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Old 11-06-2009, 08:21 PM   #15
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I have been using two ceramic heaters for over 10 years now. I prefer the "Pelonis" it was the first to come out with this type heater. They cost a little more but they last forever. Very efficient and an excellent heat control thermostat.
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Old 11-07-2009, 11:06 AM   #16
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An aside for John,

Very good informative article/letter in QST for November. QST is a monthly technical/informational magazine for amateur radio ops.

Well Thanks Ham-guy.. Are you talking bout my letter to the editor? (I spoke on the difference between talking on a 2-way radio and talking on a cell-phone while driving.. For those who don't know.. The difference between a 2-way and a cell phone is rather great... 2-way radio (CB, Ham, Police/Public Safety, Comercial) is way safer than cell phone)
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Old 11-08-2009, 02:07 PM   #17
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Well Thanks Ham-guy.. Are you talking bout my letter to the editor? (I spoke on the difference between talking on a 2-way radio and talking on a cell-phone while driving.. For those who don't know.. The difference between a 2-way and a cell phone is rather great... 2-way radio (CB, Ham, Police/Public Safety, Comercial) is way safer than cell phone)
Yup, the letter. And I agree 1000%
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Old 11-09-2009, 09:30 PM   #18
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Has anyone tried Sun Twin Heater made by Eden Pure? They cost more but they sound safer than some heaters.
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Old 12-03-2009, 12:46 PM   #19
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I was thinking of an oil filled radiant heater or electric baseboard heaters mounted permanently. Any thoughts or experiences?
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Old 12-03-2009, 02:11 PM   #20
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I was thinking of an oil filled radiant heater or electric baseboard heaters mounted permanently. Any thoughts or experiences?
They are lots bulkier, and take lots longer to begin delivering heat...
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I was only thinking of assisting the Suburban furnace and stretching the propane, not as a primary heat source. I have electricity on my river place, but for now my limiting factor for winter camping is the on board propane tank.
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Old 12-07-2009, 06:51 PM   #23
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I did, briefly, look at a slimline heater (similar to pic below) from Lowes. There's a ledge that runs along 1 entire wall at the foot of our bed that I thought would be ideal to sit a thin heater on. Unfortunately, even the slimest are around 5" wide & that ledge is barely 4" wide. This might be something for you to consider, though.

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Old 12-07-2009, 09:21 PM   #24
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Here is a heater we use in the RV and house. It is very quiet and can be set to hold a temp with it's digital readout. It also does not get hot on the outside so it can be put away right after turning it off. I bought mine at a True Value store with a name of "Westpoint" on it. But I have seen them with other names on them. Heater Les
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We really like the oil filled electric radiant heaters. We've used them for three years now and wouldn't switch to anything else.
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We also use the oil filled heater. They are a bit heavy and bulky, but do a good job. I use them when exercising the genny as well, so as to put a load on it.
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Old 12-08-2009, 11:23 AM   #27
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I puchased a Bionaire Tower Heater shown below, and it was causing the inverter to go through a whole motorhome reset. The entire motorhome resetting is not good. I took the heater back to Home Depot and purchased a Pelonis, 2 setting coil heater. It has been working fine, and I purchased a second unit. No Problems..I do use them on low. Just a note: I used a WattMeter to see just what the heaters are pulling.

On the 900 watt setting, one is actually pulling 750 and the other 780 watts. On the 1500 watt high setting, they are pulling around 1250 watts.


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I have 2 Lasko ceramic heaters as shown below, Model 5435. One for the bedroom and the other we use for the living area. They have an oscillating option along with manual and auto settings. I've used these every winter for the past 4 years and they work really great. Any air type heater has a tendency to dry out the already dry winter air so it helps to put some humidity back in when using these heaters both through your routine cooking or when taking showers will help.

The basement tanks have heating pads under them and the fresh water tank area is thermostatically heated with the Aqua-Hot system. I use light a bulb in the service bay area, a ceramic heater for the water supply & pressure regulator, and another light bulb for the water filter.
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