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Old 01-07-2014, 11:45 PM   #31
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The reason this electric solution is preferred over space heaters is that it uses the existing ductwork to circulate that electric heat. In cold weather, your pipes can and do freeze up when the furnace is not run (I know this from experiance). Some have rewired their furnace fans (OC for one) so that they can use electric heaters and circulate the heat with the furnace fan. Some campers are worse than others depending on insulation, locations of water lines, under floor sheathing etc.

I am not advocating this device, but just an awareness of the issue of using space heaters without the furnace in sub freezing weather.
I agree with what you are saying but the OP said that he had poor air flow to some area and wanted to know if the electric furnace would improve air flow. If you have poor air flow the electric furnace will not improve the flow as it uses the existing fan and duct work. One option is to use a booster on the vent to increase flow.
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Old 04-05-2014, 09:29 PM   #32
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I like the idea of this "Cheapheat" system to keep my camper nice and warm and not worry about propane tanks going empty. I think it would also be a huge convenience while at a CG with electricity factored in the cost of the site.

When propane tanks can get filled at a reasonable price it's not too bad...BUT when you fill a 30lb tank for $30, it doesn't take long at those absurd prices to pay for this system!
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Old 04-05-2014, 10:28 PM   #33
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Where the heck can you fill a 30lb tank for $30 bucks???? That stuff is $3.50 - $3.70 a lb around here....
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Old 04-05-2014, 10:42 PM   #34
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We ordered the electric fireplace on our new sabre.
I'm curious as to what the cost of the electric fire place cost on electric usage vs. Propane.

Also to the previous poster, I believe that propane is sold by the gallon. And a gallon weighs 4.2lb so a 30# bottle will hold a little over 7 gallons, so even at $4 a gallon (which is crazy high, if you lock in a contract you can get around $1.69 a gal) that would be about $28 -30 a bottle to fill.
I just wonder how fast that electric heater is gonna make the meter spin when I have my own meter on a seasonal site!

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Old 04-05-2014, 10:47 PM   #35
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We supplement with a small edenpure at night when we have shore power. works great and keeps the moisture down.
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:00 AM   #36
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I recently paid $4.59 a gallon for propane in Georgia, which is about what I normally pay for a gallon of propane from a RV Dealer or Campground. I found that you must ensure that they have the large nozzle attachment to fit a motorhome connection however. I have tried getting it at places that fill bottles, but I can never find one with the larger connector.

On my 2011 Berkshire Bunkhouse the propane tank capacity is stated in both gallons and pounds: Propane Capacity (gal / lbs): 24.5 / 103.9
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Old 04-06-2014, 03:02 AM   #37
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Just put 250 gallon in home tank last week.
1.36 a gallon

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Old 04-10-2014, 10:19 PM   #38
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Where the heck can you fill a 30lb tank for $30 bucks???? That stuff is $3.50 - $3.70 a lb around here....
Apples vs Oranges..... Pounds vs Gallons.....

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