Re: Kerosene heat
i've never looked when i was driving cross country, but around here kerosene is no more difficult to find than diesel.
there is a lot of energy in a gallon of kero. I have no idea why more of us don't use it as heat in our buses. It's much safer than propane. A bit of spilled kero falls to the floor and smellls icky. A bit of spilled propane not only stinks, it's dangerous.
i was using a fuel oil boiler, and it ran fine on either diesel or kero.
in a pinch if you have a diesel engine you can run it on kero. It's properties are very similiar to diesel fuel. People in countries where fuel tax is several dollars per gallon sometimes use kero in their vehicles. There is apparently a lubrication difference between the two fuels and it's bad for your injector pump long term. But if you ran out of fuel somewhere and needed a few gallons to get to civilization i woulnd't be afraid to use kerosiene, i've done it.
My 1977 mercedes benz owners manual recommended mixing diesel/kero 50/50 in the winter, or to use 70/30 diesel/gasoline. I'm rambling aimlessly, it's time to stop, but i think that kero is a good way to heat your bus.
Quis custodiet ipsos custodes (who will watch the watchmen?)