After traveling nearly 10,000 miles in our egg this past year, we realize that having a propane furnace
would be a great idea for us. We have a 2008 EggCamper
, which is all electric - the 1000 watt heater works nicely, but we like to visit national parks (no electric) and they do not allow generator
use at night. We have several adventures in mind such as Alaska, Nova Scotia, and northern Canada - so need to do something.
The Wave has been considered, but have concerns about smell and combustion by-products - after much research, have decided on the Atwood 8012 II
because of its small size and it only draws 1.8 amps. Our egg's pod is only 96 sq ft so the 12,000 BTU input / 9,000 BTU output
should be more than adequate to keep us warm.
I'm sure many forum members have modified and/or installed new propane
- so figured why not draw on your vast body of experience? I have a tongue box , which holds our Honda EU2000i generator
and a 20# LP tank. I am all for simplicity - so it doesn't have to be piped direct from the tongue box to the furnace
, although I may do that in the end. I would be happy to just use a rubber LP line with a regulator and LP 'quick connect'. On reason I'm considering the flex hose is our grey tank is immediately below where the furnace
will be located - so I was thinking ...what if I install a small outside hatch for 'connect access' and hose storage? I could set the tank at the rear bumper whenever we require heat.
I would really like to hear(and see photos) of how each of you have solved a similar problem. I am open to ideas about connections, furnaces and install suggestions - anything is acceptable feedback and will be taken into consideration.
Disclaimer: Yes, I know some of you will worry about me installing propane. I have extensive experience with electrical, plumbing and building and/or repairing just about anything. I plan to do appropriate joint leak testing and will install a certified LP alarm from Atwood. I will not hold anyone liable for offering suggestions - - I'm just looking for ideas which either support what I am thinking or help me think 'outside my box'.
Look forward to hearing from lots of you! Orlen Wolf should be of help, since he worked from scratch installing most items in his EggCamper
- hope to hear from him.