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pitch

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Posted: 04/14/13 01:56pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

What type of heater do you all like? Ceramic, oil filled, coil and fan?
I know that an 1800 w is the same in whatever form it is delivered in so we do not need to go there.

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Posted: 04/14/13 02:07pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I like and have been using Pelonis ceramic disc heaters for 30 years. They are small, safe, and do a great job, INMO.

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Posted: 04/14/13 02:13pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Hi,

My #1 choice for heating me is radiant (one's that glow cherry red). For space heating and safety I use oil filled.


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I like the oil filled ones, negligable risk of fire, and no byproducts of combustion.

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Posted: 04/14/13 02:19pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Ceramic heaters, in my opinion, are the way to go. We used to camp often in cold weather with temps down to 12°F. We found that our little Windmere ceramic heaters did a great job in supplementing our furnace with a very small electrical power drain. And, of all the heaters you mentioned, I think the ceramic heater is that safest to operate in an RV environment.


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Posted: 04/14/13 02:25pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Rv Comfort Systems, in furnace heat strip.


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Posted: 04/14/13 02:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Heat is heat.
What I don't like is a noisy fan so we use the tall heaters that use a squirrel fan and oscillates back and forth quietly.

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Posted: 04/14/13 02:43pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Oil filled for several reasons.....Safety is the big one, no chance of starting a fire if something falls against, or is placed on it and it retains and radiates heat long after reaching set temp and the heater turns off. We maintained 40+° in our 40' RV, when the outside air temp was in the -0° for several weeks this winter.


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Posted: 04/14/13 03:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Pelonis ceramic heater... $12 @ Walmart this past winter.


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Posted: 04/14/13 03:26pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I prefer the small ceramic type and they work well.


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