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Old 01-29-2019, 04:21 AM   #21
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Every body likes to spend their money differently. We have two-thirty nine dollar electric heaters and the factory installed fire place. They work just fine in any rv park I've ever been in, regardless if electric is included or an extra charge. Winter in Texas and use one bottle of propane each winter. Way I figure it is I have a bunch of $$$$ left over to spend on stuff I enjoy.


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We do the samething Bill. One heater in the bathroom with the door shut so the heat can go down to the basement also. Plus you get a warm toilet seat..
And the bedroom stays nice and cool to sleep in.
The other goes downstairs pointing toward us.
Both are little ceramic heaters.
I keep the house thermostate at 63 to supliment if needed.
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Old 01-29-2019, 02:19 PM   #22
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"One heater in the bathroom with the door shut so the heat can go down to the basement also. Plus you get a warm toilet seat"

Obviously not going to keep anything from freezing except your backside.
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Old 01-29-2019, 07:46 PM   #23
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Except you forgot the famous-over discussed return air vent in the bathroom wall. Vents directly to basement-hot goes to cold.

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Old 01-29-2019, 08:21 PM   #24
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Except you forgot the famous-over discussed return air vent in the bathroom wall. Vents directly to basement-hot goes to cold.

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True!

My bathroom R/A grill is blocked off.
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Old 01-30-2019, 03:14 AM   #25
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Except you forgot the famous-over discussed return air vent in the bathroom wall. Vents directly to basement-hot goes to cold.

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Yup, and I open the basement slider doors about 8 inches so a little heat gets into the basement. You should try on in the bathroom, once you sit on a nice warm toilet lid you will always want to.
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Old 01-30-2019, 03:39 PM   #26
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"once you sit on a nice warm toilet "LID" you will always want to"

HMMMM
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Old 01-30-2019, 05:49 PM   #27
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"once you sit on a nice warm toilet "LID" you will always want to"

HMMMM
OK, the lid assembly. Which sonsists on two parts, atleast mine does.
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Old 01-31-2019, 02:39 AM   #28
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If there was only room to install one of the Japanese Toto Washlet S350 heated thrones....
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Old 01-31-2019, 05:14 AM   #29
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If there was only room to install one of the Japanese Toto Washlet S350 heated thrones....
My $39.00 heater is a much better bargain plus it heats the room and basement.
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Old 01-31-2019, 03:13 PM   #30
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OK, the lid assembly. Which sonsists on two parts, atleast mine does.

Created a BAD visual!
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Old 01-31-2019, 08:57 PM   #31
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We are with you Porkchop, we keep the furnace kind of low at 56 to keep the basement and storage from freezing and use 2 small electric heaters to cover the rest - one under the dinette or rear bath and on up in the cockpit covering the living area. take up very little room when stored and the ones we purchased rotate so the heat is pretty spread out. Works well for us, but have not hit the low 20's or teens and hope not too!
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Old 02-10-2019, 04:37 PM   #32
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The Cheap-Heat system is probably pretty good, however, the wife and I tend to stay in one place long term, so we generally get to have our electric metered instead of being included in the daily/weekly/monthly rates. So, we do things a bit different.

We had the Canadian Package installed in our 2010 MS 38TKSB3, so there are two different 30,000 btu furnaces. One heats the living/dining/kitchen and bathroom, while the other heats the bedroom.

During the day, we will run the electric fireplace and one or may two Lasko heaters for supplemental heat instead of the furnaces. At night, when I go to bed, the downstairs electric heat is shut off and we allow the furnace to run, thus heating the underbelly and basement. We "might" have the smaller Lasko heater running in the bedroom, but not always.


Even in -6 degree overnight temps, we have had very little problems. The one thing that happens is that at about 0 degrees, the hot water line from the water manifold to the kitchen sink will freeze up. However, being PEX line, it has never broken.


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