Doing more cold weather camping, I'd really enjoy having a furnace in my 2003 Hawk. It is a basic equipped camper from the factory: Ice box, propane stove, roof fan, sink with manual pump faucet and no on board battery.
This looks like a pretty big project:
Original location looks to be under the fridge with the long side of the furnace parallel to the driving direction and the exhaust coming out the back face of the camper. Looks like a similar furnace would still be available and I can also see some exhaust / service panels that look to fit the outside rear facing door opening that now is a "cubby" for storage.
I removed my ice box when I repaired the hinge on it and found electric wiring and also a capped propane line close by.
For supplying electricity to the furnace, I will no longer be able to rely on just the truck battery. This means an onboard battery and the proper switching for charging off the truck and solar panels will be coming my way.
How does the furnace in 2003 get the hot air inside of the camper? I see a couple louvered metal vent panels under the fridge in online pictures. Is that how it is heating the interior? Does not seem terribly efficient in air flow.
Are there wiring diagrams from the factory showing factory installation of a furnace and onboard battery?
In images I find there are vents on the side of the campers but those look to be for the fridge?
How much propane usage will I look at keeping the camper at 60F overnight in 20F weather?
A fridge install is another question. I think I will already have to upgrade to an on board battery and a solar panel, so what kind of fridge would I add?
Thanks a lot in advance for your input! I am hoping to find someone with a 2003 or earlier model that can shed some light on things for me or even better, someone that has installed a furnace after the fact!