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Posted: 04/14/13 01:56pm Link  |  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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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 02:19pm Link  |  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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Rv Comfort Systems, in furnace heat strip.


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

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


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

I prefer the small ceramic type and they work well.


This member is not responsible for opinions that are inaccurate due to faulty information provided by the original poster. Use them at your own discretion.

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