Originally Posted by RoyBraddy
With the close quarters of the POPUP I elected to use the OIL-FILLED low profile radiator type electric heater. The POPUP has alot of things that could catch on fire with a sudden burst of wind etc.
The OIL FILLED heater have no open flame or red hot cores to deal with. Also no burned dust smell and are very quiet. Has to be one of the safest heaters you can use. If we need to move some warm air around more then we sit one of these O2COOL AC/DC/D-CELL fans behind the heater. Does great...
Since there is only the two of us in our POPUP we have one of these sitting in the entrance door area and a second one sitting on a board back in the unused tent bed area which is our DAY TIME catch all area.
With the POPUP we just run an extension cord out one of the window flaps and connect to the campground 20AMP Pedestal Service.
For us it is much better to use the camp ground electric then to use OUR propane. We set the furnace up to be the back-up source of heat when needed. Our Furnace is way too much heat for us in the POPUP and the furnace blower is also very loud. Wakes me up every time it kicks in...
The oil filled will do fine over a longer time, but by the nature of the beast they don't put out much heat for the first hour or so. I would suggest like others have said, to also carry a small cermamic heater. There is no fire danger from these units because they don't get "burning" hot at the front of the unit and modern heaters don't have glowing ribbon type elements like older heaters. If you can see a glow from a heater you found in your garage or at a garage sale, throw it away immediately. They are dangerous.
We're putting too much into this decision. Just go to a Lowes, Home Depot, or Walmart and pick one. this isn't rocket science. They all put out pretty much the same amount of heat.