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Old 03-21-2003, 05:42 PM   #1
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Heat problem solved

I think I solved my being cold problem.
I can now suppliment my 5000 btu electric cube heater with my new $89.00 Mr. Heater ( on sale at Cabelas).

Lets see 10 ft box + 14000 btu total = mmmmmm feels good.

As long as I stay under 7,000 feet that is.



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Old 03-21-2003, 05:46 PM   #2
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Cool!

Oop. Not funny, I guess.

Sounds great, Pete! I can't imagine that won't keep you nice and toasty! Planning a spring fling anywhere?

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Old 03-21-2003, 05:53 PM   #3
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Hi Pete
Just thought that you should know we up here are working on designing a wood/coal heater for a few of us local RVers.If it works I will get back to you.
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It will be loaded from out side.



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Old 03-21-2003, 06:33 PM   #4
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My heater solution

I am putting in a Force 10 "cozy cabin" propane heater.
It is a boat heater that has a stack that partially vents the exhaust and (water) out of the cabin or egg. It is 4000 btu on low and can be adjusted to 8000 btu, its very safe and mount on a bulkhead (wall)

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Old 03-21-2003, 06:54 PM   #5
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Hi Tony
Have you got a photo of that?



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Old 03-21-2003, 07:36 PM   #6
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Last summer, I saw a very fine installation of a similar marine vented propane heater in a Bigfoot on Vancouver Island -- Check the West Marine site for some solid, liquid and LP models (not all in the same heater of course)!

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Old 03-21-2003, 08:59 PM   #7
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Force 10 heater

Is this it?
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e7bd1393ab25cozybig.jpg/>

http://www.force10.com/faqs.html



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Old 03-21-2003, 09:02 PM   #8
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The SailNet Store - Force 10 ''Cozy Cabin'' Propane Heater<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3e7bd02192d67ftn10000.JPG/>



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Old 03-21-2003, 09:19 PM   #9
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Hi Guys
This heater looks like a real answere to a heat solution.:)



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Old 03-22-2003, 06:18 AM   #10
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Force 10 heater

I was looking at that and some other boat heaters a few weeks back.
It's kind of big.
With just a 13 foot Burro one of us ( preferably the wife) would have to get out of the trailer.
Any movement in the trailer could produce a scorched butt.

The Mr. Heater stores nicely at the bottom of the closet.



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Old 03-22-2003, 06:20 AM   #11
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Spring Fling

Mary,
No plans but you never know.

Maybe a night out on the driveway.....



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Old 03-22-2003, 02:25 PM   #12
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Don, not sure if your question was directed at me, but the one I saw was the Dickenson (in propane), also carried by West, but a lot more expensive than the Force 10. I dunno why the difference in price and would research a lot more if I were in the market.

It would be kinda nice to have the solid fuel model, kinda like having a fireplace, but I sure do like the convenience of just pushing a couple of buttons/knobs to run my heater for five minutes to take the chill off until I get supper or morning coffee going.:r

Pete and Rats who also appreciate the convenience

PS Of course, frugal as I am, if I had the solid fuel model, I could burn buffalo chips or whatever and save on propane, plus I believe the solid fuel heaters have a place on top for a teapot or whatever.



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Old 03-22-2003, 06:58 PM   #13
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pjanits

Pete J., I know it gets cold where you live, but, man, Pete, do you really need two heaters and a fireplace in your Burro?
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3da39d34829f2100-0099_IMG.jpg/>



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Old 03-22-2003, 09:44 PM   #14
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heaters

Pete:

You're wintering in Florida, and want to take the 'chill' off your morning wakenings???

Well, some people............:)

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The photo was in response to Chesters request regarding the Force 10. I must've typed a bit quicker than Debi who posted the same thing.



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Old 03-22-2003, 11:11 PM   #15
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Faster Typist?

Nope, I got involved in how to format the website so that it was a title instead of just a URL. :chin I'd been wanting to learn that for a while and decided that was as good a time as any.

I got a real chuckle when my post appeared and yours was already there. Good job.



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Old 03-23-2003, 07:57 AM   #16
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Florida???

I wish I was in Florida. Actually I was there for two weeks over Christmas.
Coming back after that put me into a depression.
I noticed yesterday tho that the grass outside is beginning to get some green tint to it. Whooopie!!!!! It's coming.

Suz, you know what a mess the fireplace makes and starting it up on a cold morning, just takes too long.
We reserve the fireplace for cozy evenings.......



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Orginally posted by pjanits

I wish I was in Florida. Actually I was there for two weeks over Christmas.
Coming back after that put me into a depression.
I noticed yesterday tho that the grass outside is beginning to get some green tint to it. Whooopie!!!!! It's coming.

Suz, you know what a mess the fireplace makes and starting it up on a cold morning, just takes too long.
We reserve the fireplace for cozy evenings.......
As you recall, my daughter lives in your neck of the woods, so I know about that bitter, bitter cold that seemed unrelenting this year. She said the snow hadn't been that bad, but the biting cold just would not ease up. Of course the night she said that, was the night that big blizzard started moving in.... and yes, I do hear that spring is coming! Hurrah, Hurrah!

About the fireplace. Yea, starting it in the morning is a real bummer. About the mess...well, Pete, I hate to be critical of other people's work, but if you had put the fireplace in the back instead of the middle of the trailer, you could have installed a clean-out. Yea, I know, centrally located in the middle is a better distribution of heat, but still.......;)



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Fireplace

Suz,

Hindsight is always better then foresite.

Today was beautiful! About 68 degrees. We washed down the deck ( no I don't have one in the back of the Burro- but it is a thought) and cut the 3/4 " plywood sheet for the bed of the Burro. I'm gonna be able to lift up that mattress in one easy swing, just like the big trailers can do.



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Old 03-24-2003, 07:16 AM   #19
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Spring

Isn't it amazing how enoyable the outdoor chores are in the Spring? The same ones that are so tedious by the end of the summer?

I went out and washed my trailer yesterday. It wasn't all that bad, but we'd had some dirt, wind, rain...just enough to make it kind of icky. I keep a loose tarp over it most of the time, but the wind had blow a lot of dirt under it and with the moisture....

I think the dog was trying to tell me that he was ready to go camping, also. Usually when I go out to the trailer, he goes in with me, checks it out then prefers to lay just outside the door. He rarely stays in there for very long. Yesterday morning was different. He brought his rawhide chew stick in there, plopped himself down, and proceeded to enjoy himself. Even when I went in the house to get more coffee he stayed in there....something he NEVER does. Yep, I think he's trying to tell me that it's time to get a move on. ;)

Ain't Spring grand?



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Orginally posted by Debi Cundiff

Nope, I got involved in how to format the website so that it was a title instead of just a URL. :chin I'd been wanting to learn that for a while and decided that was as good a time as any.

I got a real chuckle when my post appeared and yours was already there. Good job.
Hey, Deb! I noticed your nice, clean hotlink! And I appreciate your effort! (I try to convert the ones I see where the urls are lonnnnnng.)

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