Which Wave to go Catalytic Heater
Posted 06 September 2011 - 05:29 AM
Posted 06 September 2011 - 06:14 AM
And it depends on if you have any insulation for the soft-side part of the camper.
And it depends on how warm you want to feel.
I use a Wave 6, but it seems like most people -- at least, most people who post a Wave-heater opinion -- use a Wave 3.
And then there's the Buddy series.
I've never run my Wave 6 on High for extended periods, but I have during initial start-up/warm-up on cold mornings. I usually run it on Medium in winter, i.e., temps in the single-digits to around 20...probably on Low most of the time.
It's never been too hot in my use...but I don't use it unless it's cooler than the low 40s outside. People who use it when it's not really cold out might find the Wave 6 too hot even on Low.
I might have been happy with the Wave 3...but I'd rather have extra heat "just in case" since I do camp in single-digit temps most winters. I should add that the Wave 6 is significantly bigger than the 3, so that's a consideration if you think you might not ever need the extra heating capacity.
These are radiant heaters, so whatever they're pointing at gets hot first. I got the optional legs for my Wave 6 so I can have it sitting on the floor and point it where I want.
Posted 06 September 2011 - 08:13 AM
2004 2500 CTD 4X4 FWC HAWK
Posted 06 September 2011 - 09:01 PM
As for mounting, I screwed mine to the drivers side, rear panel, just left of the fender well boxed in area.
Dodge 4x4 2500 Cummins, 6 spd manual, ATC Ocelot Shell. Tesla Model S, 85KWH
Posted 06 September 2011 - 09:26 PM
If you were going to be doing a lot of cold winter camping I could see going with a Wave 6 like MarkBC for the extra comfort.
I mounted mine under my old ice box...
2006 Tundra Double Cab Limited 4WD TRD
Posted 08 September 2011 - 05:08 AM
The heater that has caught my attention is the vented catalytic heater. It sounds safer than the other catalytic heaters and they claim you don't have to leave a vent open but it might not be a bad idea to do so anyway. I wonder exactly what is vented and if one could retro-vent a Wave? hmmmmm. Sounds like a new thread in the making.
Posted 08 September 2011 - 10:23 AM
Posted 08 September 2011 - 02:25 PM
You must be doing some Heavy Breathing