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DXSMac
post Dec 18 2012, 08:48 PM
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Found this on another forum:

http://www.ndindoorrvpark.com/index.php?page=faqs

Can't wait to see someone send in a review!

"Although we were toasty inside the heated buildings, the neighbors were too close to us. And the view was horrible, nothing to look at. No room for our slideouts."

So, is anyone convinced to "winter" in North Dakota? Doubt it, I also heard this park is already full and has a waiting list.



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pianotuna
post Dec 21 2012, 10:53 PM
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Hi,

It is 3413 btu's per 1000 watts. The ratings on heaters are....variable. It is best to use a kill-a-watt meter to do real time measurements of the wattage.

The delta T, for my Class C, with 9980 btu's of electric heaters, between outside and inside the RV appears to be 23.2C. For example the temperature out side is -8.2 C (17.24 f) and the temperature inside the RV is 15 C (59 f).

This suggests about 430 Btu's per 1 degree C delta T, or about 126 watts of heating.

Here is a calculator so that a cost comparison can be made:

electric vs propane


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post Dec 25 2012, 11:24 AM
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Pianotuna, I'm surprised you didn't get picked to be on Big Bang Theory. Did you mess up your audition? biggrin.gif biggrin.gif I just get tickled when you come up with the "technical" side of things.

QUOTE(pianotuna @ Dec 21 2012, 08:53 PM) *

Hi,

It is 3413 btu's per 1000 watts. The ratings on heaters are....variable. It is best to use a kill-a-watt meter to do real time measurements of the wattage.

The delta T, for my Class C, with 9980 btu's of electric heaters, between outside and inside the RV appears to be 23.2C. For example the temperature out side is -8.2 C (17.24 f) and the temperature inside the RV is 15 C (59 f).

This suggests about 430 Btu's per 1 degree C delta T, or about 126 watts of heating.

Here is a calculator so that a cost comparison can be made:

electric vs propane



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post Dec 26 2012, 09:41 AM
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Here's another interesting link on furnaces propane vs electric. I figure the 40,000 btu f=urnace in my RV is probably 60% efficient.

http://www.ehow.com/about_6645117_propane-...eaters-rvs.html


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post Dec 26 2012, 10:07 AM
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QUOTE(nedmtnman @ Dec 26 2012, 08:41 AM) *

Here's another interesting link on furnaces propane vs electric. I figure the 40,000 btu f=urnace in my RV is probably 60% efficient.

http://www.ehow.com/about_6645117_propane-...eaters-rvs.html
That article is very misleading.

It says "... a propane RV heater is more economical than an electric RV heater. It costs more than two times as much to use electric RV heaters as it does to use propane." That is true only if propane is much cheaper than it is now and electricity is much more expensive than rates in much of the country.

For a scientific analysis of the cost of heating with various fuels, use this spreadsheet provided by the US Department of Energy: Heating Fuel Comparison Calculator

Plug in your own per-gallon cost of propane and KiloWatt-hour cost of electricity.



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DXSMac   I Can't Wait For Someone To Review This Park!!!   Dec 18 2012, 08:48 PM
Wink   Some people do like to ice fish and snow mobile bu...   Dec 18 2012, 09:06 PM
Dutch_12078   More likely a review will read, "Man! Thi...   Dec 18 2012, 09:30 PM
Wink   More likely a review will read, "Man! Th...   Dec 18 2012, 09:42 PM
DXSMac   You mite be right. A friend of mine said the 1500...   Dec 18 2012, 10:01 PM
nedmtnman   I am amazed they didn't call it an Rv Resort a...   Dec 19 2012, 08:48 AM
Wink   I am amazed they didn't call it an Rv Resort ...   Dec 19 2012, 04:34 PM
Lindsay Richards   This is right near the Balkkens shale oil formatio...   Dec 19 2012, 09:38 AM
pianotuna   Hi, It is 3413 btu's per 1000 watts. The rati...   Dec 21 2012, 10:53 PM
DXSMac   Pianotuna, I'm surprised you didn't get pi...   Dec 25 2012, 11:24 AM
nedmtnman   Here's another interesting link on furnaces pr...   Dec 26 2012, 09:41 AM
Denali   Here's another interesting link on furnaces p...   Dec 26 2012, 10:07 AM
Fitzjohnfan   I'm curious, though, why only 5th wheels, no m...   Dec 22 2012, 12:42 AM
Dutch_12078   I'm curious, though, why only 5th wheels, no ...   Dec 22 2012, 10:58 AM
Wink   With all this calculating did we forget that all R...   Dec 22 2012, 07:10 AM
Jerry S.   In regard to the "why no motorhomes" que...   Dec 22 2012, 02:01 PM
pianotuna   Hi, What surprises me most is them allowing propa...   Dec 22 2012, 10:49 PM
Dutch_12078   Hi, What surprises me most is them allowing prop...   Dec 22 2012, 11:10 PM
pianotuna   Hi JJ, I'm glad I tickle you pink! (it al...   Dec 26 2012, 12:13 PM


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