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#71981 - 11/07/03 02:02 PM heater for tents
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Registered: 12/19/02
Posts: 447
Loc: Conroe Texas
any body know a good heater to put in a tent that will work or do they even make them or is not even a good idea any body got any info on this just wondering
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#71982 - 11/07/03 10:58 PM Re: heater for tents [Re: 125mx]
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Registered: 12/21/00
Posts: 1830
Loc: Beaumont TX
camping world sells a propane heater that is rated for indoor use. Called something-buddy, or buddy-something. You might be able to find it elsewhere for less. www.campingworld.com. Sorry to sound like a commercial for camping world, but they have what you need.

If you want to go less high-tech, Wal-mart or Academy sell those parabolic propane heaters that will heat up a tent in no time. The best way to use them is to heat up the tent, get into your high-dollar sleeping bag, and then turn it off. When you wake up in the morning, turn the heater back on, wait til the tent warms up, put your clothes on and then get out of the sleeping bag.
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#71983 - 11/07/03 11:37 PM Re: heater for tents [Re: Hoop]
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Loc: New Braunfels, TX
Man this sounds like a burn victim waiting to happen. Too scary for me.
Use your wife or dog to heat up the tent.

But I'd stay away from propane or lighting anything in general. Scary!! Maybe if you have some big Army canvass tent like my folks did when we were kids. But nylon type tents would seem like they'd melt/burn with the heat.

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#71984 - 11/09/03 03:54 PM Re: heater for tents [Re: armadillo]
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Registered: 12/19/02
Posts: 447
Loc: Conroe Texas
I CHECKED WITH COLEMAN AND THEY SELL PROPANE HEATERS WITH NO FLAME MADE FOR VINOL TENTS IT HAS NO FLAME SO THEY WORK GREAT FOR TENTS
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#71985 - 11/10/03 02:05 AM Re: heater for tents [Re: 125mx]
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Loc: New Braunfels, TX
Excellent. Good luck with it...
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#71986 - 11/11/03 03:33 AM Re: heater for tents [Re: 125mx]
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Registered: 11/29/01
Posts: 4471
Loc: Hamilton, Tx
There is always a possable problem then burning any gass indoors. Even if you get a infrared heater.
Anytime you burn LP gas it will give off carbon monoxide and deplete some of he oxygen with in the tent.
Now with that said; I use one inside a enclosed trailor. It is not complety sealed tight therefore
lets in some fresh air. Sleeping on or close to the floor will also help as the fumes are most always
at the top of the tent or trailor. Just please be sure to set the heater so that it can NOT be kick
over in any way. YES, I know it has an auto shut off but it alreally hot and can start a fire if
it lands on some clothing. Set it on something flat and then tie a rope to the handel to help out.
Don't let anyone tell you that infrared heaters are super safe. There is no flame but it just as HOT
as a flame.
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#71987 - 11/11/03 01:50 PM Re: heater for tents [Re: 125mx]
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Registered: 02/10/01
Posts: 70
Loc: Deer Park
125mx.......
Wichever LPG heating unit you decide to purchase (and there are plenty to choose from...catalytic, convection, forced air or radiant) would you please remember this. While each model keeps you nice and toasty in the tent and are now very user friendly, they are not your friend and each has the potential to KILL YOU WITHOUT WARNING. If they burn propane, flameless or not, they produce carbon monoxide as a by-product. You will not see or smell it. Just because it doesn't smell like a campfire inside your tent doesn't mean it's not present. It will be there and symptoms of moderate exposure to the gas can include severe headaches, dizziness, mental confusion, nasuea and a faint feeling. Kinda like I feel every race morning. Bottom line..... to keep momma and the kids safe and happy be smart, be careful and use common sense when you use a heater.

read this
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#71988 - 11/11/03 01:59 PM Re: heater for tents [Re: sprocket-rocket]
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Registered: 02/10/01
Posts: 70
Loc: Deer Park
one last thing before I step down.

Using a minimum of two smoke detectors in your camper and a good quality carbon monoxide detector is a must. I have ten smoke alarms in my house/garage. I've seen many examples of how they pay off.
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#71989 - 11/11/03 04:51 PM Re: heater for tents [Re: sprocket-rocket]
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Registered: 05/26/01
Posts: 307
Loc: Austin, TX

Honda makes some very quite, small, light weight, low watt generators that will give you years of service and allow an electric blanket at night. Might find some other uses during the day as well. Being able to plug in a fan under and EZ up during the summer heat is always nice. It will cost more and you'll need to do some research (electric blanket = watt\volt\amp) but would also allow growth.
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#71990 - 11/12/03 12:29 AM Re: heater for tents [Re: PALE_RIDER]
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Actually, a 1000 watt generator would even pull a small electric heater, like the oil filled radiator type. They have a 600 watt and 900 watt element, so you could run one side and do fine.

Great idea, Gopher. I knew Kat didn't keep you around just for your wheelies.....
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