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Old 09-26-2018, 10:10 AM   #1
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Best Portable Space Heater for RV

I'm sure there already is a thread for this question, but I can't find it anywhere. My question is: "What is the best portable space heater." I've used a radiator-type in the past but want something smaller for my Class C motorhome. Thanks.

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Old 09-26-2018, 10:33 AM   #2
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I just use an electric 1200 W with 2 heat levels and tip over shutoff. I have heard that the radiator ones work well also.

Here is one of many threads on the topic:
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Old 09-26-2018, 10:41 AM   #3
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When a furnace failed on me during a trip I picked up a couple of small heaters like this:

Nice and small so they don't take much room to store. Have tip-over and overheat protection to minimize fire hazard. Also have power selector so I can run one at max output or put two online at lower power settings. This allows me to have some heat in the bathroom as well as living area without overloading the electrical system.

The oil filled radiator types are nice but for someone with a smaller RV they are way too large and hard to store.

Both of mine fit in a small space at the bottom of a closet and combined are about the size of two shoeboxes.
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Old 09-26-2018, 10:53 AM   #4
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I have two of the radiator-type heaters from Walmart ($35).

Sure they take up some space, but I find that they heat much better than the forced-air-fan type heater since they continue to heat even when the element is not powered up.

Between the two of these they can keep my 33-foot 5'ver pretty warm inside.
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Old 09-26-2018, 01:03 PM   #5
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I too use similar heater except I put the heater temperature control to high and plug the heater into a digital thermostat controller that plugs into the power outlet....provides nice percise repeatable temperature control...
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Old 09-26-2018, 01:03 PM   #6
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We bought a small electric ceramic heater that oscillates back and forth. Has 750W and 1500W setting. Small enough sits on top of dresser and blows heat thru whole bedroom. Tip over shutoff switch. Works great. We also bought seat cushions from Walmart for $5 each that we put up in the roof vents. Creates extra insulation and we are always nice and warm. Use this in northern MN all the time.
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Old 09-26-2018, 01:10 PM   #7
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We use two Vornado AVh2 plus's. They do a great job in our 35 rig. One in the bedroom and one in the main area. They also work great as a fan on warmer days. They work in a manner that is very unusual but they work great. Take a look at their website, it is worth looking into them. Someone else told me about them and I now swear by them.
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Old 09-26-2018, 01:38 PM   #8
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DeLonghi TRN0812T Portable Oil-Filled Radiator

these are terrific - we have been using two of them front and back for years.... much better than forced air on/off all the time

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Lasko Stanley model 675919. I’ve found this to be the best and pushes the heat throughout the rv. 1500w and 750w settings w/thermostat. Most of the time the furnace is not needed. Check it out.
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Old 09-26-2018, 01:44 PM   #10
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Don't know if there is a best.

We got one that's cool to the touch (cause I'm a total klutz), has an internal thermostat, and can operate as a fan only with a two speed fan, and shuts off automatically if tipped over.

The one we bought isn't available, but similar ones are usually available at Walmart or online at under $50.

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