Planning a weekend camping with your friends or family? Camping can be great especially if you have your pop up camper with you.
However, cold evenings are always the enemy of campers. To battle that they have different ways of keeping their pop up camper warm and cozy.
Since not all pop-up campers come with their own heater. So, we made a shortlist of the tried and tested pop up camper heaters for you to do on your next camping
How do you heat up a Pop Up Camper?
Not all pop-up campers come with a heater or their own insulation. If it’s an RV then there will always be a heater available.
However, for pop up campers the smaller it is the lesser chances of you having any heating and cooling units. If you do have, it could be small or will not be sufficient for your camping needs.
There are a lot of ways for you to heat up your pop up campers. It will depend on how cold your camping will be and how you prefer getting your heat for the whole camping.
So we came up with the effective ways for you to heat up your pop up camper.
The propane furnace is the main heating source for most pop up trailers. The propane provides the heat for the trailer and the battery or sometimes electric hookups provide energy to the blower for heat circulation.
These propane furnaces typically hold about 20 gallons, but they may be smaller depending on the size of your camper. As always, dealing with a propane power source, safety is of utmost importance.
So, talk with professionals when you want to install a propane furnace on your pop up camper if it doesn’t come with one.
If your pop up camper doesn’t come with a furnace, having a portable space heater is always a go-to option. It’s easily available, inexpensive and convenient.
Electric heaters are also a good choice as you can plug one into the outlet and you’re ready to go. However, since some pop-up campers have only limited outlets you should also invest in some extension cords.
Some campers use this as their only source of heating or together with a furnace heater. This will lessen the work of you’re propane furnace.
ELECTRIC MATTRESS PAD
Since most of the pop-up campers do not come with their own heater, aside from furnace or a space heater you can opt to have electric mattress pads and blankets. They are an excellent way to stay warm in your pop up.
Especially if you’re camping with hookups, you can run the electric mattress during your whole camping. If you don’t have hookups, you can use your electric mattress to prewarn the beds using your generator.
However, these will only help you in the bedroom or the living room. You still need to think about how to heat up your kitchen or the rest of the camper.
This doesn’t create heat like a furnace, space heater or an electric mattress but this can retain heat for you to feel during your camping. Proper insulation will effectively hold onto that heat to avoid any cold areas in your camper.
Insulation can be from putting on the carpet and leaving no exposed hardwood floors behind. Putting on blankets and curtains on your spare bunk or an is to prevent the area from getting cold.
However, serious insulation of your whole cam[per should be decided cautiously. Insulation of your camper’s interior can break its warranty, so you might want to consult them first.
Underskirting surrounds the underside of your camper to keep cold air from coming in through the undercarriage. It can also be used to protect it from the harsh and cold wind.
This is usually done after your camper is already insulated. Without underlining, your camper can still be chilly inside.
There are a lot of businesses that offer vehicle underskirts, including those that are for RVs. You can adjust the size and you should be able to order underskirt that fits your camper. if not then you can just trim the extra away.
There’s a lot of ways for you heat up your pop up camper and these are some of the ways to do it. You can do all of your pop up camper can handle it or you can just stick to your Furnace and space heater combination. It’s up to you.
Now that you know this list go ahead and enjoy your camping!