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SidecarFlip

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Posted: 02/28/19 05:41pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

hedgehopper wrote:

brholt wrote:

Sleep cold.

We actually like to sleep in a cold environment and have two comforters on the bed for winter (drop it to one in the shoulder seasons and zero in summer). Dropping the camper temperature to 55 degrees or so significantly reduces furnace usage yet we are warm and toasty under the comforters.
We too are warm and toasty in our bed. The problem is multiple nighttime trips to the bathroom.


That has to do with age more than anything....lol


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Age amplify the problem, but I notice big difference in bathroom trips depends on climate.
When I sleep in San Francisco are with 40% humidity, I make night trips.
I come to Las Vegas with 20% and can sleep solid till the morning.





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What about the old fashioned way and using your hot wife?

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Use a buddy heater. They work great.


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Do not use an unvented combustion heater.


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pianotuna wrote:

Do not use an unvented combustion heater.


Why?

Are there deaths or cases of gas poisoning from Catalytic/Buddy type heaters we have not heard of, being used in an RV?

I am curious, because when or if it is found either causes any human documented issues,I will quit using them.


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jaycocreek wrote:

pianotuna wrote:

Do not use an unvented combustion heater.


Why?

Are there deaths or cases of gas poisoning from Catalytic/Buddy type heaters we have not heard of, being used in an RV?

I am curious, because when or if it is found either causes any human documented issues,I will quit using them.


Exactly! Over 100,000 Wave heaters out there, no body is dead yet.

This argument happens every winter!

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Posted: 03/08/19 11:21am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I think too many people mix up combustion type with catalytic. Catalytic will not create carbon monoxide but it can deplete oxygen and will create moisture while in use.


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Bedlam,

No, that type of heater can and does produce CO. They are also capable of O2 depletion, and do not self extinguish, when O2 is low.

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A quick search turned up this study:

https://www.cpsc.gov/s3fs-public/pdfs/CO03.pdf

In the study, the catalytic heater did not create dangerous levels of CO for a healthy adult in a closed room, but id did deplete oxygen, causing risk of hypoxia.

Keep your campers ventilated, I guess. Never a bad idea wrt moisture anyway.


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