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Old 10-19-2021, 04:19 PM   #1
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RV Heaters

What is the best RV heater that you have come accross
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Old 10-19-2021, 04:28 PM   #2
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Depends on what type and size your trailer is
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Old 10-19-2021, 04:29 PM   #3
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Not sure what you are asking.

The best RV stock furnace? Furnace vs heat element in AC? Plugin electric and propane ceramic carry on heaters?
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Old 10-19-2021, 05:04 PM   #4
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Yes, a little more specific would help narrow this down and if it is space heaters for inside the RV, there are numerous threads on that topic. Search feature in the gold bar at the top of the page or simply using Google will bring up information that is here and from other RV sites.
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I have this one, built in to the area where I removed the furnace from. Works well.
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Old 10-19-2021, 05:39 PM   #6
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Personally I prefer an electric heater to burning my own propane. If you have the space, one of those little electric fireplaces below your TV entertainment center. Otherwise, I have two small resistance heaters with digital thermostats. If its just a chilly night I'll put one of them in the main area under the AC fan and turn the AC fan to ON (instead of AUTO) to circulate the warmer air. If its cold, I'll put one in the kids bunk room and one in the main area pointed towards our bedroom, usually on low setting is plenty to keep us warm.

Before kids we would camp year round and one little 1500 watt heater kept our interior cabin nice and toasty. Word of warning when its below freezing, an electric heater inside won't keep your water lines and tanks from freezing.
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1,500-Watt Oil-Filled Radiant Electric Space Heater with Thermostat by Pelonis

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Pelonis-...=aw.ds#overlay
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Really pends on your goal.

Typically we have an electric site in the cooler months. When we do, we commonly use a small ceramic heater placed on top of the stove. Works good, and nice and quiet. It lives in the storage hold year round. We have an HTT, and when it is in the low 20's outside, it's not quite enough to keep the HTT warm enough.

My DW is a light sleeper. So it is common for us to use the AC unit with the electric heating element at night. Bit noisy, but the DW likes the white noise. It does a great job keeping the bunk ends warm, maybe to warm (no decent thermostat).

The propane furnace pumps out lots of heat, pending on the temps I could use a 20 pound tank every couple days. Typically we only use it if we are boondocking, and recharge the battery every day with the generator.

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1,500-Watt Oil-Filled Radiant Electric Space Heater with Thermostat by Pelonis

https://www.homedepot.com/p/Pelonis-...=aw.ds#overlay
We have one of those, but made by Honeywell. Works great for us. One nice thing: it is silent.
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I bought an electric heater (non-oil filled) for our X23B that worked great. It had an oscillating feature, high/low setting and a digital thermostat. It was our primary warmth at night in colder weather. We slept under a down comforter with the heater set to the mid-50’s and I would set the furnace to around 50.
When we traded the hybrid for the current 5th I bought a second heater identical to the first and we use them with the electric fireplace and furnace in the same way. I plug them into outlets that are on separate breakers to avoid tripping a breaker.
If I know we are going to be in cooler weather I run the furnace a bit a couple of days prior to departure to make sure it works.
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Have an oil filled one that makes ď0Ē noise and I think itís 36or42Ē long. Itís really out of the way in this location
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Sorry i did not put all the info needed for the answers but it is a 27bhb 32' so it has a bunkhouse and there is no room for a fireplace under the tv area but was looking for something that would warm the trailer in 40 deg weather with out to much noise and electric
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I ran across a fellow camper that had a beautiful Mobile Suites fifth wheel. He had a heater system that's called "Cheap Heat" installed in line with his propane heater. He said it works like a charm consuming very little power.

https://www.rvcomfortsystems.com/
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would warm the trailer in 40 deg weather with out to much noise and electric


Since we enjoy winter camping, we've tried 'em all I think. Original AC had heat-strips. Those were "so-so".

We've done an oil-filled radiator, but I found I needed to add a fan behind it to circulate the heat in our 31FK. In the end, we've settled on a Lasko oscillating electric unit. If the temps drop to high 30's, we can keep it on the low setting and warm the coach. Colder than that and we flip it to the high setting. Although I was concerned when my Kill-A-Watt meter showed the unit would spike at 1650 watts before settling down to the high 1400's.

We're keeping the Lasko oscillating unit. It sits in the middle of the coach and can keep things toasty end to end. Low 40's? I think it would be fine on the low setting.
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We use a little Heater Buddy and use the throwaway propane cans. We get about 3-4 evenings of use from each propane canister. We set ours on low in the main living space and it takes no time to warm the place up. I wish they made one with a thermostat, that little thing can easily cook you out.
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https://www.amazon.com/dp/B0000BYC61

I built one of these into the cabinet where I removed the furnace.
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Has anyone install a basic electric base board unit.
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