Atwood 8012-II. As Jim said; it has the lowest current draw of all the furnaces with a fan that I could find. I wanted a furnace
with outside exhaust. In spite of all the safety claims for cat heaters, I prefer the outside flue. I haven't had to use it too often, but when I did, it worked well, although the fan is a bit louder than the original electric heater.
With that said, I've heard there are some outside vented cat heaters being manufactured these days that may be even easier on your battery
. Sorry, I don't have any details or experience with them.
Here's a photo of its location just above the wheel well. As you'll notice, I've done several changes to the front of the kitchen. Prior to installing the furnace, I had two smaller drawers in that location. I removed them to accomodate the furnace, but that required adding a 1/4" birch plywood facade, lowering the fridge
, and adding the drawer above the fridge
. The support for the new furnace is wooden table (bridge) that straddles the original heater and is screwed to the floor. The propane
sensor is mounted beneath the original electric heater.
In the first photo, I've removed the carpeting in preparation for installing vinyl flooring (alure).
I also moved the 120 vac outlet from the front of the kitchen to the post at the left rear of the counter.