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Old 11-25-2015, 10:00 PM   #41
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Old 11-26-2015, 12:39 AM   #42
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Camping out at the farm, what I did was run a small electric heater on a lower setting and let the gas furnace with the digital thermostat regulate the temperature. Temps were the upper 30s F at night with several nights below freezing. Used one 20# tank in 3 weeks. Everything was off during the day. Loren
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Old 11-26-2015, 01:05 AM   #43
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If I have electricity, I will use my tiny Honeywell ceramic heater. I finally figured out how the thermostat works so I can maintain a temp without being woken up.
I have the standard thermostat for the propane furnace, and it is right above my head. I hear it click, which wakes me up. Then I listen to the furnace go through startup. Then I probably realize I have to pee. Back to bed, fall asleep, CLICK!
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Old 11-26-2015, 01:30 AM   #44
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If I have electricity, I will use my tiny Honeywell ceramic heater. I finally figured out how the thermostat works so I can maintain a temp without being woken up.
I have the standard thermostat for the propane furnace,
My choice also if I have power and for the same reasons. I power the ceramic heater through an electric heat thermostat hanging near the bed so I can fine tune the setting without getting out of bed.

Even though I have a silent digital thermostat the operation of the furnace still makes more noise than the ceramic heater.

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Old 11-26-2015, 07:52 AM   #45
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My choice also if I have power and for the same reasons. I power the ceramic heater through an electric heat thermostat hanging near the bed so I can fine tune the setting without getting out of bed.

Even though I have a silent digital thermostat the operation of the furnace still makes more noise than the ceramic heater.

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That is a great idea Ron, you is one fart smeller.

Those turn and "guess the setting" thermostats on most of the electrical heaters, are near impossible to set accurately, and cycle a lot due to be mounted right on the body of the heater. This is a great solution for accuracy too.

That said, I am thinking I might have the 120V prewired into my 5.0 for a permanent heater, complete with a cable run to a good location for a line voltage thermostat.
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Old 11-26-2015, 08:37 AM   #46
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Installed one of these on my "built in wall/floor heater" to control time, there is a thermostat on the heater itself....http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00...=sr_1_1&sr=8-1
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What is the purpose of a timer, Jim? I would want it to run all night, as early morn is usually the coldest time.
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It can be left on, there is a "hold" button, but with the timer it does not need to run all night, after we fall asleep. I set it for 2-4 hours. The propane furnace will come on once the temperature starts to fall so by morning it is still warm.
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Old 11-26-2015, 12:07 PM   #49
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That said, I am thinking I might have the 120V prewired into my 5.0 for a permanent heater, complete with a cable run to a good location for a line voltage thermostat.
That would be the ideal solution. I'd like to build in a heater but the only "good" place would be the end of the dinette seat by the door, blowing towards the rear. But I have the extra door there and wouldn't want to give it up. You likely will have more options in the 5.0TA.

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Old 11-26-2015, 02:42 PM   #50
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Where the heater is located or which way it blows is not that relevant, eventually the warmth will take over the chill inside the trailer. In my 19 it was located under the dinette, facing the other side and still the heat made it to the bed area. The only issue as to location is making an area too hot or uncomfortable. In the 5.0 you have 2 large unoccupied area along the sides where a heater would work well in the upstairs area. Down below the stock propane location should keep it warm.
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