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midnightsadie

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Posted: 09/28/20 04:18pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

seen at a garage sale a camco wave 3 heater my question is are these the ones safe to use inside a rv? SMALL CLASS c NEW IN THE BOX.

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That's what they are made for. But, they only heat small areas.

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Others don’t believe they are safe when you are sleeping. Plus they don’t keep the tanks warm.


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3000 btu’s is not a lot of heat. It would take the chill out of the air once you have had it on for an hour or so. You would have keep a vent cracked open to ventilate. You have to mount it so you dont burn anything above it. I prefer a portable Mr Heater from 4000-9000 btu’s. I like the option to move it around as needed.

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We just finished using one for two weeks while out moose hunting in camper on the back of a Nodwell with the temps in the 40s. We turned it off a couple of nights because it go to warm. It was a 16' camper.

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We too use a Mr Heater Big Buddy for affordability over the Wave, but it's the same concept. Only uses propane and no electricity.


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Posted: 09/29/20 02:58pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Safe if you follow directions and crack open a couple of windows a bit; they do use up oxygen over time which must be replenished, but as long as they get proper oxygen they produce considerably less carbon monoxide than other non-vented, open-flame heaters.


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I won't use an unvented combustion heater.

If you insist on having one, definitely ventilate and do not use when sleeping.

There are many vented combustion heaters that use no electricity and are safe to use.


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Posted: 09/30/20 07:49am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

midnightsadie wrote:

seen at a garage sale a camco wave 3 heater my question is are these the ones safe to use inside a rv? SMALL CLASS c NEW IN THE BOX.


We have one in both our class c and our 5’er. We only use them when temperatures are not expected to get and remain below freezing. If the temps get and stay quite cool, we need the forced-air to heat basement tanks and water system.

We added two (2) additional CO monitors, for security reasons. You must keep adequate ventilation in the camper to keep the monitors from going off. In summary they do help keep the rv warm, but, I highly recommend taking precautions by having additional Co monitors. I suggest at least two (2), as one may fail....not likely that two (2) will fail! memtb


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