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Old 12-07-2013, 03:51 PM   #41
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Jim, where did you install that in your 19 foot. How did it work for you, in that location. Thanks. j
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Old 12-07-2013, 05:10 PM   #42
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Check out post #94 here Planned modifications for my 19'
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Old 12-07-2013, 07:42 PM   #43
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Great, thanks very much for pointing that out to me. j
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Old 12-07-2013, 08:32 PM   #44
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We just bought a Pelonis 120 volt heater when we are on the grid and it is very quiet.

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That is the current version of the one I'm using. Love it!
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Old 12-08-2013, 01:16 PM   #46
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There's all kinds of solutions to be had, most require a current bush.

I've got a Bud, who's part of Ford Motor Company's R&D division and he also owns a Casita. He camps year around. There are issues with a single shell trailer with limited insulation, but he's found plugging in heat mats not only heat the trailer but keeps his tootsies warm when getting up in the middle of the night, and raises the temperature of the trailer over all: Heated Foot Warmer Mat - Commercial and Industrial Mats. I'm going to look into these... YMMV
Very interesting idea. It doesn't look like one would have enough output to warm a trailer, but with a couple.....hmmmm? Let us know what you find out.
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Old 12-08-2013, 03:37 PM   #47
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I'm in southern Arizona now, and it was 27°F this morning at Lost Dutchman State Park.
Lost Dutchman State Park is a great place to visit, wish we were there (currently 10 degrees...warmest it has been in days!)
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Old 09-29-2017, 05:56 PM   #48
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If we want to use something like one of these:
https://www.amazon.com/Camco-57331-O...=wave+3+heater

...with ventilation of course, where would it get it's source of propane indoors? Could ETI provide an inside propane tap? Has anyone got this done?
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Old 09-29-2017, 07:08 PM   #49
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If we want to use something like one of these:
https://www.amazon.com/Camco-57331-O...=wave+3+heater

...with ventilation of course, where would it get it's source of propane indoors? Could ETI provide an inside propane tap??
An additional branch from the main regulated propane supply line under the trailer could be brought up through the floor where it is needed for the heater.

I believe that in the past ETI has refused to install a gas line without the appliance (such as for someone wanting to do their own refrigerator or stove installation), as they do not want to leave a capped-off line. I'm just guessing that they would not install this heater, as it would not likely be acceptable under the CSA standard for RVs (although I haven't checked).
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One rather expensive solution is to buy a new Escape. While the original Atwood 8012II furnace used in the earlier Escapes used the least current of any standard RV furnaces at 1.8 amp and was pretty quiet, the furnace used in the 21 (and I believe in all the other models) draws a bit more current (2.5 amps) but is quite a bit quieter.
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