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Old 09-23-2013, 11:04 AM   #11
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Needless to say I am not a big fan of the OEM propane furnace heater. We very seldom turn it on now. A very quiet vented CAT propane heater or modified hot water heater heat system would be my choice for us...

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I agree! They are noisy, do not distribute heat evenly, don't have a return air filter and are not effieient at all! I don't understand why RV manufacturers haven't upgraded these so they do a better job.
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Old 09-23-2013, 03:05 PM   #12
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Very good idea!!

We didn't know about the first time routine for furnaces and was waken at 1:00 a.m. to blaring smoke alarm going off...... That will get the ol' blood pumpin'!!
Same with us. No idea how the kids slept though me bouncing off the walls trying to get to the stupid thing quickly.
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We didn't have that problem with our new 2004 JayFlight 29BHS but did have the issue with our new 2014 Greyhawk. It didn't last that long though.
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Old 09-23-2013, 06:07 PM   #14
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I'd be very careful about using any propane heaters other than the one installed in the coach. They put out a lot of water vapor and you can quickly have condensation problems.
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We found out this week end that the previous owner of our 2012 white hawk has never used the furnace at 2am dw though I was trying to kill us had to open the windows at 47 degrees chilly morning.
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Old 09-24-2013, 08:13 AM   #16
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We found out this week end that the previous owner of our 2012 white hawk has never used the furnace at 2am dw though I was trying to kill us had to open the windows at 47 degrees chilly morning.
But it does make for some good camping memories though.....
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Old 09-24-2013, 12:41 PM   #17
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But it does make for some good camping memories though.....

We did not know about the pre burn off either and found out while on a camping trip last november and a weekend we wont forget.
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I'm really happy to have this forum. I'm sure I would have been on my first trip with a smoke filled trailer instead of in my driveway. The smell is down to an acceptable level now. For a while there i thought it would never stop.

Thanks for all the words of wisdom
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My wife and I just picked up our new '14 X17Z. After reading all of these posts, I decided to go start up my furnace before we take our first trip next week. I turned the furnace on, opened all the windows, and let it run for about 15 minutes.
Maybe because the trailer was just built or maybe just lucky, but there wasn't much smell at all. I will say that it was like a sauna in the trailer when I went inside to shut off the furnace.

If you happen to be looking for some decent heated mattress pads for a good price check out Sears. Got two queen size that each has dual controls. Both shipped to my house for $85.83.

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