Originally Posted by Jon in AZ
Gerry, the main reason is power consumption. Noise is a secondary consideration. Quiet, safe heat without power is the Holy Grail among boondockers.
With current technology and products, there is no perfect solution, only compromises. That's why we keep having these conversations.
Jon , I would like to believe your theory , in that power is the main reason but after being a member here for 5 Years and reading numerous threads on heating a trailer , I don't buy it !
After all the posts I've read on this forum describing 40 ,50, 60 degs as "COLD" or "TOO COLD TO CAMP" , or "TOO COLD TO LEAVE THE HOUSE " one would think that every FG trailer would come with TWO FURNACES as a necessity .
I have read thousands of posts stating " Why we don't need a furnace" and yet the same posters are back shortly there after wanting advice on running an unvented propane
heater in their trailer.
The same thing with boondockers with their , " getting away from the crowds " , "going back to nature " , " looking for solitude " ,
" wanting the wilderness experience " or my personnal favorite
"Free Camping " and yet they drag along in their $50K , 4 wheel drive truck a 3000 watt generator
to run there A/C , TV , ELECTRIC HEATER , etc
They then proceed to lock themselves in their trailer communing with nature .
What we get here are excuses for poor choices , lack of fore thought and people seeking vindication for both. !!
After almost 70 year I've concluded that it gets HOT in the Summer, and COLD in the Winter , I can't change the laws,of nature , and nothing in life is Free.