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Author Topic: Not impressed with Mr Heater (Set off CO detector)  (Read 4291 times)
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« Reply #30 on: January 01, 2010, 10:39:33 AM »

But, before you rip them out completely, the heat strips do have a good use:

Dehumidifier

On those cooler raining days, just a shade too cool for the AC to run right to take the wet and clammy out...

You run one roof air on the heat strip, blowing towards the other one running on the AC.

Same principle as the stock HVAC in the coach.

happy coaching!
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« Reply #31 on: January 01, 2010, 01:15:41 PM »


Good thought bw, saves me another job.
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« Reply #32 on: January 04, 2010, 08:19:21 AM »

I never got out to the bus this weekend to give the heater another try.  It was simply too cold to be standing outside with a heat gun heating the door to unstick it.  Maybe next weekend if it warms up a bit.  I wish it would be above freezing again like over Christmas, but that was the primary reason everything froze shut.
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« Reply #33 on: January 04, 2010, 08:42:18 AM »

Belfert,

I don't know what you are talking about, it must have hit 70 F yesterday!
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« Reply #34 on: January 04, 2010, 08:57:50 AM »

This buddy heater is great! Grin and has many uses too! Just this morning I wanted to get the oil changed on a Harley that I am servicing for a friend and would have had to wait till sunrise to start it so as not to wake up the neighbors, so I get the brite idea to try the big buddy and heat up the oil tank and Wala, done! Shocked. It's great for keeping yer cup-o-joe toasty too! Grin Grin
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« Reply #35 on: January 04, 2010, 09:24:44 AM »

Van, i thought your bikes whispered?  You don't have those noisy ones do you?

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« Reply #36 on: January 04, 2010, 09:52:54 AM »

LOL Cheesy,I am the Bike Whisperer, I rehabilitate American V-Twin motorcycles, And Train the Owners LOL!:D Cheesy Cheesy Grin. Sorry! Grin I couldn't resist the urge to say that LOL!
 Brian I live in a town home with HOA's< thats why I hate it here, But... it does have it's advantages, like the view LOL
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« Reply #37 on: January 04, 2010, 12:47:22 PM »

Van,

Are you on the lake side of Boulder City? If so it is a great view. I heard Lake Mead Marina was bought out by the Gripentogs at Las Vegas Boat Harbor. If so you must have a swath of boats on that end. How is the lake level doing there now?

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« Reply #38 on: January 04, 2010, 12:57:18 PM »

Hi Brian, yes we are Smiley. we are in boulder City just across from the welcome center and look out over the lake.It is sad to watch the water slowly disappear here in the lower basin, All the marina's are stacked up at hemmingway marina now because of the water drop.
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« Reply #39 on: January 04, 2010, 01:19:20 PM »

Van,

Out of curiosity I pulled up Google satellite map. Wow! it sure has dropped considerably more since I moved away 3 years ago.

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« Reply #40 on: January 04, 2010, 02:40:38 PM »

Been here 15 years and now I am watching the Grand canyon south start to unfold before our very eyes. V here's a view from the house
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« Reply #41 on: January 18, 2010, 11:07:53 AM »

I ran the heater yesterday for a good chunk of time and it heated up the bus pretty good.  The bad part is it uses massive amounts of propane.  I started with a full 20 lb tank and it only ran the heater at full blast between 16 and 20 hours total.

The good news is the CO detector didn't go off this time.
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« Reply #42 on: January 18, 2010, 03:20:38 PM »

Unless you really need the whole bus heated it pays to use the heaters on low and heat only the sections you're using.

We do this and have yet to use our first 20lb tank. Of course we don't use it much because we avoid cold weather as much as possible!

We also have the Little Buddy, much more portable and still does the job. We also only have a 35' bus.
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« Reply #43 on: January 18, 2010, 03:40:44 PM »

I wasn't trying to heat the whole bus.  My front area is fairly large plus I was trying to heat one day in weather that is well below freezing.  At well below freezing it takes all 18,000 BTUs to get it anywhere close to room temps.

Yesterday it was right at freezing and it did get almost too warm.  I probably wasted some propane by running at full blast a little too long.
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