Well... I have searched pretty extensively, but haven't come up with much. However, I have learned a lot from threads such as SeanF's "Schoolbus Homestead". I am getting ready to plumb in our propane system after we get the spray foam insulation done next week. After a lot of research and decision, we decided to go with a blue flame propane vent-free heater instead of a wood burning stove. Part of this decision was because we will not regularly be in cold areas (and would like to keep our precious space) and we will already be running propane for our hot water heater (Precision Temp RV-550 NSP) and our oven/stove combo.
I am designing a system around using regular 20lb. propane tanks for ease of swapping them out. We are building a custom box to mount underneath the bus to house the tanks, very similar to SeanF's, but with our own twist. I know the pros, cons, and dangers of working with propane. We will be mounting propane detectors and CO Detectors inside the bus to keep us safe. I would like this thread to be free of clutter about the pros and cons of propane... but rather designing and building a system
So far, I have picked up 2 20lb tanks, a 2 stage Mr. Heater Auto-Changeover regulator (http://www.campingworld.com/shopping/it ... ator/24030
), and hoses to connect the 2 tanks to the regulator.
From here, I needed to wait and do more research. Does anyone have links about designing a proper propane setup in a RV/Bus/Skoolie? I couldn't seem to find any?
I need to know things like when to use a hard line vs. rubber hoses, fittings, routing, etc. Any skoolie threads you can direct me to or tips on where to start my design?
I also want to take our safety in concern and do everything properly. Any help is much appreciated!
Our conversion thread: