Old Franklin Wood Stove in a RV

Post in 'The Hearth Room - Wood Stoves and Fireplaces' started by AppalachianStan, Mar 17, 2013.

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    I know a lady who just put a old franklin wood stove in her RV. I just told her about this forum. the RV is about 250 sq.ft. What EPA wood stove will work for her?
     
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    Wow!
     
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    That'll blast her out of there in a hurry!
     
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    They need to find a wood stove that would be safe for her and hubby that want burn the up. Hopeful they will sing up to the forum.
     
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    About the only answer would be one of the small marine stoves. But they are pricey. If they look around the RV forums they will find that nobody thinks a wood burner in an RV is a good idea.
     
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    Her husband seems ok with it

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    Look it's crazy to put any wood stove in there.
    First it would have to have a outside air intake..which could be done.
    Second to have burn protection around the stove would be almost imposable in something that narrow..but could be done I suppose.
    What if you had a propane leak in that small of a area..boom!
    The risk out weigh the benefits 10 fold imo.
    Do they leave it parked all the time?
     
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    Ah..it's a joke! lol
     
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    HotCoals they live in it and traveling the mid-west.
     
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    The more I think about this and how unsafe it is. Just email her about it. Not Good at all.
     
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    Bad idea. I have to admit when we were living in our motor home I thought it would have been nice but no way would it be done.
     
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    I think I'd do one of the marine stoves listed by Appalachian Stan. I think I'd go with one that will burn coal. A 5 gallon bucket of coal will last a long time and still burn when wet. It has a lot more energy than wood and storage will not be much of an issue. They could probably get by with charcoal briquettes and pick bags up all year long.

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    Sounds like a better plan if they can't just use the propane furnace.
     
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    "IF" I was thinking of something so silly, I would bolt down an Englander 17VL, provide an OAK, and figure out how to safely rig up a 12' stack when parked. If that is not an option, then installing a small, older pre-EPA stove form Morso or Jotul makes more sense. But that brings about important shielding and clearances together with the need to bolt it down and provide outside air.
     
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    I would rather see them install a pellet stove, at least you can pull the plug on it and go (somewhat).
     
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    That presumes AC power is available, no? I think a vented propane heater would be better but suspect this is a very low budget venture.
     
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    Leather jacket, baseball hat & bare feet - guess it works for him! :)
     
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    Somehow I don't think a $4K Kimberly is going in that RV. It probably is worth a lot more than the RV itself. ;lol
     
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    Here is a Photo of her home. 5971.jpg
     
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