The BTU output is less then the claimed output of the two Trillium furnaces that I am aware of.
I'm thinking BTU measurements are different with forced air furnaces vs this type of unit...because the volume in a 28-30 foot sailboat is probably pretty darn close to the volume in my 14 foot (inside) trailer
It does not seem to have a thermostat.
No it doesn't, as I understand it you can set the flame from very low to very high...it's on constantly....YOU are the thermostat...sorta
The vent would go out the top of the trailer.
Yep that's true...but if the system "works" on boats (way more water/wind than us) and it does very well.... it's hard to imagine a problem
I suspect that RV's have a different set of codes then boats. Therefore the heater manufacturer would have to get a completely different set of approvals so that a trailer manufacturer could install it.
I was referring to a retrofit....probably never seen as OEM equipment cause they cost too much and/or it's not "usual"/ what people/industry are used to.
This is an expensive process
No more than those Propex heaters everybody is raving about and installing as an upgrade
This would not stop you from installing it, but it might cause your RV service guy a problem.
Ahhh, don't have one of those and I do my own propane inspect every spring
Maybe find someone to install it before you pull the trigger. That is, unless you can do it yourself.
That would be the plan, I'd install it....and it's looking more feasable the more I look at it.....now I just have to find enough left over "trailer bucks" to make it happen...
when you take a tape measure out and start looking around...they are so small it is very possible in a "box" my size....and I identified a good route for the chimney even...