Heating at Altitude

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Bolivan:
-22.4405785,-67.8059738


And here in Peru:
-9.8151764,-77.1646778

Turns out the Peruvian camp was only 15700.
 
It was beautiful, but actually pretty miserable. We'd been at altitude (over 10k) for quite a while by then, but still not comfortable at all.


craig333 said:
Getting altitude sickness just looking at that!
 
I do all my camping above 7000 feet and many times above 8600 feet. Propane heating has never been an issue. The bearing on the blower drum squeals a bit when it gets hot, but other than that, for 20 years it has been running like a champ.
 
Colorado Mark said:
Remove the round foil duct between the heater case and the grille. Just put the grille back on without the duct.

Removes a restriction allowing more air to flow. Low air flow can prevent the sail switch from activating.

Restricted air flow can possibly cause motor overheating then, tripping the thermal breaker inside the furnace.

Removed it on mine. No more problems since I did that to mine at elevations up to 10K feet.
This worked! I was up at Alta today skiing and it was nuking and cold. Worked like a charm. Thanks!
 
Nice!

Wife & I really like it with the duct removed. With the duct connected, you can only direct the air in a couple directions by turning the round vent. If you want it to blow forward, the other side is blowing right at the rear door.

With the duct removed, you get nice warm air in every direction. To us, it makes he entire area comfortable rather than just a spot or two.
 
I ditched the propane furnace entirely and installed a Chinese Diesel Heater off ebay for around $120. I love it. Ran it up at 8200ft over a couple nights where it dropped down to 0 degrees. Was camped with my wife and two young kids, 2 yo and 4 yo. We went snowmobiling the next day. it was really cold. had the heater on pretty low and it was about 60 deg inside the FWC with Thermal pack. I'm in a swift model so the smallest model, and was a 5kw Heater. Really loving the CDH so far and havn't looked back at the Propane furnace.
 
blitzkrieg3002 said:
I ditched the propane furnace entirely and installed a Chinese Diesel Heater off ebay for around $120. I love it. Ran it up at 8200ft over a couple nights where it dropped down to 0 degrees. Was camped with my wife and two young kids, 2 yo and 4 yo. We went snowmobiling the next day. it was really cold. had the heater on pretty low and it was about 60 deg inside the FWC with Thermal pack. I'm in a swift model so the smallest model, and was a 5kw Heater. Really loving the CDH so far and havn't looked back at the Propane furnace.
Blitz,
Any pics of your conversion? Thanks!
 
blitzkrieg3002 said:
I ditched the propane furnace entirely and installed a Chinese Diesel Heater off ebay for around $120. I love it. Ran it up at 8200ft over a couple nights where it dropped down to 0 degrees. Was camped with my wife and two young kids, 2 yo and 4 yo. We went snowmobiling the next day. it was really cold. had the heater on pretty low and it was about 60 deg inside the FWC with Thermal pack. I'm in a swift model so the smallest model, and was a 5kw Heater. Really loving the CDH so far and havn't looked back at the Propane furnace.

Assuming truck is diesel? What about cooking stove?
 

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