Camco Olympian Catalyst heaters vs Mr Buddy - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV
Journey with Confidence RV GPS App RV Trip Planner RV LIFE Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Take a Speed Test Free 7 Day Trial ×


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-17-2015, 09:13 PM   #21
Senior Member
 
Carol H's Avatar
 
Trailer: 92 16 ft Scamp
Posts: 11,756
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by kootenaigirl View Post
Lisa, just a note on the noise of the furnaces. If you are at all sensitive to noise I find them incredibly noisy. Durng the day you deal with it but overnight it makes us all jump up including the dog! I think partly its because of them going on and off repeatedly and also that you are in a really small space to start with.
LOL thats so true! But I have found over time, those who sleep in my trailer have actually gotten accustom to it and no longer jump or if they do its only the first time it kicks in of the first night out that they do. Having said that though its a rare occasion (mostly late fall and winter camping) that I need to leave the furnace on during the whole night - find turning it on just before going to bed and then again just before getting up in the mornings works well enough.
Carol H is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-17-2015, 09:18 PM   #22
Senior Member
 
Trailer: 93 Burro 17 ft
Posts: 5,896
RV furnaces wake me up every time they come on. The catalytic heater makes virtually no sound and puts out an even, consistent amount of heat the entire time it's on.

The RV furnace is safer. And it can be set to a temperature (within a few degrees variation between off and on cycles), whereas most catalytic heaters have no temp adjustment or thermostat... about all you can do if it gets too warm is open a window or turn off the cat.

Pluses and minuses go both ways.
Mike Magee is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-18-2015, 11:37 AM   #23
Senior Member
 
Name: Christian
Trailer: Escape 2017, 17B
Florida
Posts: 251
Thanks for your input everyone. I greatly appreciate the shared experiences and the oops. I much prefer learning from others mistakes instead of my own. LOL

Sent from my C6530N using Fiberglass RV mobile app
Lisa in FL is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-20-2015, 08:50 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
Johnny M's Avatar
 
Name: John
Trailer: '71 Boler, '87 Play-Mor II
Deep South
Posts: 1,258
Thanks everyone for the great replies and information, this gave me a lot more to consider than what I was previously thinking about. I am redesigning the layout of our 13' Boler by turning the front bunks 90 degrees and loosing the kitchen sink/stove/refrigerator/furnace area so that we can put a shower & toiler where the front bunks originally were. We could put a furnace under the bottom bunk about where it was originally in 71' but not sure if we want that LP furnace under our son's bunk so we are thinking of putting one on the curb side towards the bottom near the wheel well area so that we can still have a refrigerator above it (other than the refrigerator & maybe a microwave or toaster oven our kitchen will be an outside camp kitchen). As long as there is room for the vent there without interfering with the wheel well area the only other problem I have is how to run the LP line for it.
Johnny M is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Camco 35953 water heater bypass kit ThomasE Modifications, Alterations and Updates 11 08-27-2015 07:16 AM
Camco propane tank cover - Bigfoot 17 Davin W Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 0 06-07-2014 12:19 PM
Fantastic Vent and Camco Vent Cover d_wildemann Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 0 06-19-2009 05:30 AM
New, Sealed..Leg Stands for Olympian Heaters Gina D. Classified Archives 0 05-29-2006 08:48 PM
Olympian Wave catalytic heaters on ebay, cheap evan General Chat 0 03-30-2006 08:38 AM

» Upcoming Events
No events scheduled in
the next 465 days.
» Featured Campgrounds

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:20 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2023, vBulletin Solutions Inc.