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Old 10-06-2013, 01:30 PM   #1
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1966 22' Safari
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1966 Safari Land Yacht

I have a 1966 22 foot Safari Land Yacht and I want to replace the furnace.
The existing furnace is a Suburban Model NT 20 A. Although the existing furnace works, I want to replace it because (a) it is too noisy, and (b) you have to fiddle with matches and a pilot light and I want something which is quieter and has electronic ignition.

The existing furnace is mounted inside a louvered casing which is designed to draw the intake air through a hole in the floor from another louvre in the bathroom floor.

Can anyone advise me what model furnace to use and whether to mount it inside the existing louvered metal casing, to facilitate the air intake flow, or whether to rip the whole lot out and start with an empty space.

I would appreciate any advise.

Thanks Richard Clough
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:01 PM   #2
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Take a look at catalytic propane heaters. There is even one that can be vented and has a thermostat. Go to-- ventedcatheater.com
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:07 PM   #3
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Hello an welcome now with that said you have a 66 so where are the pictures?? Lol we are partial to that year and we removed the heater all together and plan to replace it with an ac with heat strips. Not of much use with out a power hookup but we will cross that bridge when we get to it. Again welcome and I hope that you find your resolution.
Gotta get busy! Have a great day! Now where did I put those revits?
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Old 10-15-2013, 08:10 PM   #4
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go for a stainless steel yacht heater. only $1000, but it looks great and heats like mad, totally vented, and has a window so you can treat it like a small fireplace.
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