Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 11-27-2013, 09:30 PM   #11
Senior Member
 
biken201's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Arizona
Posts: 270
We have a Portable (med sized) Buddy and it does a nice job heating the interior of our 233S when needed. It does not need a battery or other electric source.

I don't know how long a single small tank lasts, but I usually bring two, and also an extra 20# tank with a Y connector to run my WeberQ and Coleman stove.

I have the refill adapter to fill the small Buddy tanks from the larger tank when needed. More gas than needed, bit peace of mind.
__________________

__________________
11' Dodge Ram 3500 DRW 6.7 Cummins
12' Rockwood Roo 233S
Current: AZ
Wife: NY
Me: IL
3 Akitas (RIP D-Dog)
biken201 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2013, 09:49 PM   #12
Member
 
Zwicker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 68
Which adapter do you have? I heard some don't work great? Don't fully top up the 1lb tank.
__________________

__________________
Zwicker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-27-2013, 11:56 PM   #13
Senior Member
 
biken201's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2011
Location: Arizona
Posts: 270
I purchased mine from camping world.

http://m.campingworld.com/shopping/i...-adaptor/55151

Does it fill the 1lb bottle completely? Beats me, but it fills it full enough.
__________________
11' Dodge Ram 3500 DRW 6.7 Cummins
12' Rockwood Roo 233S
Current: AZ
Wife: NY
Me: IL
3 Akitas (RIP D-Dog)
biken201 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2013, 03:07 AM   #14
Senior Member
 
sail2liv's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2012
Location: NC
Posts: 292
When filling the little bottles from a 20 lb seems like they do only fill about half full....make sure the big bottle is upside down to get max in the little....
__________________

2011 Silverado 2500HD 6.0 Gas 3.73
2013 Flagstaff 8524 RLWS
1978 Cape Dory Ketch
sail2liv is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2013, 06:05 AM   #15
Engineer of Crazy Train
 
ChooChooMan74's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2012
Location: Tiverton, RI
Posts: 1,559
Quote:
Originally Posted by sail2liv View Post
When filling the little bottles from a 20 lb seems like they do only fill about half full....make sure the big bottle is upside down to get max in the little....
Also, the bigger yhe temperature difference between the 2,the more filled it will be. If possible, put the 1lb in the freezer.
__________________
TV - 2015 Ram Truck EcoDiesel
TV - 2006 Jeep Liberty Turbo Diesel (Retired to Daily Driver)
TT - 2015 Rockwood Roo 183
Locomotive Engineer
Nights Camping --- 2015 - 19 Camped | Winterized -- 2014 -18
Come read my Camping Blogs
ChooChooMan74 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-28-2013, 07:15 AM   #16
Senior Member
 
Ford Idaho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Idaho
Posts: 9,840
Quote:
Originally Posted by ChooChooMan74 View Post
Also, the bigger yhe temperature difference between the 2,the more filled it will be. If possible, put the 1lb in the freezer.
Yep, this is what I have read the one pounder must be cooled down.
__________________
2016 F350 6.7L LB CC Reese 28K 2014 Chaparral Lite 266sab
"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety." 2014 19 days camping 2015 17 days camping201620 days camping
Ford Idaho is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2013, 09:45 AM   #17
Member
 
Zwicker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 68
Thanks you! So much knowledge on this site! Saves me all that trial and error, not to mention wasted money on junk!
__________________
Zwicker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 11-30-2013, 11:45 AM   #18
Senior Member
 
Rolling Magic's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2013
Posts: 136
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zwicker View Post
Mr Heater more efficient than the furnace? Better heat? Less condensation?
I agree, rarely use my rig's furnace. I have a Mr. Heater and low setting works best. Once it's time to go to bed, we shut down the heater and pile the blankets...
__________________
Rolling Magic is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2014, 11:25 AM   #19
Member
 
Zwicker's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2013
Posts: 68
Quote:
Originally Posted by Zwicker View Post
Thanks you! So much knowledge on this site! Saves me all that trial and error, not to mention wasted money on junk!
Thank you all again. Just picked up the Hunting Buddy! Now, where does everyone set it and aim it when it's on?


Sent from my SGH-I757M using Forest River Forums mobile app
__________________
Zwicker is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 01-17-2014, 12:13 PM   #20
NELA
 
Weezer's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2013
Posts: 3,220
Our camping companion couple has two of the Buddy Heaters that they use outside in cold weather, as they both smoke, and don't smoke inside.

Inside they use one of these to supplement their furnace:
Keystone Electric Stove - Bronze - World Marketing ES5132 - Electric Fireplaces - Camping World

Nice!

We've used a small ceramic heater in the V-Lite, back in the bathroom to supplement the electric fireplace in the LR area when not using the furnace.

I think I want one of those Keystone heaters to put on the step landing of the 5th wheel for the same purpose.

Are ya'll using propane "space heaters" inside the camper? Yes, I know our campers have CO detectors, but I'm paranoid about heaters indoors.
__________________

__________________

If age is a state of mind, and I've lost my mind, I'm AGELESS, right?
Give me 40 acres and I'll turn this rig around:
Flagstaff 5er 2014 8528 IKWS, Platinum Package, Regency Interior "Buffy"
F250 Super Duty 2013 Tuxedo Black "Biff"
Days camped 2014: 30
Weezer is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Tags
expandable, hybrid, shamrock

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by




ForestRiverForums.com is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.


Copyright 2002- Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 02:01 PM.