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Old 04-11-2013, 08:39 AM   #1
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First trip out in the cold

We have our 365 out in the cold for the first time, not impressed.... The slideouts r very drafty, the kitchen and back bunk room floors are freezing cold, after 2 nights of the furnace running it usef 3/4 of a 100lb lp bottle, also better leave the back bathroom water running or it will freeze up,and when doing that you better leave the black tank open cause thats where the sink drains to.....
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:21 AM   #2
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We use space heaters. It helps a lot. Saves on propane. We blow the circuit breaker sometimes though. Have to juggle appliances. For example, have to turn the heater off in the bedroom to make toast in the kitchen.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:29 AM   #3
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You used 3/4 of a 100lb lp bottle in 2 nights?? That's alot of lp, curious what you had the thermostat set at.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:43 AM   #4
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Wowsers that doesn't sound to good. Do you have the upgraded insulation in the floor and roof? Your furnace must have ran almost non stop to burn that much fuel. Have you checked any of your ducting to make sure there is no breaks or leaks in it? I would get an inspection scope and look down some of the vents just to make sure.
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Old 04-11-2013, 09:47 AM   #5
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I notice we use quite a bot of propane in our 365 as well, but not that much. I know I go through both my 30lb bottles about twice a year. The furnace sure does use quite a bit, but that's through both the spring and fall, not just in two nights.

I've been thinking about buying one of those infrared quartz space heaters. They have an economy mode so they aren't so taxing on amps, and they seem to warm up spaces in a way that helps build the heat. This will be our 2nd spring in our unit and I'm hoping to spend less money on propane and utilize the electric I'm paying for within the parks.
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Yep takes me almost all year to use 60 gallons in the midwest. And we camp late in to fall.
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Old 04-11-2013, 10:29 AM   #7
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We have our 365 out in the cold for the first time, not impressed.... The slideouts r very drafty, the kitchen and back bunk room floors are freezing cold, after 2 nights of the furnace running it usef 3/4 of a 100lb lp bottle, also better leave the back bathroom water running or it will freeze up,and when doing that you better leave the black tank open cause thats where the sink drains to.....
What setting did you have the thermostat set on? Not the temp setting, but did the A/C fan come on as well? If so, that is why you used so much. Should be the AUX setting then only the heat comes on.
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Old 04-11-2013, 01:29 PM   #8
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Had the therm set at 69 and only the furnace came on, and we just have standard insulation in the floor but just talked to a rv place on putting as much insluation in the belly as possible, now we run the fireplace and a space heater in front and one in back, we have both 50 amp and 30 amp service on ours so we have have more power to play with
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Old 04-13-2013, 06:57 AM   #9
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I just picked my unit up and I stopped last night in Spear fish SD. Now granted it is only 18 outside but the furnace Imo is to small. When I was shopping I noticed some units came with 50k btu furnaces. I thought maybe it was because this had the upgraded insulation it wouldn't need it, boy was I wrong. I can't believe this thing only has 1 register in each room. The furnace ran for 8 hours straight. The front bedroom did get to 60, but the kitchen only hit 50.

I actually cheated and turned all 3 stove burners on for 1 hour otherwise it would have never gotten as warm as it did.

This is definitely not a 4 season camper. I really like the camper and we only camp in the summer so it should be fine.
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We had a third a/c unit put in the back bunk room cause in the heat off the summer it was hot back there too!!!!
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