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Old 03-31-2014, 06:27 PM   #15
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A pricey little devil isn't it!



When you say "weather resistant" what does the manufacture indicate that actually mean? When looking at many outdoor products there is often a big difference between the terms weather resistant and weather proof and wonder how that translates in this situation?



Wondering how well such an application might work out here on the Wet coast for example - or running in the winter on roads that have been salted or sanded - corrosion being a big problem for most outdoor gadgets in either case.

The Propex UK (home office) site says the heater is meant to be mounted underneath the camper, exposed to the elements. All the case seams have gaskets. There is a substantial rubber boot covering the electrical plug.

I've got my fingers crossed.
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Old 03-31-2014, 08:27 PM   #16
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You ca always spray it with bed liner. That will seal it up nicely.
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You ca always spray it with bed liner. That will seal it up nicely.
Isn't that a form of plastic?
Lovely smell when heated.
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Not so easy to service the unit when it's permanently sealed. I think the great engineering will serve very well.
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1.7 amps per hour is pretty nice.... better then the 2.7 my heater drinks.
That's 1.7a when burning, 0.01 a when idle.

This thing puts out so much heat it won't be "on" much of the time either.

I liked the propane consumption too, 150 grams per hour so about three hours of 100% "on" per pound of gas. I can't imagine using one pound per night, at least in the places we camp where low temps in the 40s are cold.
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Old 04-04-2014, 09:05 AM   #20
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Nice pictorial write-up of your installation. Do you have a photo of the exhaust termination point?

Dave & PAULA

Here you go.
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PS that's dirt, not rust, on the frame.
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Finally caught up with the new thermostat in Fort Davis Texas yesterday. Just in time, too, as last night was our first no hook up site (Big Bend NP) and night time temps were in the 40s. The heater worked great, pretty quiet, about the same fan noise as our little 120v electric heater. You can hear the burner if you really listen but it's barely audible.

Battery was full yesterday afternoon from solar charging, this morning at 9:00AM we were down 18ah. That's with refrigerator and furnace running so the furnace doesn't take much power.
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Nice Job

Denny, That looks like a real slick installation. Happy Camping
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Here's why we put in the solar panel and propane heat: so we could camp in places like this.Click image for larger version

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City of Rocks State Park, 25 miles N of Deming, NM.
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Aww........the Snoozy hide out.

Looks great.
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snoozy heat

Denny did you think about a( Wallas) stove/heater combo they are used in boats and cabins all over the World . I have one in my c-dory boat .It makes plenty of heat and also as a cooktop they are pretty pricey but your getting 2 appliances .I have been thinking of taking it out of my boat and using it in snoozy .Then replace the 110 v fridge with a combo 12/110 fridge and solar. We have to see how we use snoozy this summer ?
We have a propane cartridge grill for cooking and 12 v fans and now a cassette toilet that works.
So without elec. hookup no A/C, fridge (110), heat, with solar Fridge could work and with Wallas cooking and heat just some more thoughts on heating and camping .

BTW Denny what nice work you guys have done on your snoozy
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Denny did you think about a( Wallas) stove/heater combo they are used in boats and cabins all over the World . I have one in my c-dory boat .It makes plenty of heat and also as a cooktop they are pretty pricey but your getting 2 appliances .I have been thinking of taking it out of my boat and using it in snoozy .Then replace the 110 v fridge with a combo 12/110 fridge and solar. We have to see how we use snoozy this summer ?
We have a propane cartridge grill for cooking and 12 v fans and now a cassette toilet that works.
So without elec. hookup no A/C, fridge (110), heat, with solar Fridge could work and with Wallas cooking and heat just some more thoughts on heating and camping .

BTW Denny what nice work you guys have done on your snoozy

Hi Jenny, thanks for the kind words. We thought about getting a little bigger trailer but then decided the Snoozy was just right and decided to spend the $ to make it even better.

I didn't consider the Wallas but just looked them up. The only ones I found run on diesel.

We cook on an induction hot plate when plugged in and a butane unit when boondocking. The induction works great and the butane works fine too. Both are inexpensive to buy and can be stashed out of sight easily.

BTW, if you get a 12v fridge there is really no reason to get the 110v option. You already have a battery charger that can be plugged in to make 12v for the fridge.
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