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Old 10-17-2015, 07:37 PM   #1
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I have an Eagle 314 BDS. Has anyone used there heater with the slides in. Does not appear to block any heat vents. The thermostat is covered by the dining table slide. Asking because camper is parked next to house and slides can't go out. The front bedroom is still accessible and thought we might sleep in it once more before I cover it. Anyone else run heat with the slides in.
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Old 10-17-2015, 10:56 PM   #3
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If no heat registers are covered, then I see no harm coming from it. Just be aware of the exhaust from the furnace... If you're that close to the house, the furnace exhaust might blow onto the vinyl siding of the house.
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Old 10-18-2015, 02:52 AM   #4
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Just use an electric heater, then you have nothing to worry about..
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On our Designer sometimes as we travel west we would stop for the night and leave the slides in . One vent was covered the rest open and never had a problem . If we pay for a campground we use their nickle and use electric .
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Old 10-18-2015, 08:00 AM   #6
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If the thermostat has no air circulation it will not know when to shut off. If the thermostat cannot sense the air temperature while the slide is in then the furnace could run until the propane ran out or the battery went below 10.5 V (assuming you are not plugged in to shore power) or the trailer burned down.

If the thermostat is blocked don't run the furnace.
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Another vote for electric space heaters. We've been comfortable down to the high 20's in the hybrid and the low 30's in the 5th using a 1500w electric. We plan to get another electric for our next cool weather outing. Just a little too much volume for a single one.
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Old 10-18-2015, 08:36 PM   #8
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The OP clearly stated his situation is "at home" where it's definitely "his nickel" to run electricity. Blocking the thermostat from convection currents is a valid point, but it's not clear whether the OP is looking for a long term of heating, or if just trying to warm it up for a short visit to the camper.
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