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Old 12-08-2011, 12:36 AM   #1
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Heater Operation (1st Timer)

Father-in-law is staying in our V-Lite 30WFKSS here in Texas. So far so good... minor issues but nothing too bad!

He is running the heater quite a bit now that it is getting colder (low 30's PM) - wanted to know how long a propane tank (30 lb) should last. Is a electric room heater good option?

Unrelated - trailer was hooked-up to a Satellite Service; had too many fights on the bill so going back to local. I was not there when the Sat was hooked up but looks like they ran signal through TV and not though the Concertone... I wanted to confirm that the ariel needs to be hooked up through the box and not TV...

Thanks everyone!!
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Old 12-08-2011, 12:42 AM   #2
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using the trailer's furnace is the biggest eater of propane. most of us use an electric ceramic heater, if shore power is available.
just using the propane furnace could empty the tank in a couple of nights, depending on what temp the thermostat is set for.
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Old 12-13-2011, 02:55 PM   #3
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Go to Wal-Mart and purchase one of those oil filled electric heaters. They look like the old time radiator heaters. Less than $40.00 we have one and have had several other campers after they visited on winter camping trips go out and purchase the same heater. Great heaters!
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Old 12-13-2011, 03:28 PM   #4
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Go to Wal-Mart and purchase one of those oil filled electric heaters. They look like the old time radiator heaters. Less than $40.00 we have one and have had several other campers after they visited on winter camping trips go out and purchase the same heater. Great heaters!
Absolutely a great choice. I use one outside in the motorhome when I watch football and need a place to get away. Best part is it still produces heat when the t-stat kicks off. It is completely silent and does a great job. I do cheat with the furnace when I first go out to take the chill off quickly then I let the heater take it from there.
We also use one in our family room, where we spend most of our time. We can keep the thermostat down for the rest of the house but it's toasty in the family room while we have it set to only 600 watts. That's a room that's 20ft x 15ft with 8ft-8" ceilings.
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Old 12-13-2011, 03:34 PM   #5
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Is a electric room heater good option?
if one has 110 elect available
definitely best and cheapest
reminds me
we are going out in a couple of weeks
to the getting cold at nights desert
need to take along that
(as mentioned above)radiator type
we have two we use in our home
they will not run you out with heat
but for sure they keep the chill off

another good thing about them
((safe))
with no exposed flame or burner

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Old 12-13-2011, 07:42 PM   #6
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I use a portable baseboard heater (1500 watts). It's easy to stow.
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Old 12-13-2011, 07:50 PM   #7
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One thing you need to remember. Most tt's use the furnace to heat the underbelly, which helps to prevent tanks, water lines and dump lines/valves from freezing. So if you use an electric heater only you may run the risk of something in the underbelly freezing.

Just wanted to give a heads up.
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My question is about a DeLonghi Safe Heat. I would like to take the alternating current heater out of the tt and use this radiator type. Does anyone have adverse information about using this in a Cherokee Lite 28a+ with the slideouts closed or do they need to be opened for this type of heater. Thank you.
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My question is about a DeLonghi Safe Heat. I would like to take the alternating current heater out of the tt and use this radiator type. Does anyone have adverse information about using this in a Cherokee Lite 28a+ with the slideouts closed or do they need to be opened for this type of heater. Thank you.
don't understand what you mean by "the alternating current heater out of the tt".
RV's don't come with electric heaters, they are all propane furnaces.
unless you have some specially modded TT.

are you talking about a regular plug-in heater that's been added?
and why would it matter if the slide was in or out?
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One thing you need to remember. Most tt's use the furnace to heat the underbelly, which helps to prevent tanks, water lines and dump lines/valves from freezing. So if you use an electric heater only you may run the risk of something in the underbelly freezing.

Just wanted to give a heads up.
So, my question in another post is whether you can somehow use the furnace fan only setting to circulate that air through the underbelly to keep pipes and tanks from freezing
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