Originally Posted by Zephod_beeblebrox2
Having more space in the bus without the bath gives rise to an intreaguing question. For those that use wood\coal stoves, what models do you use? How big are they? Can you cook on them and how did you attach them?
I've actually changed my mind and decided to go with a diesel heater, but only because of necessity - my wife and I are going to be traveling with three kids ("Magic School Bus" style) and we just need the space.
But before that, I did a lot of research on this, and IMO the GrayStove Mini 12 CT is just about the perfect fit. There are a lot of nice RV wood stoves but I just can't imagine spending $4k on a stove - $4k would buy a H*** of a lot of propane. The Mini 12 is only $900 new, it's modern enough to have secondary tubes, and it's the perfect size for a well-insulated camper.
Not shilling for them, and in full disclosure I haven't actually run one. But if I was going to install one, that's the one I'd do. The original plan was to scrounge pallets - they can be had anywhere for free on Craigslist - and try to heat for free.