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Old 02-28-2014, 11:37 AM   #57
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I like the idea that I think was shared by a Parkliner owner, where they heat up water on the stove, pour it into a "bug sprayer" and add 1/2 cold water, then use this for their portable shower.
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Old 02-28-2014, 12:13 PM   #58
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Our honorary Canadian eh?

Actually, it's an inherited trait- got it from the first of my ancestors to arrive in North America. Great great etc. Aunt Emma Keep came from England w-a-a-a-y back when. She landed in Canada and lived there for some time before eventually winding up down here.

Family history is divided as to whether hers was a voluntary departure from England or one made at the Request of The Crown.
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Old 02-28-2014, 01:24 PM   #59
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South in the winter, Canada in July:-)
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Old 02-28-2014, 01:29 PM   #60
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I'm beginning to see a vision of all the boondocking
areas covered up by the new converts..............LOL.

If word gets out, all those stickies will be rooting us out. haha
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You always could instal this to keep your camper warm it does not use and electric.
http://www.amazon.com/Camco-57331-Olympian-Wave-3-Catalytic/dp/B000BUV1RK
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I like this one (electric): Muskoka Personal Desktop Electric Fireplace - Gloss Black┬*|┬*Meijer.com
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Jason, It does work well, as we have used this very one in our toy hauler, and have used Coleman Black cat (too much heat), & the Sport cat in our Scamp, but they do produce moisture as a byproduct.
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Old 02-28-2014, 11:18 PM   #64
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My brother uses this kerosene heater in his 8' x 8' x 7' cube:
Kero-World 10,500 BTU Kerosene Heater | Canadian Tire

It doesn't set off his CO detector, 0 ppm.
Mr Heat gives him a 30 ppm reading.
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You always could instal this to keep your camper warm it does not use and electric.
http://www.amazon.com/Camco-57331-Olympian-Wave-3-Catalytic/dp/B000BUV1RK
Yes. You could. And since one can't have a twenty pound cylinder inside the trailer (even if there was room), you'd have to snake a propane line through the window, or the door, or drill a hole in the wall. But first you'd have to figure out how/where to transport the tank.

Or you could pay someone to retrofit a propane system. That would be messy. Not to mention sort of sad, given that it would be hard to hide the cutouts etc. such a retrofit would necessarily leave behind in your spankin' new trailer.

I suppose you could use disposable cylinders- of course, a heater consumes propane pretty fast and there's only a pound of propane in a disposable bottle. A case or so might get you through a four day weekend. This assuming you have the space to transport those.

All of this because Snoozy decided at the outset not to install propane systems...and please spare me the "we're not insured for it" stuff. It was a design decision, nothing more. A poor one in my opinion and perhaps that of both prospective buyers and those owners who've already either done the retrofit or sold the trailer because of this limitation. I think it will likely also have a significant impact on resale potential.

I heard/read that the company changed hands last fall. Here's hoping the new owners will come to their senses and at least install gas lines before they close the walls up. Then folks wouldn't have to tear up a twenty thousand dollar trailer once they discover the limitations imposed by the lack of this very basic system.
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I heard/read that the company changed hands last fall. Here's hoping the new owners will come to their senses and at least install gas lines before they close the walls up. Then folks wouldn't have to tear up a twenty thousand dollar trailer once they discover the limitations imposed by the lack of this very basic system.
Someone posted here Francesca a while back the they have already changed their ways and one can arrange at the time they order the trailer to have it set up for gas... they don't do it at the factory they send it elsewhere to be done. Or at least that was my understanding...
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Snoozy did not change hands, and there is a propane option available. They are very willing to work with their customers on any option they can think of, because, after all, it's going to be the customer's trailer. I still think I can manage without the propane, but someone who is picking up his trailer in July will have a horizontal-mount propane tank on the tongue and will have a different configuration for the battery. He's also having solar installed. Those are big changes from the original configuration, but it shows that Lil Snoozy is not rigidly opposed to propane, and can coordinate it for the buyer.

As for me, I'm not really looking to buy a trailer for resale, but for traveling in the present (whenever that may be). I believe there will be buyers when/if I choose to sell it, even if it's configured to my taste. Lil Snoozy makes a good trailer that might not appeal to everybody, but it appeals to me.
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I retrofitted an all electric EggCamper with propane and the above wave heater. You can find 5 lb propane containers that fit inside a plastic tongue tool box with 2 batteries. Worked ideally and I was all set to replace my windows with thrmapane to help in the cold weather. I had an interesting conversation with the window manufacturer who was going to make me my custom 3 window set up. He said I was wasting my money, with no wall and floor and ceiling insulation the windows would not work. So running heat in an uninsulated trailer is just like having a heater in a tent, you lose all you heat to the outside. That is when I decided to find a fiberglass trailer with insulation that will keep the heat inside.
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Old 03-01-2014, 07:58 AM   #69
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Thanks Jim, I appreciate your positive responses and good solutions. Tongue weight and space were my big problems with the propane, because I'll have a couple of batteries to go with my solar. Maybe with a lighter, smaller tank, it could be done as another back-up system.
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Old 03-01-2014, 09:25 AM   #70
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Here's an air conditioning solution everyone can use:

https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=607113049358403&set=vb.139188202817559 &type=2&theater
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