Heating an RV with a Wood Stove: Safety Tips + Reviews

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Is it Safe to Use a Wood Stove in an RV?

Trailers and motorhomes are not designed to be heated with wood (with the campers from this company being the only exception I've seen so far).

Ultimately it will be up to you to weigh the risks and benefits and determine whether the risk is one you're willing to take, and to do the research to make sure you're being as safe as possible.

If you do decide to install a wood stove in your RV, these are some ways you can reduce the risk:

1. Follow the stove manufacturer's directions. 2 Don't use an old antique wood stove. 3. Don't use a tent stove. 4. Make sure your RV has functional smoke and CO2 detectors and a fire extinguisher.

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Other Considerations for Heating an RV with Wood

Not all wood stoves are EPA approved or UL listed, including several on this list.

If wood is your only heat source, you're going to need to do some extra preparation to make sure your plumbing and fresh water system warm so that it doesn't freeze.

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