November 14, 2014 by

 RV.Net Blog Admin

As winter weather descends, we’re always looking for ways to heat our RV. That’s why the Mr. Heater Portable Buddy propane heater ( caught our eye. This device is unique because it’s an indoor safe portable heater.

We have two heat systems on board our RV: an electric heat pump and a propane heat furnace. When the going gets cold, we’ve found it useful to supplement the built-in heat sources on our Airstream with an extra space heater.

Mr Heater Portable Buddy Propane Heater

Mr. Heater “Portable Buddy” is an indoor safe propane powered space heater. It’s intended for use at campsites, tailgating, sporting events, on work sites, inside garages, and so forth.

Since we often boondock in places without electricity, the propane solution is an appealing idea. Even better, it’s useful outside as well as inside.


Mr. Heater “Portable Buddy” is an indoor safe propane powered space heater. The idea here is a heater you can take anywhere, from the picnic table to inside your RV.

Some people take these on hunting trips and so forth. It’s made for the little disposable green tanks, but easily adapted for refillable tanks.

Of course, refillable tanks are better for the environment and the bank account. A small 4-pound refillable propane will would retain the advantage of portability while making it cheaper to operate.

Mr. Heater Portable Buddy kicks out 4,000- to 9,000-BTU of heat for spaces up to 200 square feet, which is the perfect capacity for an RV.

Approved for indoor/outdoor use, this unit is clean-burning and claims to be nearly 100-percent efficient.

What about safety? Mr. Heater Portable Buddy automatically shuts off if tipped over, if the pilot light goes out, or if it detects low oxygen levels.

Instant heat - wherever you want it! (Click the pic for more info.)

As mentioned above, our Airstream travel trailer is equipped with two heat sources. The first is the heat pump, which utilizes the overhead air-conditioning unit. This is the least effective heat source. Not only does it require electricity, it’s only really effective if outside temps are above 40 degrees.

The second is our propane heat furnace. This is the better heating solution for our Airstream. We always run it when temps drop below 40 degrees. Not only does it heat our camper, it also keeps the water pipes from freezing.

We like the idea of supplementing these sources with Mr. Heater Portable Buddy.

What’s really appealing about this product is its “indoor safe” versatility, since you can take it with you just about anywhere.


About smokeycamping

Well let's see have lived in NY for my whole life, have always loved the outdoors (as long as it is warm out) have always hated the cold, and like a dummy have stayed in NY. But now with my second try my wife, we have been camping now for well over 25 yrs. We currently own a 2010 Cedar creek silverback 35TS and can not wait to get out on the highways and see this great country we all call home. Hope to see every National park before my medical issue becomes too bad to travel. I love my African gray parrot (she is my baby) and have two dogs at the time brother and sister mutts, but love them all the same. Have always been a big Nascar fan, love computers (have a number of certificates to build and work on them) am trying to learn photography, enjoy light hiking, being with good friends and folks. country music, pop music and just being outdoors. So I hope someday to meet some of the great people who like what I like and post out there in some great campground somewhere in the country, till then I will keep posting and I hope you keep liking.

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