Originally Posted by Oliver P
Don - the point I was trying to make was that if the outside temperature was very cold and you were trying to maintain a relatively high internal temperature and your trailer is not well insulated that the Suburban heater would be running most of the time anyway. To make the fan run all of the time in this situation your power usage would not be that much greater.
If i am in the bush with no hookup I just take a thicker sleeping bag.
I am currently on Tear Drop Trailers and they have a topic on Cargo Trailers and I have converted one into a camper but just after my wife passed away in 2007 I sold my place and went full time into the 6x10. The reason I am on this FGRV forum is that I got a lot of my ideas from here. Thank You all!
Anyway I had a blue flame heater and just changed over to an 18,000 BTU Atwood furnace due to too much condensation in the trailer. Next year I am going to tear it all out and insulate the trailer with 1 inch foam. However I was up this morning and the temps were in the teens. Actually the night before I just installed the new furnace I got up early in the am and took a shower and came back out to the trailer at which point I turned on the blue flame heater but during my stay in the house shower I had used the electric heater and closed the top vent. Again when I came back into the trailer I turned on the blue flame (shutting off the electric heater) and spent a little time on the forum and began to get sleepy when I then just fell asleep. 2.5 hours later I woke up cold and the blue flame heater was in the on position but the flame was out. I thought the propane
was out but found out that the oxygen
sensor shut the blue flame heater off. It saved my life as I forgot to open the top vent. I actually like the sound. Isn't it great how some things annoy some while it is soothing to others.
Anyway This was my findings on how long a furnace runs inside an uninsulated trailer. I hope my experiences help
Because I had nothing better to do then listen to the new furnace I installed yesterday, I decided to take a one hour + study and count how many times the furnace kicked on and stayed on and then how long it stayed off in an hour + time
Here are the stats if it will help you. Honestly though I could only do it for the length of time noted as the wait was putting me back to sleep so Please appreciate my study.
It goes from the top line to the bottom then back up to the top and back to the bottom then Well you get it.
I know you all or at least some might say I don't have a FG trailer but You help me and I just hope this helps you.
Kick on time 3:11, 3:35, 4:04
Kick off time 3:23, 3:48, 4:17
Time on 12 min, 13 min, 13 min =38 on Average about 30 on 30 off.
Time off 12 min, 16 min,