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Old 10-14-2007, 02:58 PM   #29
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Man, I guess I must not get out mch, but I can't even imagine the need for supplemental heat in our rig. When we were in West Virginia last October, the temps dropped below freezing. Bad enough that it was too cold to sit at a campfire, and froze the water hose. This was the first time we had to really use our onboard heat units for anything but knocking the chill off. Man those things about run us out with the heat output. Had to keep bumping it down and down, to get to a point they did not come on so often. Maybe I need to try a winter at Jackson Hole or something. Saskatchewan?

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Old 10-15-2007, 06:23 AM   #30
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Steve, many of us who do a lot of boondocking use supplemental heat because the forced air furnace is a battery hog...not to mention a propane hog.

We follow the sun, so don't usually camp in areas where it freezes. However, even here in Quartzsite during the winter, temperatures overnight can get down below freezing. In those cases, we do turn on the forced air furnace for a few minutes when we get up in the morning (we never run any kind of heat overnight) just to heat the basement...but our main source of heat is our Kozy World infrared heater, which doesn't use any battery power and uses much less propane.

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And even us cheapskates who are hooked up to shore power use supplemental heat instead of the propane furnace as long as the ambient temperatures are above freezing (so that no heat is needed in the basement) - especially when shore power isn't metered! I'd rather use their electricity than my propane.


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