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Old 10-19-2012, 01:30 AM   #11
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I have a Little Buddy that I used when tent camping but havent needed it for the A-Frame....I just use the cool cat heater in the morning to warm up.
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Old 10-19-2012, 06:03 AM   #12
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Used the Little Buddy Heater on a trip to Yellowstone a few years back. Had temps in the low to mid 30's every night, only used when awake but did a very good job. Just remember to ventilate camper. Have a good trip and safe trip.
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Old 10-19-2012, 08:28 AM   #13
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While Buddy heaters are very efficient and they are extremely low in CO, they are not perfect combustors. Crack a window a tiny bit and open a vent a crack as well.

Also it should prevent or limit moisture on the walls and ceilings from the efficient conversion of propane into heat, water vapor and CO2.
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Old 10-19-2012, 09:09 AM   #14
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We ended up getting the smaller buddy because our furnace is on the other side of the trailer and we were cold while our daughter was melting! I see no reason to get the big buddy because any setting other than low will most likely melt something. Ran it right next to the CM detector and haven't had any problems.
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Old 10-19-2012, 11:29 AM   #15
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I see no reason to get the big buddy because any setting other than low will most likely melt something.
Low on the Buddy and the Big Buddy are both 4000 BTUs. The advantage of the Big Buddy is that it has 2 gas canisters, which means double the run time at the identical settings. So instead of getting up in the middle of the night, go outside and change the canister, come back in and light the Buddy, I don't have to mess with that on the Big Buddy....that gives me about a 10 hour run time. I did have a Buddy before my Big Buddy, and the 2 o'clock treks out in the cold to change canisters was not fun.
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:22 PM   #16
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Is a Buddy Heater better than an electric ceramic heater if you are camping where there is electricity?
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Old 10-19-2012, 01:25 PM   #17
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Low on the Buddy and the Big Buddy are both 4000 BTUs. The advantage of the Big Buddy is that it has 2 gas canisters, which means double the run time at the identical settings. So instead of getting up in the middle of the night, go outside and change the canister, come back in and light the Buddy, I don't have to mess with that on the Big Buddy....that gives me about a 10 hour run time. I did have a Buddy before my Big Buddy, and the 2 o'clock treks out in the cold to change canisters was not fun.
Excellent point! I bought the 12ft hose to go on one of my 20lb drs if its really cold.
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Is a Buddy Heater better than an electric ceramic heater if you are camping where there is electricity?
If I had electricity, I don't think I would mess with a Buddy Heater.

Plus, you can run your furnace any ol' time you want.
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Yeah- the whole point is that there will be no electricity. Seems to me that there are a lot of campgrounds in other parts of the country where hook ups are common. We have yet to camp at one in California!
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