snakeriveridaho Posted December 26, 2021 Share Posted December 26, 2021 Hello, Carrie and I end up in cold weather camping multiple times a year. We are in weather in the low teens or colder. The nidus that initiated selling our current camper (HQ15) was a desire for a true 4 season camper. I have been reading the many excellent threads on this topic. My question is in regard to peoples experience with the Xtreme bilge heater. For people not familiar with this product it is a low watt bilge heater for smaller spaces. It is a 300 watt heater with a 15 foot 3 prong power cord and the unit measures 6 x 4 x 5.1 inches, weighs 5 pounds, puts out 1023 BTUs. It has an automatic thermostat and is set to turn on at 40 degrees and off at 55 degrees with a differential of +/- 3 degrees. It sounds like two of these could be used in the two problem areas. How many of you all have one or two of these installed? There is obviously plenty of room in the basement area but where do you have it installed under there, directed toward the external shower? The other on is installed in the forward trailer. My notes on this topic are at work and I can’t remember the exact location but, is there enough room in this second location to install the bilge heater with the mounting bracket? We boondock a lot and we are going to get the largest lithium battery and solar set up. When possible, we would try to plug in very cold weather. We also already have 400 watts worth of portable solar panels to supplement the one that will be installed on the top. Thanks for any information! Kirk Kirk and Carrie Peterson Twin Falls, Idaho 2018 Ram 3500, with overland conversion: Rooftop tent, water, stove, Battle Born batteries, lockers, onboard air, raised air intake, Warn winch. 2023 Elite 2, twin beds, delivered December 5, 2022 Truma package, lithium platinum package. Hull #1305 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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