I decided to use Wave3 in the trailer for following reasons
- save power/reduce noise while heating
- more settings such as low (1600BTU) vs HeatingBuddy
- tapping into "low pressure" line easier than "high pressure"
- more options to hang or stand
- more expensive, but above is worth the $$
I spent a couple of hours trying to figure out how to best connect/disconnect it and finding pieces that will fit, and figured I'll share since I haven't seen a good parts list in any other relevant ports on this potentially saving somebody some time.
My 2017 17" Casita
has a T with available (closed) port underneath the trailer
the T is 3/8 NPT Flare connection. Took a bit of muscle to take off the cap.
I have purchased the following, listing in order of connecting from the T.
Please note, because the T is 3/8, while typical "quick connect" RV propane
devices are 1/4". Additionally, you want to make sure you use flare connections where flare is used.
SHINESTAR 5feet High Pressure Propane
Cooker Hose Assembly with 1/4’’Male Pipe Thread x 3/8’’Female Flare
Notice different ends, the 1/4" male is needed for typical quick connect adapter.
DOZYANT 1/4" RV Propane
Quick Connect Adapter for Propane Hose, Propane or Natural Gas 1/4" Quick Connect or Disconnect Kit - Shutoff Valve & Full Flow Plug
The male part would be discarded, or you could find just the female part for a few bucks less.
Camp Chef RV Connection Hose Type 250 male quick connect 8' hose
Camco 57633 90° Elbow Connector for Olympian Wave Heaters
Camco 57331 Olympian Wave-3 3000 BTU LP Gas Catalytic Heater
(currently below $200)
First Alert CO710 Carbon Monoxide Detector with 10-Year Battery
and Digital Temperature Display (trailer has smoke detector)
After connecting everything and doing a dry run, I have the following plans
* route the 5feet cable into the closet via existing (power) entry
* hang the heater on the bathroom mirror, or put it on top of the fridge
. Quick connect whenever needed.
I believe my preferred placement is top of the fridge
. I really don't want this below waste due to animals and child.
Once I decide on the location, I will probably replace the 4ft cable with a copper line, for which you need a flaring tool (which I have, but never used)
Through my research, I have also found a vendor that sells a kit for this, which is rather similar to what I came up with, except uses copper tubing and an additional tee to allow further expansion (additional tee is in my plans, as I plan to use an EU2200i generator
with propane upgrade kit from Hutch Mountain).
Trial run this weekend, and I'll post pics
Portable heater hook up kit
It seems to be almost 2x the expense over above, but maybe quality is higher.