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Old 09-26-2006, 09:48 PM   #21
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As for being white in white snow and being seen, put your name/phone/whatever onto the top of your unit. Many years ago, when there was a rash of horse trailer thefts, that is what they did so they could find them easily from a plane.
That only works if the snow has started to thaw. Most of our trailers tend to get snow capped when in a downfall.
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If the snow is mounting its not a bad idea to brush off the top if its convenient.

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Old 09-26-2006, 11:51 PM   #22
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I hope all your rooms are heated. Its winter coming, and you'll be in there for awhile.

I HAD a platcat. It rained inside my trailer like Portland on a December weekend.

I get much less vapor with the Wave 3, but it is a lot smaller too, with a new pad.
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Old 09-27-2006, 07:09 AM   #23
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At least one carbon monoxide detector on board would be a good idea maybe two. I notice some of them are not rated for operation below 40*F.
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Old 09-01-2011, 02:25 PM   #24
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Per posting #10:

Here is the updated link:


These seem to be nice, but the clearance requirements would be a problem in our small rigs.

Note that the Size 8 does not have a thermostat, you have to go to a 12 for that.

Whoa! Just noticed the date on this thread. The originator probably solved their heating problems by now! Hmm. His Blog speaks about biking, but the trailer isn't mentioned...
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Old 10-31-2011, 12:06 AM   #25
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Hi: Which is worse "Egg Fever" or "Frozen Folk" Alf S. North shore of Lake Erie
We Just got back a few weeks ago from camping in a fire lookout 2400 feet in the air. The propane fridge was better than average--it turns out frozen boiled eggs become rubbery. (Suggestion--don't bite into one even if thawed--it's scary). My husband dropped them, and 400 feet below the lookout on rocks, the eggs bounced, and did not explode til they hit the rocks 1000 feet below.
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Old 10-31-2011, 04:27 AM   #26
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Originally Posted by brian barker View Post
Doesn't a furnace draw a lot of current as well?

Any idea how long, say, one deep cycle marine battery would power a furnace for? I don't plan to use hook-ups...
I installed an Atwood 8012-II propane furnace (got it from Panther RV Products ) in my EggCamper this summer. It was the smallest power draw that I could find at 1.8 amps. I haven't had any experience in real cold weather yet, but for temps in the 20-30F range works well is is fairly quiet.

I also installed solar to recharge the battery. Electric hookups are pretty rare in state and federal parks here in the northeast, so I wanted the capablilty to camp off-grid for extended periods.
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Old 10-31-2011, 01:56 PM   #27
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Someone has resurrected a VERY old topic. That's okay, there's always new things to learn and keeping topics together is a good thing.

But, don't expect to hear anything from Brian: Last Activity: 08-23-2007 02:20 PM
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Old 11-01-2011, 02:04 PM   #28
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We have the Wave 3 catalytic heater in our 16' UHaul VT. It heats up very fast and gets the trailer warm in a hurry. However, because I installed in in the old furnace location, it seems too close to the bed linen for my comfort. Therefore, we turn it on in really cold weather, making sure the blankets are pulled back. After about 10-15 minutes, we shut it off to avoid any combustible items coming close. When we have shore power, we use a ceramic heater in place of the propane heater. If you can mount the Wave 3 on the front table or a place away from combustibles, you should be fine. Keep ventilation spots open, too. We leave our bathroom ceiling vent open and have two floor vents I installed when the Wave 3 went in. Works well! (We have been in temps down to around 20 F. in South Dakota in March.)
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