Good small wood stoves for RVs include the Salamander Hobbit, Cubic Mini Grizzly and Gray Stove Works Mini-12CT. Factors to consider when buying a small wood stove include dimensions, price, weight, maximum output and efficiency.
The Salamander Hobbit is aesthetically pleasing and durable. The unit is made out of cast iron and includes an optional cold air intake. It has a good heat output, a compact size and includes an ash tray and riddling grate. The downside is that the unit costs more compared to similar options on the market because it is imported from the United Kingdom, where it is assembled.
The Cubic Mini Grizzly features a large front display window and solid steel construction. It looks good, is light weight and provides sufficient heat output. The downside is it may be difficult to source the 3-inch flue size. The unit is also not ideal for larger RVs.
The Gray Stove Works Mini-12CT features 8000 BTU and is available in different colors. It is made out of steel with an optional steel stand available. The unit is bigger than many other options in the same category and is ideal for larger RVs. It ranks well in energy efficiency and has a large fire brick and firebox compared to other units of its size. The downside is the unit is heavier than most small wood stoves.