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Old 06-28-2013, 02:28 AM   #15
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Dont let the price scare you....I was quoted $825 for the larger model.
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:21 AM   #16
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Jon, It's not the price that scares me

I am wondering how warm the camper could get, with the windows open enough to not get dead. On average, eight people a year, die using a propane heater heater in an RV. Granted, i have little experience, but I woke up with a headache, even though a window was opened.
Those units claimed to be sealed, seems like a good design. They look very nice. I wonder how much electricity they eat.
The stoves look GREAT!!!!!! ( Is Corporate Airstream listening???)
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I woke up with a headache, even though a window was opened.
You may want to check the furnace exhaust in that case to make sure there's no clog or leak. AND make sure the windows on the side with the furnace exhaust are closed so exhaust doesn't come back in the windows. You shouldn't need more than one window cracked open, and that should be on the side opposite the furnace so there's no way wind can blow the furnace exhaust back into the trailer.
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Old 06-28-2013, 07:39 AM   #18
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Hey Protagonist

It was a non vented portable heater. I gave it to a hunter, for outdoor use, which is how it was intended to be used.
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Old 06-28-2013, 08:37 AM   #19
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I've removed the furnace, rebuilt the cabinet and now have lots of usable storage space. A small elec heater works just fine. On really cold nights on goes the Big
Buddy to take the chill off. And sometimes in the morning. On my way to Fla in Jan
there was a 3 day freeze in Chattanooga. No problems. Generally I try to head north, sort o,f in the summer and south, sort of, in the winter.
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Old 06-28-2013, 09:24 PM   #20
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They are very safe.

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I am wondering how warm the camper could get, with the windows open enough to not get dead. On average, eight people a year, die using a propane heater heater in an RV. Granted, i have little experience, but I woke up with a headache, even though a window was opened.
Those units claimed to be sealed, seems like a good design. They look very nice. I wonder how much electricity they eat.
The stoves look GREAT!!!!!! ( Is Corporate Airstream listening???)

These particular fireplaces are very safe. They are designed for use on boats.
They have a unique double walled chimney in which the combustion is drawn from outside....so... best of all you get a safe "DRY" heat.

As far as keeping up with a big furnace. Not to sure if it will the Btu's are alot less on the dickenson. I don't think they draw much...it is just a small fan.

From what I have heard they work great!
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Dont let the price scare you....I was quoted $825 for the larger model.
Where? That's a seriously good deal!
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Where? That's a seriously good deal!
I got the quote right from the manufacturer. I have also found them online..
Dickinson Marine at Go2marine - Propane Boat Heaters
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We have had 2 new trailers with furnaces, but have never used them. In our first trailer we used an electric heater. Our new trailer has 2 roof airs with heat pumps. We have never boondocked or dry camped (except in the tent camping days).
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We replaced the Suburban furnace in our trailer in the early spring of 2012, and we are very happy that we did. After we were finished, there was a cold snap that lasted a couple of weeks, and it was as if we got a sign that it does exactly what we wanted it to: extend the season at the beginning and end of the year.

Of course, we are in Canada, so obviously, the weather here is, shall we say, "different" than what you might experience in the southern USA, as an example.

But we also maintain our AC unit, since this thing has wheels and we want to be able to take it everywhere, and in comfort!
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I live in the N.W. between Portland and Seattle. It really only gets below 32 a few times a year. I've decided not to re-install a furnace. For 1. I'm only going to be in it for warm weather trips. South in the winter, North in the summer. 2. I've also install PEX plumbing. 3. I'll be plugged in most of the time so a electric heater will work just fine. 4. I do have a propane heater if I need it. I guess it all depends on what your going to use the AS for.
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