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Old 05-23-2003, 03:01 PM   #15
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John: I was thinking a fan but didnt think of a computer fan, thanks for the idea. I should be able to get a freebe from my friend that is always rebuilding computers. I used to have a little tiny squirl cage fan from a copy machine, about the size of my fist, that would have worked too but I think I chucked it.

The Trilium is working nicely, had it out last weekend (Wildcat Mtn.). Only problem was every time I rolled over at night, the flashlight I had hanging went thump thump thump. About 3 am I got smart and unhooked it and layed it beside me. I gotta rig up some jacks.

Hope you are able to get that furnace from Paul.

Rich
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Old 05-24-2003, 08:49 PM   #16
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Has anyone tried a Mr. Heater Buddy?

I took my recently purchased 89 Scamp to Denali National Park when it was still getting downright cold at night. Not only was the forced-air furnace way too loud, the constant cycling on and off ran down my 12v battery by about 3 a.m. From this I learned that without shore power, I don't have reliable heat. The Mr. Heater company has come out with a new portable propane heater called a "Buddy" that radiates heat without the need for electricity. They claim it is completely safe in enclosed spaces such as tents and campers. I haven't found one locally yet, but Cabela's is advertising it for $89.00. Anybody out there think this may be a reasonable idea? Any experienced "Buddy" owners out there?

Dave in Anchorage
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Old 05-24-2003, 09:25 PM   #17
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Mr Buddy

Dave,

A lot of people use them but all of the ones I have seen require a lot of fresh air. This requires a couple of windows open somewhere. Better check the fine print.

Ron
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Old 05-24-2003, 09:36 PM   #18
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Mr. Heater

Ron:

Thanks for the input. I don't know if I could ever get to sleep while worrying about whether the heater was going to do me in. I have an old style Mr. Heater that specifically warns against indoor use. I do use it to warm up my wife in caribou hunting camp, in our big tent. But we make sure it is off before we get in the sleeping bags. The Buddy is supposed to have automatic shutoff features for oygen deprivation. I still wonder if I can trust my life to the theory. I still need to figure out some decent way to heat my Scamp when I am away from a power source. Alaska camping is often chilly to say the least. Other ideas out there?

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Old 05-24-2003, 09:56 PM   #19
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Mr. Heater Portable Buddy

Dave:

Mr. Heater Portable Buddy for heat when boondocking. :)
<img src=http://www.fiberglassrv.com/board/uploads/3ed02bb965920Casita Mr heater 2.jpg/>
Yes, keeping the vent cracked open, and the bath window, controls the condensation. The portable buddy has an oxygen depletion sensor that will shut it down in case of low oxygen, but we don't run it while sleeping, it gets too hot in the Casita, even on the low setting. I like to leave the pilot on, provides a night light and a teeny bit of heat, and it's ready to crank up first thing in the morning. Just switch the knob to 'hi' and jump back under the covers til the temperature climbs. :)

And use the ceramic cube heater whenever 120vac is available.
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Old 05-25-2003, 01:02 AM   #20
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convection furnace

My 1973 Boler has a WagonMaster 6000B 'wall furnace' as described by the manufacturer in Seattle, Wash.

The company is not longer operating, but youcan get generic parts, like the gas valve. I like mine at it requires no electricity, but will blow out on a windy day (poor exhaust design). At 6000 BTU it heats the 13 foot Boler well.

My newer Trillium 4500 has a more modern unit (Duo-Therm), which has a pilot that you manually light, but has a wall thermostat and a fan. When heat is called for, at least once process is the fan.

I think the pilot will take a bit of a chill off, and turning up the thermostat before arising should be a manageable task.

Rick
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Another alternative is one or more of the three Coleman Cat products, which are true catalytic heaters and aren't supposed to be as altitude sensitive (if at all) as the ODS heaters (Buddy's fine print says 6,500 ft limit; my Empire runs at 7,300 ft but requires more ventilation than at lower altitudes to keep the ODS happy).

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Old 06-15-2003, 07:44 AM   #22
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Just one option

Force 10 Cozy Cabin Propane Heater
Warms your cabin with 6000 Btu of vented dry heat. A Piezo spark ignition with push-to-turn control knob makes the Cozy Cabin heater virtually child-proof. Safety is further enhanced with no standing pilot light or matches required. The control valve incorporates a thermocouple that provides 100% gas shutoff, should the flame be extinguished. An oxygen depletion sensor closes the gas valve whenever the cabin oxygen level drops below 95% of normal levels. Bulkhead mount. Includes deck cap assembly and guard.

Product Specifications
Fuel type: Propane
Heat output: 6000 Btu
Dimensions: 7.5"dia x 16"H
Weight: 11lb
Fuel consumption: 1lb per 3.5hr


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Force 10 CCH Base Assembly Force 10 Cozy Cabin Diesel/Kerosene Heater Force 10 Cozy Cabin Propane Heater


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Everyday Price: $298.00 / EA


I am putting one in my ttand have used them in boats works great and vent out the roof
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