Weather not whether....

Thursday, October 14, 2010

It's not whether we ride or not, it's what the weather will be. Many have advised us that Sept/Oct is the best time to ride Route 66 and ride it West to East. Better weather is the reason....spring in the Rockies can be very unpredictable (as we found out mid-May this past year). But May/June is the second best time and to hopefully avoid the coldest weather we will watch it closely before finally hitting the road.

That said, we know we may hit some cold mornings and someone suggested a portable propane heater for those cold mornings and evenings. While doing some searching I think I may have found the perfect one. Not inexpensive but the size is right and the reviews are good. What do you think?

A little more investigation and I found another model, a little cheaper.

Looks like some good alternatives out there!

Ride safe,
Stu and Donna


  1. I think a heater in a tent is a scary proposition. Add a puppy to that and it's even more so. But if you must, the second one looks a LITTLE more stable than the first. Could you find one that hangs from the rafters instead of standing on the floor?

  2. Fortunately safety standards call for them to turn off when tipped over. Plus it would not be used unattended. Just got to use common sense.

  3. I have a SportCat in my conversion van. It works great. I only operate it when I am awake, as sleeping with one going is a bit dangerous. I also insure plenty of ventilation. As long as you are attentive, it should be safe enough in a tent. The fuel canisters go on sale often, and you can get quite a bit of heat out of each canister.


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