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Old 02-25-2014, 01:16 PM   #1
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Space heater?

Hello all, was wondering what type of space heater are being used in your pop up? We have a knew freedom 1970, it does have a heater that runs off the bottle, and heated beds, was looking for a good space heater to help save on propane and keep us warm through the night (temps down in low 40's). My wife is cold natured, help please!!!!

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Old 02-25-2014, 01:39 PM   #2
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I opted for the $30-$40 model from Walmart (or when that one broke mid-trip, from Home Depot). I like ones with thermostats that you can set a temperature and it sort of gets there. We would then also use the bunk fans to blow the warm air to them.
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Old 02-25-2014, 02:19 PM   #3
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just to clarify the terminology so there's no confusion.
your popup has a furnace that runs off the propane tanks.
bottles refer to the little 1 lb. bottles for Coleman-type stoves and lanterns.

and to use a heater like you want, you'll need to have electric hookups. these will not run off of battery power.

we use a oscillating ceramic heater. it's about 14" tall and does a great job. it has a tipover kill switch also.
but we rarely have hookups so we don't get to use it often.
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Original post states "heated beds".
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Original post states "heated beds".
sorry, missed that.

hard to believe that between the furnace and heated mattresses and only 40 degree temps, it's still too cold.

our heated mattresses can turn our bed into a sweat lodge, if we keep it on the highest setting.
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The best heater we have is the cheapest a 1500 watt Comfort Zone we found at Bed Bath and Beyond. We paid 25$ for it and it has the tip over safety. It heats up the MH as well as the tall heater from Lasko. It takes up less room and was half the price.
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hard to believe that between the furnace and heated mattresses and only 40 degree temps, it's still too cold.
The way that I read it, it wasn't that it was too cold- the OP is just trying to augment the propane furnace to save on LP.
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40 is to cold to get out of bed. It's way to cold to take a shower and it's only gonna happen with a heater or roll on south. Key West is 85 and sunny today.
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Just FYI you may find that you will have to run the heater off of a plug on the poll. With the heater on and if you turn a couple of other things on (TV, coffe Pot) it will trip the breaker on the camper. It's not a big deal just run an extension cord from the pole through tenting of the pop-up. Other wise I use a 1500 watt lasko in my camper and it does fine. Just make sure you get one with a tip over safety.
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Late last fall we were camping in our pop-up and the temps were down to freezing at night and low 70's during most days. We had two Lasko heaters from Walmart. The larger of the two ran almost constant day and night while the little one kicked on from time to time in the evening. The big boy propane furnace didn't run too much.

The nice thing about the tall electric heater was that our dogs with short legs could not get near anything hot yet the heater was on the floor.



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