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Old 12-14-2016, 11:24 AM   #1
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Space Heater recommendations?

Looking for some recommendations for space heater. Have a Jayco Precept 31ul. Thinking about getting one to save on LP. Thanks
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We use a ceramic heater with 2 heat and 2 fan speeds. Very compact, stores easily when not in use.

Make sure what ever you buy has a safety switch if it is knocked over or blocked. It's not a good idea to plug any heater into a GFI outlet, they tend to burn them out. Also be aware, if your RV furnace provides heat in your wet bay, you don't want to eliminate the furnace, just reduce it's need to run so often. We keep a wireless thermometer in the wet bay to monitor temperatures.
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Looking for some recommendations for space heater. Have a Jayco Precept 31ul. Thinking about getting one to save on LP. Thanks
Saving LP is a great idea.

When we are plugged in we use as little LP as possible. We have 2 ceramic heaters, one elect hot plate, crock pot, run fridge on elect and hot water heater plus use heat pumps as needed.
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+1. I like my oil-filled radiator best. Silent compared to the heaters with fans.
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Old 12-14-2016, 05:39 PM   #6
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We really like our Lakewood low profile oil filled electric heaters. We have 2 of them and use one at each end of our motorhome. With no fan, they are quiet and very efficient. They have 2 settings, either 900 watts or 1500 watts. We set them at 900 watts the first time we used them and they work so well we've never tried the 1500 watt settings.
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We really like our Lakewood low profile oil filled electric heaters. We have 2 of them and use one at each end of our motorhome. With no fan, they are quiet and very efficient. They have 2 settings, either 900 watts or 1500 watts. We set them at 900 watts the first time we used them and they work so well we've never tried the 1500 watt settings.

You might want to check and see if the ones you have are the ones with the recall notice.

https://www.cpsc.gov/Recalls/1999/CP...ctric-Heaters-
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Thanks for the heads up on the recall. I wasn't aware there had ever been a recall and our heaters are in our RV which is in storage right now so I'll have to wait and check this out when we get it out of storage. I'm thinking we are probably ok since we bought our heaters from a big box store about 10 years after this recall, but I've printed out the info and will add it to my to do list for getting our RV ready in the spring. I sure hope they are ok because they really do work great for our RV. I do have the owners information sheet that came with the heaters on file and I just looked and noticed the model number of our heaters is 750 and the recall is for model number 7400. So hopefully that indicates we are ok.
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I have 2 oil filled heater, one is a Delonghi brand with a pair of switches for low, med, and high (1 switch on is low, other switch on is med, and both on is high) which works fairly good, the other is identical to the one in the above photo, which seems to work ok on low and medium, but always smells like plastic is getting hot if set to high.
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I use a Vornado VH2 Whole Room Heater and I love it. It is safe, non hot to touch, effective, easy to store and very very very quiet. And mine is Made In The USA!
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X2 Delongi. You can get them in smaller sizes than whole room and put several around your coach. We have one in the BR, one up front and one in the water bay in really cold weather.
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Got a Pelonis @ Walmart for $9.99. So far so good.
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Three heat range/watts, fan and tip over switch for the smaller RVs or two for a larger RV. If you have a forty foot, four slides with the room the fluid filled are ok, but are very slow to work when wanting a quick warm up. But are great for longer term quiet heat at a constant temp.

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I've attached a link to the model/style heater we got... We like the oscillating, thermostat and auto-off timer features... very nice and does a good job keeping the entire RV toasty warm.

Good luck !!

Digital Ceramic Tower Heater w/Remote | Lasko Products, Inc.

EDIT: Oh yeah, we like the remote control feature too !!
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