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Old 10-13-2008, 06:29 PM   #15
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and I also cracked the ceiling vent. Anyone want to give me the do's and don't of overnight furnace proceedures.
I think you hit all the right points Brandy. Ventilation is very important....no, it's paramount.

Our furnace cycles throughout the night when it's on..but it's very quiet and not enough to keep us awake. I think we've only activated it a couple of times though. If dry camping the battery life would be my concern. In the ten years we used the 17 footer I think we only used that furnace a half dozen times as well. Even right into the fall. We've never "winter" camped...at least not yet!
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Old 10-22-2008, 10:43 PM   #16
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We do a lot of early and season (not winter) camping in the boonies, and have found that if we get the Scamp toasty when we go to bed, we can shut the furnace off for the night - no noise, and the trailer with good bags is just fine all night (much more comfortable than we ever were in a tent). The thermostat next to the bed allows us to warm the trailer again in the AM without putting more than a hand out of the bag. Net result: a quiet night, a warm morning, a happy battery and minimal propane usage. This has worked well down to ten degrees in Buena Vista in March, when we didn't expect the temps we got! I still have to get up first to make the coffee, but it's much easier. We are so spoiled now that we have the Scamp....

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Old 10-22-2008, 10:54 PM   #17
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Ooo, you need a programable coffee maker!! We took ours this past weekend for our final camping trip...we were connected to shore power, table top heater set to 67 degrees, awoke to the smell of Creamy Hazelnut coffee being brewed...

...but that first step out of the trailer in the morning was a chilly one!!
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Old 10-24-2008, 12:53 AM   #18
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Ooo, you need a programable coffee maker!! We took ours this past weekend for our final camping trip...we were connected to shore power, table top heater set to 67 degrees, awoke to the smell of Creamy Hazelnut coffee being brewed...

...but that first step out of the trailer in the morning was a chilly one!!
Ahhh, and isn't it sooooo much nicer to awake to an alarm clock that makes the happy, aromatic, gurgling sound of a coffee maker than to an alarm clock that comes on with the morning traffic report?
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You don't know true happiness until you're a Full Timer, retired and don't even have to get up when you smell the coffee!! It's really nice to wake up to birds and stuf like that, rather than an alarm clock!!!!!
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