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Old 03-08-2013, 11:37 AM   #11
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If you have electrical hook ups, do yourself a favor and pick up an electric space heater. We set our camper thermostat to low in case the electric heater can't keep up. That way, we know it is cold when the furnace kicks on!

We camped as low as 17 degrees one march in our popup. Brrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr. We should have guessed it was that cold when the fire outside was about 6 feet tall with everyone was only about 3 feet away from it and nobody wanted to leave to use the bathroom.
Totally agree here. We camped in 20F temps last fall with a 40 MPH wind straight off the lake. I bought a cheap ceramic heater at Walmart for $18 and it really made a difference. Helped to save on propane too.
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Old 03-08-2013, 12:41 PM   #12
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These trailer do pretty good... We camp alot back off the power grid and the propane furnace literally runs us out of the off-road POPUP. We actually use the propane heater as a backup for when it gets REAL COLD outside and use a MR BUDDY heater normally while we are up then get under the covers at night.

At electric sites we always use a couple of oil filled room heaters for primary heat plugged into the site 20AMP service. Here again the propane heater is only used for backup... The propane heater might kick on a ocuple of times during the night with the low setting I have on it...

I like the oil filled types with no visible flames or burnt dust smell when being used. The ones that has flames or red-hot cores scares me alittle bit in our small floor space.

My next mod is to get my hydronic water going that uses the 6-gallon hot water heater for heat source. In my small floorspace off-road POPUPP this will work like gangbusters for us just using the one heat register.. Once I get that all going I will pull out the propane gas heater. Need that space to install my hydronic heat exchanger.

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Old 03-08-2013, 02:31 PM   #13
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Interesting thread. We just bought a 17Z and never gave it any thought as to the bunk ends sweating (Condensation). Great idea keeping a window cracked and the bathroom vent open. Thanks...
That's where pop up gizmo's come into play. They will prevent condensation issues and you won't have to worry about keeping any windows and/or vents open.
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Old 03-08-2013, 03:26 PM   #14
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Just askin,but..... Is there anyone that sells the Jayco heated mattress pads on-line??
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Old 03-08-2013, 07:45 PM   #15
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OK...whats this pop-up gizmo? I must be missing something here.
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Old 03-08-2013, 08:41 PM   #16
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popup gizmo's is a device insulates the bunk ends from the hot sun or from the frigged cold.

http://popupgizmos.com/
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Just askin,but..... Is there anyone that sells the Jayco heated mattress pads on-line??
We just went to our local home goods store and bought a set for a queen size bed.
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Old 03-10-2013, 06:59 AM   #18
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popup gizmo's is a device insulates the bunk ends from the hot sun or from the frigged cold.

http://popupgizmos.com/
gotcha. know of product to battle condensation on single pane windows in a non hybrid TT?
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Old 03-10-2013, 07:33 AM   #19
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Should you worry about the tent material cracking in the cold weather when you open or close the tent ends? I remember my Pop up had a warning on the tent materials that said don't open or close the pop up if it went below 40 degrees.
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Old 03-10-2013, 09:51 AM   #20
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Should you worry about the tent material cracking in the cold weather when you open or close the tent ends? I remember my Pop up had a warning on the tent materials that said don't open or close the pop up if it went below 40 degrees.
I just reread the owner’s manual. There is no mention of not using the canvas below a particular temperature.
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