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enclosed sled trailer heating!!

i just bought a enclosed 2 place triton sled trailer,now my question what is the best way to melt down the sleds after a ride because my sleds are staying in the enclosed trailer year around now??? i bought a mr buddy propane heater to put in the trailer after a day or nite of riding to melt the sleds down, i figure let it heat for about a hr or 2 at most after a ride, would this be ok or would condensation play a factor???? any tips please let me know...thanx

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You don't state what brand of trailer, etc. So, here's my answer not knowing those details. I have a Bearcat enclosed. If I was to run a heater in mine, it would need to stay running until all the moisture is removed from the trailer. Once you shut it off, all the water turns to ice. Slippery ice! Mine has paneled walls but the ceiling is just the aluminum skin and there are always water/ice droplets up there. I have a friend who says to install an in-wall propane heater and put the tank on the tongue like on a camper. Then it can run while driving home. I've found it easier to take a minute and knock the majority of snow/ice off before loading them and then sweeping everything out before I close it up. I love my enclosed trailer, but there really isn't a perfect one unless you get a wall heater put in and use it every time until all moisture is removed.
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my enclosed is a triton all alluminium clamshell type trailer!!!

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You don't state what brand of trailer, etc. So, here's my answer not knowing those details. I have a Bearcat enclosed. If I was to run a heater in mine, it would need to stay running until all the moisture is removed from the trailer. Once you shut it off, all the water turns to ice. Slippery ice! Mine has paneled walls but the ceiling is just the aluminum skin and there are always water/ice droplets up there. I have a friend who says to install an in-wall propane heater and put the tank on the tongue like on a camper. Then it can run while driving home. I've found it easier to take a minute and knock the majority of snow/ice off before loading them and then sweeping everything out before I close it up. I love my enclosed trailer, but there really isn't a perfect one unless you get a wall heater put in and use it every time until all moisture is removed.
My enclosed trailer is a triton enclosed clamshell type, all alluminium type paneling..
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I would be a bit cautious using a flame type heater. I know when my sleds sit in the trailer for a week & I first open it up, it smells a bit like gas. I wouldn't be able to sleep at night knowing I had flames in there. Those triton coveralls are pretty air tight. Could you use electric?

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I've used just a 1500 watt electric milk house heater for a 2 place clamshell and it did fine. Don't know if it will be enough for my new 4 place though. I'll find out this winter though.
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If you are useing any type of gas fired heater it most be vented. All gases have large amounts of water,and add water vapor when burning. I would use electric,and plug it in when I got home. I would wonder how much of a ice mess heating it will make. All the run off will freeze the cover gasket,the floor will be a ice skating ring,the tye down rails will fill up,and ice.
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what would happen if you got an insulation company to spray foam inside the trailer to insulate the roof??
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