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Old 04-16-2013, 08:21 PM   #99
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Just ordered one of these Tradesman Tongue Boxes from Costco to put our 2000 watt Yamaha generator/gas in:
Have one of the plastic versions from the Northern folks on my teardrop. Very handy for chocks, level blocks, hoses, etc. Didn't want to add the weight of our Honda EU2000i when our tug was a Forester. Had to add weatherstripping to prevent rain/water intrusion. Hopefully the aluminum version already has that in place. I'd love to have one on the ParkLiner, but with the dual propane tanks, the tongue is fully subscribed.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:31 PM   #100
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yeah i wish i had room for my Yamaha ef2400 on my tongue too lol. right now its sitting in the doorway i might stick it in the shower and see how much the tongue weight goes up moving it 18' forward lol


i like the look of theat MaxxAir....it does seem to rain and the fantastic fan is right over my bed so the idea of not waking up to getting wet has some serious appeal.
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Old 04-16-2013, 08:48 PM   #101
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The crossbed toolbox I mounted on the back of my Trillium is deep enough to hold a generator.

If I had a generator!

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Now the gennie goes in the back of the Taco with the gas can. Safety reasons aside, I really hated the smell of gasoline in the back of the Forester
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I have been driving with the Yamaha in the backseat of my Rav4 so far...if I shut the fuel off and let it run till its almost ready to die then pull out the choke it uses up the gas in the carb and has no fuel and no gas smell. I just want my backseat for when a friend comes along for their gear...and he usually travels with at least 1 guitar
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...if I shut the fuel off and let it run till its almost ready to die then pull out the choke it uses up the gas in the carb and has no fuel and no gas smell...
Thanks for the tip deryk!
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NP buddy, this way you dont have to really worry so much about carb problems down the road... anything to keep life simple
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NP buddy, this way you dont have to really worry so much about carb problems down the road... anything to keep life simple
Unfortunately, the Honda doesn't have a fuel shut off valve. You just turn the switch to "OFF". For storage you either add fuel stabilizer (Sta-bil) and make sure the tank is full or pump the tank out and then run till it quits. Where do you keep your fuel can?
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Brian I have seen a mod for the Honda where you can pop the front cover and add an inline fuel shutoff. But thats another reason I went with the yamaha.

I can just barely fit a 5 gallon gas can between the cover for the propane tanks and the tongue jack. I haven't bought one yet because my run time is still pretty short... just about 2 hours and my batteries were charged back up from the drain of the furnace. Hopeing next weekend it will be warm enough that I can sleep without the furnace running on all night...just warm up my ParkLiner and then shut it off and turn it on in the am.
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...Hopeing next weekend it will be warm enough that I can sleep without the furnace running on all night...
A general question just to put the info in the noggin on personal likes/dislikes...

My question will follow laying out how cari and i camp-rest:

When cari and i head to sleep we have always shut the furnace off in either the stick&brick and now our Mobile Suite...no matter the outside temp. Nights here in the PNW winters can get down into the low 20s a couple months of the year, but mostly remain mid 30's. The measured inside temp will hover around ~10 degrees above the outside temp. We just snuggle under the down comforter and have a nice rest. Wake up in the morning and heat up the space.

As mentioned elsewhere, we camp the same way. Even waking up one morning to snow on the roof and camp. No heat in the van overnite and we slept great. Put on a pot of water on the butane stove and by the time the water came to a boil (~8min?) the rig was comfortable.

So here is my question...
Is there a need to keep furnace going at night because?
1) It may be early in the camping season and nights are just to crazy cold? (sub 30's?? etc)
2) It is just a preferred way to sleep at night (keeping interior space still at a daytime/waking comfortable temp?
3) Other??

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2 weeks ago I camped in the mountains in Pa, dropped into the low 20's at night, lower with windchill. I usually run the furnace at it's lowest setting just to be a bit warmer then outside lol. In the morning I reach over and turn it up and in a few minutes its warm enough to get up and get dressed and put the coffee pot on to perk.

I don't mind it being pretty cold, just want to be a little comfortable. I do have a -20 mummy bag so I can go without heat all together if I wanted to but don't see the point of roughing it that much unless there is a problem.
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I'm still a tentcamper by philosophy and style- only the tent type has changed. Among the amenities I now enjoy is a permanent heat source. I've never gotten over the thrill of moving from a softsided tent to a hardsided one, and one of the treats I allow myself is a little heat at night.

Since my heater uses very little propane on low (and no external electricity ever) this is a very cheap luxury!

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Returning from NC a couple of weeks ago, the summer weight bedding we brought with us from our teardrop was totally inadequate for the cold temps and 2" of snow we received in southwestern VA. The sound of chattering teeth would have kept us up all night had it not been for our furnace! We have since invested in a queen size Slumberjack sleep system which is good to 40 degrees with the lighter side on top or 30 with the heavier side up. We prefer to sleep cool and expect that we will use the furnace a lot less with the new bedding.
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If its under 40' I will use heat...don't see the point of suffering lol...I've winter camped in a tent... not as much fun anymore... that and I've lost 80 pounds of insulation lol
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