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Old 09-25-2012, 11:01 AM   #11
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We use one of those oil-filled radiator looking heaters. My DW doesn't like the red glow of some of the electric heaters. She is afraid of the dog getting burned.

When the electric is included in the price of the site, it's a no-brainer.


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Old 09-25-2012, 02:17 PM   #12
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We used the Lasko brand tower heater that I bought at home depot. I think that it was about $50. It has the ability to oscillate so it pushes heat through out the entire TT. I would highly recommend using the electric heater over the propane. I do all CG camping so the electric is already paid for. Just my thoughts on the matter.

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Old 09-25-2012, 03:25 PM   #13
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I have a heat strip in my AC unit. It is always there and out of the way. I also use an oil filled radiator and/or a small cube heater. Any one of the heaters will keep the camper warm down into the 30s. After that I use 2 heaters. If you run 2 heaters they need to be on 2 different circuits.
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Old 09-25-2012, 03:43 PM   #14
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Originally Posted by FPM III View Post
Once you decide on, and buy, the electric heater of your choosing, here's my recommended way of setting it up:

First, set the thermostat of the electric heater for the desired temperature. Then set the propane furnace's thermostat so it comes on a few degrees below that of the electric heater. The trick here is to have the propane furnace come on to provide additional heat during those times when the electric heater is unable to maintain the desired temperature by itself.

I've used this technique for years and have always been comfortable.
This is how we use our electric heater. We have a small tower style oscillating heater and it works great. my wife usually cranls up the furnace before hopping in the shower to be warm coming out. I did find that the oil filled radiator heater is way nicer, but it is a bit bulky and takes awhile to get warmed up, but is a nicer more warm feeling heat.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:06 PM   #15
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The last few mornings it has been around 50 degrees and I have turned on the gas heater in the camper. I think I will buy ann electric heater this winter so we won't use so much L.P. Size (physical size and heating ability) and safety are factors, anyone have one they like? I figure to use it to supplement the campers heat only.
I concur with Chuck. I thought I had something wrong with my heater because it wouldn't heat the TT. (Dummy me didn't turn the LP gas on) But I had a little 1500 watt that I sat on the kitchen table and it was snuggly in there!!

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Old 09-25-2012, 05:29 PM   #16
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Quahog, Do you keep it off the floor? I assume Buddy is a dog haha, I say this because we have a dog named Buddy, and 2 other small dogs. I guess it has a safety switch in case it gets knocked over.

Chuck I can't see the picture, what is the model? We may go out today and look.
We usually put it right on the floor. It has a tip switch so it will automatically shut off if knocked over.

Yes, Buddy is our dog. He's a Lhasa Apso who will go anywhere and do anything providing there are snacks available. Haha.
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Old 09-25-2012, 05:39 PM   #17
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We too use the Oil-Filled Electric heater. They have no OPEN FLAME or HEATED RED HOT VISIBLE CORE, or create any noise, or have no burned dust smell.

The model we use is a low profile that looks like this... I too think this is the safest type of heater to use in a trailer especially if you have kids or animals...

If we want to move more heated air around we use a O2COOL 10-inch fan sitting behind it.

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Old 09-25-2012, 06:06 PM   #18
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We usually put it right on the floor. It has a tip switch so it will automatically shut off if knocked over.

Yes, Buddy is our dog. He's a Lhasa Apso who will go anywhere and do anything providing there are snacks available. Haha.

Our Buddy is a Golden Mutt, but our other 2 dogs are ****zus.

I see a wide range of heater preferences, I like the oil filled ones I had one at my house but they may take up a bit more space than I would like. Since we are full timing with 2 adults a soon to be 10yo and 3 dogs, space and weight are major considerations. I will check out the local Wally World and go from there. If it gets too cold we will head south haha.
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Old 09-25-2012, 10:45 PM   #19
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We are using a 30 yr old ceramic 1500 watts heater. We place it on the stove which happens to be at the center of the TT. I place it there to ensure it does not get tipped or turned towards a cabinet. We store it in the original box, it is small and square so it is easy to stow (it is always in the TT). Last weekend it was a little cool in the TT when we woke up. It was 35 deg outside and 60 in the hybrid. The next night I turned on a small fan to move the air around the trailer and it was 68 inside in the morning.
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Diesel....We have a Golden Retriever as well and things getting knocked around is a worry. I recently went to a couple wall mounted electric heaters. Saw one in a rig at a rally we attended and was impressed. Only 2" thick and about 19 x 20"s in size. Must be mounted on a wall about 6 to 8''s from the floor. 475 watts. Put one in the main cabin near the dinette and one in the bedroom. Yes, I know they're pricey.http://www.eheat.com/products/Envi-H...H1012T%29.html

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