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Description


CAMCO MFG INC 687
Portable, self-storing propane campfire is safe for use almost anywhere.
Why scavenge for firewood and struggle to light a campfire? Just open the Little Red Campfire, attach a propane cylinder (sold separately) and easily light a realistic campfire that puts out up to 64,000 BTU per hour to chase away the evening chill. Full burner ring allows even gas and flame distribution. Heat-resistant base and tray elevates fire off ground; keeps base cool. To store, replace the lid and latch closed securely-realistic logs, 8' hose and adjustable regulator store inside. 9"H x 12 1/2" dia. with lid on; 8"H without lid. For outdoor use only.

This item qualifies for Product Protection coverage! Protect Your Investment! Product Protection eliminates out-of-pocket expenses and protects against costly product repairs or replacement. We’ll cover 100% parts and labor for up to two years following the expiration of your manufacturer’s warranty. Warranty service is available at any Camping World location or at one of the 52,000 service centers across the U.S.



Technical Specs


Tech Specs

Weight: 15.2 lbs.

Manufacturer: Camco Mfg Inc

Mfg Part #: 58031

Tech Notes:

  • Burns up to 6 hours on high, 13 hours on medium or 23 hours on low, using a 20 lb. propane cylinder.
  • Burns up to 20 minutes on high, 40 minutes on medium or 1 hour on low, using a 1 lb. disposable propane cylinder.
  • Output: 65,000 BTU on high; 18,500 BTU on low.
  • Comes with attachment for a 5 lb tank or larger. Can be converted to a disposable tank with adapter.



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    Little Red Portable Campfire: Customer Reviews

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    Reviewed by 58 customers

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    Red portable campfire.


    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
    May 08, 2013
    A little small but works good. We have used it two times. Does not work too well when there is a lot of wind. We are happy with our purchase.
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    Potable bliss


    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
    April 02, 2013
    Love the portable campfire, works great on the porch on my fifth wheel camper with no need for heat or fire protection.
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    What burn ban?


    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
    March 11, 2013
    We have had ours for 3 years and it is in the trailer ready to use just load the propane tank.We 1st bought it to go camping where there was a burn ban but with instant off and no!! sparks you are good to go. Also we went camping with 12 friends who like wood fire. I came home with burnt shoe and jacket AGAIN NO SPARKS.
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    little red campfire


    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
    January 07, 2013
    love it so far. haven't tried to cook on it yet. once the logs warm up puts off pretty good heat.
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    Just the right size!


    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
    January 07, 2013
    We are very pleased with this little campfire. It is just the right size for a small gathering. Our friend, Don, doesn't attend campfires because he has COPD. The little red portable campfire doesn't emit smoke. This allows Don to join in without worry of breathing problems.
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    Great lil fireplace


    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
    December 03, 2012
    Just a great little fireplace. Works as advertised.
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    Portable Campfire


    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
    December 02, 2012
    The Lil Red campfire unit came with two broken clamps that keep the top on. I put the Lil Red together and lit it up with a match. The top and bottom all went up in flames. I shut the gas supply off and checked out the bottom to discover a very loose LP gas connection was done. I tightened that connection up and all worked fine. The fake logs are fragile ceramics and that is a concern for transport in our RV. I suppose the best bet is to bubble wrap each ceramic log once the unit has cooled to help ensure they do not break. I have yet to try it in a campground, but it should work pretty slick.
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    Great little campfire


    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
    November 26, 2012
    We bought this for ourselves as an early Christmas gift. We've been toting our fire pit and box of fire wood for years. Now we don't have to deal with the extra weight, ash, splinters or burn bans! No, this doesn't put out as much heat as a regular wood fire, but I would say it puts out 80% as much heat. It's a little spendy, but all in all, worth the money! We would buy it again if we had to replace it. The best part is, IT'S MADE IN AMERICA!
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    Little Red Portable Campfire


    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
    September 19, 2012
    Love this unit produces actually HEAT and is easy to assemble and stores away very compactly!
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    Campfire


    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
    September 02, 2012
    Works very well when you cannot have a real campfire. It provided the missing ambiance with no campfire smoke. We roasted marshmallows on it and it worked very well. Doesn't provide a lot of heat but if you get close enough it takes the bite out of the cool night air. Excellent addition to our camping gear.
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    little red


    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
    August 28, 2012
    great item, saves having to hunt for wood, instant fire
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    No smoke odors


    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
    August 01, 2012
    We like it. Kids laughed at it and thought it was too small. After it got dark out it was like any other small campfire, without the smoke and ashes. Everybody enjoyed it. It can get a little sooty after you use it. I wear some old gloves when packing it up. The latches for the cover are a little awkward to use. Light weight easy to store. Doesn't use much propane if you don't crank it up too high..
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    Burn ban, no problem!


    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
    July 17, 2012
    We take a two week trip for the week of July 4th every year, and there has been a burn ban every year. This year, I picked up the Little Red Campfire and finally have broke the cycle. While nothing compares to a wood fire, having the ambience is what is most important. Easy to set up, easy to transport, and not having to gather firewood is great as well. I do, however, wish it came with a longer propane connection so I wouldn't have to take a propane cylinder off the tongue. All in all, its a great buy.
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    Little Red Portable Fireplace


    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
    June 28, 2012
    Great unit, no more firewood, no more smelling of smoke, compact and easy to use.
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    Grandkid's Love It! Grandma too!


    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
    June 24, 2012
    We travel in our Komfort trailer to many places and some RV parks do not allow firewood burning. So we thought this would be a great alternative for those locations. Although it is small, we liked the fact it would not take up much room while traveling. We tested it our with our grandkid's at this one RV park so they could roast hot dogs and make Smores! Well they loved it and grandma liked it as well...so this grandpa made a few brownie points!!! It does put out ample heat...but most importantly still nice to be outside and enjoying the evening air...and yes of course ghost stories!
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    Little Red Portable Campfire


    0 out of 4 people found this review helpful.
    June 12, 2012
    We really enjoy the portable campfire. It is convenient and very easy to use. We don't have to worry about going to pick up wood or the wood being wet if it has rained.
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    As expected


    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
    June 11, 2012
    Very compact, well made. Small enough to carry, and use on cool nights for aesthetics. Will have to wait and see how much heat it provides when it gets cold.
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    little red protable campfire


    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
    June 11, 2012
    excellent unit. compact and well designed, top clamps on to base for easy carrying. good control for flame height. IT will work great for those nights that are a little on the chilly side. also used with the cooking grid, so its not actually a campfire, so there should be no problems using it in most campgrounds
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    Small, but still works great!


    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
    June 11, 2012
    I bought this so that I wouldn't have to lug firewood camping. It was simple to set up, I had friends from other camping sites (15 of them lol) sitting around it that night. Everyone asked me where I got it, and they plan to purchase one as well. The price was great on this website's internet only deal (saved over 50 bucks). I plan on buying the cooktop accessory next.
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    Wonderful to sit around, Little Red Campfire.


    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
    May 30, 2012
    Hi. We bought this propane campfire two weeks ago for about $95 at C/W online, on a sale. It is a wonderful design, having the regulator and the hose coil around the pedestal, then being sealed in the red can top. The clips that hold it closed are very secure. We've had it out in our yard for 3 evenings now, just hanging out with family and neighbors, talking and playing guitar around it. We've had fun here at home with it, even though we actually bought it for camping with our Airstream Club. A nice addition is to augment it with a Lite composite propane cylinder, which is much lighter and has a better feel than the regular steel bottles. After 3 nights of burning it with our old 20 lb. BBQ tank, it hasn't used up much propane at all. It appears that at our moderate flame setting, we could get at least 7 or 8 nights burning it for about 1 1/2 hours a night. Not quite as nice as a wood fire, however it works nicely and for less money than the cost of $6 a bundle wood at the campground host's site. Also, it's much lighter and saves space compared to carrying wood with you and you can purchase propane almost anywhere.
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    Portable campfire


    0 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
    March 16, 2012
    This campfire unit is the best. No more smoke, no more sparks flying at you and when you're ready for bed you just turn it off. It's cheaper than buying wood. You can adjust the flame to how big of a fire you want. Of course, the bigger the flame the more fuel you will use. We used 3 gallons of fuel for 3 nights at a medium to high flame.
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    Little Red Portable Campfire


    3 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
    January 31, 2012
    I have not gotten to use this fire place. I have seen these in use at campgrounds where ground fires are forbidden. There are some campgroounds that require you to buy firewood at their campground because of the asian beetle. The shipping was quick and free over the holidays.
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    Little Red Portable Campfire


    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
    January 16, 2012
    This unit works as described. It puts out great heat and is will roast marshmellows or hotdogs on a stick. My only complaint is that it is so small. If it was 18 inches high and 18 inches in diamater this would be the ideal gas campfire. None the less, this little unit works great.
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    Little Red Portable Campfire


    3 out of 9 people found this review helpful.
    January 16, 2012
    There was basically no assembly required except for positioning the Fake logs on to and hooking it to the propane tank. I have been making campfires from real wood for the past 54 years and this one looking at in the dark comes close to a small campfire look without the smoke.
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    Really Like it


    5 out of 13 people found this review helpful.
    January 16, 2012
    Pro--use at any camp ground, easy to store and no mess/ Con--small and uses lots of propane. Still like it!!!!
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    Little Red Portable Campfire


    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
    November 05, 2011
    This thing is great! Very portable, just 15 lbs and takes very little space in the bin. Great to be able to have a fire in just a few minutes, and even better to be able to shut it down instantly and go to bed without worrying about hot embers. Can be hooked up to your main motorhome LP tank with adapters and additional hose. It does use lots of propane on high, but not bad on lower settings, still with good heat output and no smoke to burn your eyes like real campfires. Even better yet, you don't leave the fire ring with your clothes smelling like a campfire. The cost of the propane is a good trade off for not having to buy and tote wood. Now with the insect problem in wood, most campgrounds don’t allow you to bring in wood from outside of the area. This item solves that problem too. We love it!
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    yes, virginia you can have a fire


    0 out of 3 people found this review helpful.
    October 27, 2011
    I purchased this item because of its size and mobility. we used it last week and it is great! we all sat around it to enjoy the fire and it produces heat as well. This comes to us at a time when you do not want the hassel of building a fire and then when your done we do not have to lug water to put it out.
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    Easy, Smokeless Fire


    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
    October 01, 2011
    Does the job very well, does not give off the heat, of course, that a roaring wood fire does. But also does not have the smoke in you face. While it serves a nitch for me, and with the grill that is extra so you can set a pot on it or s'mores in foil, it is perfect. I camp alone and do not what to carry the wood around anymore
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    No hassle worry free camp fire!


    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
    June 21, 2011
    I was worried about this because of the size of it. Not to worry, the flame and heat are really great. I don't recomend putting the flame very high due to using up your propane. It is not necessary to put it up all the way. Half way is perfect and it is a very nice size fire. We cooked Smores on it and the kids were all excited. It fits nice under the table storage in your camping trailer. I highly recomend this Product.
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    Not Bad for What It Is.


    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
    May 20, 2011
    I was a little skeptical but this little unit does a pretty good job, especially when there is NO fire pit. It takes a few minutes for the logs to start to glow, but then it gives off decent heat. Very portable and easy to set up (less than 60 seconds) I would recommend this to any RV'er. We made Smores on it...it took a little longer because it isn't as intense as a real camp fire, but it got the job done. I'm thinking of trying some BBQ wood chips to help give it a little smell though, that would be nice. My only complaint, if I could come up with one, would be the size, but if it was bigger the portability goes down as well.
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    Does the Job


    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
    April 23, 2011
    Many of the campsites we visit do not allow open wood flames. We purchased this so we would be able to sit out by the fire and roast some marshmallows with our little one without the worry of catching our surroundings on fire. After purchasing we assembled (consists of stacking the fire logs) and tested it out. The portable campfire did what it was supposed to do. After a few minutes it began to put off heat and we even roasted a few marshmallows. Instructions state to increase gas flow for higher flame. Increasing the flow really did not make much difference and you could smell unburned propane with higher flow. I believe we will enjoy this addition to our camping gear.
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    Addictive little pot of fire


    0 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
    October 15, 2010
    I have owned one now for almost two years and have been very happy with the quality and durability of the product. Although the logs have discolored from the heat, they have held up to transport and numerous heat/cool cycles. Due to our constant use of this product, we have become one of the best sales tools for this product and have made multiple sales. As previous reviewers have posted, most fire bans allow the use of propane flames but be aware that some bans allow no open flames.
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    Safety Alert!!


    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful.
    June 12, 2010
    I ordered this in May and took it camping. It worked great until a spider laid an egg inside the elbow under the burner. This caused propane to spew out of the air mixer nut onto the ground and WHOOM! I shut it right down and figured it out later at home, but it could have been catastrophic! Be careful, if you are lighting this unit and have the fuel valve turned up far enough to hear hissing and the burner seems too low for the loud hissing, you may have propane coming out of the 2 small (1/4") air mixer vents. If so you are about to see a ring of FIRE around the bottom and all around the hose. If this safety item were not an issue I might give it 5 stars, not a bad value for the price. Small flame, but we used it on low to med low. Waiting to hear from Camco and Camping World on how to avoid this situation in the future.
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    Great Product


    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.
    June 01, 2010
    I purchased my Little Red Portable Campfire some time ago and just hooked up. The process could not have been easier: screw into the 5 gal propane tank, stack the logs (absolutely no smell) and light it up. The longest part was taking it out of the box. I was surprised at how much heat it put out. Good product especially as many of the places where we have camped do not allow wood campfires.
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    Great Portable Campfire


    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
    May 17, 2010
    Bought this for my wife and it arrived real quick even with ground shipping. We have used it this past weekend and we both just love it. Everyone that sees it wants one!!! It will put out the heat as well on high. Just putting it on low does just fine on cool evenings. Great product.
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    The proof is in the purchase


    1 out of 2 people found this review helpful.
    April 15, 2010
    I bought a little red campfire because I was tired of buying expensive wood at campgrounds. We love our campfire. Portable, Cheap and Safe. We can use the campfire for 5 to 6 nights at 2 to 3 hours per night on a 5 gallon propane bottle. No sparks to start fires. Turn it off and go to bed. No smoke in your hair (the wife likes this) and the Grandkids can still BBQ hot dogs and marshmallows. The bottom of the campfire is cool enough to sit on our RV mat without burning it. Here's the real endorsement. When I started taking it along on our RV Club outings, 3 members liked it so much they bought one. In fact the club will be buying 2 for our equipment inventory for future rally's. Not perfect, but a unique little item.... Buy it!
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    Little Red Portable Campfire


    3 out of 5 people found this review helpful.
    January 20, 2010
    Love the Little Red. Used it recently on a cold night. Does give out some heat. The look of the fire especially at night is nice - only wish it was bigger but, then it would not be as portable. Need to get some real fire aroma chips to get smell of a real fire and have the full effect. I have recommended this to others who have also liked the product. Wish the unit came with the adapter for the small disposal propane cylinders. Longer cord or extension would be nice too. Even with my 'wishes' I love the product and as I said I have recommended it and would purchase it again. ( I hope I do not have to purchase it again as I hope it lasts a long time.)
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    the little red campfire


    4 out of 6 people found this review helpful.
    December 30, 2009
    I love the potableness of this product, power and size of flame was better than I thought it would be .....only problem I find is that the gas logs have a horrible smell....I can only hope it goes away....other than that love the LITTLE RED CAMPFIRE
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    nice alternative to campfire


    3 out of 8 people found this review helpful.
    November 14, 2009
    this is a nice alternative to a campfire - no hassle with wet firewood and smoke, etc. it is small and stows easily, and can be set up and lit in just a few minutes... As other reviewers have stated, not exactly the ambiance of a wood fire but good enough and great for roasting marshmallows. I have found the one drawback to be that it is made to screw directly into the 20 lb propane tanks (with left-handed threads) at the front of camper which is a bit of a hassle to have to disconnect the big tank and lug to where I want to set up the fire. I was able to get parts from a local propane store to set up a quick connect from the campfire to attach directly to my camper's aux propane line that connects to the mountable grill that came with my camper. It took a few tries for the store to get the parts right to make this conversion and the parts weren't cheap but I am glad I did it. Great product, would purchase again.
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    Outsanding product


    9 out of 19 people found this review helpful.
    August 14, 2009
    I laughed at my wife when she purchased the Lil Red Campfire. Our home caught fire several years back and the smell of burning wood just makes us sick. My wife said this would take care of the fire effect and heat to stay warm by. I have to tell you it's really a great fire. We have had more campers comment on the campfire when they walk by our camp.
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    Campfire is portable and very convenient!


    12 out of 20 people found this review helpful.
    August 12, 2009
    The main reason I made this purchase was the portability and convenience. I wasn't disappointed in either. It takes a minute to set up and have a fire. When I'm ready to retire, I turn off the propane. It's that easy. No wood to carry, no smoke and no ashes. I like that if I want to leave my campsite, just turn it off and light it again when I'm ready for another fire. I also bought a 5 gallon propane tank for additional convenience. I made the purchase at a Camping World Store.
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    Little Deceiver


    21 out of 41 people found this review helpful.
    May 19, 2009
    When I took this camping for the first time my husband and a close friend were razzing me as I was unpacking it and I got such a hazing for spending the money. Well later that night we were informed that the fire danger was to high we could not have a wood burning campfire. So I pulled out the Lil' Red and it was the only fire allowed since it was propane. I bet you couldn't guess who hung around it the most, my husband and close friend they practically lived by it. We were the most popular campsite. It was better than nothing. It does put out heat and can warm you up if you stand next to it don't expect a rip roaring fire like wood can give you. On high it can really put out. We are going camping for Memorial weekend and I have had 4 requests not to forget my little red. It is best that you have it's own dedicated tank and you understand how long a tank will last. We had a 20lb tank and were gone for 4 days and needed to refill it once. We had it on in the mornings and evenings when it turned dark. So be prepared especially if you are somewhere that doesn't have a refueling station for propane.
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    Nice unit


    17 out of 28 people found this review helpful.
    February 02, 2009
    Just received our Lil Red, a little small, however; it does work nice and easy to store. A little more ambiance than for heat but not bad. Instructions were not included with the unit, but pretty easy to figure it out. Unit is small but efficient, would recommend, but not for a lot of heat output.
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    Yes it is a fire


    15 out of 28 people found this review helpful.
    November 05, 2008
    We bought this just prior to the last review that was given on 7/23. We had the same experience with it that our intent was to use it for our children to roast marshmallows and cook their hotdogs on to give them some fun and us a break.. but that is a no-no. Aside from that the hose is relatively short to hook it to your main bottles so you will probably want to bring an auxilliary bottle or take one of the main ones off the mount and move it to a convenient location. I have been looking for a male quick connect fitting to hook it up where my grill plugs in but no luck. As the fire unit goes, it puts out a nice little fire and the adjustable dial works well. The ceramic-esque logs assemble together easily for and look fine at night. The integrated cover that doubles as a container was a really good feature to keep it all together.
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    Little Red Portaable Campfire


    29 out of 64 people found this review helpful.
    July 23, 2008
    We love the convenience of this little campfire but very disappointed they show you roasting a marshmallow on their add when it has warnings not to be used for cooking food. Hot dogs and marshmallows are what a campfire is all about! I even called the manufacturer to make sure and they recommended against it!!
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    campfire


    16 out of 33 people found this review helpful.
    July 21, 2008
    great product works great. bought one a couple weeks ago & we love it. lights easily for a very nice campfire. everyone had to come to our site to check it out.
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    Little Red Makes Believers!!!


    49 out of 84 people found this review helpful.
    April 29, 2008
    I received my little Red Campfire about a week before we left on a trip to Talladega. When I was setting it up I was the but of jokes. They all laughed at my new toy, but as soon as I lit it you should have seen the looks of amazement. Before the camp was ended I had two people wanting to order the campfires and two more thinking very strong about getting one, and not a one was laughing at my Little Red Campfire. This thing is the greatest. If there is any negative it would be only if it was slightly larger.
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    had doubts------------ BUT LOVE IT!!!!!!!!!


    45 out of 79 people found this review helpful.
    April 20, 2008
    Coming from the living in the woods my whole life, you burn wood or it is not considered a fire.So I had my doubts,but went for it because some campgrounds you cant find wood or they sell you 4- pieces for$ 5.00.After purchasing we took a trip to va.beach hooked this unit up and loved it.With out all the hassle of haulin wood etc. Turn it on ,light it- open a beverage of choice and stare at it awhile and when your done turn it off .I will allways use real wood when available but for traveling ,where wood becomes an issue this thing is the best solution.Only thing is every once in awhile you have to remind the kids and some adults not to throw anything in it like a real fire.they forget and have actually thrown in napkins etc.
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    great fire, but Disney banned as of Dec. '07


    174 out of 315 people found this review helpful.
    January 26, 2008
    We bought this (on sale) for our annual Thanksgiving trip to Disney World's Fort Wildreness and used it with great results and no problems during Thanksgiving. We kept it up on the pad area. The only thing is we wish it had a quick conncect feature, so we could attach it to our outside grill connection instead of the main tank.which is too far away from where we want to use it, so we had to move one of the tanks. On Dec 1st Disney security came thru and told us the fire marshall had banned all open flames including this specific item. Apparently people had been placing them out in the open spaces where the leaves are and a few fires had occured. He said that for now we could use it if we built a wire cage around it (to stop any sparking- which we all know doesn't happen with this), covered that, raised it off the ground, and kept it out of the vegitation areas. We are trying to build something now and will be going back in early March. We'll see what happens. Too bad some peiple didn't have enough sense to realize that this is still a flame that will catch dry vegetation on fire. He said people actually told him this wasn't a real fire, just because it was gas! Because of the fires, Disney has removed a lot of the vegetation between the sites, safer I'm sure; but not nearly as pretty and private as before.
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    Fired Up !!!


    198 out of 334 people found this review helpful.
    January 21, 2008
    We had been looking at, and thinking about, the Little Red Campfire for quite a while. When it went on sale, we ordered. It not only does everything as promised, but has a number of very positive features: 1) It is easy to transport in its own carrying case; 2) It is simple to use and is made in America; 3) It not only looks a lot like a traditional campfire, but also puts out reflective heat which feels great on cool evenings; 4) It draws a crowd -- other campers are fascinated by it and always ask questions; 5) It is fully safe and usable -- and does not emit any sparks -- when you go to a park with a burn ban due to dry or windy conditions -- Park Rangers gave us a big thumbs up to use it recently under such conditions. We and one other camper with Little Red Campfires were the only ones with campfires! (See # 4 above)!
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    Recommended


    219 out of 354 people found this review helpful.
    December 21, 2007
    We purchased this item to take on our 2007 Thanksgiving camping trip in New Hampshire. It works well and provides decent heat. We also appreciate it's compact size and storage cover. This is a great product to have on hand when you are staying at a campground with fire restrictions or you don't have any wood available for a campfire. It is a bit loud when running, but besides that it is a fine fake fire that we would recommend to others.
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    Works Great


    310 out of 540 people found this review helpful.
    November 12, 2007
    As noted by one reviewer the regulator may be plugged with a spot of assembly grease but once it has passed the unit works great. You may need to warm up the regulator in the sun (no flames or heat guns please) and cycle the valve at the tank a few times the first time of use to get it to clear. If you turn the flame down to a reasonable level the sound of the burner is not obvious at all and the logs start to glow a cheery red. I picked up a Steak Saver adapter so I could use disposable cylinders when I do not want to cart around a refillable tank. Solidly built and highly recommended.
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    great little campfire


    334 out of 621 people found this review helpful.
    October 14, 2007
    this is a great little campfire, beautiful flames, my only dislike is that its a little loud, it has a kinda loud hiss sound of the propane coming out, but otherwise, i love it
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    Neat Item! Creates Jealousy!


    338 out of 639 people found this review helpful.
    September 04, 2007
    After camping around where no open fires are allowed, we went ahead and bought The Little Red Campfire. What a neat item! Even with a open fire ban in effect, this item was allowed for use. It puts out a lot of heat for the size and cools fairly rapidly when shut off. Our little campfire created a lot of jealousy from other campers and a few came over to see it! It's just the right size and fits in the trailer storage compartment easily. We went with the adapter to use 1 lb bottles and found it works well. However, the fire will pull a lot of gas and the little bottles will frost over after 30-45 minutes and slow the flow rate. It's just a matter of switching out bottles, so no big deal!
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    Fire safe


    444 out of 819 people found this review helpful.
    July 15, 2007
    I camp with a group and we like a campfire. When we arrived at the campground we were given a sheet that no fires were permitted not even charcoal. We ask if a propane campfire was permitted. The staff check with the fire marshal and we had permission to use this campfire. I think we were the only ones in the campground that enjoyed sitting around a campfire that night.
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    Use a Reducer


    409 out of 816 people found this review helpful.
    July 10, 2007
    I purchased the Little Red Campfire and first tried it out on the screened porch at home. I was delighted with the unit. I then loaded it in a bin in the RV and took it to a campground to try it out there. Again I was pleased. My wife enjoyed it, as well. The only drawback was having to haul a large and heavy propane tank in order to use it. I have no other use for a propane tank that size, as my camp stove uses the small tank. So I checked in a plumbing and heating shop to see if a reducer was available so that I could utilize the small tank. Sure enough I was able to obtain one. Now I don't have to be concerned about the extra weight of the larger propane tank and the unsightliness, as well. It is very much like the gas log fireplace I installed in the family room at home, clean, convenient and relatively economical. And it really does put out the heat.
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    great little fire place


    445 out of 821 people found this review helpful.
    June 22, 2007
    It works perfectly and is very easy to store. We like it alot on cold evenings camping. We give it thumbs up all the way.
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    Finally I don't have to unload firewood


    694 out of 1164 people found this review helpful.
    April 08, 2007
    I purchased this yesterday, and tried it out on the deck today. Global warming notwithstanding, it’s quite cold today and it helped take the chill off. We plan on using the fireplace both at home and in the camper. It’s a bit expensive but it’s very well built and should last a very long time. It’s very convenient to store with the gas line wrapping around the base and the lid enclosing the entire unit.
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