A Convenient Place for the Heater

Mr. Heater Tough Buddy Hanging on Mounting Screws

Just a quick update… I promise, no lengthy blog today!

The Mr. Heater Buddy is working fine.  For the current needs (occasional short term camping), the heater is sufficient for now.  Eventually, I will do the 20lb propane tank thing. For now, the pricey little 1 lb canisters will work.

To hang the heater, two very long #8 sheet metal screws (about 2 inches) were used to fasten through the plastic door cover and into the sheet metal. I backed off the screws just enough (1/4″ or so) to allow the heater to securely hang using holes that were already in the case of the heater.  Be careful to make sure metal is behind the plastic panel where you are drilling into door.

So far, things are warm but nothing is hot.    The true test will be tonight when I camp out.  Just to be a little extra safe, I am buying a second fire extinguisher to keep by the bed just in case… Overall, this location does offer some added safety because it is away from clothing, bedding, etc.

Time to get the winter fishing equipment out.  I’m hoping for a nice, harsh Iowa winter.  Anyone else eager to do some ice fishing and camping this year?

About VanTrekker

I am a former vandweller in Eastern Iowa who, for several years (off and on), lived in a 2007 Chevy cargo van. I still travel around Iowa with my tortoise shell cat, Jennifer Stefanie. Our favorite place to explore is the Country Heritage Community, the four far northeastern counties of Iowa (Clayton, Winneshiek, Allamakee, and Fayette). Ride along as we fish in pristine trout streams, enjoy fine home cooked camping meals, and meet new people. It's all possible on a shoestring budget. Happy travels always! --- Brad, the "Van Trekker"
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