motorhome travelling with potbellystove

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AnneR

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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.
 

artona

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Hi Anne

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

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

:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

stew
 

superk

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

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
 

Geo

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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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Lindy-C

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It obviously worked for these guys :roflmto:
 
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Jim

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My motorhome, when I am in it, has both a stove and a pot belly::bigsmile:
 

Bulletguy

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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
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!
 
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AnneR

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

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

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

:ROFLMAO::ROFLMAO:

stew
 
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