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Old 03-13-2012, 06:50 PM   #15
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Nothing there yet, but I am open to suggestions.
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Old 03-24-2012, 07:50 PM   #16
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I'm really leaning towards one of these units. We just bought a Casita in FL, and it doesn't have a furnace. I'll need one in the northeast. What did you have to do with the combustion exhaust pipe where it goes through the fiberglass? Is it hot enough that it's a concern and you need some sort of baffle? I'm going to do some measuring this week and be sure it will fit. I have 2 possible locations in mind. Thanks!
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:53 PM   #17
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The instructions just have you drill a hole that is about twice the diameter. I haven't noticed any issues with the exhaust. The heat in the trailer is very nice and even and it doesn't seem to need to run very often. So far the nights that I have used it haven't gotten below 35. It has worked really well and is pretty small, so it should fit almost anywhere.
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Old 03-24-2012, 08:57 PM   #18
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Thanks! Did you go to westyventures for that heater?
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:05 PM   #19
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I got it from Van Cafe (www.van-cafe.com) because they are in Santa Cruz CA and I could just drive over and pick it up. Same price as most others and they will ship.
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Old 03-24-2012, 09:07 PM   #20
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Great. Now I am fired up to get going on this!
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Old 04-07-2013, 12:01 PM   #21
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Great. Now I am fired up to get going on this!

Well it only took me a year to do this project. I actually bought a propex heater last summer, but never got a round tuit. I had some time in the last couple of weeks and we are gearing up for some early season camping, so...here it is! This is in our 17' Casita.

When the left door closes the vent neatly slides into the duct which is mounted on a bracket. At first I put foam on the vent insert piece where the duct butts up to it, but later determined it is not necessary.





We didn't even lose storage space! Everything we stored under the sink still fits.


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Old 04-07-2013, 07:44 PM   #22
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Neat looking and small heater!


Those containers on the back of your cabinets doors are also cool- can you send me a link to them?
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:03 PM   #23
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Neat looking and small heater!


Those containers on the back of your cabinets doors are also cool- can you send me a link to them?
The PO installed those, and some of the jars are old prescription bottles. If you google "spice clips" you will find many suppliers of the racks. They are handy!
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As said, there are dozens of versions of spice containers / racks. And, I tried them. I find it much more convenient to leave the spices in the original bottles, already labeled, and you don't have to transfer contents to the bottles that fit the rack. When you are done camping, you can bring them into the house and use them. Spices should be fresh and kept cool and dark, so you don't really want to keep them in the trailer for years.
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Old 04-07-2013, 08:30 PM   #25
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I agree- I don't and won't keep spices in my trailer.

I would use them for something else if I got them. I just like how they are attached to the back of the door.
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I always find that if I have three screws in one of those containers, I need four.
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Mouse or Gerry, any updates on this? What size heater did you use, Gerry?

This looks like a NICE option that's smaller, quieter, and better BTU sizing than the Suburbans or Atwoods!
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I am using the HS2000. No complaints, it has been great for us. I used it last spring & fall, and I'm ready to use it again this week if all goes well. I have had no problems with it.
If I am somewhere with electricity I use a small cube heater and/or electric blanket (but still fire the Propex regularly to exercise it). Off grid/remote state parks, etc it is the Propex all the way. It heats the camper well for us (just have to leave the bathroom door open at night to get heat in there too). I am happy with the choice.
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Mouse or Gerry, any updates on this? What size heater did you use, Gerry?

This looks like a NICE option that's smaller, quieter, and better BTU sizing than the Suburbans or Atwoods!
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