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Old 10-18-2013, 04:08 PM   #1
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ceramic heater?

Its getting a little chilly here in the Midwest. Alterrnate heat besides the LP heater. Wondering what type and brand of electric ceramic heaters do you use? Went to Menards and they have a hole bunch too chose from. We have a 41 ft HR. Tile floors!!!!!!!! Need a safe one.
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Make sure it has a tip over switch.

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Almost any brand with tip over protection should work. Does not have to be huge either. These ceramic heaters are very nice.
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Electric oil radiator the best
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Watts = BTU's

Remember 1500W is approximately 5200BTU's. This is constant. You can heat lamps, copper, oil, wires, or any number of other things to radiate that heat but the BTU's DO NOT change. Add switches, timers, lights, variable speed fans etc. and the cost will rise but the output will not. A cheap 1500W heater($30) will put out the same BTU's as a $300 EdenPure with the bells and whistles. A 15A outlet will support a 1500W-5200BTU heater at 110V AC. Pick a safe heater and any addons you desire and pay the price. Enjoy your 1500W = 5200BTU with whatever you get.
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Oil filled produces the same 1500 Watts as a smaller quartz heater. The oil filled only radiates heat as there is no fan to move the air. I like to move the ar and cover a larger area.

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We have two of these on board. If it really gets cold we leave one on over night, very seldom need both. During long periods below freezing we balance one with the furnace so the furnace comes on often enough to keep the tanks from freezing.

pelonis ceramic heater hc451 Not inexpensive but both are over 8 years old and still working great.

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I agree. Watts is watts.

However, some folks like a fan included to move the air.

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Remember 1500W is approximately 5200BTU's. This is constant. You can heat lamps, copper, oil, wires, or any number of other things to radiate that heat but the BTU's DO NOT change. Add switches, timers, lights, variable speed fans etc. and the cost will rise but the output will not. A cheap 1500W heater($30) will put out the same BTU's as a $300 EdenPure with the bells and whistles. A 15A outlet will support a 1500W-5200BTU heater at 110V AC. Pick a safe heater and any addons you desire and pay the price. Enjoy your 1500W = 5200BTU with whatever you get.
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I seldom if ever use the propane furnace unless it's well below freezing (when we're not likely to be in the RV anyway). The ceramic heaters work quite well to keep the RV warm down into the 30s.

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Oil filled produces the same 1500 Watts as a smaller quartz heater. The oil filled only radiates heat as there is no fan to move the air. I like to move the ar and cover a larger area.

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Yes, but being much larger, the oil filled heater produces the same heat output at a much lower temperature. Thus, it is safer and more pleasant to be near.

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That is the problem...I do not like to have that much room taken up by a heater. The quart heaters have limit switches for temperature and tip over so they are quiet safe.

We had an oil filled heater and in order to keep the room warm, we had to put a small fan to blow air across the oil filled heater. Other wise you were only warm if you were next to the heater.

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We use 2 1500w cube heaters with fan, tip over sw, over temp sw, and mechanical thermostat. they are bullet proof and have done the job unattended for 3 plus years for 30$ each. We feel when in a campground and paying for el (or exercising the genny) why not use them.

A consideration wrt the oil filled ones is sounds of crackling vs fan running, up to temp time, cost, and size.

If you go the cube heater route test the overtemp sw by putting a papertowel or napkin behind the running heater fan inlet.
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On thing about the ceramic heaters,they use a muffin style fan and are normally loud. I have a Holmes electric heater and it is as quiet as a church mouse. I would try out any of the fan style heaters before you buy them. Look for the quietest one. As the man said watts is watts. I wish I could have come up with the $300 marketing gimmick for electric heaters.
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I just recently tried a small Lasko ceramic heater in my rig. Got it from amazon.com . I ran a separate 20A line from the power post at a recent campground along with my regular 30A line. This way, the heater had a dedicated circuit. It worked great! On low heat it warmed up the whole interior within 10 minutes to 10 degrees above the outside temperature. Granted I do have a small RV. I used a Solderite 12 x 12 heat resistant board below it to make sure that it did not heat up my laminate floor. And I only ran the heater for up to 15 minutes at a time and not while I was asleep.
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