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Old 01-27-2013, 02:02 PM   #15
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I wasn't suggestion water based radiant heating, just that most fiberglass trailers have more ceiling space than floor space. While the panels in Leadville were behind the sheetrock, they do make electric radiant heating panels designed to go on ceilings, however most of them are 240V...
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Old 01-27-2013, 06:25 PM   #16
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My question is: since there's not enough floor, why not use the walls, and even the ceiling?

Since my trailer has only ensolite on the walls I s'pose I'd lose a lot of heat through them, but for someone with one that has reflectix-covered "rat fur", why couldn't that work?

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Here's a company that specializes in RV radiant floor heating. They specifically suggest using it in the walls. I think it was this site that also mentioned it was supplemental and not a full heat source. They can integrated the cabling with a fan at the start point to add more heat though.
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Thanks, Mark

It's good to know that wall/ceiling applications are out there. It looks like the Step system's 24 volt, though I s'pose one could "step" down from 110v via some sort of adapter.

This has all certainly provided a lot of food for thought.

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There was some discussion about heating the walls in the trailer. Here is an interesting idea that gets close to that. They claim high efficiency, and this is a big plus. It probably would give you more heat then traditional infloor. The only problem would be finding the space where a panel this size would fit in our trailers. I wonder if you could mount it like a kitchen backsplash. Perhaps a competitor makes a version of this that is a little smaller?

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Old 01-30-2013, 07:05 PM   #19
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.........They claim high efficiency, and this is a big plus...........
All electric heaters are 100% efficient.
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Old 02-05-2013, 09:22 AM   #20
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IIRC there was a post by one of our members (Steve??? from SE MI) about 8 years ago about heated floor mats that he used. Interesting post, but I can't come up with it. Sorry.
I have searched the Internet for this item and they are available online.
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IIRC there was a post by one of our members (Steve??? from SE MI) about 8 years ago about heated floor mats that he used. Interesting post, but I can't come up with it. Sorry.
I have searched the Internet for this item and they are available online.
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Old 02-05-2013, 10:54 AM   #22
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Still using them...

Heated Foot Warmer Mat - Commercial and Industrial Mats.

I use two of the 36" mats with the separate hi/lo switch on low. Last fall in Brown County, I padded back and forth in my stocking feet in the morning and evening. Almost hated to put my shoes on to go out in the morning.

Purported to be 200 watts total for both on high.
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Is there some reason these mats couldn't be used on the walls???

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I think it is a fine idea--both walls and ceilings. It conceals the heaters, provides for surface area. Puts the heat at the area of the heat loss, like radiators near windows. It is worth experimenting to test and evaluate.
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It might make more sense to use a product like this:

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