Appreciate your post! I agree the space heater seems to be a bad choice all around. The rooftop AC Unit does have an option heat selection, but don’t believe it’s actually installed—I’m going to look in to those options.A few things to consider, most rooftop air conditioners have electric heat options that can be installed separately space heaters are a fire hazard I cannot justify personally. The furnace, while it is propane, works so well you won't need it on very long at all. Hot water is only necessary if you are using your own shower, and most smaller trailers have limited grey tank sizes so it is quite impractical unless you can do some seriously quick wetting and rinsing, ours filled up in 2 rounds of super quick showers (2 adults 2 kids, 28 gallon grey tank). Luckily I tried it only because we had a full hookup. Our water heater runs off propane or electric.
Also, not all manufacturers are the same my Jayco came weighed from the factory with a battery and full propane installed and the sticker states that is how the weights were determined. So look at the fine print on the weight sticker, they are not all weighed the same, and definitely don't rely on specs found online. We searched for months for the perfect trailer for us and visited every dealer within the county and along the interstate corridor. It is not easy finding a sub 5k lb trailer to fit a family of 4 but we managed with a whole lot of patience and realistic expectations.
I use the weigh safe hitch and it is very useful, just be sure to keep it stored where it wont get too cold as temperature affects the hydraulic fluid. Take your time and you will find something that works for you. And fwiw not having to deal with a weight distributing hitch makes hooking up so easy, start to finish I am ready to go in about 15 minutes, putting stabilizers up storing wood, attaching trailer to Ascent, hooking up safety chains/wiring, running tongue jack up, checking lights and rearview camera function, storing wheel chocks, locking the doors, rolling up electrical cord and locking storage.
Take your time and find what you want and then enjoy the inherent simplicity! Be safe and happy hunting!
Thanks for the feedback on the Weigh Safe. I might have an issue with a drop hitch like that because of the overall height of the trailer.
Anyhow, we went ahead and pulled the trigger on the Bullet. I’ll be honest, it doesn’t pull as great I would have hoped. We’re heading out for a test night this weekend and to get it on the open road. I’m doing some balancing as we speak.