Go Back   iRV2 Forums > CAMPING, TRAVEL and TRIP PLANNING > Boondocking
Join iRV2 Today

Mission Statement: Supporting thoughtful exchange of knowledge, values and experience among RV enthusiasts.
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
Old 04-28-2011, 07:55 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Jan 2011
Posts: 12
Wave 3 installation. Clearances??

Boondocking forum seemed to be the proper place to post this.

I have only one spot in my 17' Casita SD that meets the clearance specifications. 4"" side, 30" front and 18" vertical. The vertical clearance might be a problem. When I'm in my easy chair, the heater would be a bit too close to my head. I've already got a thinning problem up there.
So, my question is this. Has anyone fudged the 18" vertical clearance specification with some success? The wall & ceilings are carpet on the Casita.

lkg907 is offline   Reply With Quote
Join the #1 RV Forum Today - It's Totally Free!

iRV2.com RV Community - Are you about to start a new improvement on your RV or need some help with some maintenance? Do you need advice on what products to buy? Or maybe you can give others some advice? No matter where you fit in you'll find that iRV2 is a great community to join. Best of all it's totally FREE!

You are currently viewing our boards as a guest so you have limited access to our community. Please take the time to register and you will gain a lot of great new features including; the ability to participate in discussions, network with other RV owners, see fewer ads, upload photographs, create an RV blog, send private messages and so much, much more!

Old 04-28-2011, 09:26 PM   #2
Senior Member
Senior Chief's Avatar

Vintage RV Owners Club
Fleetwood Owners Club
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Somewhere in the woods in Belfair, WA, WA
Posts: 1,250
You can put a bent sheet metal heat guard on the side that's a bit "short" of clearance. The heat is mostly radiant, remember, so the metal will heat and re-radiate in 2 directions, halving the heat that makes it to your ceiling (or whatever).

Life rocks when your house rolls
Senior Chief
& the Cheese Queen

Senior Chief is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-01-2011, 06:01 PM   #3
Senior Member
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Full Timer / Vagabond
Posts: 609
Mount it on a hinge so it can be directed where you want it. It can be secured for travel with some kind of catch.
Ralph & Snickers
2006 3500 Chevy Dually - 8.1 - Allison
2006 30' New Horizon - Solar
ralper is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-11-2011, 11:41 AM   #4
Senior Member
Join Date: May 2002
Location: Idaho Falls, ID, USA
Posts: 351
I made 2 oak legs (more fun than buying the Wave accessory legs, not only that they match the décor) to keep my Wave 6- 4” above the floor also at a slight tilt. Then installed a 3/8” copper line with a female disconnect on the end. I had a Propane Distributor make up a 3’ Rubber hose with the matching Male disconnect end. Now the Wave can be moved around somewhat during use or during warm weather be removed completely.
A friend of mine mounted his in his hallway using butt hinges on both sides of the mounting board(total of 4 hinges). That way when not in use it was LOCKED to the wall. When needed he will pull the hinge pins from the appropriate side and swing the Wave so it is aimed toward either the Living Room or the Bedroom.
2005 Dodge, 2500, auto, 2wd. Pac brake PRXB. CB, Max Brake Brake Controller, Rhino Lining, Aero 60 gal. replacement tank.
1998 Hitchhiker ll, mod#31RLBGBW, RBW L'tl Rocker Hitch, Generac NP50 G generator
richardcoxid is offline   Reply With Quote

Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Residential Refrigerator Installation rorr1821 RV Systems & Appliances 8 02-20-2011 07:52 AM
installation of ALLURE composite flooring DAN L MH-General Discussions & Problems 4 11-26-2009 03:16 PM
Blue Ox Base plate BX2160 DIY installation review 2005 Explorer V6 XLT 4WD jhanan Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 16 06-02-2008 07:32 PM
Surge Guard 50 amp Installation SteveG Winnebago Industries Owner's Forum 12 06-24-2007 09:02 AM
SMI Silent Partner Installation Notes SteveR Toads and Motorhome Related Towing 1 04-06-2007 04:33 AM

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -6. The time now is 06:16 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.