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How to Heat a Camper Without Electricity - Be Prepared!

• RV Lifestyle

Unless you're an experienced boondocker, you're likely used to the convenience of an electric hookup. That hookup keeps your camper heated and yourself comfy. 

But electric hookups aren't always available. You may find yourself in an emergency situation without access to electricity, or maybe you're just dry camping.

Here is an in-depth guide on how to heat a camper without electricity, ranging from simple to more complex. 

5 Tips on How to Heat a Camper Without Electricity

Of course, the easiest way to keep your RV heated is to stick to camping in moderate climates. But when expanding horizons to the winter season or cold climates, perhaps at high altitudes, it's important to be prepared.

1. Install a Floor-Mounted Vented Furnace

Permanently installing a vented RV furnace may take some initial investment, but then you'll have that treasured peace of mind. It'll be there when you need it. 

It doesn't need an electric hookup because the heat comes from the gas you use for cooking, your RV's diesel gas tank.

The advantage of the vent is that it exhausts any unwanted air outside, limiting your exposure to carbon monoxide. It also comes with a thermostat so you can heat your RV with the same convenience you have when heating your home!

Once installed, you just need to ensure the battery inside the furnace that powers the fans and thermostat is working.


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