Propane heater in your Camper Shell

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    Anyone doing it?

    I do a fair amount of wintertime camping and I plan on racking out in my truck bed now that I have a camper shell. I have a sliding screened window on 1 side.

    I want to get a propane heater. The Mr. Buddy or whatever looks nice and has an automatic shut off if it detects a low volume of oxygen. It kicks out waaaaay more heat than i'll need. How about one of the Coleman units - like the Black Cat?

    Has anyone tried something already and been happy with the results?
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    Quote Originally Posted by BuckTales
    Anyone doing it?

    I do a fair amount of wintertime camping and I plan on racking out in my truck bed now that I have a camper shell. I have a sliding screened window on 1 side.

    I want to get a propane heater. The Mr. Buddy or whatever looks nice and has an automatic shut off if it detects a low volume of oxygen. It kicks out waaaaay more heat than i'll need. How about one of the Coleman units - like the Black Cat?

    Has anyone tried something already and been happy with the results?
    I looked into this too. I was worried not only about the low O2 but also the amount CO given off. There are several units made for motor homes that seam to be good fits. I dont know how cold its getting where your at (i am AK) but with my Tacoma and a Shell and a REI Candle Lantern I was able to keep it comfotable in the back. The problem your going to run into is the amount of condensation and mostuire your body gives off. Makes it fairly humid.

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    I have one of those Coleman catalytic heaters and have used it in my Tundra. I actually placed it in the cab, on top of a storage box on the back seat, and pointed it thru the opened the slider (I have the boot between the cab and shell). It was actually quite warm and was only using a comforter. Outside air temp was in the low 40's.

    I also tried to use it in a tent in Yosemite back in Nov. It didn't help one bit. It was so cold inside the tent that when condinsation formed on the propane tank, it froze.

    As far as low O2 or high CO, the instructions do say to leave a window cracked open about an inch.
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