Originally Posted by J5MM
It was propane heat that did not run off the batteries. This heater was contained within the wall with a metal grate in front of it. The inside looked like it contained some sort of metal unit and it gave off the most wonderful dry heat ever.
Sounds (& looks) like what's in our '64 GlobeTrotter...if so, it's a Day-n-Night
. I found this picture of a Bambi with one on the Airstream Archives site:
Here's ours - it's a little taller and is built into a cabinet (with access behind it).
You're right it is a very nice "dry heat" it keeps us toastie warm! The only
problem is it is a "heater" - not a "furnace" meaning that it is either "on" or "off" there is no thermostat. Most of the time we set it on pilot of just above at night just to keep the chill off - otherwise it's like a sauna.
But it heats things up real quick upon arrival or on a cold day...
Similar heaters were used in homes around the same time (at least in CA where we grew up) Mr.InsideOut had a larger version is his house as a kid.