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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    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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    UPDATE:
    I tested out propex 2 weeks ago with my oldest son and nephew for a couple of nights. Had some lows in the mid 40's.
    I ran the thermostat on the mid-setting and it did great. My popup is also as small as they come; only 8ft long so there's not much space to heat. I also split the outlet vent into two and have them pointed straight at the bunks. It got way too warm on the first night. I was very pleased with it overall. And yes, the cold creeps back in. I did the whole reflectix window inserts and noticed very little difference. I've also started carrying a roll of gorilla tape with me to seal off the gap at the edge of the bunks. That's where I get a ton of air creeping in.

    We're headed to southern Colorado for 2 weeks of camping at 10,000 feet. I know it will hit high thirties at night. I mainly want it to just keep the chill out. We've got 20 degree bags and have been in some super cold camping situations without the propex.

    But overall, I'm happy to have the added comfort. Very, very pleased with it after the trial run.

    I did get the big one. The hs2800. It's 10,000 BTU which most likely is overkill for my tiny popup, but man it heats that thing up quick.
    Also very quiet. It's a nice soothing drone when it kicks on.
     

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