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Old 09-23-2014, 08:12 PM   #1
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Jayco TT Heating Efficiency in Winter?

I have a 2015 JayFlight 29QBS. This is our first year with this TT. The A/C worked great in the summer. What about the Jayco Heater? I assume it's a propane unit?? Does it do a good job of heating...assume a temperature at freezing?

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Old 09-23-2014, 08:14 PM   #2
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They are propane run with 12v power. they will heat fairly well but I believe at extreme lows many have been known to use cheater heaters when they have 120v power

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Old 09-23-2014, 10:26 PM   #3
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I use a "cheater heater" (I really like that term!) even if it's not that cold. Run the space heater and the on board heater in conjunction and it works very well once you get them dialed in the way you want them. I figure the electricity's included anyway, may as well save the propane where I can.

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We have a 2011 Jay Flight 24RKS. We left April 13th this year on a 3 1/2 month trip thru 17 Western / northern states and B.C. /Alberta Canada. There were many nights near freezing in the mountains. We found the heater to be more than adequate and very quiet-we set the thermostat fairly low before retiring and if it was chilly in the morning would use a cheater heater. Only used about 40 # of propane the whole trip.
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Old 09-23-2014, 10:37 PM   #5
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We've used our TT as a guest quarters over Christmas. The propane heater is more than sufficient to keep warm inside. You will burn through propane. TT is NOT insulated as well as a house.

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Old 09-23-2014, 10:38 PM   #6
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Like others we primarily use an electric space heater, and built in propane heater to supplement.

If you have not used the propane heater yet. Do it at home. Run it for about 30 minutes. It may stink, if the dealer did not burn off the manufacturing oil. If it does it will set off the smoke detector. Much better t due at home then at camp.
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Old 09-24-2014, 10:28 AM   #7
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We winter in AZ where overnight "bitter" cold is upper 30s, low 40s. I'm a bit disappointed at how often the furnace cycles even in these moderate temps. I feel I wasted over a thousand $ on Thermopane windows. They can't do much good if the ceiling and walls are so poorly insulated. At night I keep the setting around 60 and turn on the oil filled radiator type heater in the bedroom. They are slow to warm up but give a constant, even (and silent) heat in the room.
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Old 09-24-2014, 11:27 AM   #8
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Propane heaters put out a ton of heat. They also produce condensation inside the camper as a byproduct. I would recommend you crack a vent if you run the propane heater.

I generally run an electric heater during the colder months and have never had a problem.
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Old 09-24-2014, 12:25 PM   #9
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I have camped down to 22*F with a ceramic electric heater doing most of the work, with the furnace only running occasionally and been comfortable. And I do not have the thermal package or enclosed underbelly.
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I use an electric heater. Saves propane and the electric is paid for.

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