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Old 08-11-2019, 05:50 PM   #1
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Here is a heater My Wife and I are using instead of the propane.

We're at a Campground in Maine on Electric so it works for us, we needed to use it last nite and was toasty warm in here as it was freezing outside.
Here is what we bought.

BENGOO Oscillating Space Heater, Small/Mini Personal Electric Ceramic Heater with Over-Heat Protection, Tip-Over Protection, Adjustable Thermostat, Quick Heat-up for Home Office https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H7CQ9QQ..._ITjuDbJ276S7HClick image for larger version

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Old 08-11-2019, 06:05 PM   #2
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Heater in august? Ouch. Good sleeping weather in Michigan with no a/c and windows open. I went with the least expensive heater I could buy at a big box store. figured I could save 15$ worth of propane back quicker then some of the more expensive heaters.
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Old 08-11-2019, 06:57 PM   #3
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Ya it' S freezing in Maine at nite BRRRRRR
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Heater in august? Ouch. Good sleeping weather in Michigan with no a/c and windows open. I went with the least expensive heater I could buy at a big box store. figured I could save 15$ worth of propane back quicker then some of the more expensive heaters.
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Old 08-11-2019, 07:28 PM   #4
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Grayling Michigan was in the high 40's a couple of weeks ago when we were there. We are still using the ceramic heater we bought 20 years ago.
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Old 08-11-2019, 07:41 PM   #5
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We have a $20 one from Wally World that we've used since 2008.
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Old 08-11-2019, 08:12 PM   #6
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Lucky you have electric hookups.
During our 15 years of having Popups, we never had any hookups when we camped. It was because California State Parks campsites rarely have any hookups, less than 1% do.
So we had to use the propane furnace.
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It's been so hot here in the Chicago area, when I wake up when it's in the low 60s I'm in heaven and not sweating.

I surely wouldn't ruin that with a heater.

But good find none the less.

I have 4 heaters in storage that I used with my previous 2 pop ups back in 2005 - 2008. 2 were oscillating and 2 were stand alones.

Now I have a 6000 BTU electric heat strip built into my AC, it puts out a lot of heat which makes them not needed.
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Old 08-12-2019, 07:23 AM   #8
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Been using a ceramic heater since 2005 and have been glad to have it,
Happy Wife Happy Life. Especially when camping. We where in northern Iowa on July 29 and it got down to 50 degrees. I was loving every minute of it but DW was freezing.
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Been using a ceramic heater since 2005 and have been glad to have it,
Happy Wife Happy Life. Especially when camping. We where in northern Iowa on July 29 and it got down to 50 degrees. I was loving every minute of it but DW was freezing.
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In mid to late August, I've experienced temps in the 40s (Mammoth Campground in Yellowstone NP) and 30s in Nevada's Black Rock Desert (Burning Man). ANYONE camping / RVing at altitudes above ~ 4000' MSL (Mean Sea Level) can EASILY find overnight temps below 50F and thus, in need of supplemental heat.
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Just wondering where in Maine you experienced freezing temperatures?

Or was your use of "It was freezing outside" and "It's freezing at night" an exaggeration of colder temps that actually were not below 32?

If it really was freezing, what did you do for your water lines/hook-ups?
Do you have tank heaters as well?

Running the furnace also often protects the plumbing in the underbelly if heated.
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That's was just a figure of speech It was cold outside felt like fall so we used the heater, my Wife and I feel the cold more now that we're getting older.
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Just wondering where in Maine you experienced freezing temperatures?

Or was your use of "It was freezing outside" and "It's freezing at night" an exaggeration of colder temps that actually were not below 32?

If it really was freezing, what did you do for your water lines/hook-ups?
Do you have tank heaters as well?

Running the furnace also often protects the plumbing in the underbelly if heated.
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We bought two of the Amazon 500w electric heaters $12 each and an electric blanket for cold nights. This gives us some flexibility. We use the blanket to preheat the bed and 1 500w heater when boondocking.
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I look forward to testing the furnace once in a while in the 40 degree range. With the heat pump in the 2 15K AC units and fireplace we rarely need the propane. The heat pumps burn electric but nothing like the old heat strips.
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Old 08-12-2019, 09:41 PM   #15
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In the winter...

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We're at a Campground in Maine on Electric so it works for us, we needed to use it last nite and was toasty warm in here as it was freezing outside.
Here is what we bought.

BENGOO Oscillating Space Heater, Small/Mini Personal Electric Ceramic Heater with Over-Heat Protection, Tip-Over Protection, Adjustable Thermostat, Quick Heat-up for Home Office
Here in Virginia we use two oil-filled radiators to keep the 38-foot destination trailer toasty warm IN THE WINTER if we run out of propane. We can use both at 1500 watts each on a 30 amp connection if we're careful. If we need to do something else, we set one back to 900 watts.

But in August, THE SUMMER, we just run the air conditioner.
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How could anyone camp for 15 years in one state?
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How could anyone camp for 15 years in one state?
If that state has the highest and lowest location in the Lower 48 states, good weather, good fishing, good hiking and you don't have to spend lots of time driving to where you want to go to relax, I see no reason why they can't spend 15 years in one state.

To each his own.............
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We're at a Campground in Maine on Electric so it works for us, we needed to use it last nite and was toasty warm in here as it was freezing outside.
Here is what we bought.

BENGOO Oscillating Space Heater, Small/Mini Personal Electric Ceramic Heater with Over-Heat Protection, Tip-Over Protection, Adjustable Thermostat, Quick Heat-up for Home Office https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07H7CQ9QQ..._ITjuDbJ276S7HAttachment 212113Attachment 212114
We use something similar in the winter.

That said, here in S Louisiana we only need it a couple months out of the year.

Our two AC units, are a different story.
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If that state has the highest and lowest location in the Lower 48 states, good weather, good fishing, good hiking and you don't have to spend lots of time driving to where you want to go to relax, I see no reason why they can't spend 15 years in one state.

To each his own.............
I agree with the his own part.
I guess because I get bored easily and did twenty years of camping out of my airplane I didnt have to drive as much and I lived close to tourist areas like Yosemite I was on to other states and countries many years ago.
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Lucky you have electric hookups.
During our 15 years of having Popups, we never had any hookups when we camped. It was because California State Parks campsites rarely have any hookups, less than 1% do.
So we had to use the propane furnace.
I remember those nights, out in the Joshua Tree National Park, all I had was a Hot Wife and couple of sleeping Bags !!!

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