motorhome travelling with potbellystove

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  1. AnneR

    AnneR Deleted User

    My son would like me to go with him in motorhome in winter to France and Spain with potbelly stove for heat. Has anyone done this? S:Smile:ounds risky to me.
     
  2. artona

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    Hi Anne

    Welcome to MHfun. Bear with us, its Sunday morning, the morning after the night before:Rofl1::Rofl1:

    Are you asking

    1) Is it risky having a potbelly stove for heat in the motorhome
    2) Going to France and Spain for winter
    3) Or going with your son

    :Rofl1::Rofl1:

    stew
     
  3. superk

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    or using the stove whilst on the move? :Rofl1:

    Near Orgiva in the Alpujarra mountains in Spain there are 2 or 3 hippie communes. The residents had a motley collection of converted vehicles - most of these were fitted with wood-burning stoves.
    One camper on our site,with a Mercedes van, decided it was a good idea and I watched him get the tin snips out, cut a hole in his roof and fit the stove. The white smoke issuing from the roof was of Papal-announcing proportions but he loved it - it was like a sauna in there. :Smile:
    Keith
     
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    Risky yes, the risks can be managed of course, correctly installed and vented is high on the priority list followed by secure fire proof mounting and shielding.
    a guard would almost go without saying, and use on the move totally prohibited
    But and its a Big BUT, is your insurance company aware of the heating method proposed:Eeek:
    Geo
    And where on earth are you going to store the fuel for it
     
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    It obviously worked for these guys :Laughing:
     
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    Worked well for these too:Eeek:
     

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    My motorhome, when I am in it, has both a stove and a pot belly:BigGrin:
     
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    And see here:

    Still stoked

    for heating, cheap food and water collection tips :Eeek: :thumb:
     
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    Any one got an Aga installed:Eek!:
     
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    I guess it would need to be an RV for that, but knowing Kands, one is probably on Sharons shopping list :Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Wow................

    You work for H&S by chance?

    Somehow i don't think the characters who shove wood burning stoves in their vans are all that bothered about rules and regs. Doubtful they concern themselves too much about insurance either!
     
  12. AnneR

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    :thumb:Thanks guys! I will take that as a no for potbeely stoves. !
     
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