Small wood stove for trailer.

Discussion in 'Off Grid Living' started by Stimpy17, Dec 17, 2019.

  1. Stimpy17

    Stimpy17 Monkey

    I've been looking for a small wood stove for a RV/ trailer. I do understand that the tent stoves are not for what is considered an enclosed space/indoor use. That being said I want to heat an area of appox. 100 sq. ft. ,fairly well insulated with an outside fresh air intake.
    I'm liking the Guide Gear stove from $portsman Guide for around $100.00 beans. Does anyone have one or has first hand knowledge of one? My concerns would be smoke leaks and how well it draws w/o having the door open. Or if you had a recommendation please let me know.My budget is $200.00. Thanks!
    Last edited: Dec 17, 2019
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  2. BenP

    BenP Monkey++ Site Supporter+

    You can find wood stoves that are rated for mobile homes, that would be your best bet.
  3. ghrit

    ghrit Bad company Administrator Founding Member

    Your insurance will be void if it isn't.
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  4. runswithdogs

    runswithdogs Monkey+++

    Look for stoves made for boats. There quite compact and obviously designed to be used in something you really dont want catching fire :p
  5. Thunder5Ranch

    Thunder5Ranch Monkey+++

    Yep my farm/property/home insurance dropped/excluded my cabin from the insurance because I use a older Voglezang. That being said it sounds like 100SQ foot is more of a camper type set up, so insurance may not be a big deal. The insurance companies are also getting pretty draconian about the "Unit MUST be installed by a licensed and certified technician." Trying to push everyone away from wood or at least to the outside wood burner boiler systems.

    Looked up the Guide Gear Stove and IMO it maybe OK or it maybe total junk. And dangerous junk at that. Also found some real bad install advice that has a high potential of killing you should you find it and follow it. NEVER EVER NEVER EVER EVER use Galvanized anything with a wood, pellet, corn or coal burning stove!!!! It creates toxic fumes :) SERIOUSLY DON'T DO IT!!!


    NOT a install I would participate in.
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  6. Gator 45/70

    Gator 45/70 Monkey+++

    I've seen a guy with Galvanized poisoning,Dude turned a dull shade of yellow,Wasn't pretty at all
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  7. Thunder5Ranch

    Thunder5Ranch Monkey+++

    Zinc Oxide ain't healthy and you see one forum online after another with people saying using galvanized gas vent pipe is fine to use on a wood stove. They are also a major fire hazard, they burn out from the inside out and break before there is any discoloration on the outside. Throw in a little creosote burning in a elbow that is rated for 600 degrees max and it is good bye home.
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  8. Stimpy17

    Stimpy17 Monkey

    Sound advice everyone. I've been thinking about a cargo trailer made in to an livable trailer(check and wanted to be able to heat it in the winter. My thought about the wood stove is that wood is almost everywhere and often free. That being said I'm also considering a kerosene heater but now I'll have to buy my fuel. Kero would be easier to control and I wouldn't have to feed it every few hours and it also won't give off moisture as it runs like propane, not to mention the above venting problems. Of course with a proper air supply.
    Thanks again.
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  9. Oddcaliber

    Oddcaliber Monkey++

    Cubic mini stoves. Got a website you can use. One stove can heat 100 to 200 square feet. Worth a look.
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  10. DKR

    DKR Raconteur of the first stripe

    Kero produces a lot of water...maybe more than propane.

    a direct vent eliminates the issue
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  11. Ganado

    Ganado Monkey+++

    i thought there was a thread on here about Kelley stoves for RV's

    i cant find it
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