not much more than 5-10 degrees warmer inside than outside...which is not great especially when it gets below 40. One morning I woke up and it was 27 inside, not fun. The wood stove heats it up almost instantly inside though, once I start a fire it will be 70 inside within an hour...40 temp rise in an hour seems pretty good to me. Now if I could just keep it consistent everything would be perfect.

I am hoping the radiator type heater will at least keep it above 55 at night, that would make it a lot more comfortable to wake up in the morning.
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Dailyphoto, if you dont mind,how do you have you wood stove vented and what size is it. can you post some pic's.
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rock60 not sure what he has but take a look here:

Traditional Cast Iron Marine Stoves by Navigator Stove Works,Inc.

The main problem with these is the amount of space that has to be set aside including clearances.
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rock60 not sure what he has but take a look here:

Traditional Cast Iron Marine Stoves by Navigator Stove Works,Inc.

The main problem with these is the amount of space that has to be set aside including clearances.
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Dailyphoto, if you dont mind,how do you have you wood stove vented and what size is it. can you post some pic's.
Yes, I have two vents. One behind the stove and one underneath with gives me a little airflow whenever the stove is on. The stove is only about 26" tall. You can slightly see the vent under the back of the stove. I just used simple shower drains as the vent covers.


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rock60 not sure what he has but take a look here:

Traditional Cast Iron Marine Stoves by Navigator Stove Works,Inc.

The main problem with these is the amount of space that has to be set aside including clearances.
Yeah I wanted one of those stoves really bad...but I also did not want to spend over $1000 for one. I got my stove for $20 off craiglist and refinished it myself.
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I know this is an old thread, but boy it's a good one, and I have a follow up question, so I hope you're listening! I have a '77 Silver Streak with a functioning but sketchy original furnace, and rather than replacing it with a Suburban (or another brand that will work with my existing vents), I am really wanting to go the Dickinson/Newport route. Not much difference in terms of price, a captivating design, and clearly a really well made product.

My concern about it being sufficient comes from the manner in which I'll be using my coach: I work an hour's drive away from my house, so on weekdays I'll live in my SS, which will have full hookups in a park near my work, and I'll spend the weekends up at my house. Silverton and Portland (my respective locations) don't get too dang cold, but there are stretches where the nights stay in the 20s-30s. Below the 20s is rare. So: will the Dickinson/Newport, and probably a little Pelonis for good measure, be enough to keep the pipes from freezing up? Especially on the weekends, if I leave my cabinets open, pipes a dripping, can I leave the D/N running on low? Is that safe? Would I be better off supplementing w/ an electric oil radiator to run over the weekends? Is there another supplementary heating option that I can safely run during the weekends just for the sake of my pipes? Last question: those pipes are in good shape, but they're copper, so how much of a difference would redoing them in PEX help to offset this potential problem?

Or should I just replace the vented system and keep the thermostat at a reasonable temperature when I'm gone? Not the answer I want to hear but one I'm prepared to.

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Before I shelled out a $grand$ for a heater of any sort, I would purchase an oil filled or 2 and maybe a pelonis ceramic. Try that out for a week just to see if living the lifestyle is something you can deal with.
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