Hi Parker -
I would worry about it mounted on a door, too. The flexible hose could get damaged from opening and closing the door or moving/unhooking the heater constantly. The heater fits just right under the closet, and gives a very central location. I found it heats very efficiently from under the closet.
The vent has a flexible tube that runs through the closet to another vent just under the heater. In retrospect, it would have been easier to not include the tube, and just use some of those rubber or felt cabinet door stops on the closet - just enough to let air leak around the door. Then no tube and secondary vent to worry about.
Hello, I am new to this forum, but have been following this link with much interest. I just purchased a 1977 13' scamp
and am planning on using it for winter camping/ice fishing. I purchased a wave 6 after reading your posts, and really appreciate your willingness to share info. I am planning on mounting my heater under the closet but was wondering if you could just use the recessed mounting kit, which would place the heater body inside the panel where the air intake leads, and thus provide the heater with an oxygen
supply. You could then construct a panel to cap off the bottom part of the cabinet, and keep the items in your closet from becoming as cold as the outside air. All of this depends upon if the heater would draw air from behind the element or from the front.
After reading your initial posts on this topic, I had assumed that the air intake led directly to a vent in the back of the heater. Now I see that the air vent just leads to a port in the camper. Maybe this venting is not even necessary if you have an alternative vent like the gap I have at the bottom of my entrance door.
Thanks again for the free flow of information and ideas. This scamp
modification thing is fun and addictive, I would appreciate any info from fellow scamp
owners who use theirs as a mobile ice house in the winter months.