You can heat your camper without electricity, but you won't be able to rely on an electric heater as a source of warmth. Here's what you'll need:
Propane tank for fuel
A propane heater
Some campers come equipped with propane furnaces and water heaters, so you may already be set up to go! However, if your camper doesn't have any of these amenities, it's a good idea to visit a local recreational vehicle dealership and ask whether they sell the appropriate equipment. Even if they don't stock them in the store, they may know where you can purchase a propane-powered camper furnace or space heater.
1. Buy a heater that’s designed to run on propane.
The first thing you need to do is find a heater that’s designed to run on propane. There are many brands and models of propane heaters available, and they are relatively inexpensive. They can also be installed quite easily.
I personally have a Mr. Heater Little Buddy, which is really easy to use, but there are many other good options if you want something different. When you buy your heater, be sure to also get a small propane tank that will fit inside the heater. I recommend this because it’s definitely more convenient than having to lug around a big tank in your hands all day long!
2. Buy some propane bottles and store them in an outside storage area of your camper van.
Buy some propane bottles and store them in an outside storage area of your camper van. The number of bottles you'll need varies depending on the duration of your trip, but buying a few should give ample heating for up to a week (at a cost of $20–30).
3. Install a propane line, using a tee connector, directly from the storage tank to the heater, so that it is always ready to go.
Install a propane line, using a tee connector, directly from the storage tank to the heater, so that it is always ready to go.
If you don’t have a tee connector, you can use a hose fitting instead. If you are using a hose fitting, you will need to open the valve on the propane tank before you can use your heater. You can also connect the propane tank to your heater using a threaded connector.
4. Test your heaters before you head out on your trip!
If you have a heater that runs on propane or diesel, make sure to always test your heater before heading out on a trip. This will give you the opportunity to check for any leaks, check the propane pressure, and make sure it is working properly. You should also check that your propane storage tank is full before heading out.
A propane heater is an easy way to heat a camper without electricity
The easiest way to heat a camper without electricity is with a propane heater. It is much more efficient than a wood stove and easier to use, as well. Propane heaters can easily be turned on and off. Because of this, it is possible to heat your camper van safely.
If you’re camping in the winter and there are no hookups available, then consider heating your camper with propane.
Propane heaters are the easiest way to stay warm in your camper. They’re inexpensive and easy to use, they keep your camper warm, and they’re safe to use. These heaters can be used every night without breaking the bank. And you don’t have to worry about whether there are electrical hookups available on your campsite.
Propane heaters come in a variety of sizes. You can find them at many different stores, including Walmart and online at Amazon.com. Whether you choose a portable heater or a permanent installation heater depends on the type of camper you have, your budget, and whether you plan to keep the heater inside or outside your camper when it isn’t being used.