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Old 04-05-2006, 05:58 AM   #1
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hello everyone.
has anyone tried using a propane catalytic heater in their camper?
we do a lot of winter camping so the furnace runs a lot and draws the batteries down quickly.
as far as I have read most catalytic heaters do not draw any electrical power.
if you have used or use a catalytic heater did you have an issue with moisture or exhaust smell?
how many BTU's was your unit and how large was your camper.
thanks for any info.
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hello everyone.
has anyone tried using a propane catalytic heater in their camper?
we do a lot of winter camping so the furnace runs a lot and draws the batteries down quickly.
as far as I have read most catalytic heaters do not draw any electrical power.
if you have used or use a catalytic heater did you have an issue with moisture or exhaust smell?
how many BTU's was your unit and how large was your camper.
thanks for any info.
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I have never had one have thought about one but never did , have some friends with them they say be careful placeing anything near them and leave a vent open a little to supply air for it. Don't close everything up tight. They work for them but they also used the heater when real cold for curculation of air and keep tanks from freezing. "007"
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Rockman,
We have used a 6000 BTU unit in our rig for the last several years. It will not heat the whole unit up - it puts out about the same amount of heat as a 1500 watt electric heater. We do a lot of boondocking and this is the only heat we use untill the weather gets down near freezing. I have it on a quick disconnect with a six foot hose so we can aim it where the heat is needed, as in the bathroom for taking a shower It should work very well in your camper.
The heater doesn't produce CO, but does use oxygen, so a window or vent should be cracked open. Propane does give off water vapor when burned, but we have never noticed a problem with it. Does not give off an oder when burning.
For more info check www.uscatalytic.com
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