Originally Posted by mike6065
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.
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.