Propex Heater in the PUP?

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  1. Chancey Graves

    Chancey Graves New Member

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    Hey all,
    I've looked through the portal to see if anyone has a specific review on installing a propex hs2000 or hs2800 heater in their PUP. I know they are used quite a bit in volkswagen vans but I am curious how effective they can be in a pop up.

    I have a 2017 jayco jay sport 8sd. We're new to PUPs and do a lot of winter camping. Ours has no factory furnace and I would prefer to not go the way of a buddy heater or an Olympian wave heater. I have two little boys and want to be safe rather than sorry and install a vented furnace. Just our preference.

    So, any one in PUP world have experience with the propex furnaces and their ability to heat a small jayco?

    Thanks
    Chance
     
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    Raycfe Waterford Ct.

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    I never found anything they used in a VW camper to be effective.
     
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    theseus Centerville, OH

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    An 8 foot box pup which is what I'm assuming yours is can easily be heated with a ceramic heater. I did this for years with my smaller campers. PUGS will also make a huge difference.
     
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    Orchid Sharp Shootin' Grandma

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    We don't have a furnace, either. An oscillating space heater keeps it pretty toasty. Of course we do live in Florida, but January and February both have nights where it dips below freezing here.
     
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    nineoaks2004 Every meal is a picnic and every Day is a holiday

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    I have a furnace in my unit, but use a ceramic heater and it will actually get too hot if left on high, when had pup's I used 2 but after a couple of trips I put the #2 heater in the box with other stuff that I do not use, The one heater actually got it too hot. Good Luck and happy Camping
     
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    I've always thought the Propex heaters would be a great idea but haven't done it myself.
     
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    Well, I'm gonna pull the trigger in another month or so and try it out this winter. I'll post updates.
     
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    I look forward to reading your experience.
     
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    Chancey Graves New Member

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    Finally purchased the propex hs2800.
    Got the shipping info. I'll try to document the install and give feedback on it. We'll be testing it out in mid/late June in the high altitudes of Colorado.
     
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    I will add, too late, i juat got one of those small crematic heaters, man it through out some heat!
     
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