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Old 11-27-2013, 08:47 AM   #11
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Originally Posted by DXSMac View Post
I second the oil filled heater. If you are plugged into a 20 amp, (and not using ANY OTHER APPLIANCES ON ELECTRIC) use a 1500 watt for main part of RV (pulls 12.5 amps) and use a small 400-500 watt oil filled (3-4 amps) in the bathroom. The small one in the bathroom will keep the bathroom toasty. Put the frig on propane if you have to.
I agree with the lady. If you are plugged in just use electric heaters. Even though one 1500 watt and one smaller one are all you can use with 20 amps service, that will be enough to keep it reasonably warm.

The original poster did not mention whether or not the RV is winterized. Electric space heaters won't keep the tanks and plumbing under the floor warm but the LP furnace will. If there's a risk of your storage unit going well below freezing you need to consider that.

If you have a slide, keep it retracted. It seals better when retracted.

Of course, when you return to the RV, if there's no problem with CO in the storage unit for a short time, start the LP furnace to warm the coach quickly.

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Old 11-27-2013, 09:08 AM   #12
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I second the Oil Heater! We used these babies to heat our house when we lived in germany and boy or boy do they work!

Liked them so much we picked a couple up to use in our home when we moved back to the USA!

My thought: I would not skimp on a Wally World one. They tend to have overly hot fins - we like the "European" versions that heat but are not overly hot to the touch. We got our at Amazon: - DeLonghi EW7707CB Safeheat 1500W ComforTemp Portable Oil-Filled Radiator - Black

We like it because it is 1500W, has a automagic turn on point of 44 Deg to thwart freezing temps and a auto shutoff if it gets too hot.

We have one in our 5er right now because of a nasty cold snap here in Alabama (we also have our tank heaters on as well

Hope this Helps!

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Old 11-27-2013, 03:43 PM   #13
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This is what I used to use in my 5th wheel to keep the interior warm.
Set the thermostat for around 45 degrees and let it go.
$25 at Walmart
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Old 11-29-2013, 12:34 PM   #14
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The RV isn't winterized yet.... That was one if my concerns about wanting to run heat, it got down to 19' that night.... It's been in storage and I was getting it out the next day to hit the road for holiday travel. All I wanted to know was if it would hurt to run propane heater while it was inside storage facility overnight. Its lookin like it wasn't a big deal at all. Not something I wanna do all winter... It will be winterized shortly.

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