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Old 10-26-2013, 05:11 AM   #15
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The propane furnace will warm the trailer in a New York minute- I never use it , though.
We use a heated mattress cover and an electric blanket.
We wear long pajamas.
In our previous trailer we used an electric heater that looked like a radiator- like the one in an earlier post.
Is your roof air an electric heat pump?
This trailer has 2 roof airs with electric heat pumps, it is so cozy and warm in here.
The propane furnace and the electric heat pumps are thermostatically control. Make it how warm you want it to be.
68-70 feels really warm in here.
It is 39 degrees outside right now.
Our previous trailer was really drafty and cold compared to this one- it ha 2 entry doors, 2 big storage compartment doors under the bed, and a huge slide with the couch and dinette in it- much harder to heat than this trailer.
We travel with a cat.
She sure did love that oil filled electric radiator in our previous trailer.
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Old 10-26-2013, 05:25 AM   #16
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Our 25 FB SE has panoramic windows front and back, large side windows in br and lv, kit window, skylights, ceiling fans, two vista view windows, anyway, lots of glass in cold weather.
So we purchased a roll of foil faced bubble wrap insulation at HD and cut it to fit all glass areas. It fits behind the drapes, shades and blinds. So it is not real noticeable. We can easily take it out or put it in as needed. Makes a HUGE difference in hot or cold weather. We also use a small box heater as needed. We use Velcro to attach insulation to the on the ceiling fans. With the interior aluminum and the insulation it really is all aluminum inside. It is also great for keeping the light out of the bedroom for us light sensitive people. We marked each piece so we know where they go and just roll it all up with a bungee cord to store. The 'stream is very comfortable. Many friends are also installing this light weight and effective insulation. Of course we do love our electric blanket too.
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Old 10-26-2013, 07:16 AM   #17
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Nothing to worry about. We fall camp a lot up here in Ontario, the furnace has always kept the trailer warm and cozy. My wife is like yours, I hardly see her during winter as she tends to be hiding underneath blankets on the sofa in he evenings.

She has never felt cold in the trailer. If we have power, and if the temperature is above freezing, we tend to use a small space heater to save on propane. It doesn't take much to heat an Airstream. Crack a vent or window to allow moisture to escape and you won't have any issues with condensation either.

Enjoy.
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Old 10-26-2013, 08:02 AM   #18
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We also have the insulation that is 2 layers of bubble wrap sandwiched between foil that we bought at Lowe's and cut to fit in every window, stack window, vista view, panoramic, skylight, fan...
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Old 10-26-2013, 09:50 AM   #19
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Nothing to worry about. We fall camp a lot up here in Ontario, the furnace has always kept the trailer warm and cozy. My wife is like yours, I hardly see her during winter as she tends to be hiding underneath blankets on the sofa in he evenings. She has never felt cold in the trailer. If we have power, and if the temperature is above freezing, we tend to use a small space heater to save on propane. It doesn't take much to heat an Airstream. Crack a vent or window to allow moisture to escape and you won't have any issues with condensation either. Enjoy.
OK so it sounds like cracking a window or ceiling vent is key. I never thought about condensation until reading the posts to my initial question. Thank you for the advice.
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Old 10-26-2013, 10:14 AM   #20
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We travel with a parrot, so we don't want things to get too cold. We use a small ceramic heater under the dinette and set the furnace to kick on if it gets below 68. This last trip, in the UP of Michigan, it got down in the low 30s. The furnace ran quite a bit. We used the heat pump and it works, but it is so noisy I can't sleep with it running.
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Old 10-26-2013, 12:36 PM   #21
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We use a Bionaire micathermic space heater. It got down to about 40 degrees on a recent trip and it kept the temperature at 72 degrees all night. Much lighter than an oil filled heater and works great. I also have concerns about oil filled heaters catching fire. They have had problems in the past. Not sure about now.
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Old 10-26-2013, 02:41 PM   #22
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We spent a week last winter on the Florida Panhandle with temps dipping into the lower 40's and upper 30's. We used a small ceramic electric space heater and kept plenty warm. We may have used the furnace a couple of times just to knock off the morning chill.
We travel with a small electric ceramic space heater for when we are plugged in....saves on propane usage.....but we use both.
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