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Old 03-16-2013, 10:22 PM   #1
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35 Degrees and Kozy! 184BH

I store my 184BH at my friends place about 2 miles from my house (on a huge piece of concrete). I take my generator up and plug it in every so often to keep the battery up. Normally I would have taken the battery out and just kept it on a float charger but I was a little behind this year. So long story short...

My battery was pretty far down (about 25%) so I thought it would be best to leave the generator plugged in for a couple hours. I plugged in the generator, fired up the heater, and turned on the television. I figured that I'd just lay down for a couple hours and relax while the battery charged up. The heater cycled for about 5 minutes and quickly made the camper quite cozy. It was 35 degrees outside, and in 2 hours the heater only cycled 1 more time for less than 5 minutes. I was really impressed with how quickly it got comfortable, and how easily it stayed comfortable. I was as happy as a clam watching TV for the next 2 hours.

This is the first year of owning a non-popup camper. We have not done any winter camping. I guess I was just very pleased at how well my campers heater works and how will it is insulated, and thought that I'd pass it on.


...she started talking about how I never listened to her or somethin, I donno, I wasn't really paying attention...

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Old 03-17-2013, 07:30 AM   #2
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And if you are in a campground with electric hookups a small ceramic heater will do a great job as well heating your trailer.

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Old 03-17-2013, 07:50 AM   #3
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Just picked up my 28dsbh Sat and the kids wanted to sleep in the driveway so we did. It was 20 degrees out last night and nice and warm in the camper. I also have the galcial package.Cannot wait to get the season started.

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Old 03-17-2013, 11:13 AM   #4
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My off-road popup heats up real quick as well... The propane furnace is way too big for it and will literally run you out of it haha... We normally just use oil-filled electric heaters in it when we have electric available. I found the low profile version that is perfect for our small floor space popup. I usually have one in the larger opening by the entrance and one sitting on a board back in the corner of the unused tent bed... (My daytime catch all space). I will sit one of those O-2COOL 10-inch fans from WALMART behind it and that really moves warm air around...

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We KOZY also....

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Old 03-17-2013, 07:02 PM   #5
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I turtle in my 17Z for the winter. It is much easier keeping the 17Z warm compared to winter camping in the PU. I am looking forward to putting the beds back out soon.
No I am NOT retired. I work full time.:D

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Nights Camping 132 - Nights Camping in My Z 102
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