Camping heaters are something you will obviously need when the outside temperature gets colder on your camping trip. A
night out in the mountains can get quite chilly even in the summer
time. And if you plan to camp around out of the warm season a heater
will keep you nice and warm, well at least during the night, assuming that you'll stay outside for the rest of the day.
There are many different models to choose from and you'll probably find some of them at your local stores. But the Internet is the place where you can compare different models, read the reviews and then decide which model works best for you.
The basic technology behind these appliances hasn't changed a lot in decades. Of course they consume less energy and are quieter while keeping you warm, but that's just about it.
You will find a lot of different camping heaters around the world and it's hard to pick out the best one. There is no such thing anyway.
You can choose between for different types:
All the above can be used for any kind of camping experience, either camping in a tent, camper van conversion or any other RV.
The compact and portable camping heaters can of course can be used anywhere else you might need them. In most cases they run on small propane bottles therefore eliminating the need for any hosing.
Do you need heating in your workshop, mountain cabin, garage or any other place you can think of that needs to be warmed up? Some of these will most likely be more than able to help you out.
Larger furnaces such as the regular fuel or diesel powered Webasto or Eberspacher can be used in camper vans or any other kind of RV's, trucks, boats and working machinery heaters. If you're more environmental you can have a propane powered furnace such as the British Propex, European Truma or the American Suburban.
They all of course need some kind of energy supply in order to make them run. It all depends on the type of camping you have in mind.
If you will enjoy a long and permanent stay in a camping trailer at your favorite camping site for example, a large variety of electrical units will do the job.
Staying far from the civilized world, boondocking or wild camping will require a gas or diesel appliance, unless you have a high power camping generator.
These three sources of power will produce heat when needed:
Chad for example, is one of those guys that chose to live in a van. He likes to keep matters simple and uses a portable heater hooked up to the large propane bottle in his VW Westy.
When temperatures drop, I heat up my Volkswagen camper with the German Eberspacher Airtronic which is similar to the Webasto Airtop. Both of these units come with various power outputs, depending on the size of the room you need to heat. They have been keeping truckers warm at night for decades now, but they also keep warm a lot of larger motorhomes, buses and so on.
There are s few things you need to know camping in cooler temps before you drive out. And you might also wish to know why is the Eber my choice?
Because it's small enough to fit in a small Volkswagen camper van and works on diesel or petrol fuel (two models actually), therefore the fuel line is directly connected to the fuel tank. It is very fuel efficient and the heating capacities are more then excellent.
So before you run out to buy one, do you research first. Search the Amazon box just below, where you will find a lot of usefull product reviews from other users available on their website. Take your time, read them carefully and only then decide what works best for you.