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Old 11-02-2014, 06:41 AM   #1
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Which electric heater for pup?

Here in Florida we're usually trying to keep cool, but with the onset of cool to chilly weather, my wife is not satisfied with the electrically heated mattresses in our rockwood 1940. What is a good economical electric heater for our compact pup? I used the search function but did not find any specific heater suggestions! Great forum!
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Old 11-02-2014, 06:51 AM   #2
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Any ceramic 1500 watt / 750 watt would work I like my DELONG. has a remote to.
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Old 11-02-2014, 09:50 AM   #3
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Any ceramic 1500 watt / 750 watt would work I like my DELONG. has a remote to.

Remote is nice! They are much quieter but I still want everything to work in the trailer
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Old 11-02-2014, 10:09 AM   #4
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Remote is nice! They are much quieter but I still want everything to work in the trailer
that might be hard depending on how you are wired. I know that everything will work on mine but you still have to watch what you plug in on that circuit. I don't think they sell anything less then 750 watt it also has a eco mode. We put it on the kitchen counter the TV and lamp are plugged in the same circuit. Never had a problem except if my wife use's a hair dryer then it will trip. Whats nice is that you can choose the wattage. If you used it only at night when it gets chilly when your sleeping what would be on? When she dry's her hair she now knows to turn it off. When I traced my breakers I found 7 outlets on 1- 15 amp breaker. Stupid, just plain stupid when there still two open slots left in the panel. When I did that I found my converter doubled wired to my microwave breaker which is illegal. so I added a breaker and separated them. Then made a list of what controls what, not even close to what was marked. Every unit is different even the same model, that's why they will not give you a wiring diagram from FR.
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Old 11-02-2014, 10:21 AM   #5
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We had a small, oscillating ceramic heater in our old PUP. Worked great!
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In our Wildcat we use a Life Zone (Wal-Mart) 4 Element Infrared Quartz Heater. 1,500 watts/5100 BTU's. Features are: 12 hour programmable timer, 3 heat settings, low, high & eco, large led display and remote control w/led indicator.

It glides on casters and says it will heat up to 1,000 sf room. 15"H x 11.4"W x 14.5"D. 13.8lbs.

Purchased this in late July for $84, just went back the other day to get another one for a room in our house and they were $59. Tried the larger 6 element heater, but both being 1,500 watts the 4 element one actually put out more heat.

Hope this helps in your search.
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Thank you, all! I will look at those ceramic heaters mentioned, should be plenty for our pup!
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Don't really care about brand, we bought the cheapest of the cheap and it works great to keep the PU warm, even in sub 40 weather the furnace barely needs to help it out....but ours only has Low and High...no real thermostat so it can bake you out if its not super cold old.

So spend the extra 10 bucks and get one with a 'stat is my advice.

I really wish our electric oil filled radiant heater traveled better...that thing would be super nice in there, and if I found one that would stand up while the top was down I'd buy in a heartbeat.
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I used to use a baseboard heater. It is long and narrow so it does not get in the way. I put it by the table. If you get wind no heater is enough.
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