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Old 11-16-2014, 09:45 PM   #1
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What are you guys using? Anyone have pics of there setup? Thanks in advance.
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Lol I was wondering this about an hour ago and was gonna check Amazon and wife distracted me and I forgot what I was doing then see this post.

In curious too

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If you have the power electric would be my first choice.

No power, propane.

Although I have seen one old boy with a small wood stove in his 16'...
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Big Buddy...12' hose run through a hole in the trailer floor to tank outside.

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If you have the power electric would be my first choice.

No power, propane.

Although I have seen one old boy with a small wood stove in his 16'...
Man a wood stove would blow you outta there......even a small one....even when it's balls cold outside anything over 75 or 80 is uncomfortable......
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I set up a 35000 btu rv furnace on a themostat with the bottles mounted on the hitch. Nice coming to work with the trailer warm, specially this last week when it was below zero.
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I have a tower ceramic heater from Wal-mart. $50. It keeps the trailer warm, but not too hot. If we are getting stuff out very much, the door opens and lets the heat out anyway.
I prefer to not have to deal with getting propane or kerosene for a heater.
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I am thinking I want electric, so I simply don't have to mess with the tanks and all. Thermostat is a great idea, someone was mentioning that in another thread. I was thinking of maybe just adding a couple heat lights, on a separate light fixture like you would do in a chicken house, but the heater on thermostat sounds much better.
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I like those little electric milk house heaters.
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The tower ceramic heaters have thermostats built in. You can also bypass the thermostat and set them to max.

At night I leave it on the highest temperature setting. During the day, max is fine because the door opens quite a bit.
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So I bought a heater today at Home Depot I think it was a infrared tower style heater w/ blower. Cost $48.00 or so I put it in one trailer fired it off so far I can't tell a great difference. So I am now going to look at something more serious I think.
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I bought a small electric Heater and a neat little plug thermostat from Depot. Little plug thing cost me twenty bucks. Automatically turns on the power when temperature gets below 35, then turns it off at 45 degrees.

Simply plugged that into a socket in the trailer, then plugged the heater into it. Had to buy a heater that had a manual on off switch, not an electronic push button. Now when we get home everyday, we just plug in the trailer and I know I won't have to deal with a bunch of frozen crap and worn batteries, etc. It helps that I have through wall shore power plugs installed of course.

I found the little thermostat plug with the roof heat cables at home depot
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Sorry it didn't work out for you. My trailer is 8' x 18' and it works fine for me. Obviously it doesn't get real warm, but it is plenty warm for me.

Well, at least my advice didn't waste too much of your money.
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Actually the heater is working now, I think it needed more time to "catch up" it's doing a nice job no complaints.
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Actually the heater is working now, I think it needed more time to "catch up" it's doing a nice job no complaints.
Nice it is working out for you. That is one of the problems with the small electric heaters though, Takes a while to warm things up then fine , cold trailer takes forever to heat them up.

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