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Old 09-21-2012, 06:20 PM   #29
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The Black Cat puts out a slight amount of odor.

I had gotten one on discount from ebay, and it was very stinky... something wrong with it. I returned it and got one at Bass Pro (we have one here in town, happily), and it has been fine. I will say that even this good one bothers my wife, who has a very sensitive nose, so I would never use it around her; but I think 98% of the population would find it unobjectionable.
So, are you saying your wife is part of the 2% of the objectionable population?
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Old 09-23-2012, 10:40 AM   #30
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Thanks Mike and David. I tend to agree with your wife, Mike. We tried running it outside as recommended in the instructions that came with ours to burn off any residue that may be on the bits and pieces but it still smells and, although the detector doesn't go off (window over stove left opened a bit), the smell gave me a horrid headache. Hmmm...maybe ours needs a new home away from me!
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Old 09-23-2012, 07:00 PM   #31
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So, are you saying your wife is part of the 2% of the objectionable population?
Yep, her sniffer is in the top 2%.

No use suffering with something that gives headaches, when there are other ways to stay warm.
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I am a new member here, and wanted to introduce myself. I'm a 30+ year mechanic with lots of small RV campervan experience. In 2003, I became the US distributor for Propex Heatsource camper furnaces. I think you will find these are perfect for the application here. We have both internal and external mount 6500 and 9700 btu forced air, vented furnaces. The only thing like it in the US market. Please check them out at wwwpropexusa.com and feel free to contact me with any questions. I am currently supplying quite a few OEM teardrop manufacturers as well as small RV parts suppliers.

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I just found this very old thread and thought I would add onto it and maybe find that somebody has some newer ideas for my problem,
I am looking for a propane furnace which does not have a blower or require any electricity to run.* I need to save all my 12 volt power to run my inside lights while camping "off the grid" during winter conditions
****** My Buddy heater will heat the inside of the 13 foot*burro ( I am being careful about CO buildup (thanks)), however most of*the condensation which is being created when the propane is burning, is staying inside the trailer unless I leave the roof vent wide open, in which case I loose my heat.* With all that moisture in the air, I have a hard time getting all my sweaty clothing to dry when it is hung up inside.
******** I seem to remember that old (1950's and 60's era) camp trailers had* wall mounted furnaces that directly vented outside, and no blowers.* Probably had to be lit with a match or spark tool.* Does anybody know about these?* Are these still available?*
****** Is there any other propane fueled heaters which will vent directly to the outdoors both CO and the moisture?* Should I be looking at the so called catalytic or ceramic heaters?** Do I need to use a different type of fuel, such as wood, in a small stove?
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If I were you, I'd concentrate on using led lights which use very little battery and install a regular rv furnace, such as the Everest Star which uses only 3 amps while operating. No condensation as it vents outside and no oxygen depletion as it uses outside air for combustion. Then get a good solar set up and dual six volts and you will be set for camping.
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The Atwood, Everest, et al all are grossly inefficient and noisy. The efficiency rating is 75% in these, vs 93% for the Propex Heatsource heaters. The Propex is half (or less) the size, uses less power, and doesn't require a huge hole to be hacked in the side of the camper.
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