I tried to start a separate thread at the Casita
site, but the webmaster put it in to an existing thread. If you want to do the homework, check out posts #37, 43, 53 & 55 at the Casita
site under "Wave 3" thread. What I would like to determine is how folks operate their W3's. If you have a W3 please post up the details. IE: ventilation, ambient temp, altitude & such. For this purpose, I really don't think we care about your installation, safety comments & such. I'm very interested in knowing how cold it can get and still maintain your trailer in the mid to high 60's.I'll go first.
17'casita SD. I open the side window 1.5", which gives the required 24 sq. in. I never did understand why you would open the upper vent for ventilation, when you know that hot air rises. I also open the bath window about an inch, and have an automatic door closer the keep the bath door open about 2".
With the ventilation established I can then regulate the heat with the FFan vent cover. Just a few days ago I determined that the low setting on the W3 is almost too much for the low 40's. I should also state that I have reflectix on 3 of the windows
. And I was at about 1000' elevation.
When not in use, my W3 is covered. Under the cover I have a safety device. See attached photo.
My thanks in advance. Your comments & experience will be appreciated.