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Old 02-05-2013, 05:01 PM   #1
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Portable Heater

I've seen some of you post about bringing a portable heater to help off-set propane usage. I was checking one of my daily shopping sites today and saw this and thought I'd share.

Vornado VH2 Whole Room Heater for $40

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Old 02-05-2013, 05:13 PM   #2
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We've used electric space heaters for many years when hooked up, save propane as you mentioned. Some of the little fan-forced units can be noisy, I saw this one at Costco and bought one, it puts out a lot of heat and makes little noise:
Bionaire® Oscillating Ceramic Tower Heater
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:19 PM   #3
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In addition to using a small electric space heater to heat our trailer while hooked up, we went one further for heat while dry camping... most RV propane furnaces are pretty noisy and they cycle on & off. I bought a portable propane heater that does an excellent job of keeping the rig toasty, doesn't use much fuel and is 100% quiet. It's ideal for dry camping, however we don't sleep with it on...
Mr Heater Big Buddy Heater - Canada and Massachusetts Approved - Mr. Heater F274865 - Portable Heaters - Camping World
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:21 PM   #4
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wow - 1/2 of what we paid. We use that same vornado and really like it.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:24 PM   #5
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wow - 1/2 of what we paid. We use that same vornado and really like it.
I added the cost to the first post. But that is why I posted. I had heard many others recommend the Vornado, so I picked one up for $40.
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Old 02-05-2013, 05:31 PM   #6
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great in a 20' trailer -- less than 20 dollars

for a small elect heater -- it cooks
I decided not to take on our last trip out
our big elect radiator heater used at home
bought this little THING
it amazed us
even though pretty cold out in the desert
we could not leave this THING on high
it would run us right out of there
so
for something very small and cheap
you may wish to consider

we paid 19 dollars for said unit

Duraflame DFH-DH-14-TO Desktop Heater - Oscillating Black

http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=Duraflame Ceramic Oscillating Desktop Heater




Duraflame Ceramic Oscillating Desktop Heater

The Duraflame Ceramic Oscillating Desktop Heater features heat settings of 900W and 1,500W, a fan-only mode and an adjustable thermostat to help keep you comfortable in different temperatures. The heater oscillates to cover a wide area and has a powder-coated steel grill to provide durability, while the tip-over switch shuts off the heater if it falls over to promote safety. Integrated carry handle.

Features and Benefits
  • Plugs into a standard 120V outlet for quick use
  • Heat settings of 900W and 1,500W, a fan-only mode and an adjustable thermostat provide varying levels of comfort
  • Oscillating design ensures a wide distribution of heat
  • Powder-coated steel grill for durability
  • Integrated carry handle offers easy transportation
  • Tip-over switch and thermal protection promote safety
Fuel/power Type:ElectricProduct Weight:3.4 lb.Product Width (in.):6.69Product Depth (in.):4.72Product Height (in.):8.86
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deal was too good, just bought a second one
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I mounted one of these in the Bedroom to augment the Electric Fireplace heater.
Wall Mounted Electric Heating | Best Electric Heaters Energy Efficient | Envi High-Efficiency Whole Room Electric Panel Heater
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:06 PM   #9
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That wall heater is pretty cool! (no pun)
I've never seen one before but it's a great idea.
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Old 02-05-2013, 06:24 PM   #10
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I have had mine for a long time and love it.

While mine is 400 watts and I prefer it; the new one is 475 watts (10 - 13% heating performance increase).

With both electric heaters going my 30 amp service is a heavily taxed with the 1900 watts (1500 watts for the fire place and 400 watts for the wall heater).

1900 watts is 16 amps at 120 volts.
This leaves 14 amps for the rest of the camper.

2 1500 watt heaters is 3000 watts is 25 amps. It won't take much to start popping breakers.
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