Camping Heaters for tassi Trip

Submitted: Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 15:03
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Bin looking at posts about Webasto Diesel Heater, Coleman Gas and Brand X gas heaters. At Rays Camping saw a home kero heater approx $50 and remember them being used in the early sixties in my cousins home.

Any body use these old timers, any recommendations ?

Regards

Russell
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Reply By: rolande- Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 20:06

Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 20:06
Russell,
For the caravan I gather? Do not under any circumstances use the gas or kero heaters in a enclosed space. Even the coleman boast about their new heaters being O.K. has been wound back. If 240V go electric. Otherwise the only safe options are the Webasto heaters or body heat :))))))))
Rolande
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Follow Up By: Member - Russell B (SA) - Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 21:13

Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 21:13
Nah for the annex.

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Follow Up By: rolande- Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 22:52

Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 22:52
Russell,
Long discussion on this on another forum, still a bad idea in the annex. The webasto is very $$$$$ but the only safe unit found. Believe Kimberley Kampers use them as an option
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Reply By: Baz (NSW) - Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 20:49

Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 20:49
This is what we use Russell.
OUR HEATER we will nodoubt get flack for using this but hey our choice.

Kero smells bad, this heater we use turns itself off if there is a gas leak or the oxygen level drops or it's knocked over.


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Follow Up By: Member - Russell B (SA) - Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 21:14

Saturday, Jan 29, 2005 at 21:14
Got any details, price etc, cant find anything sensible searching for GAF gas portable heater!

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Reply By: Member - Craig M (NSW) - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 00:17

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 00:17
Why would you need heaters in Tassie?

The only area we found cold (or that should be freeezing) was down at Strahn.
Up North its beautiful, nothing that normal winter clothes and doonas cant control.

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Reply By: Member -Dodger - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 00:30

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 00:30
We have used a gas heater for years in the van. It is one that fits on top of the gas bottle. We are very carefull with it,s use and do NOT ever go to bed with it on.
We also allow for adequate ventilation when using it.
We also only use it as a last resort eg. no power 240 and very cold or wet.
Otherwise it's the fan elec heater or an open fire outside of course.
I used to have a handle on life, but it broke.

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Reply By: Member - Anni M (SA) - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 18:37

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 18:37
Hi Russell,

We've got a Coleman gas heater, which we havn't had a lot of experience with. However so far so good. If your annexe is fully enclosed then you should be allowing it to vent somehow, but it should be OK if there is some sort of through draught. It certainly throws out really good heat. We got ours from Snowys and got a good deal.
Don't believe a work about Tassie not being cold. I grew up there and I always thought it was cold!
Happy travels
Anni
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Follow Up By: Member - Russell B (SA) - Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 18:46

Sunday, Jan 30, 2005 at 18:46
Thanks for that, for the moment we will be relying on 240volt system, using reverse cycle (too noisy to sleep with on), oil filled heater when sleeping and a fan heater in the annex.

Then off to the nearest camping store in Tassie for a coleman system if it get too cold.

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Russell
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Follow Up By: Lyds - Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 22:51

Monday, Feb 14, 2005 at 22:51
did you get one of these coleman heaters?

says suitable for tent use, just need ventilation; I'd have thought that this would defeat the purpose?
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Reply By: Rod - Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 09:22

Monday, Jan 31, 2005 at 09:22
It's the carbon monoxide that kills you. Read somewhere that 300 people died in the US in 2003 from running un-flued heaters in caravans and tents. The webasto gets the best rap as it vents the CO outside. Coleman, kero, gas heaters typically don't.
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