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Old 12-08-2013, 09:48 PM   #29
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I believe propane is just as safe (if not safer) as the other energy source options. When you think about the total number of RV's (travel trailers, fifth wheels, class A,B, and C's) that use propane and compare that to the accidents related to propane. You will find the percentage may even be lower than the issues involving other energy sources . Propane has worked fine for many years. The simplicity of propane burning heat, cooking and cooling units makes it very economical overall. I see no reason to reinvent the wheel.

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Old 12-08-2013, 10:35 PM   #30
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This thread has been seriously derailed. The OP asked if there were non-propane options including diesel.

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I would prefer to avoid propane altogether, both from paranoia over the fire risk and because I'd prefer everything to run off a single fuel source (diesel). However, most "diesel-only" RVs seem to be newer and/or more expensive.

Are there any options that fit my budget and my diesel-only preference? If not, is this something I can accomplish with a retrofit without too much trouble?


There are, indeed, diesel stove and furnace options. Since they are less common, and found mostly in the marine trades, you'll find they're much more expensive. Instead, why not go all electric? The options are readily available, not much more than standard equipment, easily retrofit. Just seems to me like a better all around alternative.

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