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Old 11-29-2014, 05:19 PM   #1
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How many sf in my rig?

I have a 341 RLQS 37 foot 5'er was wondering how many square feet inside I have in this 5'er
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Old 11-29-2014, 08:11 PM   #2
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Just measure the spaces and total the square footage.
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Old 11-29-2014, 08:31 PM   #3
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My guess would be 250-300 sq ft
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Ditto what Camping Couple suggested.
Then again does the real number matter if the space works for your needs.
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Ditto what Camping Couple suggested.
Then again does the real number matter if the space works for your needs.
Well the reason I am asking is that I am going to put a Wood Stove In My RV.
I live in my 5'er full time here is Colorado.

There are two stoves I'm looking at:

#1 Kimberly wood Stove has approx 40,000 BTU. Cost $4,000
( IMHO Way to expensive )

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#2 Cubic wood Stove 14,000 BTU cost less than $1,000

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I just want to make sure that what ever stove I buy I want it to warm up the
whole RV!
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Either one of those will warm up the RV very well. You might consider a pellet stove rather than a wood stove, but I'm not sure about the price differential, but the pellets would seem to me to be a bit easier to manage than a bunch of cut-up trees.
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Either one of those will warm up the RV very well. You might consider a pellet stove rather than a wood stove, but I'm not sure about the price differential, but the pellets would seem to me to be a bit easier to manage than a bunch of cut-up trees.
You can burn Pellets, Coal, Wood, Duraflame type logs. Ok I just did what Camping Couple told me to do and measured my 37 footer and it came out to approx. 288 square feet. We will round it off to 300 square feet. Now to figure out the BTU that will work in my rv.

Now in colder Climates Like here is Colorado you have to multiply 50 BTU's per square foot. So 300 square feet X 50 btu's = 15,000 BTU's per hour. So I think the 14,000 BTU stove will work for me.
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May I suggest you install an Ultra-Sensitive Carbon Monoxide Monitor if you are planning to burn wood. Buy a monitor (instead of an alarm) that reports ppm instead of just alarming when the level finally hits 25ppm. Long-term low level exposure can cause serious health issues.
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You can burn Pellets, Coal, Wood, Duraflame type logs. Ok I just did what Camping Couple told me to do and measured my 37 footer and it came out to approx. 288 square feet. We will round it off to 300 square feet. Now to figure out the BTU that will work in my rv.

Now in colder Climates Like here is Colorado you have to multiply 50 BTU's per square foot. So 300 square feet X 50 btu's = 15,000 BTU's per hour. So I think the 14,000 BTU stove will work for me.
That sounds like a plan. You will also have the furnace as supplemental heat for those extreme cold times. Good luck!
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Interesting idea

this is a cool... umm... hot idea!

I've never thought of a wood burner in a trailer.

No worries about that infernal moisture that comes with the LP furnace.
A log burner will run without power
As long as it's properly shielded on the walls and floor, this could be good.

Would you stack it out the roof or the wall?

But... log burners are a lot of work and they can bring in little buggies that are hitch hiking under the bark. Pellets are a great thing, but they need a dry place to be stored, once those pellets take on rain/snow melt, its all over.

My grand father always said: "A wood stove warms you about six times: cutting the wood, splitting the wood, stacking the wood, carrying the wood, and finally burning the wood!"

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