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    Default Hey I'm new and I have a truck camper

    Hey everyone. I've had my truck camper for a bit over a year now. Done some cool things to it and my truck as well. Pretty happy with my setup. Figuring out a heating situation now for winter... any suggestions? And hey is this forum very active, I see posts from like 2012 hopefully it's not completely empty here

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    Welcome to the forum.

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    Hey welcome to the forum. Lets see some photo's of the rig.

    Wood stove, propane convection, or a vented radiant are the best sources of heat for your rig. Little to no power required and quiet!

    I use a wood stove to heat mine.

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    Hello!

    There's also the Wabasto fuel fire heater; AirTop 2000 in both diesel and petrol(Gasoline) versions. Cheaper to run then propane, and you can run for much longer, and doesn't require you to need an extra fuel source, but they're considerably more expensive compared to the other options. It's quite popular in Europe, and seen in diesel transport trucks in Canada, but in regular passenger vehicles it's quite rare. I haven't seen or read anyone use a gasoline Airtop this side of the ocean. I really want to get one in the trailer next year.

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    Welcome to the forum - it is active but a smaller community for sure. Can't wait to see some pics!

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    Welcome,
    "completely empty here" ? hah we've been called worse, lol. Like many forums the content here is user provided

    Propex is an lpg option that is supposedly more efficient than the more common atwood type furnace.
    Platinum Cat is one brand of a type uriedog referred to.
    Old school, genny with portable electric heater.

    Do you have heat now ??

    ON EDIT: uriedog is being a bit modest. He built an awesome wood burning stove, deserving of a nod ... http://www.overlandcanada.com/forum/...ll=1#post38367
    Last edited by klahanie; 11-23-2016 at 03:41 PM.

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    Thanks for the welcome guys!
    Good to hear someone else is using a wood stove uriedog. I'll check out your build thread. I was looking at the Propex unit but decided on a wood stove. I found a small one for Yurts so i ordered it a few days ago. It should come in the mail next week. The propex would be nice too so maybe down the road I'll get that too.
    I'll put some photos up soon.

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    A wood stove is great. What kind did you get?

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    Just got the woodstove in today. Stoked to get this thing installed!
    Also here's a teaser from our weekend project, rebuilt the door with redwood.

    http://m.imgur.com/9GZYEIq

    http://m.imgur.com/Eof55cv
    Last edited by coyotejory; 11-29-2016 at 12:43 PM.

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    Looks pretty good. Much bigger then my stove. Should be no problem to heat your camper. Where are you planning to put it?

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