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Old 04-23-2014, 11:55 AM   #15
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At 2.8 KW output, that Propex HS2800 is a bit big for a Trillium 4500. Unless you want to winter in the the trailer.

The HS2000 with a 1.9 KW output seems a better size. It also draws 0.5 A less power.
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These are interesting. Has anyone installed one? Wondering how loud they are and if their power consumption is as reported.
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Old 04-23-2014, 12:17 PM   #16
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Diane just posted today about her experience with the WAVE 3000 on our UHaul Camper page on FB. It's an open group so you should be able to check it out. She just went camping in 26 degree weather this past weekend and survived! :P

I mentioned your query on these units and maybe she'll stop in and update you here.

Good luck in your quest and let us know what you decide!
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Old 04-23-2014, 04:38 PM   #17
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These are interesting. Has anyone installed one? Wondering how loud they are and if their power consumption is as reported.
Member McDenny did a nice write up of his installation in his Lil Snoozy just this month.
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This is exactly what I am going to do with our Lil Snoozy (when we get it).
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Old 04-23-2014, 06:47 PM   #18
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I installed the Wave 3 heater in my U Haul CT13 recently. Just got back from the Mountains at 26 degree nights. Burrrr... Turned heater on after reading how too. Heated up fast. But you need 24 sq. inches of ventilation. So I opened the Upper vent in ceiling, and a window. Froze my head off. I know I have air leaks in the trailer because I can feel them. Next day I saw daylight at bottom right of my shut door. so that night I only cracked the vent and opened up the sink cabinet door and was warm. My unit is mounted on the lower closet wall as you enter the trailer. I would recommend a different install if I had to do it over again. I would run a flexible line on the inside with a quick release connection and use the pedestal legs so it can face the bed from the front of trailer. It used little gas, and no electric power. So for a boon docker, it's nice. I originally asked for this type of installation but the service man thought it best to go with the wall connection, easier on the CT, since gas lines were already there.
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Old 04-23-2014, 06:53 PM   #19
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Diane, That's a nice neat looking install, glad it works for you.
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Diane, Where to safely mount a cat heater is the main issue to me. If a radiant heater needs something in front of it to warm up and then re-radiate the heat then the issue becomes "what that something could be". I've read that the min clearance in front should be 30 inches. There is roughly 38 inches from the front of the closet in my Trillium to the sink pedestal (plywood and fiberglass). You don't seem to have experienced any adverse effects (what is the space in front of the heater), but you also said that you'd rather have the heater "aimed" down the center isle. For myself, I'm not so sure that I want to put direct heat on anything in the trailer, even a little, for fear of warping something or worse. I may just delay any decision until I get a chance to see some installations and see them in operation.
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These are interesting. Has anyone installed one? Wondering how loud they are and if their power consumption is as reported.

I've used the HS2211 (smaller size packaged to mount outside under the trailer) for five nights, the coldest being about 35-40F. Plenty of heating power, maybe a tad more noise than an electric heater but not intrusive at all. Very low electric consumption.

You can read the specs on the propex website. Karl at Westy Ventures was very helpful.
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this was my solution in my 17ft Burro for the "line of site" issue on the cat heater. I mounted the heater on a lower closet door, put in a swivel and a flex hose and was able to swing the heater to wherever I was. Most of the time (Back to that heating the bathroom glass thing) I never needed it pointed directly at me, but a time or two it was necessary. The central location seemed to work well.
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Diane, Where to safely mount a cat heater is the main issue to me. If a radiant heater needs something in front of it to warm up and then re-radiate the heat then the issue becomes "what that something could be". I've read that the min clearance in front should be 30 inches. There is roughly 38 inches from the front of the closet in my Trillium to the sink pedestal (plywood and fiberglass). You don't seem to have experienced any adverse effects (what is the space in front of the heater), but you also said that you'd rather have the heater "aimed" down the center isle. For myself, I'm not so sure that I want to put direct heat on anything in the trailer, even a little, for fear of warping something or worse. I may just delay any decision until I get a chance to see some installations and see them in operation.
Beleive me it does not put out a flame type of heat...mine faces the bunk bed or now a front dinette in my trailer. I am not worried about it melting the fiberglass or the cushions. If you have the small trillium you have the same set up as mine. I am just saying that if I had to do it over again I would use a flexible hose with a quick release connection so I could move it where I wanted it. You can connect to your existing gas line for your furnace as I did. These wave heaters are among the safest on the market, that's why I bought it, and uses little gas and can be used without electricity. It also takes up very little space. Removing my old heater gave me more room to store things, which was invaluable. I like mine but everyone has to make their own choices.
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Gina has a good alternative location, clever install.
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An old post, but I like closure. After much, much investigation, advice, $$ and work I decided to keep the Dometic Duo Therm furnace. The perhaps small increase in safety and a not- so small stubborn streak were the deciding factors.
A pic of the newly finished project is attached. A Robershaw 710 Series gas controller was used and a through cleaning and gasket replacement. Seems to work fine, but the outside temp is 85.
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Please post the source of your Robershaw 710 Series gas controller.
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Dave,

It's ntpdistribution.com

I believe they've been mentioned on this site before. All I can say is that the Series 710 gas controller fit my Duotherm furnace model and it works. I didn't have to get anything else. Maybe a slight bend or so in the pilot gas line or plug up an extraneous opening or two.
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