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beachlovingmom

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Returned home this past weekend and spent first night in Walmart parking lot. (check off bucket list!!) However, 37 was a tad chilly. I see there are small propane heaters on Amazon, but unsure if this is the best route to go. We are not ready for a generator at this point, so, is the small heater the best option?

Would using the oven be a viable option? I am not sure if there are safety concerns.

Thanks for any advice!

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Tons of safety concerns! Carbon Monoxide being one of them. Get a generator and you will live to enjoy it.

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beachlovingmom wrote:

Returned home this past weekend and spent first night in Walmart parking lot. (check off bucket list!!) However, 37 was a tad chilly. I see there are small propane heaters on Amazon, but unsure if this is the best route to go. We are not ready for a generator at this point, so, is the small heater the best option?

Would using the oven be a viable option? I am not sure if there are safety concerns.

Thanks for any advice!


Anything that burns the oxygen inside the RV over an extend period is not a good idea if you want to be around the next morning to drive to your next stop. RV furnaces that get their burner air from the outside of the RV are safe if you have a working CO2 monitor/alarm!

Maybe you should think about spend the 30-35 dollars for a RV camp site that has electric!

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Would using the oven be a viable option?
NO! Do not use the oven to heat your TT. Other people may use portable heaters inside, but this is something I would never do. Not sure why you would consider burning propane in an enclosed space a safe practice. I'd rather be cold than dead, but hey, that's just me.


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Many people use them. I wouldn't for the reason stated above.


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Posted: 10/30/13 09:47am Link  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Please! Use the furnace installed in your RV for it's intended purpose. If you must either increase your battery bank or buy a generator. I'm getting tired of reading of folks who don't or barely make it till morning. The undertaker can wait.


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Good blankets are a much safer option if you can't run your furnace at night.


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We have a Mr. Buddy propane heater that we use, but NOT while we are asleep. We will use it in the 5'er if we have no power, but we keep a window open about an inch, we warm the place up, turn it off, close the window, get in bed under some good warm blankets and then DH gets up early, lights the Mr. Buddy and warms the place up again....with the window open. We also check and maintain our CO2 and smoke detectors religiously.

We purchased ours for use at our house, at Walmart several years ago when we had an 8-day power outage in January.

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Does your RV furnace not work? It does not require electrical connection and a good battery will easily get you through one night. Never use the oven or the stove for interior heating.


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DSteiner51 wrote:

Please! Use the furnace installed in your RV for it's intended purpose. If you must either increase your battery bank or buy a generator. I'm getting tired of reading of folks who don't or barely make it till morning. The undertaker can wait.


And if you don't have the funds for an expensive generator, HF has a unit for less than $100 that is enough to keep your battery up while running the furnace.

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