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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 3:37 pm    Post subject: anyone have a mrheater buddy 4 sale Reply with quote

I can't get one in canada.

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:05 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

What's a "Mr. Heater buddy"???
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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Canadian distributor: WWW.DISTRIBUTIONPLEINAIR.COM

Not too interesting for a first post but useful i hope...

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PostPosted: Thu Sep 27, 2007 4:23 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pascaa wrote:
Canadian distributor: WWW.DISTRIBUTIONPLEINAIR.COM

Not too interesting for a first post but useful i hope...

Going back in my cave, lurking.

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Once I selected "English", I learned it was a portable gas heater.

Please feel free to exit that cage and continue answering these questions!
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The biggest drag with using a Mr Buddy type catalytic heater is that they produce A LOT of water/moisture inside the van.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:26 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

not only do they produce moisture, they are kind of a tight squeeze in my opinion. not a lot of room for a really frickin' hot propane heater. i prefer the lots of blankets route.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:38 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

amazon has them...

http://www.amazon.com/Mr-Heater-Portable-Propane-M...07-9080947
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 6:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pardon my woeful ignorance on the topic, but does the Vanagon Westy full camper have a built-in furnace? I am elbows deep in repair/refurbish of my Eurovan furnace, and it just occurred to me that I don't think I've seen a thread on that topic here.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 9:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

some vanagon westys have a built in petrol furnace that sucks the battery dry but heats it right up, so not like the euro vans.

How to hook the extension line to your westy tank, its my understanding that they don't work with the regulator, is there any way around this , I don't want to buy another tank or throw out the little tanks.
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PostPosted: Fri Sep 28, 2007 11:41 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Get a Propex!
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 12:10 am    Post subject: Coleman Sport Cat Reply with quote

A Coleman Sport Cat heater puts out a LOT of heat, and doesn't take much room, AND will operate above 5,000 feet elevation, which the Mr. Heater Buddy manual tells you... Belatedly... It won't.

Have a look here:

http://tinyurl.com/pvgdw

And here:

http://tinyurl.com/2yqm4h

The SportCat lights very easily, works at any altitude, and isn't large at all.

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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 5:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two searches. I found one testimonial that it works in a Colorado garage at 6300 ft but not up in the high country and the second was Mr Heater's site that said not for use above 7k ft.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 6:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

the wave 3 looks like a good alternative as well...
http://www.campingworld.com/browse/products/index....0:src=UPSE

works at any alt, but has no low O2 sensor, and is spendier, but still a lot cheaper than the propex.

the propex is the cadillac of heaters without a doubt, but i'm going on a trip in my 7 passenger w/ zbed. after that i'm moving to hawaii soon, so i have no interest in investing in a $900 heater. unless you plan on doing tons of camping, it's just not worth it.

i'll probably do the buddy heater, but i'm going to decide once my camping destinations are picked out. the wave 3 is like $200, i could probably sell it when i'm done for $100. so it might be worth it.

heated blankets are fine and all for me, but the mrs. won't tolerate the cold, and my 3yo hates sleeping under any covers.
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PostPosted: Sat Sep 29, 2007 8:11 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

ive got both, the coleman sport cat and the mr heater buddy
the mr heater will definately put out the heat, it will run you out of the vehicle if you have it on high. i didnt notice a moisture problem
the sport cat is great for a personal quick warm up, but in colder weather i dont think it would keep the entire vehicle warm
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 02, 2007 4:48 pm    Post subject: Re: anyone have a mrheater buddy 4 sale Reply with quote

nomadik wrote:
I can't get one in canada.

thanks


If you are in Canada, Princess Auto will have them on sale staring October 9. It will soon be in their flier which you can download here:
http://www.princessauto.com/PAcountry.cfm?CTRY=CAN&INF=home
It is not on the web yet though, I get the snail mail version so I get a heads up.
The price will be $129.99 (page 40 on the next flier - Oct. 9-28). If you don't know Princess Auto they are a great place for cheap tools. Lots of stores across Canada (except Quebec!) They also do mail order.
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PostPosted: Wed Oct 03, 2007 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I was just in the Grand Tetons and mine worked just fine. No moisture it, helped dry out the inside. Elevation was 6700 feet.
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