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jkwilson

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Posted: 11/30/20 10:50am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

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I Our Mh we always had a window cracked open. No way at sub freezing temps the heat Pumps could keep it warm so the furnaces kick in. Build up of moisture inside from the furnaces get bad. If you are dry camping a big battery bank powering the blowers on the furnaces is about your only option. When people buy a Fifth Wheel of Trailer they at least on their first unit don't seem to think about cold weather packages and heating. You need the furnaces to also keep the tanks and lines from freezing. Some heat is directed their way. An onboard generator was/is an option on some unites, and tha4t would be the only logical way to power electric heaters. We ran a small heater off inverter and batteries once and it sucked the batteries down real quick. But lead acid should be fully cycled sometimes. As to noise. I would shop the two but possibly more units available for RVs. The Atwood and Suburban fit the same space, I believe, but don't quote me. We never looked at a replacement. Small Squirrel cage blowers in the furnace designed for the space RV Mfgs provide are loud but on ours the furnace combustion is the most of the noise, I think.. On ours with the bedroom door closed the noise exposure is reduced.


Your furnace cannot produce even a tiny bit of moisture inside the RV under any circumstances barring a major combustion chamber failure which would be accompanied by significant carbon monoxide in the living space. The moisture comes from people and cooking.


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Good set of ear plugs.


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jkwilson wrote:

down home wrote:

I Our Mh we always had a window cracked open. No way at sub freezing temps the heat Pumps could keep it warm so the furnaces kick in. Build up of moisture inside from the furnaces get bad. If you are dry camping a big battery bank powering the blowers on the furnaces is about your only option. When people buy a Fifth Wheel of Trailer they at least on their first unit don't seem to think about cold weather packages and heating. You need the furnaces to also keep the tanks and lines from freezing. Some heat is directed their way. An onboard generator was/is an option on some unites, and tha4t would be the only logical way to power electric heaters. We ran a small heater off inverter and batteries once and it sucked the batteries down real quick. But lead acid should be fully cycled sometimes. As to noise. I would shop the two but possibly more units available for RVs. The Atwood and Suburban fit the same space, I believe, but don't quote me. We never looked at a replacement. Small Squirrel cage blowers in the furnace designed for the space RV Mfgs provide are loud but on ours the furnace combustion is the most of the noise, I think.. On ours with the bedroom door closed the noise exposure is reduced.


Your furnace cannot produce even a tiny bit of moisture inside the RV under any circumstances barring a major combustion chamber failure which would be accompanied by significant carbon monoxide in the living space. The moisture comes from people and cooking.


exactly!!!!!!! Now the stove/oven will dump water into the trailer, a little less than a gallon for every gallon of propane burned. Likewise for the unvented heaters like Mr. Buddy etc. but NOT the WH or furnace, combustion products are vented outside.


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I agree with Jim and I don't trust an unvented heater.


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There is at least one vented catalytic heater manufacturer that I’m aware of. It’s just like any other catalytic heater in that it uses flameless combustion to produce radiant heat. It does take 12v DC to run the small powered vent fan.

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

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I have 3 Buddy heaters and use one of them often in the winter. I will acknowledge that there is an odor, but I quickly got used to it. No headache for this guy. They work great in RVs. Crack a window, and maybe a roof vent, and you're set. They have a low oxygen sensor built in. With a cracked window you're not going to run into CO or out of O.

That Plat Cat looks pretty awesome. If I had a space for it, I'd install one in a heart beat.


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down home wrote:

Produce moisture? Look at your front window and others when it is 32 outside and raining and furnaces run all night.
My furnace does not produce moisture.

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gp to e bay type in portable furnace some handy little heaters .

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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.

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