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Old 12-24-2017, 11:14 PM   #21
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Thank you for all of the replies. Valid points were made. We may wait through this winter and track just how much propane we do use. Then we can make a more informed decision.
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Old 02-09-2018, 08:51 PM   #22
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I always come to these posts late. First key to winter camping is expectation management. You can be warm and comfortable but it is a struggle. We have battled extreme cold this year in Wisconsin, many -10 to -20 degree lows. Without an external propane tank it would be impossible. We have a 120 gallon tank, filled to 80% is about 96 gallons. We have had filled it 3 times but at $1.69 a gallon I can live with the cost. We use the fireplace and a space heater during the day to minimize cycling and turn it to 60 at night. There are a lot of other things we have done but the biggest issue is when you don't utilize the furnace. The ducts through the floor run beside the plumbing and a duct dumps underneath by the waste tanks. Also on ours the furnace is in the compartment with all the plumbing connections. I would be wary of any additional electric pull to the camper.
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Old 02-09-2018, 11:39 PM   #23
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If you believe your furnace is adding moisture, you are mistaken. Somehow this idea seems to have become an urban legend.

While burning propane does create water vapor, it is on the same side of the furnace as all of the other combustion products, which are all vented out the side of your TT. If you are getting moisture from your furnace, then you are also getting all the other combustion products, which is a VERY dangerous condition (a crack in the heat ex changer), and the reason you have a CO detector.
True. Heat is heat no matter how it happens. Warm air holds more moisture. Air with more moisture gives off more moisture when it hits something cold. From windows to poorly insulted walls the moisture is everywhere in a camper.
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Breathing gives of moisture.
That's where 99% of it comes from, I'd about guarantee it.
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Breathing gives of moisture.
That's where 99% of it comes from, I'd about guarantee it.
You get a lot from showers and cooking. So maybe 95% breathing?
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You get a lot from showers and cooking. So maybe 95% breathing?
I don't do either of those things. Haha.
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You get a lot from showers and cooking. So maybe 95% breathing?
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I don't do either of those things. Haha.
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