Used Pup without Furnace

Discussion in 'Heating / Cooling Systems' started by spearmint, Mar 8, 2008.

  1. spearmint

    spearmint New Member

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    I have been following a used pup without a furnace. Is it easy/expensive to add one?
     
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    no need a nice little space heater will do the trick like a desktop model

    me :72'
    wife :77'
    son :95'
    daughter 96'
    son : 02'
    tv : 02' chevy blazer
    pup: 85' starcraft starlite 21
     
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    Wonderful! That's what they said they use. I just wasn't sure if it was the best option.
     
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    I also used a space heater. It worked great, and best of all, it's free to run, it's not using up your propane.

    Sue

    Edited by - sd102 on March 08 2008 19:15:24
     
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    spearmint New Member

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    Thank you! I am SO excited - and confused as to how to approach this offer.

    You can see my other thread at:

    <http://www.popupportal.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=12725&FORUM_ID=76&CAT_ID=1&Topic_Title=I+think+I+found+one%21&Forum_Title=Pop+Up+Pre%2DPurchase+Questions+%28PUPPQ%29>
     
  6. Xolthrax

    Xolthrax Franconia, Pa.

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    You can also use a Mr Heater Buddy (or something similar) for boondocking when electric isn't available.


    Joe

    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle alt="PopUp">'96 Rockwood Signature Series 1280
    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Tow Vehicle">'07 Ford Explorer

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    Spearmint:

    I installed my own furnace. I think the unit cost around $500. The install was not difficult. If I do this right, here are some pics.
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    John & Kitty (Empty Nesters)<img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_camping.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Camping">
    '02 Coleman Cottonwood <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle alt="PopUp">

    http://community.webshots.com/user/VTWoody
    '97 Silverado X-Cab Stepside <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Tow Vehicle">
     
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    kmh1596 Wilbraham, MA

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    My pup didn't come with one, but the parts pup did, so I do have one to install. With that said, after looking at them at the rv show, and kicking a few of them on, I think I'll stick with a Mr. Buddy style heater for boondocking, and the electric one for a site with electric. The on board heater fans seem VERY loud to me, and if I have a choice to install or not install, I may just hold onto it in case i change my mind later! Just my <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_twocents.gif border=0 align=middle alt="My 2 Cents"> of course

    *Kevin*
    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle alt="PopUp"> 2004 Rockwood 1940 LTD
    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Tow Vehicle"> 96 Cherokee 2dr 4x4 5spd
    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_canoe.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Canoe"> ~16' Old Town Canoe
     
  9. Luv2ridebikes

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    If you plan to camp at parks with electric hook up, you won't need a furnace unless you really want to camp in cold weather. A lot of folks use 1 or 2 ceramic heaters. State parks usually have a 30 amp and 15 amp plug on the post. It's a good idea to hook the camper to the 30 amp plug (most campers are rigged for 30 amps) and run a standard heavy duty grounded extension from the 15 amp plug on the post to the camper (snake it in through the bottom of a bunk end and connect a heater directly to that cord to keep from overloading the camper circuit.

    We have a furnace and never use it unless the temps drop below mid 40's at night. We use the heat strip in our A/C and it keeps us plenty warm with out sucking down propane by the gallon.

    Steve& Deb (the boys are grown & gone)
    Aspen & Riley (the 4 legged children)
    05 Fleetwood Sequoia THE QSR
    Trek, Giant, Cannondale, Univega <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_bike.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Bicycle"><img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_bike.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Bicycle">
     
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    Kevin - Interesting you speak of the loudness of the furnace. I thought the same when I owned one ten years ago. I think I will just use a Mr. Buddy or electric heater. I think it will be fine.
     
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    Most of the built in furnaces in Pop-Up’s are not very efficient, they use a lot of propane. A space heater or propane catalytic heater, if you are boon docking would be a better choice in my opinion. In 3 years we have never used the furnace in our PUP.

    Happy Camping!

    '05 Silverado TV <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Tow Vehicle">
    '03 Skamper PU <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle alt="PopUp">
    Grand Prairie, TX <img src=../Images/flags/us-army.jpg border=0 align=middle alt="US Army"> <img src=../Images/flags/us-powmia.jpg border=0 align=middle alt="POW/MIA">
     
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    Xolthrax Franconia, Pa.

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    I like my furnace <b>only</b> because it has a thermostat. It uses a fair amount of propane and electricity. Plus, it is <b>noisy</b>.


    Joe

    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_pu.gif border=0 align=middle alt="PopUp">'96 Rockwood Signature Series 1280
    <img src=../Images/icons/icon_smile_suv.gif border=0 align=middle alt="Tow Vehicle">'07 Ford Explorer

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    joe ,

    i have one of the little electric space heater's that we use in our pup , and it worked well , it has the thermostat on it and shut off when it got to hot in there also , but how much propane does your furnace use ? like for a fri, sat sunday trip ?

    Jay & Lisa
    00 dodge dakota
    97 coleman laredo
    (6) 4 legged children (non camping)
    Luna, Lady, Alley, Azalea, Duckie & Loki all cats lol
     

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