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Old 09-12-2012, 06:11 PM   #1
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I know this subject has been posted on other forums. I'm looking for someone who has first hand experience w/ Cheap Heat in a Wildcat. The main reason I'm considering having the Cheap Heat installed is for safety. I use my trailer year round, however there are times I'm not there for days at a time. I am unable to solely rely on propane all the time because of job locations, however we do have constant electricity. Any thoughts would be helpful.

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Looks interesting: CheapHeat
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link to the product your asking about ?


never mind thanks lou !
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Don't know what is cheap about replacing your furnace, nor heating with electricity as opposed to propane.
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Don't know what is cheap about replacing your furnace, nor heating with electricity as opposed to propane.
your not replacing the furnace .
you can still use propane option
when you use park power there paying
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where does it go if it doesn't replace your furnace?

i guess if you are on the daily rate. a lot of full-timers are on a monthly rate and paying their own power. at 17.5 cents a kilowatt where i am, it ain't cheaper than propane.
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Don't know what is cheap about replacing your furnace, nor heating with electricity as opposed to propane.
When my trailer is at a job site electricity is provided, however having the ability refill the propane is not always a option.
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where does it go if it doesn't replace your furnace?

i guess if you are on the daily rate. a lot of full-timers are on a monthly rate and paying their own power. at 17.5 cents a kilowatt where i am, it ain't cheaper than propane.


In your existing furnace plenum.
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One good thing about such as system, is that if you have ducted heat in your belly area, then you are still putting heat in there.

looking thru the material, they are claiming gas furnace is 60% efficient, but their heat element is near 100%. Hmmm.....

i guess key to this working is also having the room in your furnace compartment to install it.
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I know this subject has been posted on other forums. I'm looking for someone who has first hand experience w/ Cheap Heat in a Wildcat. The main reason I'm considering having the Cheap Heat installed is for safety. I use my trailer year round, however there are times I'm not there for days at a time. I am unable to solely rely on propane all the time because of job locations, however we do have constant electricity. Any thoughts would be helpful.

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I would be very cautious about installing this system in my RV if it was parked/stored in a climate where it was necessary to keep it heated and this was my only source of heat.

As most of us know, electrical power is not always available in colder climates of the country for various reasons - ice storms breaking the lines, accidents causing the power poles to break, over demand during peak times resulting in brownouts, etc. Just watch the news during the winter season when the folks in the cold climates are without power for long periods of time. Here you have a RV that is probably sitting out probably fully exposed to cold winds, snow, temperatures and I don't think that most RV's are insulated well enought to withstand these types of conditions.

What would you do if your RV that has this unit installed do if/when electrical power may not be available at times?

I didn't listen or read all the material, but what does that unit do to your warranty if you install it?

I wonder how long it would take for owners of RV parks in the colder climates to start getting concerned if they knew some of their campers who have these installed knew that they were using the parks electricity to heat their RV's during cold weather?

I would also check with your insurance company about coverage if you install this unit.

I am fortunate that I do not have to consider heating my RV in cold weather, but I would certainly take a long hard look at this system.
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