I have a '64 Shasta Compact and since I camp at higher/cooler elevations have purchased a Camco Wave-3. Question is where to mount it inside. On the cabinet below the sink seems to be the most obvious spot, both for ease of running a gas line to it and for heat distribution.
The other option is to not mount and put legs on it and just place on the floor in front of the sink face towards the rear of the trailer. In this case I would bring the gas line through the very bottom of the front cabinet.
Has anyone done this? If so, how did it work out? If this hasn't been done, what input do you have?
I placed the Wave3 in the wardrobe cabinet by the door. The gas line was there (a plus) and it warms the dinette area instead of the rear bed in our 15 foot Forester. We don't run the heater at night and under the sink would be very hot (possible burns) while preparing food or doing dishes.
Post by roadtripper on May 24, 2019 5:55:44 GMT -8
My original heater was left of sink and under fridge. I removed it to work on it and got a wave for a temp replacement. Like the wave so much it’s staying. I built a cabinet door to cover the space of the old heater, mounted the heater to the outside of the door, and with a short flex hose connected it to the existing gas line right inside. We only use the heat on chilly mornings, so I light the heater and open the door 90 degrees so it radiates past the cooking area and to the front dinette table. When done, the door latches closed and it’s out of the way. We sewed a dust cover with elastic corners to protect when not in use. And the extra space inside the old heater space makes a nice storage spot for my small travel tool box.