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Old 02-13-2014, 10:39 AM   #29
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I use two ceramic heaters because my MH has two AC units with fans. I run the AC fans on low and the heat circulates nicely. Sometimes the outside temp is too cold and I will run the furnace and ceramics together. One sure thing, though. Might as well get more bang for you buck from the campgrounds.
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Old 02-13-2014, 10:52 AM   #30
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Originally Posted by KTM251ss View Post
I am a fan of the oil filled radiator heaters, dead quiet and nice heat.

I too like the oil-filled heaters! I have one in my office at home and during cold weather I keep it on all the time, with only the 600W switch on and the thermostat set to 1/4. It keeps the office toasty warm! I think this is the most efficient type of heater but the downside is that you have to leave it on all the time so the oil doesn't cool down. No good at all if you need instant heat!

I don't use one in the MH because of the storage problems. It's quite large and on rollers, so I don't have a convenient place to put it while traveling.
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:18 AM   #31
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I have not owned a radiant heater. Other than oil filled. When shopping at a big box store you will find both Ceramic and Quartz heaters on the shelf. Some have fans some do not.
Being a retired Fire guy ceramic is what NFPA recommends from a safety standpoint.
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Old 02-13-2014, 11:19 AM   #32
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Infrared heat is safest and best. Mine has 6 elements and will heat my 40' motorhome in short order, and hold an even temp you can set with a remote. You can use 4 or 6 elements 6 is 1500 watts or you can use 4 elements and cut it almost in half with same heat level or another level where it will hold 68 degrees all thermostatically controled. You can set it at whatever you want at night like I keep at 55 at night then switch to 68 in the morning. It will shut off when over 68 or set it at 72 or warmer if you wish. It has wheels so you can roll it from room to room or point it down the hall when you shower if you wish.

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That unit is a VERY expensive 1500 Watt heater.

Watts are Watts no matter what it is packaged in or how pretty the outside is.

For my money the Pelonis brand heaters are the best buy for the money.

The Disc heaters are quieter than the Ceramic heaters.

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Old 02-14-2014, 09:03 AM   #33
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I have had two Pelonis disc heaters for over 20 years and they still work just great. One is on 24 hours a day in the sun room whichi is not heated. I take it out in the grarage occasionally and with low pressure air blow all the dust out of it.
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