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Old 12-16-2020, 11:36 AM   #15
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A couple clarifications.....

An exposed heating element on a resistance heater can cause a fire if placed to close to combustible adjacent surfaces . That's why in the operating instructions it says to keep away from combustible surfaces.
An Oil Radiator will not expose adjacent surfaces to temperatures high enough to cause combustion.

A fan forced heater has the risk of the fan failing and shorting out creating a potential fire.

Yes , a fan forced heater will heat faster , but will also cool faster after cycling off.
The Oil Radiator will continue to produce heat during cycling , making for a more even heat.

Regarding condensation , yes , the heater does reduce condensation by maintaining a temperature above the Dew Point. It will also reduce the overall humidity as the coach warms.

There is a plus and minus with everything . I just know this works for us.
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Oil filled radiator heaters suck the electric.

There is a box heater that uses quartz tubes with a fan. Look under Life Smart Co. or something similar, you can get them at HD, Menards, Walmart. They have an eco mode, Hi, Lo, with different temp settings. Run off 120v.

I use them to heat a 24 x 24 place I live in in the Midwest. Max cost all electric bill has been around the $150 range. Very economical and efficient.
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As I read the OP's question it was regarding low heat for storage , not to maintain heat for occupancy.

My Oil Filled Radiators in our boat and MH cost me $30 each a month to maintain 40° to 45° .

While our MH is kept at home in the shop , the boat is moored 35mi. away .

The radiator is the only heater I'm comfortable with having in the boat during storage.

Side note , nearly every boat fire ( which occurs every Winter ) is found to be caused by an exposed element resistance type heater .




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Oil filled radiator heaters suck the electric.

There is a box heater that uses quartz tubes with a fan. Look under Life Smart Co. or something similar, you can get them at HD, Menards, Walmart. They have an eco mode, Hi, Lo, with different temp settings. Run off 120v.

I use them to heat a 24 x 24 place I live in in the Midwest. Max cost all electric bill has been around the $150 range. Very economical and efficient.
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As I read the OP's question it was regarding low heat for storage , not to maintain heat for occupancy.

My Oil Filled Radiators in our boat and MH cost me $30 each a month to maintain 40° to 45° .

While our MH is kept at home in the shop , the boat is moored 35mi. away .

The radiator is the only heater I'm comfortable with having in the boat during storage.



Side note , nearly every boat fire ( which occurs every Winter ) is found to be caused by an exposed element resistance type heater .
The heaters I referred to can be used for preventive maintenance. They can be set at a lower temperature. Without a fan which takes nothing to run your wasting s lot of energy. I’ve used the oil filled heaters to heat the same building I referred to earlier. Big difference.

You want to eliminate fires don’t use extension cords. Most any heater manufactured nowadays has a tip over feature.
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