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Old 10-10-2013, 02:17 PM   #31
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FourWheelers, make sure the heater has a tipover cutoff safety switch.
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Old 10-10-2013, 02:39 PM   #32
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Nofitpitchin: Heading out to get that table cart you showed us. Thanks again.

Bikendad: Safety first of course. Made sure the tip over protection was there.
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Old 10-10-2013, 03:12 PM   #33
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I'll definitely look into the ceramic heater. I'm from PA and the nights get chilly this time of year but it doesn't stop us from camping.
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:03 PM   #34
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I'll definitely look into the ceramic heater. I'm from PA and the nights get chilly this time of year but it doesn't stop us from camping.
We are heading out to Hickory Oaks Campground in the Lancaster area. Not only do I have the Nor easter to deal with but the temps should be chilly.
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Old 10-10-2013, 04:29 PM   #35
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Speaking of propane and power heating, I wanted to make sure you knew that the water heater has a switch located in the outside access for propane or electric heating.
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Speaking of propane and power heating, I wanted to make sure you knew that the water heater has a switch located in the outside access for propane or electric heating.
I found that switch after I bought the camper. The previous owner told me it needed to stay " on " to use propane or turn it " off " to use electric. He also didn't know why the electric heater never worked that well.

I promptly turned it off, then replaced the heating element and zinc.
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Thought I'd chime in here. We had our 233S out this past weekend with temps dropping into the low 30's. I used 2 of the small ceramic heaters and the furnace only ran a couple of times. Good thing too as I found we were almost out of propane when we got home!

Comfort wise, we served breakfast for ourselves and the other family we were camping with. 4 Adults and 5 kids, all at one time, very comfortably!
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Thought I'd chime in here. We had our 233S out this past weekend with temps dropping into the low 30's. I used 2 of the small ceramic heaters and the furnace only ran a couple of times. Good thing too as I found we were almost out of propane when we got home! Comfort wise, we served breakfast for ourselves and the other family we were camping with. 4 Adults and 5 kids, all at one time, very comfortably!
I will be taking mine out in the middle if November. I'll winterized it this week because of the lowering temperatures but won't stop the trip from happening. I want to see how comfortable we are when it cooler out anyway. Glad to hear you were warm.
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My biggest problem was that 2 ceramic heaters and 3 mattresses were popping the breaker inside the camper. So the second night I snaked an extension cord in from the site pedestal for the second ceramic. I will definitely be adding a second outlet on the hot water heater circuit as we never run it on electric. I can easily tap in and have an outlet right there below the sofa. Hard to believe they ran all 7 outlets on one 15 amp breaker.
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Old 10-21-2013, 08:22 AM   #40
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Last winter we experienced a drop to 14 degrees at night without issue. We were expecting unusually cold temps at night (for the Tucson area), but unusually cold should have been in the upper 20s range, and only for a short time at night. Because the daytime highs should have been in the upper 40s, we weren't too concerned with a short duration of below freezing temps. Although the camper weathered the exceptionally (for us) cold temps, I would not recommend it. With the tank heaters, a ceramic heater, mattress heaters and furnace, we stayed plenty warm in the camper.


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