"Which is less likely to get you blown up - high pressure propane lines in your trailer, or a modified heater?"
I have no data on the dangers of high pressure lines in RVs, but I'd guess DIY modifications to defeat a heater's internal regulator sounds dubious to me.
The other answer would be to buy a heater without a built-in regulator. That is probably the wisest choice."
I think I'll leave the Mr heater alone, it makes a good back up with a disposable canister as it was intended to be used. And yes, as I said a new low pressure heater seems the safe choice.
"We've got a Wave 3 in our Scamp
13 and it keeps us plenty warm, even with windows
cracked. Anything bigger would be overkill."
Good feedback, thanks!
"Do you have a propane gas detector in your camper?"
I do not, but it is certainly on my list. I have fire and CO detectors. I have a valve that shuts off the new lines I've run so I can still use the stove and fridge
without pressurizing the longer, more complex, more internal lines and fittings for the hot water heater and quick release. And unless something is in use I'll leave the entire system off at the tank until I get that detector installed. I have checked all connections and fittings with the pink foaming spray. I'd love a detector with an internal battery
, not just a connection to trailer 12v as most seem to be.
Darwin, I'll try to keep that family in mind. Always good to have a healthy respect for explosive gases.