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DrewE

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Posted: 11/30/20 05:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

down home wrote:

Produce moisture? Look at your front window and others when it is 32 outside and raining and furnaces run all night.


Condensation on the windows just means the glass surface is cooler than the dew point of the air in the RV, which in turn generally means the humidity is at a reasonable indoor air level. The water vapor comes from people breathing and from cooking, not from the furnace, as the furnace is designed such that all the combustion gasses are vented outside (and all the combustion air comes from the outside), with a heat exchanger to transfer the heat to the air circulated around the inside of the RV.





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midnightsadie wrote:

look at these and others like them ebay #124270266794 under $200. bucks can be mounted outside and warm air brought inside no fumes. ebay diesel portable heaters.


Can't find that.


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Posted: 11/30/20 06:47pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Propex furnaces are much quieter. Dickinson Newport heaters provide a nice 'fireplace look' through a glass window. Just a couple of ideas.


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Different take on things, Im a fan of 2x6v or 4x6v batts plus solar and genset. Yes the factory furnace is loud but after a few trips its just white noise. Dry camping has real challenges in cool weather. We run Honda before bed so batts are topped off as well as a 110v mattress heater. Once genset is off its warm blankets and furnace to a comfortable temp for us. In the morning honda goes on and solar assists getting batteries topped off. We try to conserve power or save big loads for when Honda is running.


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Jwpup wrote:

Hi,

I’m new to the RV world, just started making family trips in a new travel trailer (forest river wolf pup). But temperatures are dropping and the heater that came with the camper is horrendously loud. It wakes us up every time it kicks on at night.

All of our camping is without hookups and we are trying to find out if there’s a better alternative for heating the unit at night, without a noisy fan, and without draining the batteries. Any ideas?

Thanks,

John

Look up Espar diesel heater or its Chinese knock off copy which cost much less.
Espar is pricey but well worth the money.
Search YT on how to instal,

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Sjm9911 wrote:

Just be sure that you leave room for make up air whatever you use. Don't confuse non vented to mean no openings. Everything that burns needs make up air. Some need more then others. Thats why its not safe to heat your home with an oven. Short term it its ok for the oven as its designed to just heat the small box. Anything designed to put out heat for a room, will eat up oxygen faster. This will lead to low oxygen and a larger co output from the unit as it will not burn as clean. The instrutions will say the same. This also goes for i door gas fireplaces. They need make up air.

Not all heaters need air,
Espar diesel takes intake air from OUTside and wents exhaust outside too.
Doesnt create any moisture inside either,its all dry heat.

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Sjm9911 wrote:

Just be sure that you leave room for make up air whatever you use. Don't confuse non vented to mean no openings. Everything that burns needs make up air. Some need more then others. Thats why its not safe to heat your home with an oven. Short term it its ok for the oven as its designed to just heat the small box. Anything designed to put out heat for a room, will eat up oxygen faster. This will lead to low oxygen and a larger co output from the unit as it will not burn as clean. The instrutions will say the same. This also goes for i door gas fireplaces. They need make up air.

Not all heaters need air,
Espar diesel takes intake air from OUTside and wents exhaust outside too.
Doesnt create any moisture inside either,its all dry heat.


Um, don't really know why i have to say this,
but taking air from outside is needing air. And we were talking portable non venting models. As I said, if it burns it needs make up air.


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Sjm9911,

Many of us will not use unvented combustion heaters. My daughter is a CO survivor. Can you guess what I recommend?

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Hey everyone - thanks so much for all of the tips and guidance!! Looks like I have some homework and some shopping to do [emoticon]

The thought of CO poisoning does terrify me, but maybe for redundancy I’ll install an extra couple of CO sensors to backup the sensor that came in the unit. I’m always amazed when critical safety sensor systems like that come with just a single device and no redundancy.

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pianotuna wrote:

Sjm9911,

Many of us will not use unvented combustion heaters. My daughter is a CO survivor. Can you guess what I recommend?


A co detecter , as i previously said? If you go back and re read the thread, i belive i stated not to use a portable heater without a co detecter and make up air. Multiple times. I also said some use a diesel heater ( there vented). People ise them all the time, and it can be done safely with the checks in place.

Side note , im sorry about your daughter. Its atually one of the reasons , i posted so much about make up air and a co detecter.

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