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Old 11-03-2015, 07:52 PM   #21
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The wife and I went to Roaring River a couple of weeks ago. It was cool weather and we used a 20 pound tank and 3/4 of another. It was a four day three night trip. So I decided to buy one of these:
Lasko Full-Circle Warmth Ceramic Heater with Remote Control - Walmart.com
This last weekend we went over to the local state park for 3 days and two nites. The temp was mid 40s at nite and 60s during the day. The furnace only kicked on once. hoping to get 3 weekends this winter and was thinking this might help.
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You have a problem if you used that much propane in 4 days. I camped months, wife cooks all the time and bakes regular. A few days of taking the chill off in the mornings with the heater, and we heat water with electric and not the gas, didn't use that much all year.
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Old 11-04-2015, 07:47 PM   #22
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I used one of the EdenPURE heaters for years and really liked it but I recently purchased one of these because I can place it right against the wall. The air intake and exaust are on the same side.
Lasko Electric Digital Ceramic Heater with Warm Air Motion Technology, Black, CC13652 - Walmart.com
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Old 11-04-2015, 08:27 PM   #23
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Wife is worried about portable electric heater with our dog. She's only about a year and a half old and still quite frisky (the dog, not the wife).
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Old 11-04-2015, 09:59 PM   #24
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We like the little ceramic, has a safety cut-off if tipped over.

ps You are a brave man Dan.
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Wife is worried about portable electric heater with our dog. She's only about a year and a half old and still quite frisky (the dog, not the wife).
At night we put ours on the floor, during the day it sits on the stove top. Dog really does not mess with the heater.
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Old 11-05-2015, 08:14 AM   #26
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At night we put ours on the floor, during the day it sits on the stove top. Dog really does not mess with the heater.
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I have used a ceramic heater for years, as opposed to burning expensive propane and inducing all that moisture inside the trailer - not to mention the noise from the fan. I always placed the heater on top of the stove so it is sitting on a metal surface. Just a little extra peace of mind - safety wise.

But my 2015 32RLDS has an electric fireplace/heater. Not only does it have a thermostat feature, but it can also be set to run continuously, or for 2-hour increments, from 2 hours to 12 hours. It keeps the whole trailer warm and adds a nice ambience inside - especially on a rainy weekend!
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Old 11-05-2015, 10:36 AM   #28
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The family I bought my first trailer off of, use electric heaters exclusively. To the point I had to repair the factory propane heater's igniter and free up the controls. The documentation they left in the trailer showed they refilled the 20# can every 2-3 years.


Since I boondock, electric heaters are a non-issue.


But I can see how using the campground's electricity (that you are paying for) to heat the RV, rather than using even more of the fuel needed for cooking.
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This was an interesting read.

We don't carry an electric heater and rely on the TT LP Furnace. Neer thought about it, but sure this cost me a little money in LP that I could save if I used the CG electricity when available. However for me, the reality is I fill my dual 30# LP tanks maybe 2 times per year. I doubt I spend $100 year on LP for the TT. We are frugal, live on a budget and identify areas to save money -- however $8 a month ($100/year) in LP doesn't move the needle in my budget enough to haul another item on our trips so we will likely stick with using the TT furnace.

It's fun though to see what others are doing. If always camped in CG with electricity and/or it was really cold I might think otherwise. But here in California winter camping is at the beach so most nights are only high 40's or low 50s. At deer camp, not using my TT, but we burn a 30# bottle of LP every week, but that is nights in 20s and a very old not well insulated TT.
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I have used a ceramic heater for years, as opposed to burning expensive propane and inducing all that moisture inside the trailer - not to mention the noise from the fan. I always placed the heater on top of the stove so it is sitting on a metal surface. Just a little extra peace of mind - safety wise.

But my 2015 32RLDS has an electric fireplace/heater. Not only does it have a thermostat feature, but it can also be set to run continuously, or for 2-hour increments, from 2 hours to 12 hours. It keeps the whole trailer warm and adds a nice ambience inside - especially on a rainy weekend!
Same for us. We love the ambiance of the fireplace and it keeps the unit nice and cozy without having to use the furnace unless the temp really gets down.
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