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Old 01-12-2019, 06:12 PM   #1
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Curious-Heating your Camper

I decided to do a test for fun to see what my result would be. We have had some 25 degree weather at night with 40 ish day time weather this week. We don't camp in Winter but what if I was I wanted to know how the heat system would work. I connected a 15 lb cylinder turned it on at 14:00 hrs yesterday set thermastat on 70 degree's. That tank lasted 24 hrs with a 70 degree temperature inside. At $2.79 per gallon x 3 gallons came to about $8.37 fill up which adds up to about $60.00 a week or around $260 a month depending temps work around what I came up with but I know it will vary with each of you. My question what other options do you have other than your furnace to maintain a comfortable temperature inside your camper. Some type of electric heat. Like I said I'm just testing the water to answer my own questions. Let me know what your thoughts are? Oh, I forgot this is a 40 ft toyhauler. One day we are going across county so I'm doing my research now.




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Old 01-12-2019, 06:24 PM   #2
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Interesting experiment. Gives me some idea on mine...
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Old 01-12-2019, 06:37 PM   #3
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I decided to do a test for fun to see what my result would be. We have had some 25 degree weather at night with 40 ish day time weather this week. We don't camp in Winter but what if I was I wanted to know how the heat system would work. I connected a 15 lb cylinder turned it on at 14:00 hrs yesterday set thermastat on 70 degree's. That tank lasted 24 hrs with a 70 degree temperature inside. At $2.79 per gallon x 3 gallons came to about $8.37 fill up which adds up to about $60.00 a week or around $260 a month depending temps work around what I came up with but I know it will vary with each of you. My question what other options do you have other than your furnace to maintain a comfortable temperature inside your camper. Some type of electric heat. Like I said I'm just testing the water to answer my own questions. Let me know what your thoughts are? Oh, I forgot this is a 40 ft toyhauler. One day we are going across county so I'm doing my research now.




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1500 watt ceramic heater does the trick when 29 or up . set furnace at 58 and put on warmer clothes . mostly the electric heater keeps me toasty when that cold
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Old 01-12-2019, 07:05 PM   #4
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We have a vornado heater that we've had for over 15 years. Works great for supplemental heat
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Old 01-13-2019, 01:20 AM   #5
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I have a 1500 watt heater that looks like a mini wood stove. Heats the main area nicely and set the thermostat at 62 when we go to bed. I try to use electric when I can without the furnace so the fan doesn't have to run. Only crank the furnace if it's below 40 outside as the electric will keep it 62-65 easily above that temp. We run both if it's below 40.
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We use an electric space heater or a electric fireplace to take the chill off. Be aware of the fact you may need your LP furnace to keep plumbing and holding tanks warm depending on how your rig is configured. All of my fresh water plumbing is above the floor and I have auxiliary tank heaters. YMMV

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