The hunt for a heater

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After testing a Mr. Buddy heater we realized this type of catalytic heater would give us condensation issues. At the other end of the price spectrum a diesel heater would have been ideal but was eliminated given its difficult installation. To drill for a fuel standpipe, you’d have to drop the diesel tank. Without a shop, this job just wasn’t doable in the back lane during a Canadian winter.

So when you have a problem, talk about it to everybody. It was during one of these chance discussions that an alternative came to light – the Propex HS2000 – a propane, thermostatically controlled, blown-air heater.

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With forced air combustion and a two stage stainless steel heat-exchanger, this heater is touted to be a clean and highly efficient way to heat a camper. As it exhausts all products of combustion externally there’s no carbon monoxide and no moisture in the “house.” As cabin air is re-circulated instead of using cold air from outside the heater’s efficiency is improved. They’re also apparently very efficient on electrical current consumption.

Propex Air Heaters Canada had a 24 volt version in stock so the order was placed. About the size of a shoe box, the heater will be installed inside one of the dinette seats.

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Go to it Laddie! With help from Tony at Alpenglow RV Services the job was completed without any leaks.

With a turn of the thermostat dial we have heat. Now, we’re good to go south.

 

 

 

Author: Tulák

Curious – what’s around the next corner? Wandering, searching to find, where do I belong? Between the old and new world. Always looking for an adventure.

One thought on “The hunt for a heater”

  1. Yours will certainly be the “state of the art” home on wheels, as efficient as can be, & comfy & practical too…What a tale you tell already before even being on the road!! Enjoy the 12 Days of Christmas upon us in just 4 sleeps…and happy Winter Solstice!

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