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Old 01-11-2012, 01:11 PM   #1
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Has anyone had any experience with a wood stove in an airstream?
I have seen a couple and am really wanting to do it and do not see any reason why not.

I found a couple very small stoves that are made with the intention of installing on a boat, so having one in our 54 cruiser should not be a problem. Obviously there would be no fire in it when going down the road.

I would be interested if anyone has links to other small stoves made in the USA
It would be nice to find something a bit cheaper.

LITTLE COD INFO & SPECS.

http://www.marinestove.com/bluecod_stainedglassdoor.jpg

I know everyone likes pictures, so here is a link to the 55 airstream with the little cod wood stove:'55 Airstream 26' LOA.

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Old 01-11-2012, 02:30 PM   #2
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I have seen a few older Airstreams with small wood stoves.
We heat primarily with wood in our home and have for years. The biggest problem I can see (other than dirt) is that in such a small area it is nearly impossible to keep the heat output low enough to not drive you out of there and still maintain a fire if the need for heat is marginal. On days like today, 50 degrees, we let the furnace do its work and only go to wood when the temperature drops to the point it is easy to maintain a fire without overheating the house.
Of course you also would have to leak in some outside air to provide for safety and combustion
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Old 01-11-2012, 02:38 PM   #3
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Very cool stove in 55 AS.I just wonder about putting stove in and putting a 4" pipe thru the roof and getting it sealed as to not leak. It would keep it nice and warm in there. Had put one in my last house and there's nothing better that a nice warm fire to keep the chill off.
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I have heard that some people use charcoal brickettes when low heat is needed and wood when it is colder and the extra heat is welcome.
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Doug,

There are a number of people who have installed the Sardine and the Little Cod from the supplier you mentioned. They reportedly work well but there is considerable craftsmanship involved in a safe installation.

Places that sell traditional lightweight stoves for use in fish houses would have the lowest prices. Here is one for $80 (scroll down):

Fish House LP Furnaces and Heaters Empire, Atwood Direct Vent Forced Air Suburban

There are other similar products.
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Old 01-11-2012, 03:34 PM   #6
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We also heat at home with wood, using the furnace only when gone, and one does need to be moderate in order not to be opening windows.

I can't imagine wanting to carry the weight around for a wood stove, and wood, on the road. ?? Seems counterproductive in many ways, but I guess it depends on what you want.

There is nothing nicer than a wood fire, I have to admit. Watching the flames is entertainment in and of itself.


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Old 01-11-2012, 03:49 PM   #7
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you can do anything you want in a travel trailer. In a Mobile Home (whatever that entails), it is my understanding that a wood burning device MUST have its own combustion air inlet. Most wood stoves I have seen built for this purpose have an air intake that runs through the pedestal of the stove venting to the outside of the trailer through the floor of the trailer. Again, this is relatively easy to do. I would suggest a wood pellet burning stove as this would keep the fire under a more precise control. As to the weight, just bump up the axle(s) in capacity and while you are at it, add granite counter tops. Actually, a cast aluminum stove may be available for all I know. Wood stoves are a nice relaxing thing to be around. of course, there is always the fire pit next to your trailer...just sayin'
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Thanks for the comments, I found one other stove so far that will work and still have a decorative look to it on eBay but it is located in the UK, it says free shipping but not so sure about getting it from out of the country.

The stoves we are looking at weigh 50-80 pounds so the weight should be ok and I think I wave just enough room by the door to get it in, they are not much bigger then two ice cream buckets. We love our wood stove at home.

We love the marine stove, just not crazy about the $1600 price tag, has to be something nice out there for half that?
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Here is the UK stove, just not sure on dealing out of the country? :
Small Multi Fuel Wood Burning Stove - The Hobbit - Boat, Home, Cabin Wood Stove | eBay
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I have seen teeny cast iron ones---might look for an antique parlor stove. Those were pretty small.

That would be rather cool. I might try to swipe it from you if we ever meet, though, being the antique cast iron addict that I am.


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Hey Doug,

I imagine you know Carlos Ferguson's old thread, but just in case you missed it, he put a wood stove in his: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f321...ari-15592.html

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Hey Doug,

I imagine you know Carlos Ferguson's old thread, but just in case you missed it, he put a wood stove in his: http://www.airforums.com/forums/f321...ari-15592.html

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Thanks Steve, I do have his thread saved as one of my favorites, I liked a lot of his design.
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Doug, my 2 cents... Very nice look. Very romantic for sure. However as a guy who also burns a lot of wood to stay warm I think it not a good idea. My stove is a Vermont Castings Intrepid. It is a smaller stove that requires 14-16" wood. Since I cut my own wood I can cut it to that length, but if I were to buy it, I would be forced to cut each piece down. My point is you are going to have to cut a very special sized wood to fit. It will also have to be fairly thin due to a small door and as we both know you want as thick a piece as possible to keep the fire going more than a half hour. In concept I think they are cool, but not very practical.
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