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Using the Camco Olympian 3 as a Portable Heater for a Tent

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Does Camco Olympian have a website that shows the burn time on these heaters? How much volume of gas they would use on 20 lb bottle vs the little Coleman bottles. Also Im very interested in the efficiency of the unit and think it may be a better option than the little buddy in my tent. My tent is 10 x 14. What are your thoughts? Thanks,

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The Camco Olympain Wave 3, part # CAM57331, has a fuel consumption of 1/8 lb per hour and boasts a 96% efficiency. Camco does not have a website showing the burn times of this heater, but I have linked to a couple of video reviews of this heater that go a little further in depth with its specs and capabilities.

This heater can be used as a portable heater with the mounting legs, part # CAM57701, and the dust cover, part # CAM57722. These two pieces will allow the heater to be moved to a variety of areas and stay steady while also ensuring that dust is not entering the heater when not in use.

As for using this heater for your tent, it can be done since your tent is over 130 sq ft. However, there is a safety concern that I want to point out. This heater uses combustion and therefore oxygen. Please ensure that the tent is properly ventilated with enough air supply to keep everything working properly and prevent any harm from lack of oxygen to yourself.

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