Poll on Heating Systems - Page 2 - Fiberglass RV
Free 7 Day Trial RV GPS App RV Trip Planner Campground Reviews RV Maintenance Free 7 Day Trial ×


View Poll Results: What type of heat do you prefer?
LP Gas 19 38.00%
Electric 6 12.00%
None 2 4.00%
Both 23 46.00%
Voters: 50. You may not vote on this poll

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 04-16-2018, 11:22 AM   #21
Senior Member
 
TheWanderers's Avatar
 
Name: Bill&Laura
Trailer: 1988 Bigfoot Fiver
Kentucky
Posts: 765
Registry
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jim Bennett View Post
Who? Little ol' sweet and innocent me?

Yeah, I added the fourth option.
Me too, Jim.
__________________
Stay positive, test negative!
TheWanderers is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-16-2018, 11:25 AM   #22
Senior Member
 
Glenn Baglo's Avatar
 
Name: Glenn ( second 'n' is silent )
Trailer: 2009 Escape 17B 2020 Toyota Highlander XLE
British Columbia
Posts: 7,495
Might as well delete the poll part of this thread since potential answers have been added half way through. Thoroughly skewed results, if it matters at all.
__________________
What happens to the hole when the cheese is gone?
- Bertolt Brecht
Glenn Baglo is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2018, 10:19 AM   #23
Junior Member
 
Name: Gnuu
Trailer: Sprinter
Virginia
Posts: 16
Rixen version of Espar Diesel Heater

Quote:
Originally Posted by TheWanderers View Post
We're renovating the few things that are required in Gladys (88 Bigfoot fifth wheel) and I've been thinking about a comment that Laura made about replacing our LP heater with an electric model.
---

I have been looking at Class B conversion vans as an alternative tow vehicle. Several of them have the Rixen version of the Espar Diesel Fuel Heater that both heats the van with about 1/10 to 1/4 gallon per hour of diesel and also very quickly heats hot water and can provide circulating heated antifreeze fluid to keep the water pipes from freezing. The catch is that you have to have a diesel powered vehicle. Has anyone ever installed one of these heaters on a travel trailer? They were originally designed for cab heaters for tractor trailers (that also run on diesel fuel). Does it work for travel trailers.
see:
http://rixens.com
They say
"The basic functionality of the system is explained here. The system coolant (water/antifreeze) is heated by the Espar heater. The hot system coolant circulates through the system, heating the Domestic water supply on demand, and then through the air handler to complete the circuit. Additionally the system coolant can be heated with shore power using the AC element."

Walk in Peace,
Scribe with a Stylus
ScribeWithAStylus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-21-2018, 07:38 PM   #24
Senior Member
 
Trailer: 1986 Boler 1300 Voyager
Posts: 515
Registry
I have installed an electric wall heater and a propex L.P. heater. That said, I mostly use the electric heater. It is quiet, convenient and the on board thermostat works very well. We use it throughout the winter.
Markz 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
'82 Burro with Thermal Systems Inc. Cat heater MikeCM Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 7 01-01-2010 08:30 PM
Help me!!! (evaporative systems) pla-cooler gökhan Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 8 08-08-2008 03:24 AM
Bearing Lube Systems Pete Dumbleton Care and Feeding of Molded Fiberglass Trailers 3 05-22-2008 07:57 PM
Wireless Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems Pete Dumbleton Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 14 11-23-2006 07:16 AM
Weight Distribution Trailer Hitch Systems John D. Problem Solving | Owners Helping Owners 1 01-10-2006 04:53 PM

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

Reviews provided by


All times are GMT -6. The time now is 02:59 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.11
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions Inc.