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Old 11-19-2015, 01:22 PM   #15
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Thanks for the very complete evaluation. I am deciding between this unit and the dickensen, love the looks of the cozy cabin.
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Old 04-18-2017, 04:22 PM   #16
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So where could a body find a kettle like that? Could one be had for love or money? (I'm good in the sack if you're not choosy about gender.) Darn, now I've got that "What would you do for a Klondike bar" jingle stuck in my head. Oh yes, kettle. So... kettle... where could a body find one like that, hmm?
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Old 04-18-2017, 08:55 PM   #17
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Whale Tail Teapot

My English friend insists it's a teapot, not a kettle. I pinched and poked it out of a glob of porcelain clay. Fired it to 2300F.

Red Rose is Canadian tea. It's not the greatest, but I drink it in honor of the marquis chimps.

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Old 11-06-2017, 02:44 PM   #18
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Diddo on all the compliments on install of that unit. Can you provide details of cost and where you purchased it from?
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Old 11-06-2017, 03:14 PM   #19
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What is the BTU rating about 10,000? It has that antique look to it and it is simple. It looks like a good choice for a vintage trailer.

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Old 11-06-2017, 04:15 PM   #20
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"It has never deployed its oxygen depletion safety shut-off."

Be careful with non-direct vent (use inside air for combustion) propane heaters with oxygen sensors. I live at 5,400 feet and most gas heaters with oxygen sensors don't work at this altitude. (The ambient air does not contain enough oxygen).

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There are a few sellers around $500… It's sold by Dickinson now, as part of their stove line-up. Before it was made by sig Marine in Canada. Long ago it was called Force 10. There's a Diesel version.



http://www.go2marine.com/product/831...at-heater.html


I've seen the advertised BTU vary... Original Canadian sig Marine rated at 5500, Dickinson rates it at 6500. I don't know why.


It's a good size and fit for the 68GT.


If I ever trail over the Rockies, I'll plot its performance along the way from Lake Michigan's 577' above sea level. I have not read where a Cozy Cabin was put to a high altitude test. I wonder if sailors on Lake Tahoe 6,225' use them? It will be good to discover its limits.
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Old 11-06-2017, 11:16 PM   #22
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Dickinson P12000

About a month ago I installed a Dickinson P12000 bulkhead-mount heater in my 2017 International 27FB. I placed it on the wall by the fridge (after removing the TV, which I don't use), so that it faces the dinette. I tapped propane and 12 V power from the fridge's outside compartment.

I removed the end cushion from the couch, since nobody would want to sit right up against the heater. I mounted the heater quite low--the center of the window is only 18" above the couch's seat cushion, right at chest level--so I had to add a 10" stovepipe extension.

I like the P12000 very much. I have previous experience with Wave 3 (3,000 BTU) and Wave 6 (6,000 BTU) catalytic heaters. They're silent and efficient, but require opening a vent or window, which lets in cold air... and their heat output is extremely directional, so they basically just heat what they’re aimed at.

By contrast, the 5,500 BTU Dickinson P12000 has a small, quiet fan that draws only about half an amp, but does a very good job of spreading the heat around. And its coaxial stovepipe, with an inner exhaust pipe and an outer intake pipe, means I don't have to open a vent or window. The intake air is preheated as it travels down the pipe, so it's a very efficient system.

Drawbacks? Well, aside from eliminating the living room's TV, which I understand many folks may not want to do, I had to cut 3" holes in the ceiling and in the roof. That was a bit scary. (I used a hole saw to cut most of the way through, then finished with a handheld hacksaw blade.)

I found that I enjoyed sitting next to the heater on cold mornings, so I installed a small dimmable LED reading light on the wall above the stove.

As far as temperatures are concerned, the heater's window becomes hot enough to burn you (450° F. or more), but the rest of the unit remains touchable. The lower front panels and outer case are actually cool to the touch, and the upper grille is barely warm. Even the stovepipe is touchable, although not for very long--it runs about 110°-130°. (Remember, the outer stovepipe is carrying cool air from the outside.) No oxygen-depletion sensor is needed, since air is coming from outside the rig. I've used the heater at elevations as high as 7,000 feet without a problem.

The adjacent wall barely gets warm, and the couch cushion, which is only ten inches below the heater’s base, stays cool. The cardboard semicircle you see in the photo is a placeholder for a wooden one that I'll put there--not to protect the cushion, but as a convenient place to set drinks and snacks.

That's my experience, for what it's worth. The P12000 isn't cheap, but it works very well. And its all-stainless-steel construction should make it last a long time, as well as nicely complementing the brushed-silver Airstream look.
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Old 11-07-2017, 08:54 AM   #23
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Heat in rear

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How well does that distribute heat to the rear of the trailer? Assuming you have a bathroom and bedroom back there? Location seems optimal although now that you have been using it would you suggest any other mounting places?
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Dickinson P1200 Propane Fireplace

We installed our fireplace last April. The fireplace is nice because it adds some nice ambiance. The flue is double walled and it is a direct vent. The combustion air comes down the outside chamber of the flue from outside and exhausts the combustion gases out the inside chamber of the flue.

It has a small, quiet fan that helps to circulate the air, but I installed a 12 volt fan on the bulkhead above the dinette to move the warm air throughout the coach. We installed ours above the cushion as there is enough clearance below, but if I was doing it again, I might remove the cushion so the view of the firebox is better. The fan in the fireplace and the Sirocco fan use a lot less 12v power than the furnace so help with boon docking.

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In small sixties trailers like the GTs, Caravels, there was no duct-work, the original furnace blew directly into the cabin about mid-ship. There was no holding tank heat. No bedroom. The cabin length of the entire GT is 17', Caravel is 14' inside. Heat circulation for the Cozy Cabin relies on natural convection and whatever passive current stirring the human occupants create.. The Cozy Cabin has a small burner compared to gas stove-top. 6000BTU is 1750W.


As mounting places go, there are few to none in an Airstream. In my re-model, its placement only has a few cm of wiggle room so it doesn't interfere with the manufacturers clearances, microwave door, refrigerator door, overhead cabinet door, roof vent, and pocket door.


The 1200 Dickinson with fan should out-perform the Cozy Cabin.
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