Mr. Heater

General Discussion about almost anything Teardrop or camping related

Postby jje507 » Sat Jul 08, 2006 9:41 pm

I have this exact same heater.
Used it one time in our trailer and found 2 problems with it.
1 was even on low it still puts out way to much heat than we needed,
and # 2 was when it is running the bottle sweats a lot more than I thought
it would ( had a puddle of water real quick).
If you do decide to use it be careful of your clearance above the heater.
I had a cabinet door to hot for my comfort.
Jeff
User avatar
jje507
Silver Donating Member
 
Posts: 50
Images: 16
Joined: Sat Feb 04, 2006 10:09 pm
Location: Tennessee, Sevierville

Re: Mr. Heater

Postby Wellcraft290 » Mon Jan 13, 2020 1:33 pm

I plan on using this and temp can be set.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pT8YeL8JQxY
Wellcraft290
Teardrop Advisor
 
Posts: 53
Joined: Sat Nov 16, 2019 6:09 am

Re: Mr. Heater

Postby ArkansasDon » Sat Feb 22, 2020 10:21 am

cold weather camping, with my modification build with my 2019 Runaway Range Runner a heating source was on my mind plus I wanted it portable & safe. I done a ton of research on heaters, one thing was apparent I wanted a actually thermostatic controlled heat system. The Chinese Diesel Heater was out of the question, for one a lot of complaints that were on facebook groups in the offroad trailer communities having troubles with them. Another is they are noisy, another reason why I didn't choose this heating system was I would have to carry another source of fuel.

AT Overland has a portable 12v. & propane forced air furance system that is extremely safe, the electronics constantly monitors the operation of the heater to make sure everything is operating perfectly: the flame, case temperature, combustion airflow, gas solenoid valve & voltage are scanned continuously. This heating system is a low pressure & will run as low as 10 amps on the battery. If a problem is detected the heater, the system will instantly switch off & the red light on the thermostat will flash in code to let you know there is an issue. The solid-state electronic thermostat automatically switches the unit on & off (on demand) to maintain the desired interior temperature, when the temperature drops below the selected temperature in the cabin, the Proplex HS2000 furance will automatically ignite & run until the cabin reaches the selected temperature. This heating system I have (AT Overland) is low draw 12v. power consumption 1.4 amps per hour, low propane use consumption which for me it burns 5lbs of propane in 86hrs of use. The bad thing about this heating system is "the price", expeinsive if you want it portable, now stantionary the price is a lot less (over 1\2 the price) & is a simple install. Overall this sytem is well worth the cost whether you want it portable or peramently installed.

I know of a few who will use UCO Candlelier candle lantern to heat the cabin area up & will sleep with it lit. IMO that is insane. The problem with MR. Buddy Heaters IMO is many use them to warm up the cabin before they go to bed & when they 1st wake up. Being a non thermostat controlled heater it has a low & high setting only, plus the propane consumption is high on these heaters. The whole purpose of having heat for cold weather camping is having continuous monitored controlled safe heat all night long.

We do own & use a Mr. Buddy Heater to heat our awning room only.
Attachments
forum (2).JPG
forum (2).JPG (119.14 KiB) Viewed 1278 times
forum.JPG
forum.JPG (115.15 KiB) Viewed 1278 times
66797520_2286005518114976_534417283083141120_n.jpg
66797520_2286005518114976_534417283083141120_n.jpg (97.12 KiB) Viewed 1278 times
2019 Runaway Range Runner Offroad Build
viewtopic.php?f=50&t=72442
ArkansasDon
Teardrop Advisor
 
Posts: 58
Images: 0
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:04 am
Location: Evening Shade, Arkansas
Top

Re: Mr. Heater

Postby GuitarPhotog » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:05 pm

Don, this thread is 14 years old.

Zombies...
GuitarPhotog
Silver Donating Member
 
Posts: 1758
Images: 55
Joined: Tue Feb 08, 2011 12:52 pm
Location: Grants Pass Oregon
Top

Re: Mr. Heater

Postby S. Heisley » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:18 pm

GuitarPhotog wrote:Don, this thread is 14 years old.

Zombies...

It's still valuable, Charles...beats starting a new thread!

PS. Nice to see you're still around!
User avatar
S. Heisley
Super Lifetime Member
 
Posts: 8379
Images: 491
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:02 am
Location: No. California
Top

Re: Mr. Heater

Postby S. Heisley » Sat Feb 22, 2020 11:20 pm

:thinking: Take a look at what Bob Wells (Cheap RV Living Guru) says:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WosMp5xG1e0
User avatar
S. Heisley
Super Lifetime Member
 
Posts: 8379
Images: 491
Joined: Mon Sep 17, 2007 10:02 am
Location: No. California
Top

Re: Mr. Heater

Postby ArkansasDon » Sun Feb 23, 2020 8:35 am

GuitarPhotog wrote:Don, this thread is 14 years old.

Zombies...

I'm aware of this thread being old as it is. Any information that is added to any thread whether new or old would be helpful to any one in search.
Last edited by ArkansasDon on Sun Feb 23, 2020 2:25 pm, edited 1 time in total.
2019 Runaway Range Runner Offroad Build
viewtopic.php?f=50&t=72442
ArkansasDon
Teardrop Advisor
 
Posts: 58
Images: 0
Joined: Sun Feb 02, 2020 6:04 am
Location: Evening Shade, Arkansas
Top

Re: Mr. Heater

Postby slowcowboy » Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:15 am

Wander what happened to madjack and all them old guys in the begining.of this thread I got to debate some of them old time guys on here and met some of them back in the day in 010 but they have disappeared and no longer write in to the forum...i though hang on to certain hobbies for years like a bull dog..slow.
Plans. there was supposed to be plans to be followed when I built this thing. Opps! AH, gee, tum,tee tum. I think I forgot about the plans 2 years ago. ------Tow vehicles, 1995 ford explore, 1994 ford ranger, 1993 ford F-150, 2009 4x9 Off road teardrop, on harbor freight greatly modified frame.
User avatar
slowcowboy
7000 Club
7000 Club
 
Posts: 7412
Images: 166
Joined: Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:25 am
Location: pavillion, wyoming.
Top

Re: Mr. Heater

Postby slowcowboy » Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:22 am

Well, half the trouble is all you old forum guys lurk and wont write in any more like it's facebook so the forum gets boring so new people are trying to get info and drum up interest like I was in 010 so I started threads and old forum members all got cranky as a lot of my questions was in old threads,and they all had got bored and went into hiding already...we would have new topics on the forum if people would participate on the forum more and not treat it like facebook and weaning yourself off social media..the new folks are just wanting information about there new hobby that all you old guys are already bored with a lot of folks have already ditched there teardrops over the years for standys even.....slow.
Plans. there was supposed to be plans to be followed when I built this thing. Opps! AH, gee, tum,tee tum. I think I forgot about the plans 2 years ago. ------Tow vehicles, 1995 ford explore, 1994 ford ranger, 1993 ford F-150, 2009 4x9 Off road teardrop, on harbor freight greatly modified frame.
User avatar
slowcowboy
7000 Club
7000 Club
 
Posts: 7412
Images: 166
Joined: Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:25 am
Location: pavillion, wyoming.
Top

Re: Mr. Heater

Postby slowcowboy » Sun Feb 23, 2020 11:40 am

For teardrop heat i think the new semi desil bunk heaters copyed by China and sold for 120 or even 60 bucks on eybay are the cats meow now days..i got to observe one up front this last summer in pinedale at our Wyoming gathering and you could hardly hear it running its not bad on juice with a solar panel back up.a guy from minn.had it in a foamy...but right now due to money and the on going bad ecomey I use a 12 volt truck heater and a 12 volt electric blanket and the last 3 summers I just wore my clothes to bed and a beany stocking cap and a sweater hoody and 3 quilts was enough for me. of coarse my tears very small and way over insulated.. lows were 30s to 28 here in the rockys..slow.
Plans. there was supposed to be plans to be followed when I built this thing. Opps! AH, gee, tum,tee tum. I think I forgot about the plans 2 years ago. ------Tow vehicles, 1995 ford explore, 1994 ford ranger, 1993 ford F-150, 2009 4x9 Off road teardrop, on harbor freight greatly modified frame.
User avatar
slowcowboy
7000 Club
7000 Club
 
Posts: 7412
Images: 166
Joined: Tue Feb 09, 2010 12:25 am
Location: pavillion, wyoming.
Top

Previous

Return to General Discussion

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: Google [Bot] and 2 guests