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The Camco Little Red Camp Fire - When Real Fires Aren't Allowed

Updated on July 30, 2014

I bought my first travel trailer (I say 'first' as I already have my eye on my next one) in May 2013 when I happened to wander innocently into a camper expo in Tucson, Arizona. I wish I hadn't wandered in with my checkbook as, in just two short hours, I owned a travel trailer. Sheesh. Then I had to go buy a truck to pull the thing. It was an expensive trip to visit my brother that time!

Anyway, friends immediately started helping me outfit the trailer for camping. That's how I ended up with The Camco "Little Red Campfire" Propane Camp Fire that you see right there in the picture to the right. And, I fell instantly in love.

The Little Red Campfire is the perfect accompaniment to any camp site as it's allowed in campgrounds that won't let you have real fires. After all, it's no more dangerous than a propane grill. Just light it with a match, sit back and enjoy the glow of this little fire. It really add ambiance to a camp site. I also don't always want a wood fire even if it is allowed when camping as I don't like my clothes and hair smelling like smoke.

The LIttle Red Campfire is just 11.25" in diameter and comes with the top you see also. The top buckles down securely and makes it very easy to tote the gas camp fire with you. It also comes with an 8 foot hose that you connect to the gas tank right on the trailer. However, I've bought a small separate 1 gallon propane cannister so the we're not tethered to just an 8 foot diameter from the camper. The separate gas tank makes the thing 100% portable, in fact, we use it on my balcony of my house every single night! What fun.

Here's another article about more portable campfires on my website - Portable Campfires.

And, here's a few more articles I've written about traveling in my Shadow Cruiser:

Top 5 travel bars for those on the go

Good gifts for RV owners

How to set up an outdoor living area

Camping tables for RVs and travel trailers

The below accessories are all necessary in my book when using the Camco Little Red Campfire. I don't like to have to stay within a certain distance of the camper, so the first link is the itty bitty propane tank I bought to make the thing portable. I'm still on the first fill up of this tank and have run the camp fire probably 15 hours at this point. Not sure how long it will power the thing but it's really great.

Worthington 281149 1-Gallon Steel Propane Cylinder With Type 1 With Overflow Prevention Device Valve
Worthington 281149 1-Gallon Steel Propane Cylinder With Type 1 With Overflow Prevention Device Valve

This is the separate propane tank I bought to make my Camco Little Red Camp Fire portable.

Camco 58033 Little Red Campfire Cook Top
Camco 58033 Little Red Campfire Cook Top

This cooktop is nice as you can heat water or cook breakfast right over the camp fire flame.


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    • TerriCarr profile image

      TerriCarr 3 years ago

      Next time you go camping, I want to tag along. :-)

    • Virginia Allain profile image

      Virginia Allain 4 years ago from Central Florida

      Next time you go camping, I want to see a photo of it in action.