Post by ranchorelaxo on Dec 30, 2018 11:21:42 GMT -8
I'll call it a floor radiator until somebody tells me the proper name of the thing. Anyway, a few curiosities:
Has anybody refurbished one of these to it's original glory? Are they otherwise safe when properly fixed and maintained? Would somebody remove it all together and replace with a more modern heating device?
I was also concerned about the clearance beneath the trailer, seems awfully close to the road. I can snap a shot later on and take an actual measurement. Here is the view from the aerial command center
Post by ranchorelaxo on Dec 30, 2018 11:24:00 GMT -8
As a side note, I should mention that I would tend to be leaning towards wanting to keep the trailer as close to original as I can. If it's found to be some sort of awful hinderance and headache to climb this particular mountain, it won't sadden me to omit it from the rebuild.
It's called a floor heater. If you pull it from the trailer, you could clean and bench test it. Some work, some don't. Also, the grate gets very hot, so if the kids will be in the trailer, I would remove it, patch the floor and consider a Wave 3 propane heater on the wall.
I had one of these in my Westerner when I bought it. I thought of reusing it, but I read too many comments in research that they can leak. It wasn't worth it to me to keep - I didn't want to take the risk.
But, I wasn't that savvy on working with it, either. I just gave up on it and curbed it. However, I see no reason why you can't clean it up and test it to see if it works if it's in your skill set.
"I get that queasy how in the hell will this thing ever go back together feeling.” - PT
Post by ranchorelaxo on Jan 7, 2019 19:28:45 GMT -8
I'll give it the ol' college try and see what becomes of it. I don't think that I'm going to include it during the rebuild however. Varmints that are low to the ground (my kids) being the main concern. I could see small objects rolling down in there and potentially becoming a problem