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joerg68 wrote:

You may well be near or over your payload rating, but not necessarily over the axle ratings.
The next time you are ready to go camping, take your rig to a scale and get the actual axle weights of both axles.
Compare with the axle ratings on your door sticker.
That will tell you if you have any weight reserves left.


[emoticon] We did that before, but it's been a while. Made mods and keep adding this and that. Your reply is a good reminder we need to do that again... Good idea about the axle ratings! Hoping that will buy us a few pounds. Thank you!

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Grit dog wrote:

It doesn't sound like installing a RV furnace or wood stove (woodstove, really? in a popup full of people? lol love the idea in theory. Not even remotely practical in the OP's scenario/type of camper...)


Please explain why you think it isn't practical? Keep in mind we are talking tiny stoves.

This company marks their cub, a 11” W x 12” H x 10.5” D wood stove that weighs 25 lbs. https://fireandsaw.com/best-camper-rv-wood-stove/

Btw, there are also backpack wood stoves for tents. Theirs are all of the way down to 6 x 6 x 9 and 18 oz. https://seekoutside.com/titanium-wood-stoves/


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jimh406 wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

It doesn't sound like installing a RV furnace or wood stove (woodstove, really? in a popup full of people? lol love the idea in theory. Not even remotely practical in the OP's scenario/type of camper...)


Please explain why you think it isn't practical? Keep in mind we are talking tiny stoves.

This company marks their cub, a 11” W x 12” H x 10.5” D wood stove that weighs 25 lbs. https://fireandsaw.com/best-camper-rv-wood-stove/

Btw, there are also backpack wood stoves for tents. Theirs are all of the way down to 6 x 6 x 9 and 18 oz. https://seekoutside.com/titanium-wood-stoves/


Absolutely talking tiny stoves. A large stove or even a small household stove would just be too big and throw out too much heat.
Practically speaking, a few of the reasons off the top of my head...
1. You ever camp with one of those tiny stoves and know how long it will burn? I guess if you're ok with getting up every 2 hours max, before the fire goes completely out, especially with whatever softwood branches you can find at 10kft in Cali.
2. Space, maintaining clear distance in a little pop top camper with a minimum of 3 people (heard the words hubby and kid, maybe there's kids plural even). Where would you put it.
3. Roof vent and pop up camper? Sure anything is "possible" but I said practical. I guess you set up the stove pipe (single wall?) every time you pop the top and then clean it out to remove and store every time you put it down?
4. 3x as much cost as a little diesel heater and more "work".

Cool? Yes.
Practical in this application? Nope.


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Grit dog wrote:

Absolutely talking tiny stoves. A large stove or even a small household stove would just be too big and throw out too much heat.


None of your reasons are absolute. Most stoves have controls that both limit the amount of heat output also limit the amount of wood burned which would both control how hot it gets and also how long the wood will burn. Also, different species of wood have dramatically different burning characteristics and BTUs per cord.

Diesel fuel heaters are only practical if you have diesel available for some other reason, and you still need to vent it and put it somewhere.

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